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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of TOM, whom WAITS replaced. Our most heartfelt sympathies and thoughts go to his family, colleagues and friends.
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WAITS permanently sits at in silence at the end of the bar.
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When someone pushes him, he quips out oneliners, setting the mood for the evening.
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In doing so WAITS is essential for the social atmosphere in the lounge.
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WAITS can turn any lame pun into an hilarious joke, a rambling story into a tragedy, and a sandwich into a banquet.
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== Why WAITS? ==
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* It is the only product you will ever need!
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* You can use it to adjust the MPD's volume!
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* Never needs winding!
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* Comes in all colors, one size fits all!
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* Lasts a lifetime!
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* It's a friend, and it's a companion!
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* It gets rid of your gambling debts, it quits smoking!
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* It makes excuses for unwanted lipstick on your collar!
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* Don't be fooled by cheap imitations!
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== How do we do it? (How do we do it?) ==
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That's right, you too can be the proud owner of a WAITS. Follow these easy assembly instructions!
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*You will need: a computer running X11 & a USB mouse
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*Plug in the mouse, check xorg.log to find out it's name
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*Remap the buttons:
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  xinput set-button-map "Logitech Optical USB Mouse" 51 52 53 54 55
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*configure xbindkeys to bind these buttons to actions. Write the following to ~/.xbindkeys
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<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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  "WAITS 1"
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b:51
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  "WAITS 2"
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b:52
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  "WAITS 3"
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b:53
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  "mpc -q volume +10"
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b:54
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  "mpc -q volume -10"
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b:55
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</syntaxhighlight>
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* save the script to /usr/local/bin/WAITS
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<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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#!/bin/bash
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STATE=$(ps ax | sed -n '/[0-9] paplay/p')
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if [ "$STATE" = "" ]; then
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volume=$(mpc volume | sed 's/.*: *\([0-9]*\)%.*/\1/')
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echo $volume > /tmp/volume
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for ((i=$volume; i > 0 ; i=i-10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
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mpc -q volume 0
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paplay --volume=65536 /home/barputer/WAITS/${1}.wav
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for ((i=0; i < $volume ; i=i+10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
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mpc -q volume $volume
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else
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volume=$(cat /tmp/volume)
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killall paplay
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for ((i=0; i < $volume ; i=i+10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
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mpc -q volume $volume
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fi
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</syntaxhighlight>
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* set the script as executable:
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  sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/WAITS
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* copy your .WAV soundfiles to the directory specified in the script (/home/barputer/WAITS/). Button 1 will play 1.wav, button 2 will play 2.wav ...
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* start xbindkeys
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  xbindkeys
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* you probably want to execute the xinput and xbindkeys command at boot, for example in .xprofile.
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== Volume, Volume, Turn up the volume! ==
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<strike>Pulseaudio needs to be running, this is the case when the music is player.
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However, we are still encountering some issues with pulseaudio.</strike> This should be solved since the pulseaudio setup on barputer was changed. Pulseaudio now runs as a system daemon.
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== Bugs ==
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When booting barputer WAITS might change order with the touchscreen as to which one of them is the first input device (/dev/input/mouse0). This will cause the touchscreen to malfunction, probably because it is adressed as /dev/input/mouse0 in xorg.conf.
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The buttons are also wired to pedals, which make and easier target to punch. But the mouse will not be recognized when these are plugged in.

Latest revision as of 04:28, 6 September 2012


WAITS
What:
Tomwaits.jpg
Participants:
berz_, Tom Waits
Category:
Electronics
Locations:
at the bar



It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of TOM, whom WAITS replaced. Our most heartfelt sympathies and thoughts go to his family, colleagues and friends.


WAITS permanently sits at in silence at the end of the bar. When someone pushes him, he quips out oneliners, setting the mood for the evening. In doing so WAITS is essential for the social atmosphere in the lounge. WAITS can turn any lame pun into an hilarious joke, a rambling story into a tragedy, and a sandwich into a banquet.

Contents

Why WAITS?

How do we do it? (How do we do it?)

That's right, you too can be the proud owner of a WAITS. Follow these easy assembly instructions!

  xinput set-button-map "Logitech Optical USB Mouse" 51 52 53 54 55
  "WAITS 1"
	b:51
  "WAITS 2"
	b:52
  "WAITS 3"
	b:53
  "mpc -q volume +10"
	b:54
  "mpc -q volume -10"
	b:55
#!/bin/bash
STATE=$(ps ax | sed -n '/[0-9] paplay/p')
if [ "$STATE" = "" ]; then
	volume=$(mpc volume | sed 's/.*: *\([0-9]*\)%.*/\1/')
	echo $volume > /tmp/volume
	for ((i=$volume; i > 0 ; i=i-10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
	mpc -q volume 0
	paplay --volume=65536 /home/barputer/WAITS/${1}.wav
	for ((i=0; i < $volume ; i=i+10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
	mpc -q volume $volume
else
	volume=$(cat /tmp/volume)
	killall paplay
	for ((i=0; i < $volume ; i=i+10)); do mpc -q volume $i; done
	mpc -q volume $volume
fi
 sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/WAITS
 xbindkeys

Volume, Volume, Turn up the volume!

Pulseaudio needs to be running, this is the case when the music is player. However, we are still encountering some issues with pulseaudio. This should be solved since the pulseaudio setup on barputer was changed. Pulseaudio now runs as a system daemon.

Bugs

When booting barputer WAITS might change order with the touchscreen as to which one of them is the first input device (/dev/input/mouse0). This will cause the touchscreen to malfunction, probably because it is adressed as /dev/input/mouse0 in xorg.conf.

The buttons are also wired to pedals, which make and easier target to punch. But the mouse will not be recognized when these are plugged in.

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