Progress & Tech Logs
Latest updates related to the continual development and behind the scenes making of Bowie robot kits
We made the edits that Beck and Brenda found when beta testing, and updated the google sheets. The next step will be to run the python script and update the pages. See their progress log hereread more
A little progress log on this, the Bowie brain kit splash page has been updated. It now contains the words giving an overview of the kit, and the big green button to launch into the instructions. There needs to be more work done on the page, it's a bit of a mix right...read more
Check out the video (not sure why the link doesn't go properly, but the video is also embedded above) Now we need to combine the test scripts we've been writing with Bowie API. The Bowie API takes a payload sent over serial from the microcontroller to the Raspberry...read more
Carrying on from the previous tech log. The example we are using also uses a Lamda function to send a log note. In the future, Lambda functions can be used as "glue" to pretty much anything. Something to explore in the future when there's more time available are SNS...read more
It was time to get going on working on getting connected with AWS IoT. This is going to be fun! We are going to connect Bowie's brain to the cloud. We have done some things previously, such as connecting Bowie to shiftr.io MQTT. This works great, but in order to fully...read more
This is a slightly weird log entry, because not only did everything we do not end up working, it also ended up going slightly backwards more than forwards. But that's alright - as astronauts say, "there is no problem so bad you can't make it worse". Some time went in...read more
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