Half Life 1 theme toilets

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Genesis, May 22, 2015.

  1. Genesis

    Genesis New Member

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    Hi everyone :)
    well a little useless but fun project based on a private joke between friends.
    As fans of HL1 we made joke about the FX in the game applied in toilets....never bet with me xD

    The system is based on a previously made led controller board wich includes an automatic gain amplifier + spectrum analyzer chip MGSEQ7.(perfect to sense ambiance "noises"
    the heart of the system is a modified nano board
    this project has no other function except for fun.
    (you can remove the topic if it do not follows the rules, it's not really a "prop" but more an inspired project)

    it includes
    - 46 RGB leds with LPD8806 controller
    - 1pc beacon light (with rotary motor, I did not want a standard flashing model)
    - 1pc 4D system SOMO II MP3 files player (I've make my own library because I find nothing on the net for it) the audio files comes from the Pak0.pak from HL1 game
    - 1pc proximity capacitive sensor to detect when the finger approach the flush
    - 2pcs floating level sensor to know if it's a short or complete flush
    - 1pc PIR sensing detector to know if someone is approaching

    I've built the system to have a very low idle power drain (even if the nano is not built for that I've make some modification on it) and the overall current drain is only 400µA

    ok I'm not a pro of the software and the code was made in two days for test my hardware but now I can work further on it xD



    the messages are played with random order but with a link of the action. like when the flush button is pressed with "somethink stink here!" from Barney xD

    the ambiant "noises" are detected and you have "radioactive warning alerts" or other random messages :smiley-mr-green:

    the messages are in french in the video but in english when you enter you have:
    http://www.harpelaser.com/files/therpf/hl_restrooms/hev_logon.wav
    and when you press the flush button
    http://www.harpelaser.com/files/therpf/hl_restrooms/ba_firepl.wav


    here some pictures when building the system :)

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    when working on the program with the led strip on desk for test :)

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    more pictures are available here: :)
    https://www.facebook.com/franck.mor...0203491669843346.1073741867.1561682528&type=3

    a test video when programming:
    [video=dailymotion;k3Tr9nTKEcGwyxahu2C]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k3Tr9nTKEcGwyxahu2C[/video]


    Now I will use my SOMO sound module library for my TRON disc project I'm working on....new thread coming soon.....
     
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  2. Vormz

    Vormz Sr Member

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    I love the fact that you made such a project just based on jokes with your friends!
    It's really fun, j'adore ;)
     
  3. Genesis

    Genesis New Member

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    Thanks Vormz
    many good projects starts from a joke at the beginning :)
    this one is the prototype. other models will be installed in friend homes.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2015

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