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A Look at the Code – Xan

As my blog posts near their end, I thought that it might be nice to take some time to explain a bit about how the hand electronics and code work. This post should give the reader a fair bit of information about what the code actually does, and may briefly touch on how the electronics work with the code. I want this post to be pretty thorough, so if you have any questions or want anything clarified by the end, feel free to ask in the comments!

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A Functioning Test Platform and New Code – Xan

It’s been two weeks since my last post, and a great deal has happened since then. Most notably, the second version of the handstand has been constructed and set up. Take a look at the video below for a quick demonstration of that and the new and improved debug program (The thing graphing data on my laptop). In the video I demonstrate the new debug program screen, the hand opening and closing with the EMG system, and all of the hand functions that are currently loaded: pinch, peace sign, rock sign, and two types of finger wave. Most of the functions are placeholders, but they’re still fun to see.

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GitHub, Hand “hacking”, and Mechanics – Xan

There are four things that I have to do in the next few months:

1. Order motors and potentiometers and modify (“hack”) the hand to use them.

2. Set up a meeting with the recipient of the hand (to test EMGs).

3. Begin printing a new hand on the FormLabs printer.

4. Commit the code to GitHub

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