Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tutorial to assemble the passing butter robot from Rick and Morty

I hope this tutorial helps everyone assemble their passing butter robot, it would be constantly updated base on your feedback is a work in progress .
so lets get started.

Shopping list:

1.  RC Tank ISPY Wifi Controlled Spy With Wi-Fi
2. Towerpro SG90S Micro
3. Rubber band(is for counter weight)
4. M3 flat head screw
5. 3D printed parts
6. (2) 30mm wires 1 red and 1 yellow

1. soldring iron
2 glue gun
3 screw driver

Taking  things apart, after removing the cover unsolder those 2 wires, we are going to connect those 2 wires to the micro servo later on.

We need to remove the camera is a a bit tricky if you don't want to break anything after removing the gear box, remove this pin first.

Now we need to take apart the servo motor, we would cut all the wires from the servo motor and solder the 2 wires remove from the other motor before.

 after that, assemble back the servo motor and it should look something like this.

 Using the app
test to make sure the motor moves in both directions.

where the rubber band would be for counter weight,
attach the body to the base, the higher part should be toward the 3 dots.
secure the 2 parts together using the screws from the top base we removed

from the tank.

hotglue the servo motor to the body, then attach the neck to the body,the T would go towards the higher part of the body pass the wires for the camera

then using a piece of string pass the rubber band through the body, and attached to the base that would work as a counter weight for the head using some hot glue we would attach the rest of the parts if after putting everything together it falls and does not move back up you need to adjust the rubber band tension or the servo arm needs to be

adjusted in a different angle.

A little extra:
using your computer connect to your passing butter robot via wifi , on your broeser type ip address hit enter and type for user name and password type HAPPYCOW all together no spaces.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

3D printed pass the butter robot from Rick and Morty

This is a 3d printed version of one of my favorite TV show, I will post the solidworks and STL files and information how to assemble one of this this is just a test run, the base is from a "I-spy Mini Wireless Wifi App-control Spy Tank Rc Car"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wi-Fi, Ethernet module for led control

This is a 4 layer board that I designed using the pic32mx795f512l and the marvell 88w8686 Wi-Fi chip. It includes an Ethernet controller and spi output to control LEDS strips.

This is a video of the controller, controlling 5 sets of 64 RGB leds.

16x16 Led Panels

16x16 Led Panels connected together

This is a set of 2 matrix led panels that is controlled with a Pic32 and an Ethernet module. Each panel has its own IP, and from the windows application you can select the location of the panel to form an array of panels and to display whatever is on your desktop into the panel.

 16x16 Led Panel


This is the single version of the led panel.  

Settings for the program

 Here you can see the settings for the program of how easy it is to comunicates with the panels.

Pick up table tennis ball robot

Pick up table tennis ball robot

     This robot is designed to pick up table tennis balls and it is not a kit. I completely designed and built it for a friend who plays table tennis. The front side of the robot has an opening in the corner of the concave angle formed by the two sides. There is a rotational door in this opening, which is activated by a couple of sensors located on top of the door. When the sensors receive a signal about an object e.g. like a table tennis ball, the signal is transmitted to a servo engine which turns the rotational door in 360 degrees hitting the object inside the robot as shown in image 3 and 4. The Robot can be operated in two ways;
1) By using a remote control, which permits the user to increase or decrease the speed of the lateral wheels.
2) By activation with a chip located inside the robot, which allows the robot to move independently and in a randomly.

Either way, independent movement or remote controlled movement, the robot will move on the floor surface and all balls which come close to the front will activate the rotational door and the ball is pushed to the inside the robot.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016