Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One More tweak to The Login Screen

I made one more change to the log in screen buttons, I liked the idea of having some variety in the way that the log in code can be made a little more complex without being too complex, if that makes sense ;) I also came across this Keypad on eBay that can easily be used with Arduino and hence ultimately our Knight O.S. Software too. So I added in the A B C D buttons to allow for the use of those character entries also.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rear PIR Sensor Mounting Bracket

I was trying to figure out a good place to install the rear PIR sensor without making it too visible. One of my first thought on the idea was to install the sensor in the rear bumper just above the licence plate area, the only thing about that idea I didn't like was that I would have needed to drill a hole in the bumper and mount the sensor box in behind the hole with the white fresnel dome poking through the bumper. With it being white I felt it would stand out too much even though it would be a pretty clean install method I just did not like the idea of this "White Spot" on K.I.T.T.'s nice black bumper, so what to do? My 2nd thought was to perhaps make some sort of bracket that the sensor could be attached too and have it installed a little more out of sight under the rear bumper. So I made this aluminum bracket I will test out and see if it works well in that location. A little experimenting will be no doubt in order but if it catches infrared motion fine there then all good as the sensor will be a little more less noticeable.

Friday, May 27, 2016

New login Buttons

I made a series of new buttons for the log in screen seeing how the monitors are only 5 inch touch screens and the small Space Matt buttons I was using before might well have been a little on the small side for anyone who has "sausage fingers." ;) This new set of buttons is more the classic phone type key pad style of buttons, the beep SFX is still the same just the buttons have changed to make the log in screen a lot more user friendly.