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25 Posts authored by: balearicdynamics Top Member
After a series of timeline delays due a lot of (several) personal troubles I can restart the publication of the project blog posts with some smart updates. The project is near to be finished and in few days also the presentation location and dates will be official. Full 3D printed The Art-a-tronic opera is totally 3D printed and the final assembly has been finished. To make the final moving object (35x35x20 cm size) it was necessary to design 28 different mechanical parts resulting in 41 diffe ...
Today on the national newspaper "La Stampa" in Turin, Italy. Thanks to the journalist Noemi Penna that has mentioned the sponsors sites. In attach the pdf version, as soon as possible I will update the post with the English translation. ...
Today on paper and digital format. Italian version, soon the translated update. Pdf version in attach. ...
The internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI) defined the IoT as "the infrastructure of the information society." The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, cr ...
Introduction This PiIot Challenge evolved in a very strange mode for me; as much the project was growing as much a new scenario was emerging imposing as the main track. So what happened? I had to make a choice: close the challenge just in time or smoothly follow the project evolution. There was not time to do both. Closing the challenge by the deadline would require a series of simplifications in the project. Then the remaining time for the next - and, why not? More ambitious - deadline was too ...
Introduction I am not sure if the Dynamic Surface is an Animatronics or something related to Robotics. By a certain point of view it is a sort of modular robotic pixel reacting to some kind of inputs in certain conditions. By another point of view it is a modular animatronics, an object - memory of the famous Warhol's tomato sauce can - changing its height smoothly and precisely. Indeed an animatronics is considered a robotic device who mimics human gestures, a puppet, a moving object(s) built ...
Introduction Dynamic surface is another moving subproject part of the PiIot design. It represents an independent moving platform: as well as the PiSense HAT includes an 8x8 RGB LED matrix the Dynamic surface is a physical 8x8 matrix built with big moving pixels. The video below shows a rendered simulation of the assembly design an example of a modular Dynamic Surface built with an asset of 81 modules.     Design of the parts As shown above the moving pixel is built of ten pieces ...
Introduction Writing new software based on the EnOcean technology or just compile the tutorials and examples provided by the EnOcean Link package it should be available a development environment (better based on Eclipse cross-compiling on Ubuntu Linux) and some other settings are needed. So before starting maybe useful to read these two previous posts:   PiIoT - The perfect reading place #16[tech]: Setup the Raspberry PI Cross-compiler for EnOcean PiIoT - The perfect reading place #17 [te ...
Introduction The EnOcean Link library: warnings and issues What Raspberry PI should be used Credits How-to a bit confused Problems and source issues Compiling the EoLink library for the Raspberry Pi Importing the EOLink in Eclipse Preparing the projects build configurations Setting the cross compiling options for the selected build Special case: the EOLink library Patching the library and compiling Build the library project Introduction The EnO ...
Introduction Setup the EnOcean Pi cross compiling environment Smart Home with Raspberry Pi and EnOcean Where to find more ? Step1 - Ubuntu + Eclipse environment Step2 - Cross compiler for Raspberry PI Install the GIT control version build essentials Install the Raspberry PI compiler toolchain Setup the right system path update and test the toolchain running Step3 - Setting up Eclipse for cross compiling Step4 - Check the Raspberry PI compiled file Impro ...
Introduction The moving parts of the Art-a-tronic opera (created from an original digital-art of Lorenzo P. Merlo) and the Dynamic surface (coming soon) uses a 28BYJ-48 geared stepper motor and a L298 motor controller offered by the second sponsor of the project Gearbest.com For more details on the hardware please see the attached datasheet   Motors and controllers fast-testing Before starting the firmware development on the microcontroller that will manage a multiple set of motors (base ...
Introduction Finally this part of the PiIoT project is almost complete! All the 3D printed elements are ready to be assembled but not all can be done yet. With the top and bottom - the two biggest layers - complete, before adding the moving parts the motors will be setup correctly and the firmware completed. In the meantime the rest of the project goes on ... The most relevant post already published showing all the components is PiIoT - The perfect reading place #13 [tech]: Art-a-tronic, the ...
Introduction This is the last part of the sub-project Art-a-tronic created in cooperation with the artist Lorenzo P. Merlo. In the previous posts we saw the design, 3D printing and testing of the top structure, the more complex part of the assemble. The referred posts are listed below: PiIoT - The perfect reading place #7 [tech]: Art-a-tronic, mechanic design PiIoT - The perfect reading place #8 [tech]: Art-a-tronic, setting the moving parts PiIoT - The perfect reading place #9 [tech]: A ...
A special case The position and motion sensors information from the SenseHAT on the Raspberry PI3 together with the RGB 8x8 display are  the perfect tool to make the controller interactive interface for IoT project. Making the device easy to control by any kind of user the hardware needs a case. The form design and the impacting bright yellow colour harmonise with the site where the installation will be set in place; it is also an easily identifiable object by visually-impaired users. ...
English translation to the bottom. Full article link: Il quadro che parla ai non vedenti ha un cuore elettronico trofarellese – CentoTorri Credits: Sandra Pennacini     The 'electronic heart' of the picture that speaks to the blind comes from TrofarelloNowadays, technology permeates our daily life in every aspect, even though not always for the better. However, some experts employ their technical and IT knowledge in order to invent and carry out items and devices useful to eve ...