I lost some interest in this project for a little while (mostly because I had another one that seemed more interesting at the time) but I'm back! there were some small hurdles to overcome here and a lot of larger ones. From the last log I've taken the checklist of things to complete and crossed off all of them that have been achieved:
mprove image changing in control board program to allow for true 3D animations
- because of above item, improve java program to write code for new structure to allow for easy animation making
ncrease diffusion of LED's to make them more visible during rotation improve starting and speed stability of mechanical parts improve mechanical stability of matrix if speed stability cannot be improved, add feedback to control board to prevent the image from drifting.
So... yeah, a lot happened, as a result this log is going to be split up into 4 logs with the other logs covering the mechanical, hardware, and software changes that have been made to the project.
Anyone who's been reading through this project from the beginning knows that I've already created a java program that simplifies the animation making. Suffice it to say the micro controllers code has changed so drastically that the original one will just have to be scrapped.
But with all that said, here is the circle test demo used before recreated on the project with the new modifications:
compared to where the project was last month, there is a lot of improvement. See you in the following logs!