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My new custom boot screen :-)

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by CdRsKuLL, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. CdRsKuLL

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    I've been digging deep into the workings of the frontend and as part of my project of upgrading to a capacitive screen, I needed to rotate the bootup screen. This lead me down another road now, which is custom boot up screens :)

    The boot screen is just a 800x480 mp4 video file kept in /etc/init.d/ folder called splash.mp4

    So, with 10 minutes spare at lunch I decided to knock up a new one.. I think Robo should really get the community involved and maybe run a competition, the best one gets rolled out across all the machines :)

    Here's mine, let me know what you think :) This one is playing on the resistive screen.



    To get the video across I set up an ftp server on the PI, I'm sure you can just stick it on a USB and run a script or something but I'm not that clever :p

    Steve

    p.s Can someone please move it to the R2 section, apologies didn't mean to post it in the C2, but I'm guessing it still applies.
     
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    Done. Excellent work too.

    It applies if you want to upgrade the screen, the stock one is 3.5 inches so a bit of work, but still doable.
     
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    Please attach file (you may need to put it in a .zip file)
     
  4. CdRsKuLL

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    Here you go. It was only my first attempt :)

    It's 20mb, so I've zipped and uploaded it to http://diyrc.co.uk/files/splash.zip

    I installed an FTP server on the pi and transferred it over to Home/Pi folder, then I SSH'd in and sudo cp splash.mp4 /etc/init.d/

    To install the ftp I just did..

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt install proftpd

    Installed it with the selection - From INTD when the install screen comes up.

    Will do a full writeup once I get chance.

    Steve
     
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    Any limit on the length of time of the clip (in secs) ? I may make my own video to distinguish between the two R2 units I have




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  6. CdRsKuLL

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    Hey Super,

    The original video I think was about 20 minutes long but it's only a loading screen which shows whilst the RoboOS is loading in the background. On my PI it's taking around 27 seconds to boot. My video is just over 2 minutes.

    Thanks,
     
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  7. Frank van Gilluwe

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    Cool change, but didn't work for me. Verified the downloaded, unzipped video runs in Windows. Renamed the old video file to splash.mp4.old, and installed the new splash.mp4 file in the /etc/init.d directory. There is a file splash.jpg in that directory too - should that be removed or renamed? Any configuration file changes?
     
  8. Frank van Gilluwe

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    Please ignore -working great now. After inserting the file, I forgot to unmount and all the changes were dropped. Installed file properly and works like a champ! Nice addition!
     

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