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Kit Log #056: Mega instructions update

Kit Log #056: Mega instructions update

It’s a mega update! We’ve hit a milestone of completing the majority of first chapter instructions, with images, and now with the pieces for 3D printing.

Today- Wrote the python program to parse the pieces sheets csv to go to html for the page. Got caught up on some css for a border. The trick was to make the border 0px and white. Yesterday we made the template for the pieces html, which was then used in the python parser. Luckily the html was a bit quicker this time, since it was based on the work already done with flexbox css. Special thanks to Beck for helping with the instruction descriptions for the arm, chassis, drive system, and hopper.

Here’s what was accomplished today, following the list of the previous log:

build – chassis instructions
– DONE next steps: process the steps and parts sheet
– ^ oops, wasn’t that already done before?
– DONE next steps: process the pieces sheet
– DONE post new pages online
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-chassis/pieces/

brain kit page
– DONE next steps: go through the corrections and edit the steps
– DONE next steps: process the pieces sheet
– DONE run autopager on the steps csv
– DONE update all the steps pages
– DONE updated the main page with a button to the pieces page
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/bowie-brain-kit/pieces/
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/bowie-brain-kit/

build – drive system
– DONE next steps: process the steps and parts sheet
– DONE next steps: process the pieces sheet
– DONE combined wheels into drive system model
– DONE for some reason going to part4 on this page redirects to brain kit https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-drivesys/part3/ — it was because the page was not renamed to part4
– DONE create & post new pages online
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-drivesys/pieces/
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-drivesys/part1/
– DONE process the steps images for thumbnail and web versions
– DONE fix sheets part3 description

build – arm
– DONE next steps: process the steps and parts sheet
– DONE next steps: process the pieces sheet
– DONE create & post new pages online
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-arm/pieces/
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-arm/part1/
– DONE process the steps images for thumbnail and web versions

build – hopper
– DONE next steps: process the steps and parts sheet
– DONE next steps: process the pieces sheet
– DONE combined hopper and lid model
– DONE create & post new pages online
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-hopper/pieces/
https://www.robotmissions.org/learn/build-hopper/part1/
– DONE process the steps images for thumbnail and web versions

As well, the Build a Bowie page was updated with the new links. It’s cool to see the progress, half of the guides are started. The navigation menu at the top of the site has also been updated.

Next step is continuing on with the pieces pages for operator interface, super bright lights, power pack.

Kit Log #054: Lots of instruction updates

Kit Log #054: Lots of instruction updates

Lots of work on the instructions today. Today was working on the data in sheets. The next update will be running it through the python program and updating these onto the pages on our site. Check out the Brain Kit page again, now it has the 3D model embedded in to the page. Here was the progress today:

build – chassis instructions
– minor edits to steps – improvements to how the fasteners were referred to in the instructions
– parts sheet updated
– pieces sheet completed
– next steps: process the steps and parts sheet and post online
– next steps: process the pieces sheet

brain kit page
– updated gallery to animate
– added fusion 360 embed
– completed the pieces sheet, and uploaded the stls
– next steps: go through the corrections and edit the steps
– next steps: process the pieces sheet

build – drive system
– minor edits to some steps
– completed the parts sheet
– pieces sheet completed
– next steps: process the steps and parts sheet and post online
– next steps: process the pieces sheet

build – arm
– replaced image v1.arm.b.04 with no screw
– minor edits to steps
– completed parts sheet
– pieces sheet completed
– next steps: process the steps and parts sheet and post online
– next steps: process the pieces sheet

build – hopper
– minor edits to steps
– pieces sheet completed
– next steps: process the steps and parts sheet and post online
– next steps: process the pieces sheet

operator interface, super bright lights, power pack = these also need pieces sheet created

 

Collab Log #013: 3D printing updated IR camera pieces

Collab Log #013: 3D printing updated IR camera pieces

Today we started 3D printing the updated CAD model pieces from the uOttawa group! Just like a teleporter, from their computer to reality over here. It’s great! These pieces will be used to assemble the complete IR camera pieces and mount. The Raspberry Pi goes onto the case and into the shell, which mounts onto the top of Bowie’s chassis.

Next update will show the complete assembly of this, stay tuned! And good luck to the uOttawa team this week with their presentation!

Collab Log #012: Reviewing CAD model

Collab Log #012: Reviewing CAD model

We met with some of the uOttawa group and discussed the CAD model and the object detection training model. It was interesting, for the object detection model, there are some out there, like this one on kaggle for garbage detection. If we can build on this, it will help get ahead faster.

The Garbage Classification Dataset contains 6 classifications: cardboard (393), glass (491), metal (400), paper(584), plastic (472) and trash(127).

The CAD model is ready to be printed! We have a printer here, and this seems quite like teleportation. We will begin printing it asap (waiting on some PTFE oil before starting a long print).

Beck is still working on the drive system instructions, but no progress was made since last update.

The uOttawa team has their presentation coming up soon! Thank you to their effort this semester!

Kit Log #052: Brain Kit landing page

Kit Log #052: Brain Kit landing page

Today we finished the brain kit landing page. It contains all the info in one place about the brain kit, what it does, and how to get started. Go check it out! This will be our template for the other kit landing pages as well.

The progress started two days ago (March 21), but only finished today (March 23) because of figuring out how to make the gallery work. The brain kit links to its page on the store, and now it is complete. Actually, upon writing this, just realised that the 3d models are missing. They will likely go in to the guide page.