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General Misc => Robot Videos => Topic started by: Brandon121233 on June 11, 2008, 07:57:39 PM

Title: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 11, 2008, 07:57:39 PM
OK so finally I got a better camera and took some decent looking footage of Walbot, it now has some new features as well as a new circuit shield...enjoy.
[youtube]S9-1u5y_3P0[/youtube]
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 11, 2008, 08:02:02 PM
ok so I just noticed that Firefox and youtube videos are not working for me on SOR, is anyone else noticing this, or am I going crazy.
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: pomprocker on June 12, 2008, 11:15:08 AM
nice, i love your wallbot. i'm debating on building it. oh by the way, i havent had time to look into it, but real quick...whats a circuit shield?
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Rebelgium on June 12, 2008, 11:53:56 AM
ok so I just noticed that Firefox and youtube videos are not working for me on SOR, is anyone else noticing this, or am I going crazy.

you're going crazy. works fine here...
try clearing your browser cache. Or download CCleaner from piriform.
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 13, 2008, 01:19:27 PM
A circuit shield is what goes on top of the Arduino boards header pins, it kind of "plugs into" it and has all the hardware on it so that it can do what you want it to, in my case it has a H-Bridge, some LED's and more header pins.
Yeah youtube still not working and I also can't update my member tutorial with new youtube videos that I have, the Youtube link button is not there, and I can't even see that the video is there, it does however let me see the video in *yuck*internet explorer*yuck*, but I still can't edit it in that.
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Parth on June 13, 2008, 03:12:37 PM
Do you mean that it won't play? Cuz that happens to me. All you gotta do is click on the video a bunch of times in random spots and it'll eventually work, lol. (Or at least it works for me)

I'm just wondering, instead of buying the custom-made circuit shield for like $30, could I buy this instead?http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=7914# (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=7914#)
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 14, 2008, 11:05:53 AM
You could, but then again you could just use pref board, thats what I made the prototype with, but I wanted something that looked a lot more professional and something that would be easier for beginners that really didn't know how to go from a spool of wire, pref board, and some components and come up with a working product (thats difficult for even more intermediate people like me, I had to do a lot of debugging) with the amount of connections that had to be made. But if you feel your up to the challenge and want to save some bucks at the expense of aesthetics then go for it!
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 14, 2008, 11:07:24 AM
And about the problem it just show a blank space where the video box should be but is not, and in the tutorial editor it doesn't even show a space (but I know the video is there)...
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: airman00 on June 14, 2008, 11:24:44 PM
love the dragonforce!
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: TrickyNekro on June 16, 2008, 06:54:53 PM
I noticed, it cut overdosing coffee...... That's nice...

Bad habits are bad for health (battery)

 :P
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 18, 2008, 03:09:28 PM
Here's another video and just as an update, it seems as though upgrading to Firefox 3 fixed the problem!
[youtube]p4xTsBEdzGc[/youtube]
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: BANE on June 20, 2008, 01:45:28 PM
how much did it cost just for them to print the shield board?

Bane
Title: Re: New Walbot Video
Post by: Brandon121233 on June 29, 2008, 01:00:04 PM
It was like $30 total (thats pretty good considering most companies wont even consider making custom PCB's unless you order thousands) $20 for the board and a $10 set up fee