So, why am I spending all this time describing technical aspects of the project?

A project log for FlexSEA: Wearable robotics toolkit

OSHW+OSS to enable the next generation of powered prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons. Let’s make humans faster/better/stronger!

Jean-François DuvalJean-François Duval 09/17/2015 at 19:580 Comments

I started playing with electricity and motors when I was a kid and I spent countless hours trying to build DIY RC cars and robots as a young teenager, without any real success. Keep in mind that this was before the age of the Arduino, when programming a PIC16F84 in ASM was the way to go. And that was hard. I still remember the amazing feeling from when I first got a RF remote control working, in C, on an 18F452-centered custom circuit and PCB! Years later, with an Electrical Engineering degree and a Master of Science in my pocket, I did not forget my roots. I’m using this project page as a teaching tool to help you in your projects. I’m covering technical implementation that are typically hard for hobbyists, and hopefully I’m finding the right words and examples to make it more accessible. I’m trying to make the world a better place with FlexSEA, but also by making a complete engineering design freely available to the public, with detailed explanations. What would you like to know? Ask in the comments!