Robot magazine

Robot magazine

A friend, Carol Hazlett has an article in the new Robot magazine, about something she is, and should be very proud of.  She struggled to learn on her own how to use an Arduino with SR-04 Ultrasonics, and the harder part – making that talk to a laptop running a processing application that she also […]

Marketing 101

Marketing 101

So I was looking at some successful kick starter projects today, wondering how I should describe my robot project.  By the look of the kick starters I have seen it might look something like this; it “respects your rights” can be used as a bitcoin wallet  or data miner it pops popcorn its an asphalt spreader! […]

S3 Pilot Concepts

S3 Pilot Concepts

Google slide show introduction to basic concepts

Arduino Magic Wands

Arduino Magic Wands

http://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/11882/what-happens-when-i-put-a-harry-potter-save-file-inside-an-arduino-dueling-wand  

Daily reminder

Daily reminder

  A reminder passed on to me from a friend; “daily reminder that PCLMULHQHQDQ is a real x86 instruction”  

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 […]

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