Still Alive

A project log for Hacking the MeArm

I've got a MeArm and I'm going to do science to it.

deʃhipudeʃhipu 10/12/2016 at 08:490 Comments

So I dug out this project. I never actually intended to abandon it for so long, but somehow that's exactly what happened. Today I started preparing for the PyCon.PL confernece, and looked at the shelf, and there it was. We are going to do some Micro:Bit hacking at the conference, and I thought: "Hey, it's a good thing to connect a Micro:Bit to!" So I took it out, blew the dust from it, replaced two broken bolts (those acrylic bolts are delicate when you tighten them too much) and added a bunch of wires to the servos:

Every servo has now two extra wires: one going to the center tap of the pot, and one going to the motor. Why? Because I want to be able to do position and force sensing! Probably not right now and not with the Micro:Bit, but I really want to do some experiments with complain motion and such.