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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2009, 01:37:37 AM »
I no its not hard to add on, nor did I really mean he should add it on just that I thought it would be cool for it to out put the data on it (by it self) and so on. And what I really ment by it being hard to add on is the space like I said before...


And I just want my name on it so I feel good inside....

Lol no but really just thought it would be a cool idea.

Fyi when do you think axon ll is coming out, glad I saw this I was going to buy one but then saw this so ima try to save my money and wait and hopefully buy robot parts with it and win the axon along with more money for project S.Y.T.H

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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2009, 01:40:16 AM »
Fyi when do you think axon ll is coming out, glad I saw this I was going to buy one but then saw this so ima try to save my money and wait and hopefully buy robot parts with it and win the axon along with more money for project S.Y.T.H
you failed to read the first post my friend...
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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2009, 10:23:33 AM »
I guess I'll give you guys an update . . .

I started prototyping it yesterday. I haven't found any major problems yet, but I'm not quite happy with the design either. So I'll be making another prototype, meaning another ~2 week delay.

Oh and it will be black.

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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2009, 11:03:05 AM »
Oh and it will be black.

That just isn't very creative marketing. How about "The Axon II is available in your favorite color (provided your favorite is black)"

Or "Axon II: Back in Black"

Or "The Axon: Goth edition"

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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2009, 02:38:09 PM »
hah, goth edition! but getting them in different colors would get rid of the discount you get for having say 1000 of the same...
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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2009, 02:48:47 PM »
lol or I can be like mac and offer bubblegum pink, sky blue, caramel brown, or delicious orange. ;D

On a side note, I developed a new quick cheap method to soldering tiny chips for prototyping. I took pics so I'll post up a tutorial when I have more time.

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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2009, 03:05:11 PM »
dude, that just made me really hungry!
was that for the smd? i heard the solder wick method works well..
never tried it though.
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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2009, 08:13:16 AM »
what is the point of the number LCD? Will it show how much space is used up?

It could help in debugging.  A number can easily show what part of the program your processor is working on or feed out a sensor reading near real time while the bot is running.  It will save me from setting up an LCD.

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Re: Axon II: release and design info, got suggestions?
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2009, 01:09:25 PM »
I finished soldering up the Axon II. I also finished programming it. The LED number display is kinda neat and fun . . . everything seems to be working perfectly, no problems. Amazing considering it took 7 prototypes to get the first Axon the way I wanted it . . . But I want to spend a few weeks testing it on my ERP and with many Sharp IRs this time before mass manufacturing it. Looks like it'll be an October-ish release.

 


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