A fairly hefty picture post from me tonight. I've been involved in a very large project for the last 6 weeks. I've had a few teaser posts about it already but yesterday was the big set up day. Dinkydoodle Designs wanted to build a massive exhibition cake to show at Cake International 2014 but always wanting to wow the visitors Dawn decided to make the cakes move which is where I got drafted in. I designed, built, wired and programmed all the internals and these wonderful cake creations were built upon my bases. The show will run for 3 days and will finish on Sunday if you want to head over and see these things for yourself.
I'm going to run a short series of blog posts showing all the mechanisms as they got up to this point and explaining how each one was put together but at its heart most of these system boil down down to an arduino and a 15kg torque servo.