Fan Yan

Senior in Mechanical Engineering

4 Wheels Robot

Virtually connected single wheel robots in a set of four. Let's see what can be empowered by teamwork of wheels.

@fyan1, @jialeil

Giant Emoji

An apparatus to mimic and present facial expression

@ruohaig, @fyan1, @yishunz

A Doll's Glove

Sensor glove driven puppet

@fyan1, @qingyid, @xinrany, @ziyuez

Giant Emoji 16 Jan 2019, 1:46 a.m. EST
1/15 Tue 😌->😯 The kind of silicone rubber we chose (00-30 Platinum Silicone) takes 4 hours to cure, so the cost of any mistake can be huge. We spent 8 hours on the silicone rubber parts. Luckily they turned out to be strong enough. Eyelids are sent to the print line and circuit diagram is done. We are going to have a harsh battle with data & 14 servos… tomorrow.
Giant Emoji 16 Jan 2019, 1:33 a.m. EST
1/14 Mon 😨->😀 On Sunday when we marked the first footprints on Hamerschlag Drive, we knew that winter’s coming. Truly, as we are hustling for build 18, there comes the Rube Goldberg machine… and 2/3 of us are in intro to robotics… But we completed our first hacking day with good progress: My teammate finished the python code using opencv & dlib. It takes in real-time facial expressions and outputs coordinates of facial landmarks. We designed the front face and cut it out of a 24”*36”*3/8” piece of wood at fablab.
A Doll's Glove 18 Jan 2018, 1:08 a.m. EST
Jan.17, 2017@build 18 ~ We mainly worked with blender today and will continue tomorrow. Currently we can successfully control a bloody hand dancing on the screen, which seems very Halloween. We are still aiming for a dancing puppet. Mini racks are almost ready to hang the ultrasonic sensors. Cheerfully appreciated that ice cream was provided at night. That was so sweet!
A Doll's Glove 18 Jan 2018, 12:59 a.m. EST
Jan.16, 2017@build 18 ~ Sorry for the delay (Sounds like someone is actually following our updates hhh)~ Sensors were attached to the glove on Tuesday. It might be the most glorious moment of a kitchen glove. All flex sensors are settled and the testing ultrasonic sensor works fine. Flex sensor data can be successfully captured now.
A Doll's Glove 16 Jan 2018, 1:50 a.m. EST
Jan.15, 2017@build 18 ~ First day ranking:
A Doll's Glove 16 Jan 2018, 1:47 a.m. EST
3 most exciting progresses we made on the first day: 1st position: Built the flex sensor circuit and tested it; 2nd position: Designed our first puppet star; 3rd position: Made the parts of our hologram trick; Honorable mention: Picking up the missing Arduino kit. 3 most acceptable reasons we stayed up late till midnight: 1st: Learning Arduino with Python; 2nd: Python 2.7 versus Python 3; 3rd: Shopping for ultrasonic sensor; Honorable mention: kill time. 3 most memorable moments: 3rd: Waited for pizza till 8pm; 2nd: Waited for pizza till 8pm but then gave up; 1st: Waited for pizza till 8pm but then gave up and returned to work on coding; Honorable mention: All the rest.