This project is an open project and its main purpose is to create various types of Alphabet for the S2 robot.
Teachers can use this project as an educational activity. The final result will be a spin code for your S2 that will be able to write immediately the words that enters the user!
For a start I provide stuff in order to create the following font types:
As you can see we are going to create 2 Alphabets with English Letters (open the ZIP or the RAR files):
The 1st alphabet has letters with font type ISOCT and the 2nd has letters with font type Swis.
For the second Alphabet a pen lifter kit is necessary for your S2 robot.
Everyone one who has a S2 robot can participate and can contribute finding the coordinates of one or more letters from these alphabets.
For a perfect final result I strongly recommend a pen lifter installed into your S2.
Every letter is given by me, printed on a graph paper as a large image. Every image has the capital and the small letter. Next to the letters there are some empty columns (X Y ARC h) in order to keep notes and write down the coordinates which are essential for the letter’s scribbling. It helps a lot if you can print these images before start this project, in order to be able to keep your notes or in order to share them to your students.
Having the image of the letter in front of you, you must choose the crucial points of every letter and you must find their coordinates.
Here is an example from the letter “A” , “a” (font type: Swis)
A specific excel file is also given in order to write the coordinates in it. Then pressing a button (that is included in the excel file) you can get the spin come for the letter you have just designed! Then you must upload and test this code into your S2.
If the S2 scribbles the letter according your expectations you must send back on this forum the excel file with the coordinates of the letter.
Please give into your excel file an appropriate name: e.g.: (A_big_ISOCT.xls or k_small_SWIS.xls) in order to understand what letter includes and what type of font is.
If you are not familiar with the procedure how we write the necessary data into the excel file please look at this thread: Scribbling sport team logos with S2, using Microsoft Excel
When I gather the excel files from all these letters I will send back in the forum a spin program for your S2 in order to write words immediately !!!
The Collaboration in this project is very important because there are a lot of data that we have to collect and it is very difficult for a person to make all of this alone.
Personally I have already assign the letters: ( A, a, B, b, C, c, D,d, E, e, F, f, I, i, K, k, L, l, V, v, N, n, H, h) from the swis font type Alphabet, to my students. So please if you involved into this project don’t do again these letters.
I'm waiting for your help!