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Easy Volumio Plugin Development

June 28, 2017Categories: Software, Tutorial
The past few days I've been struggling with building a volume controller plugin for volumio. My initial routine would be something like: edit the source code on a PC zip the code and some node_modules bundled from another plugin load the plugin in volumio This presents several issues: Slow…

Letter from the Commune to Cut the Grass

June 26, 2017Category: House
Today I got a letter from the Commune to cut the grass. The letter was in Flemish. I reproduced its translated content below. Not maintained plot + footpath for your plot Dear, The police have determined that your plot + the footpath for your plot, located on the street , are not maintained. Please…

SoundMachine Build Log 02

June 23, 2017Categories: Hardware, Tutorial
I've decided to put in a knob to control the volume directly on the box itself. It will be controlled by volumio itself via a plugin, much like the GPIO Buttons plugin. Since this is really a development kit approach, the hardware consists of: A KY-040 rotary encoder and A screw-based prototype…

SoundMachineBuild Log 01

June 15, 2017Categories: Hardware, Tutorial
A while ago I've decided to try my hand at replacing my Sonos system with a DIY version of a sound system. I have two reasons to do this: I think it's going to be fun and I have a bunch of FLAC files at odd resolutions which are not really playable by the Sonos system. After giving it some thought…

HifiBerry Pin Usage

June 13, 2017Categories: Hardware, Tutorial
The past few days I've been struggling with the unknown of how many pins from the GPIO interface are actually used by the HifiBerry sound card (or my clone). Fortunately, I've found the used pins: As you can see, there are quite a few pins left for other things, which means I won't have to use an…

Applications for EPSO/AD/331/16 - Second Phase

May 12, 2017Category: EPSO
The number of applications are: No. Section Places Candidates Ratio 1 Data Analysis and IT Service 30 88 ~3x 2 Digital Workplace, Office Automation and Mobile Computing 25 75 3x 3 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 14 41 ~3x 4 ICT Security 49 147 3x 5 IT Infrastructure 38 112 ~3x 6 IT Portfolio…

Change the File Extension in Typescript - Using Path

April 28, 2017Categories: Software, Tutorial
Following from my previous post , I've updated the function to use only the path module. Now, the code looks like: I've updated the workflow presented previously to: isolate the dir , ext and root components of the path replace the ext with the new extension return the normalized version…

My Raspberry Pi 3 Config.txt for Volumio

April 20, 2017Category: Hardware
My stable configuration file for Volumio looks like this now: Basics: Sound card : WaveShare screen: Network: The only more convoluted configuration is the networking, which allows me to connect to my wireless network. Once the setup will be stabilised, I will be able to connect it via ethernet…

Configure Volumio with PiFi DIGI DAC+

April 19, 2017Categories: Hardware, Tutorial
The other day I've got a Chinese clone of HiFiBerry, a PiFi DAC+ v2.0: Here are the steps to configure it with Volumio . First, you need to install Volumio 2 (2.129 at the moment of writing). You need to configure it to e.g. connect to the network, index songs. Note: Back up your config.txt (and…
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