- For this assignment we need to answer some relevant questions about our final project.
What will it do?
Twister is a wifi controlled small lego rotating cube with integrated application, it can connecting each other physically to create a control 3/4/5/6/7 axes robot arm, it can also be used to automate original lego pieces !
It can rotate on one face, change color,connect phisically by a lego original block, wifi connect automatically with other twister cube. Each twister cube can be a Server or client by click a button. You can control via smartphone, PC, tablet simply connect to his wifi network.
Who’s done what beforehand?
LEGO 1960 Technical Motor
What materials and components will be required?
- PLA Rolls blue, green, yellow and red
- white acrilic
- one micro-servo motors
- one ESP8266 rev A
- one (Esp8266 breakout board) RGB3.3-Servo5 pcb built with the experience of Output device week.
- one RGB led common catode
- one battery 3.3v
Where will they come from?
All electronics for RGB3.3-Servo5 pcb came from the fablab inventory (except LM3940 1-A )
I find a very good Pla rolls by ColorFabb
acrilic sheet and battery buyed from local store ESP 8266 rev A by Olimex
How much will it cost?
- Printed parts ~3 Euros
- Servo motors HXT900 9g- 2.37 Euros
- white acrilic A4 format (sufficent for 2 cube)- 6 euros
- ESP8266 rev A - 5.50 Euros
- Esp8266 breakout board components - 4 Euros
- RGB led common catode - 0.20 euros
- Vinyl stikers - 2 euros
Total 23,07 euros
What parts and systems will be made?
Lasercut - material: acrilyc case
Solidworks + Autocad (offset kerf)
3d Printed - material: PLA
- cube angle
- mechanism for cube rotation
- Laser cut acrilic external case
- RGB3.3-Servo5 pcb
- Lego faces
- breakout Esp8266 board
- LuaMcu firmware, with servo + RGB library call + Client SERVER switch.
- Wifi trasmission.
What processes will be used?
Lasercut - for external cube skeleton
3d printing - for cube angle,mechanism for cube rotation,Lego faces
PCB Production - breakout Esp8266 board
Vynil cutting - stickers for customizing the Companion looks and branding the box
Molding and Casting - For Lego Faces
What tasks need to be completed?
1 - improve the visual quality fo the web app
2 - Test : rotation movment
3 - Test : server-client connection between cubes
4 - Build at least 3 twister cube for perform Demostration
What is the schedule?
May 20-22 Modify Servo+RGB pcb for integrate 9v battery and switch button
May 22-26 Complete the App and add some beauty icons on web interface
May 26-30 To build 3 or 4 twister cube for create a demo test
May 31-June 10
How will it be evaluated?
The evaluation will be carried by making a demo test to demostrate the easy connection with server and client connection, set the color of each cube for undestand the movment and build some things with cubes and perform a demo test. A further tests will be showing during the fab11 for the amusing children and adults alike.