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PiCasso Design Challenge

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The Final Chapter Credits The Art Concept Seven of Nine Will Be Always Reachable Art-a-Tronic is Still Alive Updates Lazy Susan Bearing Spheres Replacement On Stage Again Preview One Hour Before Previous Episodes The Final Chapter This is the end chapter of the PiCasso Design Challenge Art-a-Tronic saga. Detailed steps of the project development have already been documented in the previous posts I published during the past two months; The video below sh ...
Introduction Carousel IoT Mechanics Improvements Revisiting the Technology and Upgrading hardware Making the Sound Loud Few Words on the Software Cloud Integration and Borg Assimilation Setting the Arduino MKR1000 Working Locally: Sending to Seven Of Nine Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction I suppose you noted that the opening image of this episode has changed. For a strange coincidence, the Art-a-Tronic exhibition started past April 5th end ...
Introduction A Game Theory Approach Hardware Notes and Odd Facts Exhibition environment and Scenery Making the Cages Electronics Boards Accessories, Sensors, and Consumables Tools and Instruments Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction Until now we have focused the attention on every single aspect of the developments and hardware implementations of the challenge project, as well as leaving some parts not yet fully documented. In this and next e ...
Introduction Credits (in behalf of Seven Of Nine) The Failed Solutions and Why Seven Of Nine Managed Tasks When the Right Choice is Far From Working Libraries & Bugs Twitter Direct Messages from Seven Of Nine: Evolution A Bug That is Not a Bug How-To Patching a Python Package Step 1 - Remove the Package Step 2 - Cloning and Building From Sources Something Worked But Something Don't Problem solved? Not yet. But Almost! Software Notes The M ...
Introduction Hacking the Borg Communication Terminal Construction of the Terminal The PI Inside Setup of the Raspberry PI Sound Input The Speech-to-text Google Service Text-to-Speech With Google Translate Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction The entire meaning of this thirteen episode is contained in the Klingon sentence Heghlu'meH QaQ DaHjaj. (Today is good in order to die), and you'll see soon why (look at the video below). What happens to Sev ...
Introduction A Window to the Outer World Making the Magic Mirror The Base Design Sensing the Visitors Dressing the Sensor in Style Finishing the Assembly The Ultrasonic Sensor: Circuit and Software Driving the Ultrasonic Sensor Magic Mirror vs. SevenOfNine MagicMirror 2 The distance_sensor.py Python Script Creating a Linux Service Connecting more PI on the Same Network Installing Mosquitto Setting Up SevenOfNine as the Receiver Setting ...
Introduction Audio Out The Hardware Choice A Voice for Seven Of Nine The Phrases Creation Engine Connecting Seven Of Nine to the Community Register a Twitter Account as Developer Creating the Twitter Libraries The Sending Twitter Python Command Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction The development of this episode mostly focused on the speaking features of SevenOfNine (It's time to call her with her full name) gave the interesting opportunity t ...
Introduction The MDK in Practice An Example of MDK use: Streaming the Pi Camera The Eye Light: I Have the Problem but Also the Solution Hardware Software Arming 7 of 9 Hardware Software Installing the Updates Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction In this episode, we will see how in practice I have set up the 7of9 MDK (the Mannequin Development Kit) and how I have used it to create the first beta upgrade of the project. It involved hardware ...
Introduction 7 of 9 Beta The Mannequin Development Kit (MDK) Step 1 - Raspbian Step 2 - VNC Server and Remote Access to the PI Step 3 - PiFace Digital 2 Step 4 - Programming Arduino Step 5 - Preparing to Move 7 of 9 Beta Features The Emotion Lighting Control Moving Around Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction Starting by the evening of the 5th of April, 7 of 9 has been moved to the exhibition location. This has changed the roles for a ...
Introduction Fitting the Brain in Place Designing the Rail Support Assembling the Brain What is the White Band Glued to the Neck? The New Eye Implant Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction The last assembly effort was finding a way to fit the Raspberry and the PI camera together with the "ears" inside the reduced space of the head. Then, I can finally close and dress 7 of 9. In this episode, I will show how I have completed this last task before moving to ...
Introduction Populating the Body Bottom The Fire Light Lamp The Third Power supply and High Voltage Wiring Finishing the Back Spine Implant (External Wiring) Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction Everything is easy when the test boards are wired on the bench but I should admit that finding the way to fit everything inside the body of the mannequin – the bottom torso area – was a challenging task, as well as assembling the internal of the head. ...
Introduction Creating the Eye Implant The Incompatibility Between the NeoPixel Library and the Stepper Library Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction As the project evolves, issues arise. It is worth to point the attention on the most impacting ones I met; I hope that documenting those I found and how I solved them may be useful for other users. In this new episode, we will see how I had to change the left eye implant for both technical and aesthetic reasons.   ...
Introduction In the Meantime, at Depot09... Components Roles Arduino Role Raspberry Pi 3B+ Role Auduino Motor Control Arduino Software Bonus: The Emotions Light Inside Previous Episodes Next Episode Introduction In this fifth episode of the Art-a-Tronic Picasso challenge, I have finished the torso motion with Auduino. At this point, before going in depth in the details, it is important to see the global design of this antenna. I apologize to not reveal t ...
Introduction Moving the Torso: Parts Design The base The Rotating Support The clamp Assembling the Rotating Support The Base and the Body The Rotating Support Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction In this fourth episode, we see the completion of the torso movement of the Art-a-Tronic mannequin. The solution adopted seems working fine with good mechanic stability. The only problem was finding a way to get fast a considerable number of steel spheres ...
Introduction Moving the Torso: the Stepper Motor Previous Episodes Next Episodes Introduction After a series of positive comments and very good suggestions by shabaz  beacon_dave  and mcb1 it's time to go ahead another step. I mentioned the users whose comments helped me to address what in my opinion seems the best solution to proceed. What I consider important in this process is the fact the constructive critics focus the attention on possible alternative solutions a ...