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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Desperately need HELP on gearing !
« Last post by mklrobo on July 07, 2021, 12:50:30 PM »
 :) hello!  :)

  In your gear dilemma, you will need to consider TORQUE, a measure of strength of pull. If you
"gear down" a motor, the torque will increase, but the speed decreases. If you "gear up"
a motor, the torque will decrease, and the speed will increase; assuming the motor parameters
stay constant. This is not rocket science, but attention to detail is required.
There may be MANY gear calculators online, for sure. The trick, again, is to recognize
the power/speed that you want to work with.
    I would recommend getting your speeds and torques done with a online calculator, then
you can see what is available from stores.

 ;D  Good Luck!   ;D
Mechanics and Construction / Re: New robotic toy coming out!
« Last post by mklrobo on July 07, 2021, 10:10:42 AM »
 8)  EXCELSIOR!!   8)

   Good day, True robotic believers!!

    I would introduce to you, a helping hand in writing your python scripts;   ;)

    streamlit program will help you write your python programs; which will be useful when you
hack my robot program when I release it. This program is free, but, as all software, will cost
you time in learning to use it.

    Another program, which is a starting point for cross platform programming is:  ;)

   This software gives you a basic, bare bones skeleton of cross platform programming. Not the best
of programs, but is a nice intro to information of cross platform programming.  This will help in your
desire to let your smart phone access the robot, for remote control, camera pics, software uploads, or
additions of IoT peripherals that you can imagine!!  ;D

    As to the main core of the freeware used, I will submit communities that focus more on the internals;
so you can go as far as you want to to accelerate your imagination on the robot!!   :)

    I will release more freeware advice that is helpful, for future concerns. So, when you get the
robot plans, you will already have supplemental info  to hack the robot!!   ;D

    Thanks for reading my post, and stay tuned, same robot channel, same robot time!!!   ;D
Software / Re: Multi agent system
« Last post by multiagent on July 03, 2021, 11:33:06 AM »
Thanks for the reply my friend, and thank you for the time u dedicate to see the link.
I will consider your suggestions and I will let u know what happened :) thanks  ;)
Software / How do hackers hack your computer - FORTH
« Last post by mklrobo on July 02, 2021, 03:03:13 PM »
     Hello everybody!  ;)

     I have been delving into some serious code lately, as I am working toward getting a
degree in software and web development. BUT,  I also like playing with processors, like
parallax propeller, Society of Robots Axon, and of course, the raspberry pi.

    I was playing around with a FORTH compiler, and found the language very powerful and compact.
The commands resemble low level machine language, specific to the processor in which it was intended.
After a few hours of viewing the code, it started to become a bunch of jumbled letters, not meaning anything
anymore. BUT, it did seem, somehow, familiar - !  :o

    In fact it resembled some numbers I saw when I used to get the "blue screen of death" on my computer!
This motivated me to look more into FORTH being used on computers, and boy, WHAT a conspiracy abounds!!  :'(

   Because FORTH is so compact, it can be stored in un-used registers in a CPU's internal memory. Because FORTH
is so powerful, with only a few lines of code, it can create a virtual terminal INSIDE a working kernel, virtually
unseen by the platform.

   Virtual terminals are created "normally" for developers to have a back door to debug their programs - BUT,
if these back doors were used for villainous purposes, any computer system could be hacked.

    FORTH is such an obscure language, i have not found any FORTH code checkers for the software we have today.  :-\

    In short, FORTH is compact and powerful enough to be in any system to create a "back door", and obscure
enough for there not to be any checking for it. Even if you do see it, it will look like garbage to the developer
guild.  :o

    So there your have it, my take on the hacker attacks - what to do about it, is another story.  :-X
Robot Videos / Re: IF function in ABB teach pendant
« Last post by mklrobo on July 01, 2021, 02:38:22 PM »
I will give the problem a shot.

     I have had some training with PLC in an industrial environment, but have not used a pendant.
but logically, you could use and/or logic to assemble the function you are trying to complete.
Other tricks you can try is substitute the 1 for an input that equates to  a 1. OR, you may be able to
use a variable that remains equal to a 1. The version of the software will dictate your options.

