Willie is O K!!

MikeG's picture

   Ta Da!!

 

  I put willie back together this morning. His arm wen't just fine. I printed one of the adjustable (rotatable), square potentiometer holders and used it. That had it's own issues of course, (freaking itty bitty screws), but after having replaced the shoulder drive gear and reinforced it with washers and epoxy to keep them from wanting to pull through the thin material of the cylinder and a few other minor non-standard modifications his right arm is hanging properly now and seems to be working well also.


I need some build assistance from the community.

MikeG's picture

 I have been searching the Google forum for help with this subject to no avail. If anyone knows the answer I would very much like to receive e-mail on the subject.

I have removed Willie's right arm for a tune up. Some of the holes in the cylinder of his shoulder rotation gear have become elongated so there is/was a lot of slop in the motion when he raised his forearm by rotating the shoulder gear.  This was the result of overdriving his arm. I do not remember now the excatct souce of that.


Inmoov Brain

fc's picture
                               INMOOV BRAIN
                            cognitive processes
 
many people is building the Inmoov open source robot,created by Gael L, and they take care of the mechanical and engineered parts that allow the moving body and gestures.
 

Speech refactored

moz4r's picture

Why: Too many same things for same result with diffents code lines. From python land code & result was different from 1 speech service to an other.

Now, every speech service should use SpeechInterface and a common method will do the job to cache text and play it with AudioFile.


Updated joystick example

kwatters's picture

It's come to my attention that the joystick example scripts are pretty far out of date and definitely don't work very well with manticore.

I have updated an example joystick script that will work with manticore

https://github.com/MyRobotLab/pyrobotlab/blob/develop/home/kwatters/joys...

This is a very simple example of the joystick analog stick x axis controlling the speed and direction of the a servo motor.  This is a much more simplified approach than having to deal with the "sweep" function on the servo.

 


My inMoov head + torso completed

scognito's picture

Hi,

I made a blog post talking about my "adventure" creating inmoov and working with MRL.

Software is still a work in progress, but I'm glad it is usable enough :)

https://scognito.wordpress.com/2018/04/28/inmoov-my-robot-lab-for-dummie...

Thank you all for the support!

Build Server Shenanigans

GroG's picture

In the past the build server would often fail  (even Travis would) because of lacking resources.   But it was always nice to have a public place to show the current status. I have more resources locally and its less expensive for me to do builds.  We potentially also have a wider variety of resources too as a collective, which might be better testing too.