So, final time we told we how to fast make (not including 3D printing) one’s possess BB-8 drudge of a Star Wars and sanction it for minimal functions, such as: revolution and “follow me”. In this essay we would like to tell we about a tiny upgrades we done for it.
We keep on upgrading it. Now it can work outdoor though tie to a energy supply or batteries. “How?” we competence wish to ask . Some of we has a camber already. Yes, solar panels.
We put together a sequence of 2 tiny solar panels (5 volts each). Using a sequence connection, we obtain a outlay energy of 10 V and 800 mAh. Not really much, though in a good balmy weather, a drudge will work. It is apparent that 800 mAh is a rise power, in fact, it might be less. It all depends on a enlightenment energy and a angle of object incidence. But this is not all yet. For a BB-8 operation we need also a charged phone/tablet. They also need charging. Yes, that’s right. With a same solar panels. There’s one innovation. We motionless to supplement one tidbit – a wireless charger.
We had suspicion about it for some time already. But we contingency acknowledge there’s one nuance. A wireless horse consists of dual units: a horse itself and a receiver to be connected to a smartphone around a micro USB-port.
Nikola Tesla was a initial to understanding with a theme of wireless electricity transmission. Just in those early years when Morgan financed a marvellous Wordencliff’s project (by a way, a tumble of a Tunguska meteorite, or a Tunguska curiosity has zero to do with a good Serbian physicist). But let’s go behind to a wireless charger. There’s some kind of height with a dark tilt inside, that generates electromagnetic field. Another image transforming a electromagnetic margin into a electric energy to assign a write is connected to a telephone.
Obviously, a potency of this horse is low. The limit stream is 800 мАh.
Nonetheless, in a balmy continue a SelfieBot is means to work powered by usually 3 solar panels. It’s understandable, a bigger a row is a better.
As it is noisier outdoor than indoors, and a telephone/tablet speakers are not absolute enough, we motionless to additionally bond to a BB-8 one some-more pacifist orator via mini jack. Yes, around mini jack, since a Bluetooth is intent to yield a phone/tablet tie with a SelfieBot’s electronics, and we use WiFi to remotely control a BB-8.
This is a benefaction version.
We are still operative during a looks!
In a subsequent essay we’ll tell we about some upgrades, particularly, how to make a construction some-more fast and some-more noiseless.
This is a list of upgrades we are going to finish in a nearest 2-3 weeks :
- Improve sound insulation;
- Improve fortitude when rotating, repay shaking;
- Add a diode fasten to irradiate a eye;
- Fix an additional orator inside;
- Paint it with a strange ВВ-8’s colors;
- Create a some-more pleasing neck for a robot;
- Improve a fasteners for a some-more available assembling/disassembling;
- Create a mountain for a wireless horse + write (now we use magnets);
- Create a mountain for a GoPro camera.
Read about us on a Internet: Endurance SelfieBot or Endurance BB-8.
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