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#1 alvaro

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hello to all!

 

Just remember that we have the First Carriots Challenge still in progress until April 4th 2013 at 23:59 Madrid (Spain) time.

 

You can find more information here: https://www.carriots...nity/challenge1

 

Our first M2M child is also going his way on twitter: https://twitter.com/domokunM2M We built a mini control panel to interact with him here: http://demo.carriots.com/Domokun-free You will see that he can tweet, play a video or speak :-) (this page don't interact with the real @domokunM2M)

 

 

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Some of you asked us some questions about the challenge and how to build some stuff in our support email. Please ask us in this forum, if it's not private ;-) It may help other people and make the challenge more interesting. 

 

We will release full details on how to build your own connected toy in the next days!!

 

Stay tuned!

 

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#2 epicdre

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

In your tutorial, what are the types of button you use within the teddy? 

 



#3 jpastor

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hello epicdre

We are using simple Pushbuttons or switches like this:

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

I can't wait to see your puppets



#5 sdeancos

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

You can see it in action in this video.

 

 

It's incredible!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Sorry , I have a question ... 

Why does domo-kun hate cats?

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#7 sdeancos

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

Oh! It's awesome!



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

You can see it in action in this video.

 

 

It's incredible!

 

Haha, funny video, i've seen a hand appearing in 0:27.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

It's a hand of god-domokun!! :P



#10 epicdre

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:25 AM

If your using simple push buttons (connected to the breadboard). 

What are those grey button in your tutorial? what are they called? I really want to do this project...

And btw it says i need "a meter of cable" .... what type of cable.

 

Thanks.



#11 jorgemarcial

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Hello epicdre!  Sorry for the domokun offtopic , sometimes we are a funny developers...

 

You can use a simple switch button , you can find that in your favorite electronic store. We create the schema with Fritzing and the default button color is gray In this program. A button like this , the colour is not a problem!

 

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Wires : We are using wires like this  http://adafruit.com/products/825

They have 0.1" male header contacts on one end and 0.1" female header contacts on the other.

Also you can make it yourself , just need any cooper wire and something for the female end. For example you can use 20 pin ide connector like this :

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#12 jpastor

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

Hello epicdre

For our prototype, we used a small electrical box (found in a storeroom) to get something to cover the buttons.

For the cable, we used a piece of network cable (only 2 internal cables).

See picture.

 

 


We are happy to help you with your project. Ask whatever you want.

 

 

Enjoy Carriots!!!

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#13 epicdre

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Thankyou so much guys.

 

Im just waiting for my stuff to arrive, Ive ordered 7" M/M jumper wires  though. This won't work

will it? Im going to need M/F ones right?

 

Also, from the network cable I see you only used the blue internal wires, does it matter which ones i attach to the button?

 

btw a like the humour lol. A little humour goes a long way.

 

epicdre



#14 jorgemarcial

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Hi epicdre! 

 

Jumper wires M/M it works fine , but Raspberry Pi has male gpio pins. Don't worry about that, an old 20- 40 pin IDE (hard disk) cable should do the job.

 

When your package arrives please write our questions here, and we shall be delighted to help you.

 

About the network cable , In principle you can use any of them. 

 

We want to see your teddy!!

 

Regards!



#15 epicdre

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

Thank You,

I shall defiantly show you my teddy!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:22 AM

So most of my stuff have arrived now. The picture shows from left to right.
10k Ohm 1/6 Watt Resistors, Mini push button switches, Jumper Wires M/M and Breadboard mini.

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All this stuff should be ok to start this project? I just need an LCD screen, speakers and battery pack...

My question is, since my breadboard is so small, if I follow your schema on the breadboard connections, can I place the jumpers on any location of the breadboard?

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Will this wire do for connecting to the push buttons and the breadboard?
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#17 jpastor

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hello epicdre.

 

You can use this small breadboard without problems. It's exactly the same that we use in our prototype.

The different is that this small breadboard doesn't have the external connection lines for + and -

 

See pictures.


 

 

 

Enjoy Carriots!!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Hello epicdre.

 

I think that you are using a very thick wire. If you want, you can use a old network cable.

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Enjoy Carriots!!!

 

 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

Thanks Carriots.....


My Progress so far, Push buttons connected.
Need to connect Pi to bread-bord.
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Questions:
1) below is the wire Im using, can i use this to connect Pi to bread-board via GPIO?
2) When placing the resistors on the bread-board, do I need to place them in a particular way? for example parallel to the wiring of the push buttons.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Hi Epicdre!
 
Answering to your second question, I have made for you the follow explanatory schema.

 

 

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I hope this can help you, and if you have any doubt don't hesitate to ask here.

 

We look forward to hearing about your project soon.

 

Good luck and enjoy Carriots!






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