After patch 9.0.5 lot of players reported FPS drops in various places in the game. Blizzard followed this by some fixes but some spots like Spires of Ascension still remain problematic to some players on PC and macOS. Lets analyze the problem.
Recently I've showcased how to script Ximea cameras in Python. There are other machine vision, microscopy or astronomical cameras that have Python bindings and can be used for image acquisition. In this article I'll go over most popular vendors and their APIs.
With desktop graphics card prices reaching the Moon and availability having constant problems players are looking for alternatives. Laptops seems to be somewhat reasonably priced, at least for the entry-level. There are also miniPCs, nettops, that are cheaper than laptops and some offer that entry level gaming performance with GTX 1650 or decent integrated graphics. In this overview I want to go over Aliexpress nettops capable of such entry-level gaming.
Machine vision cameras are usually intended to be integrated into third party vision systems. This puts a requirement on camera makers to maintain a good set of APIs for their products so that so software developers can use their hardware easily. In this tutorial I'll showcase a PyQt5 and a web based simple imaging applications using Ximea Python API.
Ximea is a machine vision company that makes a wide range of cameras from fast and small for vision applications to big cooled for more scientific and specialized use cases. In 2012 I've tested one of their cameras and now I've decided to check their progress by reviewing one of current cameras - USB3.1 MC023MG-SY camera with a mono IMX174 CMOS sensor.
Sometimes you need a simple GPIO connected via USB to your PC to do some automation, to read sensors or control some devices. It can also be handy on SBC like Raspberry Pi when you are running out of GPIO pins. In this article I'll look at Numato Lab and Pi Supply generic USB GPIO boards.
Zerynth is a platform for programming and managing IoT devices integrated with popular cloud platforms. It uses a custom Python implementation that is then compiled for a specific microcontroller.
TinkerForge is a
near production hardware prototyping platform. It allows you to quickly create durable hardware stacks that can control motors, use sensors, inputs, displays and much more including working with high power devices. All of that is combined with excellent software stack and bindings for more than 15 programming languages.
Raspberry Pi Pico is a board from the Raspberry Pi foundation. It's based on RP2040 microcontroller that provides 26 GPIO allowing us to control various electronic components at low cost and very low power consumption. Lets go over some of such components.
There is a lot of overpowered builds in Cyberpunk as there isn't that much balance here and there ;) This time around instead of annihilating 10 000 gang members at once with Contagion or Comrade Hammer I'm going to present you a Shotgun Smartass build - the goal is to pass most handy attribute checks in the game and have a fun, fast fluid (and of course overpowered) combat build.