BinarySpace High Altitude Balloon Launch – Binary-05/06 – 17 November 2018

Hi Everybody,

We are doing another High Altitude Balloon Launch on the 17th of November (Saturday). Everybody is invited to join us for the day to launch and chase the balloon. We will be launching from the NWU Vaal Triangle Campus in Vanderbijlpark

 

New equipment being flown this time includes a DIY repeater made by Frik Wolff (ZS6FZ). It will allow radio amateurs to talk to others via the balloon. It has a 70cm uplink and a 2m downlink.

Uplink: 433.550Mhz – 88.5Hz Tone to Activate
Downlink: 145.450Mhz

Looking forward to see how many contacts we make via the repeater.

As usual the SSTV camera system will fly again. This time it also includes a couple of static images that will be transmitted randomly in between the live images. There has been a couple of updates made on the camera and should eliminate the green images problems we have had in the past. This time the camera will point towards the earth so get ready for some google satellite like images.

The main hd camera will point outwards as usual and we are hoping for some amazing footage during the nice weather that is expected on Saturday.

The currently flight predictions show that this will be a fun one in terms of the amount of travelling involved. If all goes according to the predictions then it should land no more than 30km from the launch. It travels further than 30km but predictions show it will turn around and come back at higher altitudes.

Because of the current flight plan we are doing a proper ground station courtesy of the ZS4SRK Sasolburg Radio Club. The ground station will capture data, and communicate on the local repeaters with the chase teams and everybody else playing along.

Sasolburg Repeater: 145.600Mhz
VTB Repeater: 145.6375Mhz

As an added bonus we might be launching a second balloon (Binary-06) which will carry our very experimental, 3d printed glider ‘which has yet to be named’. The plan is that it would detach around 6km and then fly itself back to the launch. We have only been working on this project for less than 2 weeks and it’s still a work in progress so this might not happen if we are not happy with the glider by Saturday (which means we will just move it out to another day, it’s happening some time either way). Should be an interesting experiment. Binary-06 has been sponsored by the guys from SiGNL. Thanks! More info around this balloon will be shared on the comms group as the week goes by.

Everybody is welcome as usual, and if you ever wanted to join a launch then this is the perfect one since there won’t be much driving happening and there is an active ground station that will run during the complete event.

Previous Launches:
4 Aug 2018
9 June 2018
17 March 2018 – https://youtu.be/nckxiX4dIJg
15 April 2015 – https://youtu.be/80kGEs5-vcI

About the Mission – Binary 05

Equipment on this flight:

SSTV Camera Transmitter (400mW-500mW) – Will take a photo and transmit it every 5 minutes. There will also be some static images in the mix. Can you collect all 6 of them ?
Transmitted on 144.500 FM, Martin 1 Mode
You can use MMSSTV to decode (http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php)

Flight BlackBox

Sensors include pressure, temperature (inside, outside), humidity, gps. All data will also be logged locally on sd card for retrieval

APRS Transmitter (300mW) – Will transmit position and altitude every minute

Technical Info:
Callsign: ZR6TG-11
Transmitted on 144.800
You can follow on https://aprs.fi/#!call=ZR6TG-11&timerange=3600&tail=3600

We will also have the following on the payload:

1x HD Camera
1x Science Lab (Raspberry pi based with lots of sensors) designed and deployed by https://www.pishop.co.za

Sasolburg Amateur Radio Club (ZS4SRK) will join us with the tracking and recovery of the payload. As usual all amateur radio enthusiasts everywhere are invited to come play with us 🙂

Please also share to any Amateur Radio Groups/Clubs
We are using a 1000g balloon (white). We are estimating a 3 hour mission from launch to recovery.

