- What went well?
I learned what are the variations in the mechanism of animatronic eyes. Managed to make a hardware prototype, which is essential for the continuation of this project. I worked with acrylic materials and laser cutters for that material. I managed to make a product design.
- What could be better?
If I was using a laser cutter it would have saved me quite some time, since I was braking and remaking many parts during the construction. Time spent for Dev. Step #4 – more than 16 hours.
- What should be better?
I really wanted to hand-make the first prototype. Even though things were breaking quite often and had to re-adjust many of the components. I was stubborn and refused to switch to laser-cutter, which would have saved me many issues. I should have used a different material for the main prototype – Acrylic plastic(which I used for the raspberry pi cases) is definitely a better option for that purpose compared to wood.
- Time spent.
25 hours +
To Do 1.5
Since I already have the hardware prototype, now I can move to the integration between Processing and Arduino.
I need to find micro SD cards, some adapters for HDMI and USB hub. I need to Install and setup the Rapsbian OS.