I'm going to post this as is, I'm running out of
time and there is too much things going on. If I don't keep up I feel
like I will be submerged. So, this post is not really arranged but at least it's posted. Funny how french people made me talk! In Roma, I barely had to speak and would operate the robot almost the whole day long. In London I had to talk a lot to explain the project and I would operate the robot as well. In Paris, I just talked and explain everything over and over and barely could operate the robot. At the end of the day we were washed out! The
french would approach us with caution, but once they understood we were
not selling anything, the barrier was down and they were very, very
enthusiast. We got good contacts and there is good chance it will bring
more involvement in the near future. We tried to make pictures but
somehow the light with our camera was all dark and yellow, very
disappointing, there wasn't any natural light in the show room. So I
will only post others videos and pictures here. Here is a video
done by Russian people in visit in Paris, I feel like I gave the ball to
the robot a thousand times, during these shows, it is time he learns
other tricks and stuff. :)
London 3D Print Show was very interesting. It was a 3 days
event, so plenty of time to demonstrate, meet people, talk a lot, to the
point that my voice started to change at some point. And the
robot didn't brake any printed part, but I burned 2 servos. The reason,
in the right arm I'm still using the first version for to attach the
servos, and the wires got tangled between themselves and caused an
overstress. Smoke came out of the arm + an awfull smell, very easy to
recognize. Unfortunatly I had no more spare servos because I had
used them for to demonstrate the Leap Motion in another printed arm.
InMoov will be presented for the 3D Print Show in London and Paris. London 7-9 november, Business Design Center Paris 15-16 november, Carrousel du Louvres.
I do keep myself busy lately... A bit too much in fact.
is organising a big robot hack and InMoov is involved. There should be a
bunch of hangout sessions. This is going to be fun!! Chuck Fletcher,
who presented his robot InMoov to the New York MakerFaire is going to be
part of the sessions as well.
Here is the link to the article.
Okay, as I said before to go to Roma, parts for the rest of the Torso are ready for download. This includes the surroundings of the kinect and it's casing. You will need a whole bunch of parts which are added to thetorso CubeHerodownloads.
Four days of geekiness with Makers from all over Europe! It all went very smooth, no problems with the flights and InMoov arrived safely. No broken jaw or shoulder. It was pretty intensive, but what a great time. I meet Leonardo (who's made this website) and Alessandro (Ambassador of MyRobotLab), and we shared some unforgetable moments.
Wow this is it! Tomorrow we are going to Roma to present Inmoov at the Europeen Makerfaire. I'm pretty excited, hopefully everything will go smoothly, starting with douanes and the airports.
3D printing is a major concern for the authorities since some fools printed guns, now any printed stuff can be potentially a weapon. Since you could print a Makerbot rabbit that works as a gun, who knows what form a gun could take. Anyway, I really wonder how this is going to be evaluated by the "douanes".
As you know Inmoov is filled with cables, motors and batteries.
Hopefully when they open my suitcase they will see a robot and not something else. How does this looks to you?