Champion Yourself, Dad’s.

Dad’s, you are important in your children’s lives. You have a great opportunity to be a part of their growing up. Remember your value as a vital role in the family. Many of us go to work and come home to cook dinner, deal with the pets and then help out mom with the kids. It’s tiring, but enjoy those moments.

Champion yourself as the father and husband you are to your family. They count on you to provide and help with the day to day operations in the home. Stay healthy and strong. Develop a foundation that you can anchor to when life gets tough and find refuge in the sweet moments. Be proud of your accomplishments in life and for what you have been entrusted with.

You are important. You are a Champion. You are Dad, Husband, Provider. You are You. Take hold of this encouragement and remind yourself of the blessings that you have. It’s all worth it. It’s wonderful and it’s just for you.

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A note of encouragement.

If you would like to leave an encouraging note, scripture verse or even prayer for Sydney, Annistyn, myself and our families while we are in Little Rock, Arkansas at Children’s Hospital with our daughter Annistyn who was recently born with congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot, leave us a comment below! Your love and support means so much to us!!!

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:3-6

Google Assistant Commands

I am going to create an updated list of my favorite Google Assistant Commands for the Google Home and AIY Voice Kit for the Raspberry Pi 3.

Note: Some of these commands require a Google Chromecast, Phillips Hue Light Bulb, TP-Link Smart Bulb and Smart Plug.

Okay Google..

Or

Hey Google

“What time is it?”

“Turn off the living room lamp”

“Turn off the bedroom lamp”

“Make coffee”

“Can you rap?”

“What is the current temperature?”

“Is it going to rain tomorrow?”

“Play King Kong on Netflix”

“Play 90’s Rap on Spotify”

“Tell me a joke”

“Flip a coin”

“Do you like Alexa?”

“Are you friends with Siri?”

“Make me a sandwich”

“Tell me the latest news”

“Tell me the latest technology news”

“Cast a die”

“Set the alarm”

“Let’s play a game”

Raspberry Pi Box Project 

Link to Instagram video. Raspberry Pi Box Project

 

For this project, I used a Raspberry Pi 3, the casing from a guitar amp that I disassembled, an old Dell Monitor that I also disassembled. I mounted the monitor onto the amp box using zip ties. I put the plastic cover back on the front of the monitor and then hooked everything up to the Pi which is housed in a Samsung Galaxy S4 Box.

The main goal for this project was to be able to stream content from my phone to the Pi, sort of like a Chromecast. I used the tutorial from Don at Novaspirit Tech, follow on Instagram @novaspirittech. His website has the full tutorial along with a YouTube video. I will link below. After following the tutorial and getting the coding into the Pi, I downloaded RaspiCast from the Google Play store. Don said to his knowledge this was only available on Android. To get the ssh to work correctly, I had to find the ip address of my Raspberry Pi, I entered in ifconfig in the terminal and was able to get it. I also changed the settings to work on the 3.5mm audio jack since I’m not using straight hdmi for my monitor, it’s a hdmi to vga connection. After all the ssh settings were entered correctly, I found the video that I wanted to cast, and it worked perfectly. I was able to control the volume and still be able to use my phone for anything else.

I also use the Raspberry Pi as a Digital Picture Frame using a flash drive that I filled with pictures from Sydney and I’s engagement photo shoot. This makes a great addition to the living room. When the Pi wants to go to sleep, I also have a custom screen saver that I installed today. Overall I am pleased with this project. The Raspberry Pi is plugged in directly to the ethernet port on my router, so I can use it for streaming Podcasts as well.

I hope you enjoy this project and I look forward to seeing what you create with the Raspberry Pi!

Until next time.

James Virgil Boggs

Links to the tutorial from Novaspirit Tech

How to use Raspberry Pi as Chromecast Alternative

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POST WILL BE UPDATED WHEN I GET THE GOOGLE AIY KIT!

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