Mon Oct 2, 2017
Tue Sep 5, 2017
Open_Source_Robotic_Tractor - please edit this.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
I created my wiki page after finishing all the steps of the developer test. However, I will do my best to be as transparent as possible in portraying the progress made. (The file and the video are at the end)
Thurs, June 22, 2017
I downloaded the Linux virtual machine Linux for the OSE Developer test directly after the interview with Marcin. I had VMware WorkStation 12 Player installed over my Windows machine for other purposes, so I used the same platform to deploy my second Linux machine (it was crucial to deploy this one for it has all the software needed to complete the test bundled with the OS). Due to the availability of the player, the whole step didn't take a full hour of my time.
From that point on, things went dormant and I got extremely busy with a couple other project that I knew would drain my week and leave me with no free time to dedicate for OSE Development.
After completing both projects and getting back from my trip to China, I wanted to focus on finishing the OSE Developer Test, since I knew if it didn't happen through this week, chances are low that it will happen otherwise.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
I had my first attempt to deal with FreeCAD and play around to learn the basics. Thought things would be a piece of cake, I am an experienced CAD drafter, I even attempted drawing the parts from scratch and doing the developer test over Autodesk AutoCAD, and it took 11 minutes for the part to be made, another 10 for the cube, and another 10 for the bolts and the name, 30 minutes in total going from a blank file, importing nothing, to a full cube with the developer test requirements. However, dealing with freeCAD was not a walk in the park, it took me roughly 3 hours to get around all the part design and create the 8-hole tube again from scratch. In my opinion, the most painful part of the whole software is its inconvenience with manipulating copied parts. I ended up importing the tube 12 times to complete the cube.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
I made the developer test cube and recorded the video for it, and it took roughly an hour to finish. After pressing stop over Vokoscreen, no video appeared in my videos directory and no trace of the video I just recorded.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
With all the frustrations, I decided to give it a second chance and break my own record this time. I did the second attempt and it took 47 minutes from opening the freeCAD to saving the file.
On the same day I did the video editing, which was the piece of cake that I didn't see coming, inserted the sound track, requested the wiki account and waited for the confirmation to write this log.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
I got the access to the log and started writing this post.
If I would give quick hints on accomplishing the developer test:
- Import all the parts you want
- Forget about copying/cloning for the time being
- Rotate objects only after changing the Universal Coordinate System from the Draft workbench
- Write your initials as badly and roughly as they come out and enhance them with constraints
- ENJOY! :)
Here is the FreeCAD file: File:OSE FreeCAD DeveloperTest.fcstd.
Here is my video of the test.