I begun the day optimistically as the big problem of yesterday (analogue way of changing the stack of fans) had been resolved. I hit a massive shock and hurdle early on in my set up when I tried to rewire the stack of fans and I had the capacitors blow out on me one by [...]
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I spent much more time calibrating the motor than I hoped I would. I eventually had to turn to Graham as I was panicking that I wouldn’t have enough time to sit down and recalibrate the server code.
Grahams solutions involved acquiring some meccano. This didn’t provide the fix we’d hoped for (we were aiming for [...]
Spent some time attempting to calibrate the contraption Alan wired up.
The good news is that the relays can fire for very short bursts (10 in arduino seconds).
The bad news is that the rubber band method of turning the gears is inconsistent at best. This is most likely down to the rubber band, but could equally [...]
Alan is ran off his feet today. We’re pretty far up shit creek at this point.
A silver lining materialized. Due to the necessity of pushing back to Sunday morning Namjo can’t make it, meaning we can just run through one section of the puja.
Further instances of how we are profaning a religious system can today; [...]
In the morning I looked over the algorithm again, and consulted the table of the data. Via some manual occurrence counting I decided that there was 24 meaningful thresholds in Lisa’s chanting. I then consulted my PWM table from earlier and broke it down into 24ths and began the tedious task of translating this into [...]
After again fretting over our choice to write “contrast Gnostic with rationalist” within our publication text, I happened across this definition delineating the contrast between analog and digital computers (while prowling for info on neural networkds): “Digital computers, by contrast, must first quantize the signal into a finite number of values, and so can [...]
Further obstacles to the project cropped up, namely fear over when we will have access to the expo space, thus placing our hoped for date of Saturday morning for the shoot in jeopardy: that aside I spent the day checking the IBM PC stacks, rewiring where necessary and looking over Alans code. I made [...]
After having tested each server separately I encountered a problem while running them simultaneously. As they were both clones I quickly discovere, via the debug/error messages being thrown up that I had to change the PID file name of each of the servers in their respective conf files.
Graham went to great pains to automate [...]
What could have went better - today I am goin to have to miss another puja session because of the necessity of getting the prototype working. This proved doubly frustrating after Alan cancelled on me.
Conceptually it has occurred to me that if we get the ardduino measuring voltages it tips the hat to kittlers [...]
Got the piezo and bandage to register readings. Both laptop and pc are suffering from update requests crashing the whole system in a slow creeping manner. Did some debugs then tested both mics simultaneously, after a thorough testing of all avenues we arrived at conclusion that the timing issue was on the arduino end (the [...]