This Tiny Video Player Kit lets you create a TinyScreen+ video player in an extremely small form factor. The OLED is a brilliant 16-bit color 96x64 pixel display, capable of up to 40 FPS 16-bit color video playback from a microSD card, with single channel line-level audio output! The TinyScreen+ is preloaded with software to allow for video playback, and a speaker, battery and microSD card with examples videos are provided. Just turn it on and it will start playing back the videos.
This kit includes the following items:
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Hello, anyone knows how to play a video on loop automatically after turning the tiny screen on?
Picked a couple of mp4 clips, did conversion in Windows 10 under Parallels on iMac. Worked immediately since necessary software was already on unit. Started to see if I could do conversion directly on iMac but the necessary files are not ready for the latest MacOS, and the whole process is painful. Whereas, I have been surprised over the last couple of years how few problems I have had running Parallels and Windows 10 on my Mac. I sometimes program with a PICKIT3 and amazingly it runs in this environment. Nevertheless, the PICKIT3 also runs directly from IPE on the iMac.
For me, this product does not really seem useful but who knows. It was lots of fun anyway.
This is one more well-designed microcontroller product which I will put into a container and probably never use!
Finding a clear set of instructions for setup and use is a tedious process with links from one article to another to even a third. How can this be made so difficult?
I first attempted to follow the Macintosh thread. Unfortunately, the solution: Wine Wrapper required the installation of two separate applications which whose instruction differed from that offered by the designers (probably due to updates). I was never able to get the converter application to install. In addition, the Arduino IDE which I have used many times on the Macintosh, refused to understand that a TinyCircuit microcontroller was attached. Therefore, two failures.
Next, I attempted to address these issues with a Win7 computer and was finally able to get the fairly not-intuitive Converter to run. (Of course, the .exe file was supposed to run on that hardware.) Again, there were issues with the current Arduino IDE recognizing the provided board, as several different linked articles provided differing information.
The hardware sits on my bench and I might take heart and explore making this project work again. If not it will simply go into the same bin with the Tiny Circuit Watch project which was never able to be used in spite of numerous email interactions with Tiny Circuit Support.
As an example of how things CAN work, look at interfacing an Arduino with the IDE on a Raspberry PI --- it just works. Or the Arduino microcontroller offered by Little Bits -- it just works. Those are products which can be used by a large user base, including young STEM folks. To date, my dozens of TinyCircuit boards and projects are only a cute tiny boards which require a very specialized and poorly documented focus for success.
Truly, as much as I would like to do so, I find I cannot make a recommendation for this Tiny Circuit project.
(I guess the DIY in the tagline means just that...)