MEP EP#351: Signal Switching for Maximum Offness

Podcast Notes

Python Demo for Extra Life API

  • Stream Date: November 5th, 2022
  • Python to OBS functioning!
  • Websockets. What are they?
    • HTTP is unidirectional where the client sends the request and the server sends the response
    • Websocket data is continuously pushed/transmitted into the same connection
  • OBS has a built in local server that you can establish a websocket with another application
  • Python module obswebsocket
    • Provides a wrapper for all the OBS websocket functions
    • Can basically control anything in OBS it seems
    • Documentation is a bit lacking and module is out of date
  • Build animations and transitions in OBS and modify them with the python connection
  • Building a donation progress tracker? 

Signal switching tips

  • Maneuvering signals around your design
  • Methods of switching on and off portions of your circuit
    • Series
    • Shunt
    • Series-shunt
  • Relays
  • DG series of analog switches
    • Virtually every configuration
    • single, dual, quad SPSTs and SPDTs, 4:1 and 8:1 multiplexers
    • Many have separate control and signal voltage inputs

Estimating project time

  • Follow up from slack
  • Josh Pieper – Doomcheck
  • Takes in a text file and uses probability distribution to estimate timing for projects

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!