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Offline Fredrik AnderssonTopic starter

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What do you like the most about making robots?
« on: June 27, 2008, 06:52:22 AM »
After some posts in the sister tread i thought that thread got me too negative and unmotivated... :P ...so lets not forget the great parts of building robots!

The moments i feel absolute most joy in is when you receive a package that you've been waiting for. I can spend that whole day all excited about starting using these new parts.

I also love the times when you progress without encountering any problems and when you solve a problem and feel that you learned something from it.

There's also the long term feelings you get that isn't that strong but nevertheless great. It feels so great when I've started working and progressed a bit on a project that I dreamed a lot about so that i know for sure i will finish it. It's nice to feel that I'm living up to my dreams!
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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 07:44:25 AM »
I agree with you....

Mostly when debugging or when the I finally get it working...
I feel like that even more lately... Cause I got involved with IC communication and such where studying the datasheets for hours is
needed and communication can get troublesome...

The moment I finally get it working.... it smells.... it smells like victory....

Robotics is passion not a trend... that is that many people miss and don't really get further...
Anyway, enough of me.... let's hear the others...

Lefteris
For whom the interrupts toll...


P.S. I've been inactive for almost a year... Don't give promises but I'll try to complete my tutorials. I'll let you know when..

Cheers!

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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 07:49:06 AM »
Sensors on robots to track all the kittens
Bright shiny shells that protect them when bitten
UPS packages delivering new bling
These are a few of my favorite things

Society of Robots and answers from Google
Diodes and servos and checkout on Froogle
Robots that fly on mechanical wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Code well documented with REM backslashes
Programs that compile and never crashes
Algorithms controlling gears and springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the current bites
When the iron stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

(edit: there is something so very wrong with me :P )
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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 08:44:25 AM »
did you just write a poem Andrew on the spot , or did you write it before?  :D :D :D :D

I love it when a robot finally works the way I planned , love it when i get new parts in the mail, and absolutely love it when I design everything beforehand to such detail that when I assemble it everything fits like a glove. I sooo love that feeling when everything fits together and works like I planned.
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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 08:51:29 AM »
did you just write a poem Andrew on the spot , or did you write it before?  :D :D :D :D

Its just a parody I whipped up of the song "A few of my favorite things" from the Sound of Music.

New parts arriving are definitely one of the things I like best (unless they are the wrong parts, see the sister post on hate).  There is nothing more satisfying than a completed project, when all the hard work, frustration and time finally pays off.
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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 10:05:00 AM »
very nice poem man ,, :D
maybe there should be a section fopr robotic poems in SoR ;D

my joy in robotics is to build somthing really intelligent and capable

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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 10:43:48 AM »
finaly getting it working, most deffinetly not the programming, thats still my weak point (one of many actualy )

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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008, 01:18:00 PM »
AndrewM will now be known as 'Julie Andrews Mmmm' !
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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008, 06:33:14 PM »
Haha well I didn't mean to drag anyone down on my thread xD

So what I truly love about robotics and engineering in general is not knowing how to do something, and figuring out that you can.

You keep thinking about it and its like you see tiny pieces you do know and you start putting it all together on your head.

After thinking about it more you see it all fully interconnected and working properly.  Implementing it can be a pain but its such pleasure putting stuff together you figured out in your head.

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Re: What do you like the most about making robots?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 11:36:32 AM »
nice poem AndrewM :)


I definitely like the $$ robots bring me . . . for example I spend $500 on a robot . . . it impresses a client . . . and he gives me $2k for a project . . . I never feel bad spending money on robots cause it always has a nice return on investment :)

In college I spent like $3k on robots, and it got me my current job (which pays quite a lot more).

I also like making robots because it helps me understand the world around me . . . its like a buddhist zen wisdom thingy, that knowledge and understanding brings peace of mind ;D

And of course, robots always gets the ladies :-* :-* :-*

 


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