Site update

Site update

So yeah, obviously.  It is a tough balance; Do you hold off on applying an update because the QA probably was not done all that well. Or do you rush to get it installed because it probably fixes a security exposure people are rushing to exploit this very second? So, Word Press Update, I hit […]

Arduino and the SR04 Ultrasonic

Arduino and the SR04 Ultrasonic

A recent discussion came up at SRS about how some feel (me) that the Arduino is NOT a suitable device for learning to program. My argument is why hook up an embedded device to a computer to learn, when you have a perfectly good computer to begin with? The Arduino is great for what it is; […]

This week

This week

I assembled a few Pilots;   I also got a new computer for the robot; Lol. When  I say for the robot, I mean as my desktop development machine 😛 I went ahead and loaded Windows 10 on it. So far so good.  I did manage to create some problems for myself on the pilot […]

This week

This week

  Parts, play time, and some functionality in software I only thought ‘might work’ is working better than I had hoped Update: PCB passed all hardware and software tests, it is 100%  Final stretch on the software is kicking my butt though. The Arduino is at 93% code, and 75% data space full 😐

Summary for the week

Summary for the week

It’s Friday night. It’s my birthday. I’m buzzed (Manhattan). So here is what I got done this week; Arduino code: use fastRead in interrupts Arduino code: big refactor, much more structured Arduino code: much closer to final API structure Arduino code: wireless XBee transmitting GPS & Pose MQTTBridge: Save to new or existing bag (like […]

Wireless Odometry

Wireless Odometry

Getting there, slowly. Update 3/29/15:  So we (David and I) had a work session today. Odometry looks good in real life. Did some deep testing of the shield, and both speed controllers worked fine.  I have some other board clean up to do, and then another rev, but the current in hand rev is good […]

Product development

Product development

http://uxreactions.com/post/114407694369/product-development-in-a-nutshell

Why I hate most software

Why I hate most software

  and another   And another; ———————————————————— After years of laziness, I’ve shovelled together a new release just by merging everyone’s pull requests. I only just installed a Windows partition the other night though, and haven’t actually gotten around to running it (or the tests) on Windows, which is the only OS that matters for […]

Too much coffee

Too much coffee

And it works!  I was supposed to be relaxing today.  Instead, here are 2 encoded motors, connected to my beta shield wirelessly transmitting odometry to the PC.   Next is mounting it on the physical bot, and I am sure a movie to shortly follow since the nice 3D visualization is already done I need […]

The Team

The Team

Richard M sponsored a meetup in Tacoma Saturday. Robotics Exploration & Discussions Tacoma, WA 41 Roboticists In this group, we will discuss robots and their evolving impact on the world. I will bring in robots and related accessories. We will also cover sequence programming (icon & s… Check out this Meetup Group →   The Spiked3.com beta […]

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