We have the following challenges happening during the launch:

(1) First person to recover the payload gets a box of craft beer (from http://www.degarve.co.za)
(2) Footage of the Payload coming down will be rewarded with 1 box of craft beer (from http://www.degarve.co.za)
(3) Special Awards (QSL Cards) will be given to everyone who captures the SSTV images. Please mail tvdbon@gmail with the decoded information, time of transmission (bonus if you can provide a recorded sound clip) and your location and equipment used (optional)

Primary launch window: November 17 2018 – 7:00 (we start setting up somewhere around 6:15)

Depending on weather or technical difficulties the launch and/or the payload contents can change at any time, check the telegram group for up to date information:

Telegram group used for tracking and comms: https://t.me/joinchat/AjadWA9ghb40ntm3TRx7tA

Launch Site: North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark – 1174 Hendrick Van Eck Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, 1900

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uar8DZMPFM82

Fun Facts:

This will be the 5th BinarySpace High Altitude Balloon Launch
This will be the 5th launch using the Trackduino APRS tracker
This will be the 2nd launch at the North West University Vaal Triangle Campus
This will be the 4th launch utilizing new homebrew tracking equipment
This will be the 4th launch with SSTV camera
This will be the 2nd launch with Telemetry Black Box

Everybody is welcome to come and join us 🙂

BinarySpace HAB Launch – Binary – 04 – 4 Aug 2018

Hi Everybody,

We are doing another High Altitude Balloon Launch on the 4th of August (Saturday). Everybody is invited to join us for the day to launch and chase the balloon. We will be launching from the NWU Vaal Triangle Campus in Vanderbijlpark

This launch is all about the data, we have a multitude of sensors connected to a Lora blackbox that will both log and transmit the data during the flight.

The flight prediction for this flight a bit rough and indicates that the balloon will come down about 220km from the launch site. We are hoping to bring the payload down a bit earlier with our payload seperation system. If the failsafe fails then we have a bit more driving to do. The main chase vehicles can also be tracked on aprs (ZR6TG, ZS6MDV and ZR6MUG)

The SSTV camera was popular last time and we are flying it again, this time with a better bracket to hold the camera in place (so hopefully less transmitted images of the inside of the payload). QSL cards will be sent to all radio amateur participants that receive and decode SSTV images. The SSTV camera will point outward and we are hoping for some great views.

Our gopro for this launch will be pointing upwards to the balloon for this one as we want footage of the payload release system, or if that fails of the balloon bursting.

This launch will also contain 3 additional third party payloads:

– MakerLabs Science Payload – Various sensors that will be logged. (http://makerlabs.co.za/)
– Matthew Varkevisser – ZS6MDV – Parrot Repeater listening on 145.525 and is activated with a 88.5hz tone
– Michael Bernhardt – ZR6MUG – GoPro + ZCoin Logo

Previous Launches:
9 June 2018
17 March 2018 – https://youtu.be/nckxiX4dIJg
15 April 2015 – https://youtu.be/80kGEs5-vcI

About the Mission – Binary 04

Equipment on this flight:

SSTV Camera Transmitter (400mW-500mW) – Will take a photo and transmit it every 5 minutes.
Transmitted on 144.500 FM, Martin 1 Mode
You can use MMSSTV to decode (http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php)

Lora BlackBox Telemetry Transmitter (100mW) – Will transmit telemetry data continuously

Sensors include pressure, temperature (inside, outside), humidity, gps. All data will also be logged locally on sd card for retrieval

APRS Transmitter (300mW) – Will transmit position and altitude every minute

Technical Info:
Callsign: ZR6TG-11
Transmitted on 144.800
You can follow on https://aprs.fi/#!call=ZR6TG-11&timerange=3600&tail=3600

We will also have the following on the payload:

1x Gopro camera
1x Science Lab (Raspberry pi based with lots of sensors) designed and deployed by https://www.pishop.co.za
1x Payload Seperation Fail Safe
1x Data Blackbox

Sasolburg Amateur Radio Club (ZS4SRK) will join us with the tracking and recovery of the payload. As usual all amateur radio enthusiasts everywhere are invited to come play with us 🙂

Please also share to any Amateur Radio Groups/Clubs
We are using a 1000g balloon (white). We are estimating a 3 hour mission from launch to recovery.

