Videos and Pictures at bottom.
What will your project be?
We are going to build a robotic hand that will move based on the actions of a glove that we put sensors on it. We will design a glove that will have flex sensors that will (hopefully) trigger the fingers of the robotic hand. Thus, whenever we move a finger, the robotic hand will also move that finger.
How could this project fit into a larger class-wide goal of creating a music video?
The robotic hand can be placed over a keyboard and can play the songs.
What parts will you use?
Which aspects of your project do you already know how to do?
Building the hand and coding should not be that hard. The hand will probably be built out of a light since a servo will be controlling the joints. The coding also shouldn't be too hard since the flex sensors are just resistors and we've already dealt with the coding of resistors this semester. There will, of course, be unseen circumstances that we cannot prevent, but we will deal with those accordingly.
Which aspects of your project will you need help figuring out how to do?
Mounting the servos on the robotic glove and making sure that the servos move the joints will probably be the hardest part of our project. Although we have no idea how hard this will be until we get the parts, this seems like this facet would have the most amount of trouble.
How will you divide up the work on the project?
When one person is working, the other is also working on the project. Not too worried about sharing the work since it comes pretty naturally. We're bros.
Videos (WATCH THEM IN ORDER)
A wooden stand was made in order to prop up the servos over the fingers. The stand was buttressed by four wooden dowel rods and had a cardboard top. The entire hand was put on a cardboard piece also for a base. Everything was connected using hot glue and some things are reinforced with duct tape.
The final wiring of all of the arduinos: one for the hand and the other for the piano.
Although we got the original idea done, we did not accomplish all that we wanted to. There were two major discrepancies from our videos to the actual project. One was that the flex sensors were not sewn onto the glove, but rather glued. The other was that the piano didn't have the side to side movement that we wanted so the hand could press 5 keys instead of 3. Even though these ideas did not come into fruition, the project still went fairly well.
Any questions can be asked on Thursday!