Saturday, April 13, 2019

Raspberry Pi for Computer Vision

Few days ago, one of the gurus of computer vision that I follow started a quite nice project on Kickstarter: an e-book titled Raspberry Pi for Computer Vision.

Friday, April 12, 2019

The feet - 1

While waiting for weather to be good enough for me to work outside on the body, I decided to continue the printing task.

I chose to go on with the feet, as they are simple enough to print. Also the new drive system designed by Michael Baddeley is quite better than the previous one, so I wished to giv it a try...

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Fusion furnace - 2

At last the fusion furnace is complete! The 3D printable parts are on thingiverse and can be freely downloaded of course.

In this post I will put some instructions to build the furnace, so it will be a bit long. Note that almost everything is 3D printed. You just need some nuts and bolts, some tubes and a couple of connectors (of course also glue, putty, sandpaper and paint).

At the bottom of this post you will find links to the non printable parts and to the models on thingiverse.

Let's start with the printing tips...

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fusion furnace - 1

I finished printing the body a couple of months ago, but now the droid is on hold. The body needs heavy sanding, priming and painting and I cannot do this inside my house, so I need a better weather to go on.
Anyway I am still developing something about this droid and after a bit of research I decided to build a replica of the fusion furnace seen in ep.V on Dagobah. I think you will agree that a droid is almost useless without a good recharging unit!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The lift system - 2

Finally I managed to test the lift system with the periscope. I was a bit worried because the periscope is much heavier than the life scanner, so the servo and the gears could not be enough to lift it.