We have the following challenges happening during the launch:

(1) First person to recover the payload gets a box of craft beer (from http://www.degarve.co.za)
(2) Footage of the Payload coming down will be rewarded with 1 box of craft beer (from http://www.degarve.co.za)
(3) Special Awards (QSL Cards) will be given to everyone who captures the SSTV images. Please mail tvdbon@gmail with the decoded information, time of transmission (bonus if you can provide a recorded sound clip) and your location and equipment used (optional)

Primary launch window: August 4 2018 – 7:00 (we start setting up somewhere around 6:15)

Depending on weather or technical difficulties the launch and/or the payload contents can change at any time, check the telegram group for up to date information:

Telegram group used for tracking and comms: https://t.me/joinchat/AjadWA9ghb4D4pvdCGO5gA

Launch Site: North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark – 1174 Hendrick Van Eck Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, 1900

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uar8DZMPFM82

Fun Facts:

This will be the 4th BinarySpace High Altitude Balloon Launch
This will be the 4th launch using the Trackduino APRS tracker
This will be the 1st launch at the North West University Vaal Triangle Campus
This will be the 3rd launch utilizing new homebrew tracking equipment
This will be the 2nd launch with SSTV camera
This will be the 1st launch with Lora Black Box + Telemetry
This will be the 1st launch with Thirdparty Launches

Everybody is welcome to come and join us 🙂

Our near space experiment – Binary 002 – 17 March 20180

A full write up coming soon, but here is the video so long:

Flight Info:

Altitude Reached: ~31.8km
Distance Travelled : 150km
Distance from Launch : 150km
Payload Weight : 750g
Ascent Rate : 3.36m/s
Flight Time : 171 Minutes

Many Thanks to Richard Morgan (MorganCoat) who sponsored the flight!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the day. We will be doing this again with some fun experiments soon.

New TECH Chall3nge – “Blind as a Bat”

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Good news everyone!

It is time for a new Binaryspace hosted TECH Chall3nge !

“Blind as a Bat”

Design and build a robot that would traverse a maze by dead reckoning only.

You may:

Build your robot as you wish within the restrictions below.
Use spacers or positioning aids that are not part of the robot

You must:

You robot must be propelled by two 28BYJ-48 stepper motors , no other propulsion allowed.
Your robot must present a solid barrier to the timer laser, the laser will be approx 30 mm from the floor.

You may not:

Your robot may not be bigger than 150 mm length by 150 mm width. No height restriction.
Your robot may not have any sensors that gathers information from outside the robot, this includes gyroscopes and compass modules.

The field of battle:

The fied of battle is a maze drawn on an A1 cardboard posterboard (available from CNA for approx R30).

To prepare your own practice maze:

  1. In pencil draw lines 200 mm from all sides.
  2. Draw 2 more lines 50 mm towards the INSIDE of the paper from the first set of lines through the width of the paper
  3. Mark the pencil lines of the small blocks with a thick marker “two thirds” from the bottom on the left and the same from the top on the right.
  4. You can now erase (or just leave) the first pencil lines except 2 for the start and end blocks. The encased small areas is the no go areas.

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The timer will start when the robot passes the first laser at the 200mm mark on the start block and stop when it reaches the 200 mm line on the end block. The maze will be run 3 times to ensure accuracy. Time will be added to the total for every time the robot goes off the paper or cross a no go area.

Best time wins maze prize. Coolest robot (by mob vote) wins coolest robot prize.

Entry fee is R 50 payable on first build night.

There will be two build nights and then the competition:

16th of March: First build night and entry fee payable. On the first build night you must, at the minimum, have a design or concept ready for your robot. If you already have something built even better. On this night you can get advice and suggestions on your robot should you need it.

13th of April: Second build night. Building and tweaking robots. On this night you must have something ready to physicaly build. This is also for advice and help should you need it.

11th of May: ACTION STATIONS

Geexpo Badge (or how we designed/made and built a 100 pcb’s in 10 days)

After the success of the Fakugesi PCB festival Pass, we were contacted by North West University to design an interactive badge for their GeeXpo event. We started playing with a few ideas, but as usual time caught up to us and we realized that we had 10 days left before the festival and no plan in action.

After a quick chat to our main PCB guy at Bosco (Hi Winston!), we figured out that we could probably still pull this off. A design was made and after a quick prayer to the PCB Gods we sent off the Gerber files for manufacturing.

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Luckily we designed it around components that we either already had or could get in qty locally. While we waited for the PCB’s we sourced the outstanding components.

The design basically consists of my favorite STM32 micro-controller, an IR Receiver, some passives and led’s. The general concept was that there are various challenges at the GeeXpo. Complete a challenge and with an IR transmitter it would send a code to the user’s badge. This would turn on an LED on the badge to indicate that the person has completed the challenge.

