Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Setting up the laptop

Well since I change linux flavors like underwear (almost daily). I decided to redo my partition tables yet again.

Going to allocate 15 gig's of space for iso images. After downloading them I can toss them in the space, do a quick grub edit and update and bam! Libe file system without needing a usb drive or burning cd's

Monday, May 28, 2012

Puppy bot

Build a robot for acadian to get him started in robotics.

Everything in it, is stuff I had laying around.

The button on top triggers, 4 rgb leds inside of it. Its powered by a jeenode, Yes those are bobbers on the rear antenna. The wheels are two cd's with some 1/8? bearings hot glued between them and wrapped in plastic wire wrap conduit.

I did a quick continous rotation mode to a pair of servos. The front "wheel" is a ping pong ball mounted to a pair of springs.

Over all it tools around good. With a 9v battery as the power source. The sonar just lets it back up a little bit and turn left or right off a random guess.

i found an old cell phone i might use the battery out of that to power. I will upload some more photos of the build when acadian goes to bed

Open Source Robot

Thought I put this up: Guess not

They are the start of my open source project

Saturday, May 5, 2012

On an Airplane

Took a bit of a trip this week, which I totally did not want to make, after a few stressful days I am glad to be done. I am writing this on the plane ride home so it will be short I guess.

I got a chance till my battery ran out to work on my racing simulator code. I added in a calibration routine for it and stream-lined the button setup and initialization routine. This should make it respond faster than I can see or tell. Aka reduced the lag a bit.

Next I have to build the output to the u8 and make sure it (linux) works fine with the computer.

I have 4 user buttons, start, select and Will be adding a button to calibrate the steering for the chip only.

If I ever get time I will be making the pedals and the shifter and adding them into it.

Mentally I am drained after a very very long week. So I am slightly glad my laptop battery was not fully charged.

Talk at you internet people later - john

Ps I am still thinking delta bot 3d printer fyi.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bored on duty

So it's 24 hour duty time. Again. (Insert unhappy face)

So I took time to tweak my phone, better keyboard and all, so bored