last few days we are busy finishing the prototype for the presentations coming Friday.
The last things are added to our ‘house’ and the electronics are fixed into it
For now the
only things left to do are placing a few outlets into our ‘house’ and connecting the electronics on the back. And
then… it will hopefully work! See u on Friday, studio 1!
This is the last post on our Home Energy Manager project for Eneco. This week we will be busy with setting up the exhibition, final checks of the prototype and making the promotion material like posters and information leaflets.
This afternoon we will give a 1 minute presentation. In the morning our programmer fixed some connections between Max and Flash. The prototype we finished last wednesday. Today we will do a try out with the prototype and see if all the menu-entities can be run trough flawless. The rest of the day will be scheduled for a quick inventory on how to build the decor (for the final presentation) around our prototype. We will continue with the poster and leaflets aswell.
During this week our proto-typer assembled all the hardware parts of the prototype; the frame, the screen, sensors, magnet, blades, the phidget and the button. Today we will test if the interface works in the prototype, and if certain connections with Max need to be fixed. In the afternoon we will paint the wooden frame and if possible fix all the parts of the prototype. We defined the exact content of our triage presentation next week and how we will set up the final presentation.
While busy building the prototype, we are already working on promoting our product.
That’s why we made a poster of the product, which can be placed everywhere. With the use of the flyer, everyone is going to love the Enotion!
Because we don’t want to given everything away already, we only preview the flyer. want to see more? contact us!
how the prototype works, we need a set up in which multiple room can be
visited. Because the exhibition space is limited we turned a closet into a multiple
room setting. We do this by turning the closet with the open side to the wall.
Remove the doors. Attach them on the other side on the corners. Put different
wallpapers on the left, front and right side. And enjoy a livingroom, bedroom
our team is working hard on the prototype. Last week we painted the prototype,
as you can see on the pictures. It is now shiny and white, you can even hear it
squeak if a finger is rubbed on the surface!
same time, we are working on the electronics. By now, the LED’s and buttons are
being installed and wired so they can be connected to the Arduino. Because it
are 94 LED’s and 45 button’s, this may take a while! In the meantime we
prepared a digital prototype for you, so u can have the experience of using the
image to see how it works…
This week, first we checked the connection between the computer and the 10 inch TFT screen. Secondly we checked the connection between the phidget, the sensors and the LED’s. It all worked out well, so one part of the team continues working on the last parts of the Flash interface, while the programmer will figure out how to connect the interface of the phidget to the Flash interface.
The other part of the team is making some prototype try-outs with cardboard and polymer paper to see implications, that can occur when final prototyping next week. Below you can see the pictures of the defenitive 10 inch TFT screen and the freezed steel frames and parts, which we will assemble next week.
This week we have finalized the Autocad files and our programmer has rewritten the Max scripts so it can run the interface on the new screen. Last week we ordered a 7 inch LCD screen, which could not represent the interface clearly, today we ordered a 10 inch TFT screen. Below you can see the preliminary sketches and the Autocad drawings. The Autocad drawings we will send to a steelfreezing company and to the CamLab at the faculty of Architecture TU Delft.