Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New project!


instead of doing my english homework, i decided to make something... so i decided to make that LED cube i have been thinking about building since the beginning of the year

I created a template for my LED's to get them all even

By soldering the cathodes together, i can multiplex the LED's

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Me on the GoodMorning Show

I was flown up for an interview on the GoodMorning show in the holidays :) Pretty sure only old people watch it... but hey

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Looking Pretty tidy...

Before sending my project away to Brightsparks, i figured it needed a little cleaning up. So i did!

I screwed everything in place, which seems much stronger that hot glue :P


This was to align the arm when it moves down.
An alternative was to add another servo, but this was cheaper and easier


A little hidey-hole concealing the electronics



The wing-nut calibrates the height of the solving arm.
His name is George. He likes solving cubes.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Flippy Flippy


As for flipping my cube, i now have a solution! At the moment its a bit jerky, but at least it's consistent in flipping the cube.
video
pretty happy with the results, but eventually  i'll try to create a more fluid motion.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Progress...


So after a bit of hot glue and popsicle sticks, i have somewhat of a working prototype:
video
It is a bit different to my original idea which was to have two robot hands... that seemed to be to difficult without buying expensive claws, so heres a quick video of my new design working. So far all it does is spin one face, but that will soon be addressed.