Archive for December, 2011


Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Today the team behind Open­Shoe will go on a well-needed vaca­tion. So there will be no activ­ity from today and to the mid January.

Two complete shoes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Some days ago we got some small PCAs for the cabling. Essen­tially small PCBs with a USB con­nec­tor, a push­but­ton to enable USB repro­gram­ming, and vias for sol­der­ing the flat cable from the cas­ing. After some sol­der­ing work we could finally put together one com­plete pair of shoes with an Open­Shoe sys­tem in both shoes.

As you can see shrink­ing cable has been used around the small PCAs. The pack­age is a lit­tle smaller than a nor­mal USB con­nec­tor. Mini USB con­nec­tors are used.

We have not yet put up any pro­duc­tion files for the small PCAs since there were some small flaws in them which we had to cor­rect man­u­ally. Hope­fully this will come soon.

OpenShoe v1.0.0

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

We have now made a first release — Open­Shoe v1.0.0!
Tags (v1.0.0) has been cre­ated in all repos and a zip-archive con­tain­ing all code and all hard­ware descrip­tor files can be down­loaded under the Down­load section.

Reading tips

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

If you con­sider repro­duc­ing the Open­Shoe sys­tem (cas­ing) and are new to 3D pro­to­typ­ing (as we were up to this project) have a look at the one page arti­cles from IEEE spectrum

It will prob­a­bly give you some more con­fi­dence in send­ing away the cas­ing for print­ing or installing some soft­ware to mod­ify the cas­ing.
They are also avail­able in pdf in the IEEE Xplorer if you pre­fer print­ing them.

Repos updated

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Our SSH ser­vice is up and run­ning again and all repos has been updated. Also the code doc­u­men­ta­tion has been updated. The code is almost fully doc­u­mented by now and has been restruc­tured which should make it eas­ier to use. Espe­cially all tab­u­lated infor­ma­tion, for con­trol of and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the Open­Shoe sys­tem, has been bro­ken out into sep­a­rat files. This way, adding com­mands and new pro­cess­ing func­tions becomes easier.

A doc­u­ment describ­ing the over all archi­tec­ture of the run­time frame­work has been added under Sys­tem description->Software.