In this video I’ll show you how to sew the cover of the smileback and to build the structure.
For this tutorial we need:
An aluminium bar like the one used as a weight for curtains
HDPE sheet (thickness around
3d foam like the one used in back panels for backpacks (any other fabric can works too)
Foam like the one used in yoga mattress, thickness around 0.5cm
VIDEO COMING SOON
Who we are
Alessandro Oppo is a Milanese that would like to run away from Milan, he is into computer science but he’d like to live without a phone, he is an artisan but he’d like to automate everything, he learns something and suddenly he wants to study something else. He is a self-taught person and he likes to fight against every kind of problems until everything works as he wants, often he is good in doing it! The motto he keeps repeating in his head is: “If they achieve it I can do it too.” He started the smileBack project because he needed it and he carried out since he had a prototype more than functional. He dealt with the design, the physical realization and the algorithm coding.
Alessio Ciferri is 20 years old and he is studying computer science in Milan. He has chosen this field for passion and curiosity and he quickly discovered that he is good at it. When he is not cycling around the city he develops the app and the website for smileBack, loosing maybe too much time on stylesheets css. Inside the smileBack Project, he covers the role of Head of Software Development Global Team also if he is alone (not anymore).
Work with us
We are an open group, our smart backpanel is open source and we want to share everything with you about the smileBack Project.
We need testers and developers, we need your skills, we need your contribute.
You can help us debugging the code shared on GitHub or forking it and building a different version. (We are actually working of a new version completely different)
You can help us sharing our website on your social networks, you can help us sending this website to all your frineds that have backpain and that need a smart back panel like the smileBack Project.
What is smileBack?
Smileback it’s a smart backpanel that help you to don’t have backpain anymore.
How does smileBack works?
smileBack checks your posture constantly and it gives you a feedback when your posture is wrong. smileBack also tells you when you should take a break.
How much smileBack costs?
smileBack is free! It’s released with the MIT Open Hardware licence this means that you can build your own one following the instructions.
What about the cloud service of smileBack?
Once that you have built your own smart backpanel you can decide if connect it to the cloud using a specific key and have access to all the statistics that.
What are you doing with the statistics?
We want to study how backpain is evolving, we want to know why you have backpain and helping you to heal from it.
How can I build smileBack, the smart back panel?
There are videos that explain the entire process, soon it will be avalaible a new version that will be much more easier to build.
Alessandro è un milanese che vorrebbe scappare da Milano, è appassionato di informatica ma vorrebbe vivere senza telefono, è un artigiano eppure vorrebbe robotizzare tutto, impara una cosa e già vorrebbe studiare dell’altro. Autodidatta da sempre, gli piace sbattere la testa finché tutto non funziona come vuole lui, spesso ci riesce anche!
Il motto che si ripete dentro la testa è: “Se ci sono riusciti gli altri ci posso riuscire anche io”.