I want to see if there is a way to do a Proton pack using like a teensy and shield of some sort.
I can’t just use a proffie board, because the pack has 3 on-off switches and 2 momentary. also it doesn’t need smooth swing. and I need to drive a HT16K33 led matrix diver. for the wand bar graph. That or an oled. and it doesnt need smooth swing at least for now. and with the pack there is some much room for activities. Like adding in a rumble motor and a smoke system. future stuffs.
There is this one but I feel like its missing a lot of function and ability to customize and add in new fonts and functions.
This would also bring in a whole new fandom to proffie OS.
Also I am lacking the knowledge where to even start.
well I must say, we don’t often get idea’s like this spring up here very often.
I could not tell you if it doable or not but I’m sure @profezzorn or @NoSloppy might be able to help you or direct you somewhere.
good luck with your adventure!
You need to see mary poppins and ghostbusters at the very least. They are fun films that are classics. Witch of eastwick is something that you can pass on. as far as fuction. here is a few videos on what type of effects you need.
I am sure most of the effects are covered by current effects. minus may be a on off sequence for the ring instead of a spin up on the cyclotron aka the 4 big red light on the bottom half of the pack.
And there is a video game that introduced new “functions and sounds”. So they make great sound fonts.
and @NoSloppy please do yourself a favor and watch those movies. Its like not seeing indiana jones or blade runner or star wars.
None of these are reasons for not using a proffieboard.
Any of the data pads and the RX/TX pads can be used as buttons if you wish, so hooking up 5 buttons is not a problem. Smoothswing is a software feature, so if you hook up a teensy, you still get smoothswing if you use a smoothswing font and a prop that doesn’t turn off motion events.
Drving an HT16K33 shouldn’t be too hard, but does require a little programming to avoid slowing down other things. The proffieboard i2c implementation is now entirely interrupt driven which means means that it can utilize the i2c bus very well without having the CPU wait for it. I could help with that though. Although I do have to wonder: Wouldn’t a bunch of neopixels be easier?
Anyways, using a teensy is also perfectly reasonable, and in a proton pack you have plenty of room, so you could use a sound shield with an external amplifier if you want to get some real oomph out of it.
Based on these videos, I see no LED effects that couldn’t be done, and in conjunction with a blaster-based prop, pretty sure it’s doable.
You might have a ton of SubBlades, but that’s fine considering you won’t likely need many presets.
The oled is probably easier since ProffieOS already has support for it. It will probably still require a little hackery to make it display what you want though. ProffieOS 6 has some support for customizing the contents of the oled, but it’s far from complete.
I think the oled is also the cooler option as it can display animations, text and other stuff.