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Keep an eye on your family just like Mrs. Weasley.
Sometimes fiction inspires reality—such is the case here with Bryn Dole's Weasley Family clock replica. It uses a Raspberry Pi to replicate the general functionality, going as far as to update in real-time based on your family's actual location data.
If you aren't familiar with the Harry Potter franchise, the clock is found in the home of the Weasley family. Each section of the clock represents a location rather than a point in time. There is a hand for each member of the family which moves magically into position based on where they are at a given moment. If you aren't sure where they are, you can find out in a glance using the clock.
(Image credit: Bryn Dole)
In this project, the location information is gathered and processed using an application called Life 360. This data determines where each individual hand should dial in on the clock. Dole decided to use a grandfather clock found in a thrift store, fitted with a poster of the original clock artwork from the movie.
The clock face is divided into eight sections: Home, Work, School, Garden, Lost, In Transit, Quidditch, and Mortal Peril. Most of these are self-explanatory, with the two most puzzling options being Quidditch and Mortal Peril.
Quidditch is used to represent bicycling. It's triggered when the individual is found travelling slower than a car but faster than a running pace. Mortal Peril represents a person travelling faster than 75 mph (ca. 121 km/h).
Dole was kind enough to share plenty of details about the project and documented the complete creation process. If you want to replicate this project for yourself, that's definitely an option. Check out all the notes and source code on GitHub to get started. Be sure to follow Bryn Dole on his official website for more cool projects.
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It's been 9 years since the series ended and The Deathly Hallow Part 2 was release, However, over the years there have been many opinions and a fair few topics in Harry Potter universe that very controversial. Below we've compiled some of the best, and we'd love to hear your comments, or even your own controversial opinions.
Here are our top 10 controversial opinions:
Hermione was abusive and manipulative? Severus Snape was a horrible person who did not achieve redemption? Neville should have been the chosen one? Fred and George are overrated? Hagrid was a terrible adult figure and influence in the trio’s lives? Hermione should have ended up with Malfoy? Draco Malfoy deserved better? Albus Dumbledore was a bad headmaster that endangered students and played favourites? Remus Lupin would have been a better godfather to Harry than Sirius Black? Hermione would have been much better off in Ravenclaw?
Do you agree with any of them? What are your though?
Quote the numbered opinion with your reply underneath.
Of course, they're overrated! They're the Weasley Twins after all, and it brings a little humour to the series!
Amazon UK: LEGO 75968 Harry Potter 4 Privet Drive House Set with Ford Anglia, Dobby Figure and Dursley Family - Was: £64.99, Now: £54.00By Dumbledore
LEGO Harry Potter 4 Privet Drive (75968) building set from the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie takes kids into one of the most infamous houses in all the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter fans will have endless fun with Harry, Ron Weasley, Dudley Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley and Dobby minifigures in all the dollhouse settings. They’ll enjoy imaginative play all over the fully equipped 2-storey house, including locating Harry’s secret cupboard under the stairs and activating the flood of Hogwarts acceptance letters through the fireplace.
The magical excitement continues outdoors when Ron appears at the upstairs window with the collectible Harry Potter Ford Anglia flying car toy. Kids open the boot to find the chain, attach it to the window, and in no time, the window is pulled off and Harry escapes!
If you’re looking for the best children’s toy, LEGO Harry Potter gifts offer endless creative fun with collectible minifigures and amazing features.
The house measures over 6” (16cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep and the car is over 4” (12cm) long.
Contains 797 pieces.
Warning: Toy inside. Contains small parts. Adult supervision recommended.
This detailed replica of the Dursley's 2-storey house has so many features inside and outside to bring the movie location and action to life Includes 6 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Dudley, Petunia and Vernon Dursley and Dobby, plus Hedwig and numerous accessories A secret mechanism allows Hogwarts acceptance letters to fly in through the fireplace, disturbing the family's afternoon cake Complete with Privet Drive sign, Harry's cupboard under the stairs, and Ron flying the Ford Anglia car with opening roof, doors and boot A chain attaches from the car boot to the bedroom window to whisk it and Harry away from the Dursleys and onto further adventures
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London worker stole £37,000 worth of Harry Potter merchandise to sell over eBayBy Dumbledore
A former Warner Bros. Studio Tour London worker who stole almost £37,000 worth of Harry Potter merchandise to sell to fans on eBay has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Adam Hill took more than 1,000 items – including wands, ties, badges and key rings – from the studio’s stockroom over a four-month period.
The 35-year-old advertised the goods on a personal eBay account, then posted them to buyers from a local post office, St Albans Crown Court heard.
An internal investigation found that Hill had sold 1,040 items of Harry Potter items through his eBay account, and a search of his car revealed 12 parcels of merchandise ready to be posted. Hertfordshire Police searched Hill's home in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, and seized more themed merchandise, as well as envelopes and packaging, the CPS said.
"In a significant breach of trust, Adam Hill had the audacity to steal thousands of pounds of merchandise from Warner Bros in plain sight of his work colleagues; but they reported him after growing suspicious of the items constantly piling up under his desk," Jan Muller, senior crown prosecutor said in a statement.
"Subsequent scrutiny of Hill's eBay and PayPal accounts revealed orders and payments received for goods which were found packaged up ready to send to buyers, giving him no option but to admit to his crimes," Muller added. A spokesperson for the Warner Brothers Studio Tour declined to comment on the investigation. Hill pleaded guilty to theft by employee in November, and was sentenced to 14 months in prison suspended for 18 months and 250 hours of unpaid work on Friday.