• Chapter 3 - Adaptator X, Electronics

    benoit.vanderzyppe09/15/2017 at 15:22 0 comments

    Once the basis of the Adaptator X was created, an electronic system was added to control the rise level of the horizontal bar holding the phone.

    The main board was pierced, and a flexible camera tripod was fixed to it with screw and bolt.

    An Arduino Leonardo card (https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-leonardo-with-headers) was programmed to control a perpetual servo-motor (https://www.pololu.com/product/2820).

    The code allowed the motor to be controlled by a joystick, the servo-motor direction was controlled as well as the rotation speed. 

    The Arduino was linked to a joystick, the servo-motor and a battery.

    The two strings were glued to the rotor of the servo-motor, and the motor was glued to the back of the main board.

  • Chapter 2 - Adaptator X, Materials

    benoit.vanderzyppe09/15/2017 at 14:50 0 comments

    First part of the microscope adaptator consisted of planning the strucure of it and cutting the parts.

    Our adaptator consisted of a main board, cutted in a particular way in order to fix the moving parts. The moving parts are small elongated pieces allowing the phone to move up, down, left and right in order to place it precisely on the microscope objective.

    Our first idea was to use a trammel to avoid that the phone falls with its weight, however we found another system and it was not used.

    All the pieces were cut in plywood with a laser cutter, following this document :

    For scale, the main board's dimensions are 16x10 cm.

    Our idea was to fix bars with screw and bolt on the hollow lines, which allowed the bars to move and adjust the phone's position.

    Another bar was created as there was a mistake with the first one.
    The horizontal bar was fixed with screws and bolt on the two vertical lines.
    Two strings were attached to the screws and joined together. When the strings are pulled, the horizontal bar goes up, and when it's not the bar goes down.
    Foam was added on the horizontal bar to avoid the fall of the phone, as well as on the two sides of the main board.

  • Chapter 1 - Pickle Rick Totem

    benoit.vanderzyppe09/15/2017 at 13:54 0 comments

    We first printed the 3D Pickle Rick.

    The template was downloaded from thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2452401).

    The model was printed with 2 fluids : a classic one (white plastic) and a solvable one, which was used as support when creating the figurine.

    The model was printed lying down to use less material.

    Once printed, the Pickle rick was put in hot water for around an hour to remove the support.

    It was painted with classic paint one day later