Yes, it's been at least 24 days. I am, I admit, one of those folk who only comes to the forum when he seeks an answer, seldom to answer questions. But to just tidy this link off, I came back to fully thank admin for Jan 1 2011. I am currently enrolled in distance education for electronics tech at 100% score with 5 of 24 modules done. I haven't built anything remotely robotic in some time but that is not due to lack of interest, contrarily, it's because I have been focused on building a sound understanding of what I want to build (and getting a bit lost GLADLY in it). I recently emulated a 4017 counter with transistors (i have a very large breadboard
I put to paper a 24 hour clock without an ic. I figured out how a vacuum florescent display from an old 1972 handheld calculator could be driven. i could NEVER have figured this out without the inspiration of the "cardboard works for wheels" try it thinking.
Society of Robots will never know how it has given me
('cause i am lame at giving back)...