here is a nice tatt to visualize how the coordinates are manifested on the athlete’s arm
here is a very nice photo of a magnet successfully nested in the knit fabric with silicone caulk
here is the prototype sleeve for sizing purposes
here is a movie prop from Elysium. That is Matt Damon’s arm and he is modeling and testing the readings of the accelerometer.
here is a circuit completed with the use of the magnet as evidenced by the lit LED
What did you do this week?
I did a lot this week relative to past weeks. I started soldering my circuit, which was really fun. I also patterned and constructed the fabric sleeve “muslin”. With the completed circuit, I tested LEDs and took accelerometer readings based on swimming movements. On Sunday during my lifeguard shift, I took at swim to figure out rough stroke counts per pool length. I really did a lot of little chores that included a lot of little tests.
Describe the problems you encountered.
The hardest thing this week was using the cold heat soldering system. Tonight, I accidentally broke the tip so that was not good.
another thing that i have a problem with is that i am making my wires too long and they are going to be taking up a lot of space.
also, neodymium magnets lose magnetic force when heated so i kind of destroyed a lot of their magnetic hold when using the cold heat soldering gun…..
Describe the successes you had.
I won’t get to all of them, but I found that the magnets conduct electricity. I found my circuit works in that the LEDs function and accelerometer takes accurate readings. I found that the silicone caulk fuses well to both the knit and the magnet. I tested an iron-on tape that should help my magnet openings.
Are you on schedule?
I will finish by Friday.
What do you plan to do this week?
Finish strong and program a lot.