Interactive Media Arts Capstone Log

This is a chronological log of what I have done for this project.

4/10/17

  • Logo updated
  • Oil-based marker tested on canvas, nib needs to be pressed to release more ink
  • Randomly generated work tested, should implement some algorithms for the generating process

4/9/17

  • Artworks uploaded to robotart.org

4/8/17

  • Shirky’s eye done in four pieces, each 10 by 10 pixels
  • Cursor drawing done
  • Nicole drawing done
  • Console info added in preview window

4/7/17

  • Gradient drawing done
  • Apple logo drawing done
  • Minor change done to the code
  • Oil-based markers and canvas ordered

4/6/17

  • Circle drawing tested, works great

4/1/17

  • 10m cable received, raspberry pi camera installed to provide live stream

3/31/17

  • New logo refined

3/30/17

  • Straight line tested again, works good only if the wheels are parallel to the edge of the paper
  • Preview window size cropped to be slightly larger than canvas

3/29/17

  • New logo basic design done

3/28/17

  • Straight line with multiple point at low speed tested, works good
  • Grid guidelines added in preview

3/27/17

  • Third drawing tested, by increasing the color depth it draws, the result is somewhat recognizable, bugs fixed along the way

3/26/17

  • Second drawing tested, does not get stuck, but result not contrasty enough to be recognizable
  • Code cleaned up and more comments added

3/25/17

  • First drawing tested, gets stuck at times due to lower frame rate when the python script runs for a while
  • A simple simulation developed for fast testing
  • “Lower frame rate” issue solved by disabling video writeout, write frames out as image files can work as video output

3/24/17

  • Detailed comments (especially for the math) added in the python script
  • Power supply set up for robot

3/23/17

  • Robot is able to move to a specified coordinates
  • Robot tested to finish a route (a series of coordinates)
  • Robot tested to draw a pixel

3/22/17

  • Webcam with long usb cable set up on the ceiling
  • Position/Rotation tracking with webcam tested on a laptop, works fine

3/21/17

  • Position/Rotation tracking tested on the Raspberry Pi, very slow due to Raspberry Pi’s low performance

3/20/17

  • Some wires replaced and soldered
  • Power does not reset if both battery and power supply are connected
  • Object Tracking Tested with OpenCV, works fine
  • External camera with Raspberry Pi set up on the ceiling

3/19/17

  • Chassis cut and assembled
  • Power resets when connected to power supply and motors move

3/17/17

  • Chassis for four line finder designed
  • Chassis cut by laser cutter, but failed

3/13/17

  • Face detection using OpenCV tested, works good for faces without glasses

3/8/17

3/6/17

3/5/17

3/4/17

3/3/17

3/2/17

  • Remote motor control over WiFi implemented and tested

2/26/17

2/25/17

2/24/17

2/23/17

2/22/17

2/21/17

  • Raspberry Pi configured to connect to nyu network
  • Raspberry Pi camera module attempted and failed

2/18/17

2/14/17

  • Grove – Sound Sensor tested with Lotus, works fine with adjustments of the delay
  • Gyro-assisted motor control tested, works ok, algorithm need to be improved

2/13/17

2/5/17

  • 3D test model created in Autodesk Maya

1/6/17

  • Logo designed in Adobe Illustrator
  • Named Minus E for the shape of the logo
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