10/19/2016 at 15:51 •
After taking a backseat for a while, the project is up and running again! I am proud to announce I have been selected to receive a micro-grant from the arts-engine program at the University of Michigan to improve, finish, and publish the project. Very excited to get started on this again!!
03/27/2016 at 05:16 •
Well, I definitely ran 9V through the accelerometer and blew the thing.
That's okay though, because science.
Anyways, I realize now what I really need is a gyroscope. If I can get the instantaneous angular velocity and mount it on a fixed point I can use the parallel-axis theorem to use the space diagonal of the cube in order to get an arc-length velocity in meters per second.
That was quite the mouthfull, wasn't it?
10/30/2015 at 12:09 •
Managed to find screws for the mounting magnets and secured them diagonally on the back of the box. The soldering job took a long time and required a hearty amount of heat shrink tubing but it's up and running. It's brilliant just to look at it running all by itself, enclosed in its little box. Very cool.
1) The 'H' character (position on the lcd) fades in and out sporadically
2) The high score function displays nothing but 0.00. I do not know if this is because at one point I accidentally connected 9V to my voltage divider circuit and actually blew the accelerometer, or if my code is just being odd. I'll start off with some basic tests tonight and move on from there.
10/04/2015 at 02:50 •
Cut a hole in the project box and sealed it with silicon to keep it safe from water damage.
Still trying to figure out the correct size of screw and placement for the back magnets