Published on December 16 2016

Irobot - Progress

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I just typed a long update but lost it when the page refreshed. Ugh, when will I learn to write these in Word first? Lol.
I'll rewrite it later. In the meantime, enjoy the video:)

December 16 2016
Love it. Where is the Hart? ;)
December 16 2016
Lol, actually the original design had a heart woven out of memory wire that would beat (in theory) when electricity was connected/disconnected. Then it became an LED affair. Then I just didn't have time. The front of the torso is a bit plain though, I agree.
December 16 2016
This is the replacement servo I'm thinking of using. It has a similar max pwm signal range but has 486 oz./in. of torque (@7.4v) compared to my current servo which has 183 oz./in. (@6v).

It's a bit pricey but would be worth the expense if it ran quieter.

December 16 2016
I'm loving your skilled welding of tech and art. There is so much of your project that is very interesting to me and blows my mind. I love it when artisans like you join our forum and share what they are creating.

To answer your servo limit question; Yes you can! LOL. You can place this info in your INT script. Here's what that section looks like in my INT script:


##Specify the ranges for the servos
##this prevents the servos from ever going past these limits

# Rt side_to_side Wrist
SetServoMin(2.D0, 120)
SetServoMax(2.D0, 165)

# Rt Up_Dn Wrist servo
SetServoMin(2.D1, 20)
SetServoMax(2.D1, 170)

# Right Claw
SetServoMin(2.D3, 74)
SetServoMax(2.D3, 102)

# Left Up_Dn Wrist servo
SetServoMin(2.D4, 14)
SetServoMax(2.D4, 180)

# Left side_to_side Wrist
SetServoMin(2.D5, 82)
SetServoMax(2.D5, 138)

# Left Claw
SetServoMin(2.D6, 64)
SetServoMax(2.D6, 109)

# Bubble Blocks
SetServoMin(D15, 85)
SetServoMax(D15, 177)

# Bubble servo
SetServoMin(D1, 45)
SetServoMax(D1, 97)

December 17 2016
Thanks Dave. I'll play with that when I get the new servo installed.

I still don't get that I'M impressing YOU. It really is the other way around. Your creative energy and commitment to B9 is astounding. And for the record, many of histories famous artists were laborers, engineers, and scientists. Tony smith, for instance, was a welder and brought that technology to the arts with his minimalist sculptures.

Fingers crossed that the new servo (a little smaller in dimensions) fits without too much tweaking:D