This page is a master list of the parts and tools used in the guide. Some pages of the guide present optional paths that you may choose to skip, so you may not need every part shown below.
I'll start with the most essential parts from Adafruit. The CompuCanvas we build will house a Raspberry Pi model 3B with a USB speaker and a Power over Ethernet module. It will also use USB connected CircuitPython devices to create a light show on the canvas. These key parts are listed just below.
Note: for the other end of the Power over Ethernet splitter shown above, you will need an IEEE 802.3af compliant PoE 'injector', which takes power and Ethernet as input and will send them over an Ethernet cable to the PoE splitter shown above. The PoE injector part will be shown in more detail in upcoming sections of this guide.
Below are a number of additional parts from Adafruit used in this guide. Some of these are optional, as indicated in the description text.
I have indicated a quantity of 2 for some of these cables below, but you may only need one depending on which of the interior and exterior lighting options you choose.
This guide uses some common tools that you can find at a hardware store, or maybe already have:
- Philips screwdriver
- wire cutter
- awl and/or large needles
- mechanical pencil
And here are a few additional tools used in the guide that can be found in the Adafruit store:
Some of the parts you will need aren't available from Adafruit, but should be easy to find at an art supply store and/or a hardware store. These will be covered in full detail in the next section:
- Art canvas - 11x14 inch - "heavy duty"
- D-ring hangers, for attaching to back of canvas
- Hanging wire, attaches to D-ring hangers, for securing canvas to wall
- Cable staples, for holding cables to wood frame of canvas
- optional: foam board for back of canvas
- optional: offset clips to hold foam board to back of canvas