I finally received my boards \o/ I spent my week soldering them and here is the result:
I prefer this new version to the old one, the top silk is also better. I didn’t performed all the tests yet, but at least the “smoke test” passed !
The next step is to interconnect them and see if everything is alright. Once I will be able to control one servomotor, a big step will have been made.
The next week I think I will have finally finished the 3D design; I will post the finals renderings.
Keep in touch 😉
It has been a long time since the last post… I have been pretty busy with my job but I have not forgotten Animabot 😉
Few weeks ago I received my boards but there were some mistakes I had to correct… some of the tracks were in contact with the ground plane due to bugs in the Gerber generation…
And I also discovered some issues in the design, so I decided to redo the boards ! I should receive them next week 🙂
In the meantime I worked on the head, I have now an encouraging first version, but I’m not convinced of the “webcam hood” so I will do a second “smother” version 😉
But, in any way I figured out how to integrate the servo for the head rotation, and it seems to works pretty well…
Here is the actual state of Animabot :
Head front view
Head right side view
Head left side view
Internal head gear system
I still have work to do : fix everything inside the head, divide the head in 2 parts for the print/assembly, etc…
He doesn’t look so bad… what do you think ?