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.
Archive for December, 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.
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.
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.
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.