2014-09-18

InMoov in New York

Come and see InMoov in New-York at the World Makerfaire this week-end.
I will be there along with MyRobotLab and WeVolver, Bionico.
We will have three InMoov robots displayed, lots of other projects with InMoov and of course a bunch of Makers and builders to talk to.

http://makerfaire.com/


2014-07-22

June and July for InMoov + Stomach parts

Ok, this is getting a bit too much to handle.
I barely find time to post on the website, I don't keep up with correspondance. InMoov is taking a bit too much space on my real life.
So please Dear InMoov followers be patient.

So in june we did the Futur en Seine event and we've met very interesting people and groups, in fact we have been approached and invited by Dassault Systems, they offer a developpement plateform which could be interesting for InMoov's futur.
The space at Futur en Seine was extremely loud :) Average 95db and up to 110DB recorded at peaks.
Although I never presented the robot in such a loud place, we did manage an Interview with Clubic.com:
Clubic.com InMoov at Futur en Seine
Here are some pictures of the event on our InMoov Tweeter.

Then we did the First Paris MakerFaire. This was very nice because Alessandro came to Paris with his girlfriend, brother in law and his InMoov robot.
We both had a bit of trouble with our robots, these things happen sometimes. Mine got the mouth servo burned and the Leap Motion hand was out of function.
Alessandro had been printing a lots of parts for his robot with 1 shell setting at 30% infill. And two of his parts delaminated under the arm weight. Fortunatly I could reprint during the night in my workshop and during the day we were surrounded by 3D printers. Thanks to the Fabshop for helping on this.
Alessandro was doing cool demonstrations with kinematic movements and 4 PID eye tracking.
He had made some super T-shirts with the new logo, which we all were very happy to wear. These will be for sale on the InMoov site somewhere in september, if I get some time to organize that.
And above all, we were protected by the Force.




InMoov With the Force

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2014-06-06

New Servo Power Board for InMoov

As I said in my last post, I am working together with two Dutch builders (NL) to develop a shield for the Arduino boards to power up the servos of InMoov.
Leon and Marten have recently taken the Servo Power Board to the next level by getting real PCBs manufactured. Marten created the Gerber files following my recommendations but adding his professional knowledge which I really enjoyed to see.
Leon and Marten are now in the process to assemble one of them with ribbons and components, so later I can test them for The Makerfaire Paris. This will improve greatly the ease of built for new robotic builders.
If all goes well, they will be available on the site in July.
See pictures of Leon's progress:

2014-05-31

InMoov gets his abdomen working

A video that explains the actuation of the abdomen of InMoov. Below those new parts will start the hip mecanism.
The pole support is getting weak and I have to secure the robot when he moves to the sides during the video. I need to make a better pole for the MakerFaire.
The ball bearings are pretty good and I think I will modify the shoulder parts to give the choice to new builders.
Grog of MyRobotLab has just fixed the InMoov service, so these new parts can be initialized with the rest of the robot script.
This is going to be fun for new gestures and movements!
I will release these parts at the end of June, beginning of July after running tests.  






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2014-05-27

InMoov at the Bal of Robot

I have a lot to say but I can't find time to write this post.
So I will make it short.
I have been busy to a point of no return, hey!
-Working to create a logo for InMoov.
-3D printing the stomach parts, testing, modifying, reprinting and finaly assembling them.
-Organizing what will be coming next on InMoov.
-Searching how to create cheap, fast, reliable actuators to developp the legs.
-Getting the InMoov prosthetic hand to it's final result.(Not happy yet)
-Getting a serious power servo PCB board done in China with the collaboration of Leon and Marten (NL) -Organising with WeVolver the future of InMoov as a complete developpement plateform and producing low cost kits.  

Here is InMoov with his logo on the NEW stomach parts,

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2014-04-26

InMoov on ARTE TV, Futurmag

In French:




 In German:



This is a interview given to 3DNatives, also in French.
Sorry for all the english readers, but France is my home country and I'm happy to see french people finally discover 3D printing and what goodies it can bring!!
 http://www.3dnatives.com/robot-humanoide-inmoov/




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2014-03-31

Arduino Day for MyRobotLab and InMoov

Well as some already know we went to Amsterdam for the Arduino day. The event was organized by Richard and Bram of Ground3D, whom I've met during the 55 printers world record last year in Utrecht.

It took place on the Overkant in Amsterdam, a rather huge working place, where makers gather to build things. The makers had brought their creations along and of course there was some interesting things to see and to talk about. Arduino was one of the subject. :)

Leon, an InMoov follower, although he hasn't started to build one, was there and had brought some amazing copters made partly with a 3D printer and avery nice CNC he has recently developped. I also had the occasion to test a self balancing mecanism for cameras which gave me some ideas for the hips rotations.

Using InMoov2.0 in public for the first time was interesting, everything worked well. I really enjoyed to "detach" "attach" the servos from power source through voice commands. The 4PID worked perfect. The "search humans" had a rough time because of too many faces to chose from.
Tracking an object seemed a bit less accurate than before, but all the other commands worked very nicely.

This Lady has taken good care of me, preparing "toasties" for my lunch and coffees. Very nice!

Leon's Copter.





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