Brandon Finley’s work log

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9/16/2023 – 9/23/2023
This week, my team and I started preparing to write a paper for the hardwareX journal. To prepare, we met with Shane to gain knowledge of what the writing process will look like. We were also able to start our rough draft. Also, we started testing potential replacements for the computer used within the bird attractant deterrent device. Previously, we used an Arduino Mega which proved to work well but there were a number of issues such as not having on-board noise output. We plan to use a newer model Raspberry Pi, but had to use a Pi from 2014 for initial prototyping. Using the older model Pi, We figured out how to make a script run on startup.

10/1/2023 – 10/7/2023
This week the team and I started researching which Python libraries would be useful for our project. We installed a few packages that were related to LCD display and audio output.

10/21/2023 – 10/28/2023

This week, the team and I started assembling our first prototype. Along with that, we have made pretty decent strides with the software. The UI is mostly finished but still needs some work. We found a Python library called pygame which has proved incredibly beneficial for audio output.

10/29/2023 – 11/4/2023
This week, the team and I continued assembling the prototype as well as continued working on the software.