Gakken WorldEye connected to a Raspberry Pi running a program to display a huge blinking eye.
Adafruit provide a nice tutorial
on connecting the Gakken to a raspberry pi running their eyes script.
I took a brand new Raspberry Pi 3 and went here
to download the latest copy of Raspbian Stretch Lite operating system.
I then flashed the image onto a new 64GB Micro SD card
This version of Raspbian is command line only so once the initial boot up takes place, you need to configure the wireless network access:
Once the file opens, you need to edit the contents to match the screenprint below:
Press CTRL-X and then Y to save and and exit. Then run the following command to have the file read and try to connect to your Wifi.
Now we have Internet access we can download the software to make the eye work:
At the command prompt, type the following:
Another big build this issue. Build time about 15-20 minutes including reading the steps in the magazine as you go along.
First step, build the tool arm..
You cant see it clearly in these pictures but I managed to put the screw into my fingers twice causing them to bleed. ouuuccchhhh!
Fit the arm to the tool compartment…
Fit the tool compartment door to the tool compartment..
Install the tool compartment to the side panel..
Now, join the three side panels together to make one half of R2D2…
All done.. One more issue and i’m all caught up!
This was another issue that took about 30 minutes including some testing and a small problem.
Assemble the pivots firstly.
Assemble the clutch.
Assemble the clutch linkage
Fit the arm assembly
Installing the arms…
Fit the motor
Use the Test PCB assembly again and use the buttons to open and close the arms. When I did this at first, the arms were not properly opening. I took the assembly apart again and rebuilt ensuring the clutch was properly positioned and the 2nd attempt all went well.