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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Robot Construction Log
« Last post by FIFO on July 10, 2021, 12:18:53 PM »
Thank you! I took a lot of time to make things really clear. Now I'm trying to figure out what to make next. I was considering trying to develop a high level language and compiler so that it would be easier to program the robot. I don't know very much about that, but it seems like it would be fun.
Mechanics and Construction / Re: Robot Construction Log
« Last post by mklrobo on July 09, 2021, 05:58:43 AM »
 8) Totally Awesome!!   8)

     I love the "pet on the chip" vernacular!!! how about chippett? or petrick?
Just some work play on your project statement.

    your documentation is awesome, and very precise. I love reading the manuals,
and seeing where it all fits in.

    Awesome job!!!   ;D
Mechanics and Construction / Re: Robot Construction Log
« Last post by FIFO on July 08, 2021, 08:05:47 AM »
Thank you! I have a short video clip of it running here (at the end of the article): https://ezrasrobots.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/the-robot-pet/

I also have a new version here, called Pet on a Chip, where I condense all of the control logic and a custom CPU onto an FPGA: https://ezrasrobots.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/pet-on-a-chip/
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;

     https://streamlit.io   ;)

    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:

    http://www.flowgorithm.org  ;)

   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
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