The boards have finally arrived and the Gerber files are being uploaded to Github. The diagram is currently being developed but here is a sneak peak of it, plus of the 5.3.0 prototype!!!
Check out the latest video where I adapt one of the prototype PCB boards for the new clevis pin design:https://youtu.be/q9u5g_cXG0A
The Open Muscle PCB is finally on its way from the factory in China. It has two sensors per cell along with 6 passthrough digital lines, 2 power buses, SSD1306 hookup, charging hookup, and others. The Hiwonder open-source wifi glove also came in this week. We will be using it to train the model we… Read More »Open Muscle PCB and Hiwonder wifi glove Update
We were testing the least expensive option for smooth pistons and the clevis pin + compression spring combo has, by far, outshun the other piston mechanisms. Versions 1, 2, and 3 are being retro fitted with the new clevis pin piston adjustment at his point in time.
The news boards for the Open Muscle Simple came in. Design work for the case and band and underway.We are working on a tutorial on the setup so other developers can easily use the new boards. Check back this coming Saturday for more news!
Just got the PCBs in for the second version of the CELL0 and the Compute Module.
The design of Open Muscle has gone through a few changes and the latest iteration has taken a more simplistic form. Currently being developed on the RP2040 chip found in a version of the raspberry pi pico by waveshare, the Open Muscle band is utilizing the four ADCs provided by the main chip. Although one… Read More »Designing the Open Muscle Band
The first prototype for the Open Muscle a 3×3 grid of hall effect sensors and their tubes. This array or rather matrix, works well to detect the muscle contraction but the spring tension needs to be adjusted. Thankfully we have moved toward the CELL0 – TUBA design on the current V 1.3 device.