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Blogs about Design Phase

Blogs about Design Phase

  • 3D Design Workshop at HKUST Hackathon (hackUST)


    The workshop started with a general overview of how RS Components is as a company. It is then continued by a detailed introduction to DesignSpark Mechanical as a revolutionarily simple 3D Design software that is suitable for rapid prototyping. We then proceeded to hands-on experience on using DesignSpark Mechanical, which is my favorite part because I could have a taste of rapid 3D designing and experiment on the effects of various tools on my design. The organizers were really helpful in assisting participants on both technical and non-technical issues, and instructors always made sure that participants could follow the flow of the workshop. Overall it was an enjoyable, informative and reasonably-paced workshop. I’m looking forward for more workshops like this one!


    • Sensing and Control with FORTHdsPIC

      Bill Marshall

      My last two blog posts on FORTHdsPIC featured its ability to provide some basic control for a simple 4-servo ‘humanoid’ robot, and its transfer to a Microchip MicroStick II development board. I wanted to add sensor capabilities and felt these would be easier to demonstrate on a conventional wheeled mobile robot based on the Parallax BoE-Bot hardware. The result is version 0.6 of the software and the need for additions to the user guide.


      • Creating the 6 DoF Platform - Pt3


        In this, the final in a series of 3 articles, we discuss the finishing touches to the platform, and the conversion of the microcnntroller to a PIC based system and Matrix's own hardware.