It seems pretty simple, but it was very well received and everybody loved having a PCB badge that had blinky leds. Since the challenges were held at various exhibitions/stalls around GeeXpo the attendants really got involved in each exhibit.

Anyways, I digress. We had the 100 PCB’s and the components by Wednesday evening. I built a few up to test the main hardware and that we had a few prototypes so that Sebastian can start writing the firmware. Luckily no issues with the PCB’s … phew, thats half the battle won.

At our weekly thursday meetup, I lured everyone with beer and promise of new knowledge. It was a mere half-hour later and I had everyone working in a production line that would put a sweatshop to shame … 😉

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Not sure if everyone had fun, but they all worked hard. (Thank You!)

Wolff monitored the re-flow ovens (and the beer …)

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Sebastian/Romeo and Tom also spent the Friday fixing, soldering, building and flashing firmware.

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The final badge works very good and it looked awesome!

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Romeo and Sebastian put together some pretty cool base stations that transmits the challenge completed code when … you completed a challenge. Chris made some awesome laser-cut enclosures for the base station.

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Saturday was GeeXpo and boy did we have fun. We had lots of interactive exhibitions for a change and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The challenge at our table was a robot arm that was controlled by a game-pad. You had to use the game-pad to pick up a trinket and drop it into a bowl.

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We met a lot of new people and as usual the people enjoyed our projects.

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Thanks to everyone that helped out with this badge project, its much appreciated and see everyone at the next GeeXpo!

 

Technology Challenge: Analog Line Following Robot (No Arduino’s Allowed!)

Good day all you Happy Hackers!

I am pleased to announce another Binaryspace hosted Technology Challenge. Up for grabs is a PICAXE-20X2 MICROBOT worth R1200 sponsored by Gert Van der Walt.

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In order to win you must design and build a line following robot that must complete the track in the fastest time.

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But there is a catch!

Your robot MAY NOT HAVE A MICROCONTROLLER !

That’s right. You may use any technology you desire but any programmable piece of silicon is a no no.

Sharing of your design and build process is encouraged but not necessary since the winning criteria is the time to complete the track. Please help and encourage your fellow hackers through by sharing. Sharing is caring.

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There is a test track set up in the space in order for you to try out your robot. The day of the official competition is 27 October, that gives you enough time to build and test your robot.

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Entry is free (the cost of your robot) and open to anyone.

Any questions feel free to bug me gertvdwalt [at] mighty dot coza

Reference Links

https://youtu.be/80eJwsRlZsQ
http://rookieelectronics.com/lfr-using-555-timer/
http://rookieelectronics.com/lfr-using-transistors/
http://www.ermicro.com/blog/?p=1908
http://hackaday.com/2016/09/27/line-follower-with-no-arduino/

New Space for BinarySpace

 

It’s been a few months since our request for assistance and quite a few things have changed. The good news is that we do have a new space again 🙂 It’s an awesome space and we love it! We got a lot of responses that included ‘please don’t let binaryspace die’ to ‘I have a spot in my garage for you guys!’. We appreciate all the responses that we got and the overwhelming need to keep BinarySpace going.

Our new space is now located at 71 Rossini Blvd, Vanderbijlpark. It’s a nice spot in a decent area and we are very proud of it. We even got a new sign up to help people find the new space.
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The situation with the new space is that are properly renting it, and paying our own water/lights accounts, etc. It’s been a scary new exercise for us, but it has been rewarding in it’s own way.

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As you can notice we now have a new partner in the form of SiGNL.  SiGNL is a creative technology company, prototyping smart objects that extend into real world experiences. Various of our members have actively been involved in projects with SiGNL. SiGNL have partly been helping us out with our rent each month.

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Our membership system has also proven itself and everyone has stepped up joining as BinarySpace members and their fees have gone towards the expenses of the new space. We are also saving up for more exciting projects and equipment 🙂 Becoming a member of BinarySpace means the continued survival of BinarySpace and also getting involved in an awesome environment where there is lots to learn from others.

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We have lots of exciting workshops happening in the future and some new technology challenges and great projects.

