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Updated Raspberry Pi Timelapse Camera with Google Drive Upload

This is an update to my Original Raspberry Pi interval camera here
You can still use the old hardware but I'd recommend using the new scripts below

Changelog:New gdrive binaryCamera upgraded to v2Replaced fixed lens with M12 zoom lensScript updatesSplits uploads to drive directories by dayTries to fix WiFi connections when downGeneral cleanup HardwareRaspberry Pi B+ (or any other Rpi)Enclosure for B+Raspberry Pi v2 camera moduleHigh quality micro SDEdimax EW-7811Un WiFi USB Adapter (not required for Pi3 or Zero W)M12 mount 9-22mm zoom lens (note, find a seller selling the one with thread)Custom 3D printed lens mount with tripod screw holeAny cheap small tripod You'll need a display for focusing. The larger and higher def display the easier it will be to get a sharp focus. Setup the PiDownload and install Raspbian to the SD card normallyRun #raspi-configExpand filesystemEnable cameraSet timezoneChange passwordFinish (reboot)Setup WiFiOptionally setup LAN for static IPUpdate ras…

Erato Muse 5 Controls

Erato has yet to publish the Muse 5 manual and I keep forgetting the control button sequences so I thought I'd publish it here for myself and others as a reference.

Power on/off - hold 2 seconds. Same for left and right


Pairing - while off, hold left 5 seconds


Play or pause audio - click left or right button once

Skip - while playing audio, hold 2 seconds. Left=back, right=forward

LR-- (<<)-- (>>)

Volume - while playing audio, double click. Left=down, right=up

LR. . (-). . (+)

Voice commands (Siri, Google) - while idle, double click left

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Toggle Eratosurround - 4 clicks left

LR. . . .3D enable -  2 flashes & beepsWide 3D enable - 3 flashes & beepsdisable - 4 flashes & beeps
Case button LED - Blue "full", red less than 30%

Erato Muse 5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbud Review

True wireless earbuds are liberating. Going back to anything with wires will be frustrating especially in the winter when the cables have to wind around layers of clothes.
These Erato Muse 5 exceeded my expectation though my expectations were set pretty low from reading abysmal Amazon reviews for similar devices. Overall these have improved my listening experience though not without a few quirks, some of which may be intolerable for average consumers.
Pros: Decent sound qualityOutstanding battery life even without recharging in the caseLightweight and comfortable enough for long sessionsAdequate mic pickupFade-in effect when resuming from dropoutsEasy to power on/offAutomatically turns off when chargingCons: Fitseal sleeves didn't fit. Your results may varyWireless signal needs improvementPhysical buttons are uncomfortable to use while wearingInserting into the charging case takes a little skillStill pretty large and obviousSpecs (From Bluetooth Specification: BT Vers…