Week 18 - Project Developement

Complete your Final Project, tracking your progress.


Digital Fabrication Project Development

I am building a scale déployé dome made by plastic 3D printed hinges able to stretch and shrink depending on the light intensity that activates the entire system by using six servo motors in that case.


What tasks have been completed and what tasks remain?

In general I have completed all the tasks I proposed: 3D printing (the hinges), laser cutting (the structure), CNC milling (the boards), soldering (the circuits) and programming (the movement). But I wish I could spend more time programming because electronics took me a long time until it properly worked.


What has worked and what has not?

I am proud because everything that I have proposed has worked better or worse. And I think that this achievement was due to the fact of doing all tasks at the same time instead of closing definitely a task, because some changes affect others tasks.


What questions need to be resolved?

I would like to learn how to control the speed of the servo movements in order to create a smooth motion on the Déployé Dome, because the movements that I have achieved so far are quite violents.

I also want to improve the circuit wiring beacause right now I am making a lot of changes but when I finish I would like to resolve it.


What will happen when?

When I achive to control the slow motion of the dome I would like to make an interface that shows what is the phototransistor reading and what is the response of the servos.


What have you learned?

I have learn a lot in the electronics and programming; I started the Academy from cero in this field and right now I am able to design my own circuit in order to move a prototype made by myself: it is awsome!



Developing the final project Déployé Dome.


For more details have a look at my Final Project Déployé Dome.


Déployé Dome by Fabricio Santos is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License.



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