|Dr Lucy Rogers|
Improvements since Whooverville are the tail mechanism and the visor lights, although there were some malfunctions with the visor lights, as some of them wer not working, but this turned out to be just some poor connections.
I usesd an Arduino Mega 2560 for the visor control, mostly because of the large number of I/O's available, and there is a connection to one of the switches on the control panel to change from all on mode to a Knight Rider function.
Below is the mounting of the Arduino Mega 2560, mounted on a plate, which slides into features which are bonded to the inside of the head, then a retaining clip holds it in. I just need to figure out the cable routing.
|Arduino Mega 2560 mounted|
I've since fixed and added a random function
The tail now also wags at the push of a button on the control panel. This is controlled by an Arduino Nano, with a simple sequence to a servo.
We ordered a Tom Baker cut-out to pose next to K9, who was well received with many people having their photos taken with K9 & Tom and lots of children had fun pushing the buttons.
I'm still working on improvements such as fitting the laser extender mechanism and the Software for the visor lights, which needs changing to an inturrept rather than waiting for the loop to finish before recognising the input.