This is the first robot that I built, it must have been around the late seventies. Servo magazine, did a piece on this a few years back.
It was programmed using tones (decoded by PLL chips) playback by cassette player. Note the early ultasonic ranger!
Anyone else here working on robots this far back?
Considering you've been making robots since before my parents even met each other, got any links to your latest robot? (sorry if that sounded insulting, I just assumed you're making some pretty awesome things after all these years!)
As for programming with cassette players, I hated them with a passion! I used to program computers with them when I was like 7 or 8 years old . . . the loading time was like 5 to 10 minutes . . . some moron engineer decided you had to hold the transfer button during that entire transfer. Move that finger just once, and you had to start over
I wasn't smart enough to figure all that out on my own though, my father taught me all that . . . strangely his technological mind digressed, and I find myself showing him how to use google and check email these days . . .