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Offline myloxianTopic starter

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Thank you Society of Robots!
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:17:12 AM »
On New Years Eve I was reviewing my life and seriously searching. i had this unfinished dream which had a peripheral requirement to understand how to control a servo. in my search i found the "50 dollar robot tutorial". Wow. This re-awakened my desire to understand electronics. since then my apartment has become 50 percent devoted to work space. i've broken one atmega8 (to be recovered once i get the right crystal), two 1 amp fuses, one led, and one seven segment display. but in those few months i've memorized 7805&317-based regulators, refined my soldering techniques, built an enviable prototyping workbench and had a hell of a lot of fun.

Thank you Society of Robots!

Here is a pic of my first "$50 Robot". I like the choice of CD's crazy-glued to the servo horns. :)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150168029925101&set=a.10150113747345101.296749.794540100&ref=nf


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Re: Thank you Society of Robots!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 07:33:21 PM »
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since then my apartment has become 50 percent devoted to work space. i've broken one atmega8
I swear you just described me :P

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Re: Thank you Society of Robots!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 04:07:04 AM »
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since then my apartment has become 50 percent devoted to work space

I reckon it is a safe bet this describe many people on this forum :P

My room filled with bits and pieces where ever I can find space, with a bed shoved on the corner :D

Offline myloxianTopic starter

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Re: Thank you Society of Robots!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 08:46:39 AM »
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)...

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Re: Thank you Society of Robots!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 09:31:22 AM »
I reckon it is a safe bet this describe many people on this forum :P

My room filled with bits and pieces where ever I can find space, with a bed shoved on the corner :D

so true =/
 
every couple of months or so i find courage to to spend hours clean my room ( driven by freaky comments by friends ofc) , just to mess it up again in a couple of days .... because its so annoying when i can't find some tool/IC , i guess i like my room messed up.... This might change though if i get a job, cause most industries go super crazy for 5-S. =/ ( not against it , cause it does increases productivity)
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'crazy' is the new hype! =)

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Re: Thank you Society of Robots!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 03:36:45 PM »
In my room I have a project with a robotic arm in 1 corner, a half-finished rc car in another, and a bed and dresser in the last 2...

 


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