First update

A project log for Robotic Painting Arm (made from cardboard)

This is a robotic arm that will be able to paint paintings, it is made from cardboard, scraps, and Servos (quarantine project).

weswes 06/20/2020 at 19:200 Comments

June 20 :

Disclaimer: As I am new to open source projects, gitHub, and coding, there is a chance that I will forget to mention critical things and go into too much detail about useless stuff. Hopefully you will bare with me while I make adjustments!

So! I've been working on this for a few weeks and so far I've gotten the robotic arm to run on openFrameworks using the mouseX, mouseY to manipulate the arm.  Im not sure if anyone would even be interested in that code (which is perhaps nothing special, but not entirely useless!) I will try to post that to my gitHub for people to use.  I'm not sure if it would be useful to show how exactly I made the arm out of cardboard or not, but of course I'm willing to do so if that's at all helpful.

Going on, I've also managed to get the openCV library to take an image from my webcam and translate that into one of six colors + a default color. In the near future I am going to use OSC messages to automatically connect to RunwayML for the GAN alterations (again I'm using Runway because my laptop is not suited to that).  

I had been using 4 AA batteries to run all 5 servos (ky66(x2) and MG996(x3) ) but I don't think that's going to work long-term so now I've got a rechargeable 6 volt battery pack.