Some progress on my final for Nature of Code – gitHub repository here: https://github.com/davidptracy/NoC10_Flocking3D
This is the next design iteration for the latex pixel. I adjusted the form factor and switched from a stepper motor to a servo motor since I don’t need more than a full rotation.
Next steps include adding magnets to the frame to make the hex-cells easily configurable. I will also be developing some code to make this interact with user input – most likely through a cell phone interface (cordova/phoneGap) and socket.io.
Update (4/18) :: I received the magnets in the mail and began testing their strength. Two 1/8″ dia magnets on each edge seem to do the trick.