phyTree Happy Holidays
Due to social distancing requirements, PHYTEC held an end of year celebration virtually this year. Therefore our Christmas tree lighting had to some how go virtual as well. So, our team created a remote controlled system based utilizing our phyBOARD-i.MX 8M dev kit.
What is the phyTree?
This decorated Cypress tree resides outside the PHYTEC Bainbridge Island office. We used the PHYTEC phyCORE-i.MX8M development kit with lighttpd as a webserver. Our web interface allows for users to remotely turn on/off lights and live stream the tree at the office.
How was the phyTree made?
Here’s a quick overview of the technical details:
- Built with the phyBOARD-i.MX 8M Development Kit. The system utilizes GPIO and Gigabit Ethernet. Some software adaptation was required to include lighttpd into the Yocto image
- phyCAM-M VM-016 MIPI CSI-2 camera. The camera was used to enable the live feed on the website.
- An off the shelf 4 Channel 5V relay board was used.
Want to give it a try?
Full project details are available on Hackster.io. Read more about how you can replicate this project.