Our weekly meetups are still on thursday evenings at 19:30, so come and have a look at the new space 🙂

So stay tuned, BinarySpace isn’t going anywhere!

BinarySpace – Assistance Requested

Hi Guys,

As most of you know BinarySpace has recently got notice on our current space and we need to be out by the end of the month. It was a great space that served us well but due to unforeseen circumstances won’t be available anymore.
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We were lucky that our space was pretty much 100% member funded for the past couple of years and we managed to do some awesome projects!
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Unfortunately we have been scouting for a new space the past couple of weeks and while we have found some options they are all mostly our of budget. We are currently looking at a decent sized space that will allow us to continue and to expand. Unfortunately it is still out of our budget. We do believe that with the space we are looking at we can turn BinarySpace into a more sustainable environment, but we need some help to get started thus the reason for this email. We are looking for some companies that would be willing to sponsor us some rent money. In exchange we can provide branding and signage opportunities in the space and on our website/fb site and on our projects. Currently our expenses with the new space will be between R5000 and R6000 a month. We have some membership monies coming in each month that can cover part of it, but we are hoping to find a few companies that can come and brand our general meetup or training room in exchange for paying a part of our rent.
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We posting this everywhere not to request sponsorship from you as individual, but rather to help spread the word and get it out to major companies that would like to get involved (I’m thinking Intel, Microsoft, etc)
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We have done some very cool projects in the past couple of years including launching a near space balloon, 3d printed projects, monthly projects, PlenZA and hackathon participation. We have also provided a space where anyone can join in on the projects and learn new skills/technologies.
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It would be a shame to close down BinarySpace due to lack of space, but we are doing everything we can to keep it up and running.
Thanks and Happy Hacking!

PlenZA – Our own PLEN Fork

So we are big fans of the Plen robot. Unfortunately the motors used in the original Plen are hard to find and/or expensive. We decided to create our own version of the Plen called the PlenZA. It’s essentially the original plen, but modified for different cheaper 9g motors that are very much everywhere, especially in SA.

Andries Smuts, one of our BinarySpace members have modified the original files and we have been printing and testing.

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We also have some quick videos of the first movements:

All the mechanical files can be found on our github repository.
We are currently looking at the original electronics, but we are also keen on designing our own.

Stay tuned for more updates 🙂

Pointr – Our #opendatahack Hackathon Entry

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On 21st and 22nd of October we participated in the Microsoft Open Government Data Hackathon. The theme around this hackathon is that you build/develop something over these two days that make use of the openly available government data. There has been numerous hackathons like these all over the world. The prize was R50000! That is the kind of money that could mean a lot for BinarySpace in terms of getting tools and equipment for the space.

While we were a bit uncertain about what exactly we were going to do, we decided to form a team and enter the hackathon (this required some emails and a few leave forms).

Before the hackathon we started looking at various open data sources to see what is out there and what we can do. After lots of discussions on our local telegram group we decided on an idea. The requirements for this hackathon was basically; build something over the two days that use the government data to give it a better meaning and make it available to everybody. There was also a mention to make it fun!

The Idea

From the beginning we knew that most of the open data hackathons ended up in various cool websites and apps. We wanted to do something more physical and different. We got the inspiration from the Points Sign, which is essentially a smart street sign. The hack was to build something like that from scratch over a period of 2 days, and using government data in a meaningful way. From the beginning this was a very ambitious hack in the timeline we had. We settled on a more basic government data set which was the positions of every public government facility in the country. This includes Hospitals, Home Affairs offices and even schools.

So the plan was to create a smart street sign. It would have a control panel so that you can select which government facilities you are looking for and also have some emergency feature. Press the button for the facility you wanted and the signs would point to the 3 closest facilities while showing how far each one is from the sign.

We are calling it Pointr! The smart logo you see above was designed by our Isobar assigned team member and new friend of BinarySpace Rico Smith.

The Mechanics

The biggest challenge in this project is the mechanical side of things. Making 1 sign rotate is easy, add 2 more on top of that and it becomes more difficult. Each sign needs a motor, power and communication lines for the sign. That is a lot of wires that need to go through the same pipe with the rotation mechanism. Granted we could have left the wires hanging on the outside (it’s a hack after all), but we wanted it to look nice.

