Sunday, June 12, 2011

Contagion Outbreak: 2011

I had a really good time, and I'm looking forward to going next year!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Making The Dome Motor Connection

While I was at Contagion, I mentioned to Clay that I wanted to hookup my dome motor working but I never got around to it because of electrical issues. I pulled out the documentation and found that the dome motor runs off of servo pin set four. And once again, we had to jumper power to the servo bank again. After Contagion I will make this look better!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Slip Ring Connection Board Problems

I could not get a signal sent from the J.E.D.I. Controller Board through the Slip Ring and into the dome. Clay Cardwell came over to help me figure out the problem I was having. It turns out that my signal was getting through the Slip Ring Connection Boards and Slip Ring, but the power was not getting to the servo wire connection. I had to jumper the power inside the dome from the one of the main power terminals to provide power to one of the servo connection power terminals. Thank you for your help Clay!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Installed Sound System

With the electronics panel installed I turned my attention to the sound system. I installed a small Plexiglas panel on the inside back of R2 next to the hinge side of the previously installed electronics panel. This panel has the speaker amplifier and the unidirectional noise isolator installed on it.

I temporarily attached the speakers to the inside front of R2-NU's body (behind where the center vents will be). Once the center vents are installed, I will have to remove the speakers and add spacers to move them away from the frame. I tacked the speaker wires to the frame next to the speakers and ran them on the outside of the up/down frame base to keep them away from any interior mechanisms that will be added later. I put baffles on the back of the speakers to redirect the sound.

I can't help but get excited about how R2-NU is coming together!