Here’s the second part of the video showing the arm mechanism in action, and detailing my next steps for attaching the bicep. You can see more pictures on the main project page.
I’ve added some new pictures of my Iron Man Arm mechanism fitted inside the Armour pieces. Video to follow shortly.
I’ve designed and printed the electronics mountings for Android 12, for which I’ve mainly taken the electronics from Android 11. This consists of a plastic cage and two side panels to mount the microcontroller and two Pololu Mini Maestro servo controllers. I started with some old Ni-Cd batteries for testing but they appear not to have aged well, so they have now been replaced with a pair of new Ni-Mhi batteries – they are wired in series to feed a 12-24 input voltage regulator, which produces 5v at its output to power the servos. More pictures on the Android 12 electronics page.
Here’s Part 6 of Android 12, explaining the hip assembly and showing the entire bottom half of the android in one piece. More pictures over on the main project page.
I’ve added some pictures to the Iron Man Hand Armour page. I decided to 3D print the fingers in the end. I have also published the STL files if you’d like to 3D print your own.
Here’s Part 4 of Iron Man’s Hand Armour, including 3D printing magnetic latching parts and lighting. More over on the main project page.
Here’s a video from me about setting up the Raspberry Pi using a Window computer, and also resolving an issue with black and white video output on UK PAL TVs. There are links to the config file How-To on the main project page.
Here’s the Grand Opening video from my local Makerspace / Hackerspace in Southampton UK. This video was filmed on 28th march 2013, I’m mostly behind the camera. Check out SoMakeIt.org.uk for more information.