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Winter break! What you working on?
« on: December 16, 2009, 07:07:28 PM »
I'm using my few weeks to do some serious robot building and maybe work on my custom keyboard.
What you have planned for the days off from school?

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 07:08:54 PM »
Gonna be working on solidworks and updating web sites all break long  :D

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 07:19:09 PM »
Building a putting ball return sorta thing. and maybe a robot for the sor comp. you never know.

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 08:21:21 AM »
I'm not in school but it's all good because I work from home. I'm working on my mech for both the SOR competition and RoboGames next year. It's named "Nostromo" and is basically a dual airsoft wielding death bot.

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 11:55:41 AM »
One more exam tomorrow morning, and I'm done. woot!

I'm planning on doing something with a webcam, OpenCV and my lynxmotion robotic arm, but I'm at a loss for any good ideas.

Suggestions?

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 02:42:22 PM »
Hi,

What you have planned for the days off from school?

(Not in school? Sucks for you!)
Nah, I'm taking a couple of weeks off from the job, to spend X-mas with my GF, my son, his GF and their son, get some serious R&R, spending time with some of the friends I've seen to little in the rush of everyday life, consuming a few bottles of Scotch and if I get time left over, perhaps I'm gonna get a bit ahead with some research... Oh, perhaps get on with some chapters of a book on electronics.
Gee, it's gonna be a busy holiday - No rest for the wicked ;D
Regards,
Søren

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 10:47:13 AM »
I'm working on a tracked bot with a tail, the tail should aid it in climbing obstacles. Hopefully it'll even be able to climbs stairs. Also it should avoid objects it can't climb and avoid drops too high...

Just waiting on some transistors for my H-bridge and then i can start programming it  :)

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 03:08:37 PM »
Hi,

What you have planned for the days off from school?

(Not in school? Sucks for you!)
Nah, I'm taking a couple of weeks off from the job, to spend X-mas with my GF, my son, his GF and their son, get some serious R&R, spending time with some of the friends I've seen to little in the rush of everyday life, consuming a few bottles of Scotch and if I get time left over, perhaps I'm gonna get a bit ahead with some research... Oh, perhaps get on with some chapters of a book on electronics.
Gee, it's gonna be a busy holiday - No rest for the wicked ;D


With all stuff considered you are 50 - 60 years old!!!! Darn, I own some respect....

And as for me... well, I'll be studying for exams, plus trying to get a Gf.... xexexe
Robotics comes second....
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: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 04:11:16 PM »
I finally bought a real programmer so i am freed from the constraints of the roboduino!
I gotta hit the books and cram as much c into me as i can!
Howdy

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 07:07:42 PM »
was working on making a led bar tach for a motorcycle. but i just bought me a project car, so that takes presedence(sp?)
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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2009, 01:22:03 AM »
Not gonna work on anything at all . . . spent xmas week in Hong Kong and Macau, and will spend all next week up in Chiang Mai :D

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 02:01:07 PM »
(Not in school? Sucks for you!)

Not in school = !sucking.

I work for the Navy, playing with robots, so for my two week vacation?

Work on my own robots. :-)  Hehe. (I already have a gf, so don't have to worry about that.)

My main project is my autonomous 4WD ground vehicle. Right now I am building my own intelligent motor controller. (ie, you send it commands in speed, and it responds with distance the wheels have traveled )

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Re: Winter break! What you working on?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 10:07:43 PM »
Hi,

With all stuff considered you are 50 - 60 years old!!!! Darn, I own some respect....
I'm 51, but age shouldn't be the foundation of respect, as nobody ever did anything themselves to be born at a certain time :)


And as for me... well, I'll be studying for exams, plus trying to get a Gf.... xexexe
Work hard on the former and not at all at the latter (the harder you try, the less luck you'll usually have).
Wishing you good luck on both counts ;D

Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


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