Above you see the finished installation, I'm currently updating the code for a better gaming experience.
In the V-Slot Belt & Pinion Example Build the spacers for the wheels are 5mm. This is actually to tight when your using a piece of extrusion like I do instead of a gantry plate. The spacer for the wheels should actually be 8mm so there is space for the motor mount plate.
I made use of laser-cut acrylic glass to make 'stands' for the small NeoPixel bars, the single Neopixel ball (shown below) and the 14 segment Alpha-Numeric LED backpacks to show the score.
Testing all LEDs with SPI and one of the Alpha-Numeric backpacks over i2c.
All wires to the control box! I use a 12V power supply from Mean Well to drive the steppers. I make use of a UBEC step down converter to get to 5V for the Arduino and NeoPixels and Numeric Backpack.
I decided to make the lid of the little 'black' box transparent so the players can 'see' how it works.
This build is to show what's possible as well with openBuilds! I use a single ArduinoMega and 5 separate stepper drivers (A4988). The LEDs are all NeoPixels. Collision 'detection' is all done within the code, so the endstops are only sensors I use in this build. I'm a self-employed video-artist and this is my first installation which just needs power and it runs (where I'm quite proud of). Normally my interactive installations take a long setup time, so this installation is a relief :)
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution Share Alike - CC BY SA
Reason for this BuildI walked around with this idea for quite a while, and I wanted to place the machine in my toilet (it became to big, so now it's finished it din't end up there).
I dropped the idea at a children's movie festival for their MediaLab, they liked it and funded the whole project. Now it's a rental for other festivals as well.
Inspired byV-Slot Belt & Pinion and the Mini V Linear Actuator Build