Mechanical Overview

A project log for Christine's Blooming Rose

3D printed, heat formed, servo actuated blooming, Dotstar module lit, rose.

daren-schwenkeDaren Schwenke 03/18/2019 at 14:120 Comments

So if you were wondering what's going on under the hood, here ya go.

Forgot to mention, but you'll notice the closed position stops with the fishing line going across the center of the servo hub.  That means I can shut the servo down when either fully open/closed and it stays put.  It also means that if the rose fails to open or close for any reason, I don't sit and burn out the servo, which is a plus.

To try to eliminate the random triggers I was getting with capsense, I 'shielded' my capsense wires going up the stem by twisting them with the ground wire.

It worked, but also succeeded in coupling the two channels so they behave as one.  Bah.