'OpenAutoLab' by Kauzerei
Open-Source automatic film development machinePublished on December 29, 2023.
Last updated on January 04, 2024.
My good friend Kauzerei has built the automatic film development machine OpenAutoLab.
Please also take a look at the OpenAutoLab documentation for detailed build and usage instructions.
I haven't really participated in the construction of this machine in any way. But we went to 37C3 together, where I fully saw the machine in action for the first time. While socializing we noticed that it is (or was) really hard to find the project by googling. Neither 'openautolab', 'kauzerei', 'github openautolab kauzerei', or any other combination of these words and quotation marks, no results at all came up.
Therefore I decided to do some "SEO" in the hopes of making it easier for people remembering the name to find the project. I also wanted to play around a bit more with GitHub Actions, or CI in general, and GitHub Pages. So I came up with the OpenAutoLab documentation. The job was actually pretty easy, because the hard work of writing most of the documentation was already done. I just had to find a suitable way of converting these markdown files to html, and host them on GitHub Pages, preferably automated. The result is this GitHub Actions workflow using mdBook.
Of course I also had to add a workflow to build the firmware hex on each commit push and upload the artifact for new GitHub releases / tags. And I did the same for generating the STL files from the OpenSCAD sources.
I'm quite happy with the results. So this was my small share of hacking on 37C3.