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April 6, 2018.

 

  Fred-X's middle is finished... Sort of.

I have completed the mechanical assembly.  I have discovered that if I change the state of configuration file 9 Neopixel from False to True that it causes the software to run as though there were some process eating up 99 % of the system resources. 

  I recommend not trying to run a NeoPixel ring unless you have a fix for this. I am not at that point yet.

  As soon as I get Fred's right leg finished I eill be standing him on his own legs.


Hello

SurferJim's picture

Hi,

My son turned introduced me to InMoov robot in Oct of 2016.   I broke down and boought him a 3D printer.  It collected dust.  After 3 months, in January f 2017, I did the FingerStarter, and was hooked.  I assembled the forearm and hand, and then turned to the head as I want vision, speech, and intelligence first. Gael's creation is awesome!!!!   The pieces fit so well, and are very durable.  Great piece of art blended with tech.


Double Speaking Manticore with WebkitSpeechRecognition + NaturalReaderSpeech

GroG's picture

Gael reported a problem with Manticore release.
When using a fingerstarter & natural reader speech service, it would "double speak"

I looked into the details and found WebkitSpeechReader was publishText was "calling" recognized.

I do not think this is desired.

WebkitSpeechReader is a text publisher and a recognizer.  So I would expect both of these events fired when it recognizes something.  But these are independent events and should NOT be calling one another.


Sensor and Sensitivity

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Hello everyone! It's been months since I didn't log in to MRL shoutbox.
 
If I log it's because I need a little help on something that is frustrating me since last night.
I am designing a new hand with much better sensors and sensitivity. AH3503+ micro magnet 2x1mm

More progress for Fred

MikeG's picture

 

  So this is where Fred-X's belly is today. I am building a leg (left), so that I can measure the correct length for his new dolly. I have all the parts for the dolly, but I want fredto appear to be standing normally. The pipe on which his weight will be supported must bethe correct length, so once his leg is complete, I will remove his head and arms and covers etc and assemble the middle section and one leg  then measure the correct pipe length.


Evolution !!! == Small Big Dog with Nice Yellow Coverings !

GroG's picture

Awesome links from shoutbox conversation ...
(Thanks kwatters & Gareth !)


New I2C controlled Dual Motor Positioning Controller

Ray.Edgley's picture
The dual motor controller is based around the Arduino Nano using PWM output to control up to two DC motors and one standard type servo.