Follow the instructions below carefully, otherwise some steps may be incomplete. If you encounter problems in assembly, programming or during use, contact us.
➡ As for the configuration of your smartphone, keep in mind that every device has minor differences in the organization of settings and wordings, so you’ll have to try to find the corresponding functions on your device.
➡ Details on some components:
Cod. 008 -> You can find them inside the servomotor bags. Only the smallest screw is needed.
Cod. 019 -> You can find them inside the servomotor bags. Only this type of lever is needed.
Cod. 022 -> You can find them inside the servomotor bags.
➡ Before proceeding with assembly, remove the protective films from the white plates.
Mount the base
Also add the electronic board and the device holder.
Fix the eyes on two servomotors as shown in the figure; first insert the screw into the ball (1), then, holding it in place with the screwdriver, insert it and screw it into the servomotor (2).
➡ The two screws with code 008 are inside the servomotors bags.
Fix the servomotors through the supports (023) and center the two eyes. Insert the two cables into the hole as shown in the figure.
Insert the other wires into the holes
Place the other 4 servomotors, for the moment just thread their cables into the holes.
➡ The image on the left is the representation in front while the image on the right shows the back.
Preparation of the front side
Take the other white plate (028) and mount on it a central screw (the nose) and two screws at the lips (only ornamental).
➡ Pay attention to the direction of the plate, check that the holes at the mouth are positioned as shown.
Insert the long screws (005) and secure them with the black tubes (015). To help you insert the tubes you can use your nails.
Mounting the front side
Join the two plates and, before screwing the plastic nuts (011) into the three screws, insert the 4 servomotors in the holes as shown in the figure below. Once inserted, tighten the nuts. Make sure that cables do not get caught between the plate and the servomotors.
➡ To simplify the insertion of the servomotors you can position the face horizontally.
Connect the connectors to the respective positions indicated on the card. Pay attention to the direction of the connector: the orange wire must be on the ‘S‘ row, the red on the ‘+‘ row and the brown on the ‘–‘ row.
Pairing Damerino and your Android device
This is the same procedure you use to pair other Bluetooth devices. Enter the Bluetooth section of your device and press ‘search‘. Tap on ‘Damerino‘ when it appears in the list.
You will be asked for a PIN, enter: 1234 and tap on ‘pair’.
Connection between Damerino and your Android device
Download the Damerino app from the Google Play Store, open it and in the top right menu select ‘Damerino connection‘.
Press the ‘Select and connect Damerino‘ button. A screen will appear with a list of Bluetooth devices, select ‘Damerino‘. Once this is done, it will automatically connect the following times.
Attach the double-sided tape to the eyebrows as shown in the figure by matching the holes. Attention to the verse! (look carefully at the figure).
Now that the eyebrows are ready we can proceed to fix them on the levers (019). Take two levers from the servomotor bags. Remove the adhesive film from the eyebrows and fix it on the lever by matching the two holes as shown.
➡ Wait to insert the eyebrows at the robot. Eyebrows, lips and pupils must be inserted only when Damerino is powered and you will be on the ‘Motor adjustment‘ screen in the app (see step below). In this way all the servomotors will be in the Standby position.
Servomotor power supply
Before completing the assembly with the facial features we must connect Damerino to a power source to bring all the servomotors to the standby position. You can use for example a powerbank or a charger for a smartphone / tablet, or a USB socket.:arrow: To be able to power it, it must have at least 2A in output.
Connecting facial features
By selecting the ‘Motor adjustment‘ item from the menu, the servomotors will reach their central standby position and remain stationary. Now we can proceed to connect the features.
➡ Place the features only when you are on the ‘Motors adjustment‘ screen in the app.
Attach the eyebrows. Apply the pupils on the eyes. Connect the lips in the two servomotors then inserting the other end of the spring into the hole (as indicated in the arrow in the figure).
You will have to connect them so that the positions are as similar as possible to the following drawing (centered eyes, horizontal eyebrows and slightly curved lips) .
: arrow: You won’t be able to put them in the exact position, but don’t worry, then we’ll fix them through the app.
Standby position adjustment
Now you can refine the positions of the servomotors through the application. Do it in this way, select the servomotor you want to adjust from the ‘Motor adjustment‘ screen and adjust its position with the ‘+‘ and ‘–‘ buttons. Once the adjustments have been made, press ‘save‘ to finalize the new positions.
Voice recognition setting
Finally we need to make sure your device has already downloaded the offline speech recognition data package. Otherwise we download it.
➡ If this function is not supported by your device, you can deselect the ‘Offline voice recognition‘ item from the app menu.
Enter the settings of your device, then press ‘Language & keyboard‘ and in the next screen ‘Google Voice typing‘.
Now select ‘Offline speech recognition‘. If your device has already installed the right language package, for example Français package, as shown in this figure, you don’t have to do anything. Otherwise, follow the next step.
If your device does not have your language package installed, click on ‘all‘ to view all the available packages and tap on your one, for example ‘Français‘.
Method of use
Here are some configuration tips.
Mode 1: You can use the smartphone’s camera to track the face and use it for example as a sensor to detect the presence of the interlocutor. You program it with the PC. The only drawback of this mode is that the microphone is not positioned in an optimal position for voice recognition, so use this mode in a fairly silent place. Programming via PC.
Mode 2: In this mode the smartphone is tilted, the camera is then at the bottom and the microphone at the top. In this way you can overcome the problem of mode 1. You will have to give up the camera but you will have an excellent voice recognition. PC programming.
Mode 3: In this mode the smartphone is in your hands, and Damerino speaks through a bluetooth speaker (not included). You can program it with the Damerino Basic or use a PC anyway and place the smartphone near the interlocutor to optimize the voice recognition. Programming via smartphone or PC.
Mode 4: In this mode the smartphone is positioned on a support (not included). The only advantage of this mode is that you can use the camera and, if the support is suitable, you can have the microphone in a good position for voice recognition. PC programming.
Adjusting the smartphone (for mode 1)
Using the wing nut (012) adjusts the height of the smartphone so that the camera is able to frame without being obstructed by Damerino. If the lower part of the frame is slightly obstructed it is not a problem.
Adjusting the smartphone (for mode 2)
Using the wing nut (012) adjusts the height of the smartphone so that the phone’s microphone comes out slightly from the back of Damerino so that the voice of the interlocutor can reach him without encountering obstacles.