 8)  Good luck!!  8)  excelsior!!  8)
Mechanics and Construction / Re: New robotic toy coming out!
« Last post by mklrobo on July 01, 2021, 02:32:33 PM »
 8)  EXCELSIOR!!    8)

     Hello again to everybody!!

     I am streamlining the software loading process for you, as to make it as painless as possible.
I have found some vendors that will preload some of the freeware, which will make the robot
assembly faster, but will make the overall cost $5 - $10 more.
     I found a beginner robot enthusiast near me; and am working with him, to make the instructions
user friendly to someone just beginning robotics. He is helping me explain the things I
am overlooking, so it will make it easier for anyone who wants to build this, should have
no problem assembling it in a short amount of time.

  ;D  stay tuned, true believers  ;D same robot channel, same robot time!!   ;D

Software / Re: Multi agent system
« Last post by mklrobo on June 29, 2021, 11:57:07 AM »
 8) excelsior!!   8)

    I looked over your link info - and THAT is some mighty complicated stuff that will consume some time to digest. The nervous system algorithms you are assimilating will need some practical, easier to absorb material.

    To break down that math, and apply it in a nice, friendly platform, may I suggest using Wolfram's mathematica - which has the greatest, largest algorithm library in the world, and a friendly platform to use them on.

     you can adapt the algorithms you have in your link to work in mathematica, and Voila! ROBOT has nerves!!

      ;D  good luck!!   ;D
Misc / Re: Beginner self-balancing-robot struggling with build...
« Last post by mklrobo on June 25, 2021, 09:11:43 AM »
 :) Hello!

  your robot is impressive, no doubt. In sofas troubleshooting, sensor connection is paramount; if connections are "noisy" (that is to say, not that secure or corroded) it may cause false triggering in the logic, that you may not see. These intermittent can give signals to the CPU that reacts before you can react to it. In that case, you may have to design your own basic diagnostic subprogram, to ferret out that problem. If you make a diagnostic signal logger, it will record signals that your CPU "saw" but you did not. That will solve that problem.
     On your breadboard, components MUST stay stable, or intermittent operation will occur. since your breadboard is vertical, it may intercept problems if not flat.
     If the PID is suspect, that would be a math problem, which is specific to the algorithm that you are using, and out of my purview.
     I would suggest, buying a good robotic python book that has the same type of project that you are building. They will have the code, motors, and other mechanical components will will help you in the same direction, and will serve as a model to find the issue with your current project.   8)  GOOD LUCK!   8)
Mechanics and Construction / Re: New robotic toy coming out!
« Last post by mklrobo on June 25, 2021, 07:55:32 AM »
 8) EXCELSIOR!   8)

  For those of you who are "afraid" of the code and robotics, and may need good supplemental books to read,
and downloadable books, I will include the names of them in my plans. I am trying to
make the project building enjoyable as possible, with a simple "shake and bake" assembly procedure.

     3 hours to complete the robot sounds lengthy, but if you have ever played with a raspberry pi,
interfacing components to the real world consumes time, as well as programming itself! before you
know it, you have spent 3 hours just enjoying yourself working on the raspberry pi!

     As for the code, I am listing REM statements in the code for you to use; whereas, you have access
to variables that lets you introduce more sensors into the program to enhance the your robot,
without rewriting the whole program. I will also list freeware that may help write the code for you, to provide a more enjoyable way to enhance your robot.

     Stay tuned true believers!!!   8)   8)
Mechanics and Construction / Re: New robotic toy coming out!
« Last post by mklrobo on June 25, 2021, 05:46:56 AM »
 :D have no fear, I am still here!!  :D

     I am completing the code, and the final assembly of the robot; debugging and
tweeking out any potential problems that I think may have. This is probably the most
time consuming part of invention, BUT, it sure is fun!!!  ;D
    I may go back and make some GUI interfaces, to help in the construction of the
robot; kind of like, a robot construction wizard AI!   ;D
    I am trying to make the construction of the robot so easy, that anyone with some robot
skills should be able to complete it in 3 hours, or an enjoyable weekend, - my goal, anyway.
Stay tuned, True Believers!!!!  EXCELSIOR!!!!   8)   8)
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