Andre and Chris handled the mechanical side in terms of design and printing. Andre made a very cool design that involved a pvc pipe, a steel pipe welded onto a base and some 3d printed parts

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The motor is essentially offset on the inner side of the pipe, a belt/pully mechanism used in 3d printers is used to do the rotation. This leaves space to bring through the wiring for the next rotation mechanism. Our sign can do a full 360 degrees, but not continuously.  This means that if the sign is pointing at 340 degrees and needed to go to 10 degrees, it would basically move counter clockwise to 10 degrees instead of just moving forward over 360 to 10 degrees. For our purpose this wasn’t an issue at all.

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The sign was cut from 6mm acrylic, and the plastic parts were printed with PLA.

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On day 1 we had the first movement up and running, and we were very happy with how smoothly it went 🙂

 

Unfortunately on day 2 we decided to spray paint the pole. The not-fully-cured paint messed that up and we spent a while scratching off paint where the rotational parts go. Lesson learned 😉

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For the main control panel, we had originally planned on just drilling a few holes in the pipe and mounting buttons with a printed piece of paper indicating which buttons to press. We are however suckers for a challenge so we decided to 3d print panels, and while we were it 3d print the icons as well

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Rico designed the icons, which Andre converted into something printable, which Chris then printed … good teamwork 😉

Since there are lots of various government departments we decided to only take a few for our prototype. We decided on 4 emergency buttons; panic button, police, hospital and fire department. For the information side we chose Home Affairs, Libraries, Child Services and Courts. Press the panic button and police would be notified that someone needs help close to the sign. Press any of the other buttons and it would point the 3 signs to where you want to go.

 

All in all our mechanical side worked and looked beautifully 🙂

 The Electronics

For this hack the electronics were relatively simple. Michael and myself (Tom) tackled that part of the challenge.

The electronics side basically have to decode the location data and then depending on which button was pressed it needs to to calculate the rotation of the motors (ie. the location of the destination) and send a message to the led displays.

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Our biggest problem was the led displays. For our size we needed a lot and the few places that had them at an affordable price didn’t have enough. The suppliers that had enough were not cheap.

After some searching Andre came across a place that sold these car displays. They were on special (leftover stock from a previous bigger order). At R200 these were a bargain so we cleared out their stock.

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Upon arrival I opened one up to see how easy it would be to hack it to our purpose. Luckily the electronics were pretty simple. Basically a micro controller with some shift registers. We desoldered the micro, soldered some wires onto the pads to connect it to an arduino. A bit of code later the led display was working.

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We did however have some issues with getting the scrolling and font characters to work properly so for our demo we pre-programmed a few messages for the demo.

For driving the stepper motors we settled on a ramps 1.4 shield with an arduino mega (the exact same electronics you find in most 3d printers). Our original idea was to use a raspberry pi that would decode the data and control the ramps board. Michael wrote python code that would handle all that. Again, we ran out of time and decided to hard-code the data and process directly on the arduino mega.

Most of the other teams did a mostly software project (Except the Bushveld Labs/Isobar Team) and I think we scared them with our impromptu makerspace table.

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Conclusion

I’m very proud of what we as a team managed to accomplish in those two days. And even though we didn’t win the prize money we had loads of fun, learned a lot and made some new friends. We have a nice project and we are taking it back to the space to make improvements and finish the parts we couldn’t at the hackathon. It will be a nice project to show off at the space and future events 🙂

Congratulations to #TeamBaby who won the Hackathon. We’ll see you guys next time!

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Thanks to Kerry and the other peeps from Isobar and to Microsoft for the grand prize sponsor. Hope to see more hackathons with this kind of prize money 😉

Additional Notes

  • The hackathon was held at the same building where the Diz MakerSpace is located. This place is awesome! If you in the area go say hi to Rick, Jarred, Daniel and all the others at the Space (111 Smit Street, Johannesburg)

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  • A few days before the hackathon I put together a little event cam that would allow the other BinarySpace members to join in the fun. It’s basically a raspberry pi with webcam. On it was a modified version of our BinaryBot. All the members in our Telegram group could request a picture from it at anytime. There are some improvements to be made but this was a good test for it and you can expect to see our event cam at future hackathons and events.eventcam_physical eventcam_physical2
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