Let's Make Robots!

Test yourself: Arty or Techie

There are 2 kinds of robot builders; Arty’s & Techie’s.

Take this test to find out what you are :)

Point = 0



1) Your robot has to navigate in a park. Do you design it to..

A) Orientate to see how far, what is ahead, somehow generate a map over the area, keep track over obstackles and good paths, drive to next point and so on

B) Focus on where you are going to, constantly avoid obstacles, but only if they are in your way

If answer = A then
point = point +1
end if



2) The fun about building robots are ..

A) That you can have an idea to a creature and see it come alive

B) That you have a reason to try math and programming techniques in real life

If answer = B then
point = point +1
end if



3) If there is a cable that has 3.7V coming out from your circuit, and you thought it should have been 5V, would you rather / typically..

A) Find out why it is 3.7V

B) Say ”that was strange”, and somehow cope with that for now

If answer = A then
point = point +1
end if



4) You have to make a robot arm that is going to take up all your socks from your drawer. Would your first thought be..

A) Find out a way to know how many socks are in the drawer, so that you know when you have picked all and is able to structure the picking.

B) Find out a way to see when the drawer is empty, and pick socks until it is empty.

If answer = A then
point = point +1
end if



5) If you should chose to be an expert in one of the 2 below, just somehow get all knowledge inserted into your brain, what would you chose:

A) Get to know 100% Picaxe Basic, Basic Stamp Basic and Arduino C – because then you could just build with ease, almost without thinking, all commands would be at your hands; If you can think on it, you can just make it..

B) 100% assambly, down to 0’s and 1’s of the chips the above based on, because then you would be able to understand it all 100%, and override the commands and optimize and write your own, which would be cool!

If answer = B then
point = point +1
end if



6) Building robots often happens alone. If you where together on a camp with 1.000’s of other builders, would you rather..

A) Participate in a group that would design something bigger, using multiple technologies.

B) Participate in a competition where you where able to enter a robot that you had made yourself.

If answer = A then
point = point +1
end if



7) After making a robot, would it make you more happy if..

A) Other robot builders where really impressed?

B) People who knows nothing about it think it is cool or fun?

If answer = A then
point = point +1
end if




0-2 points =  Arty!!

3-4 points = All around!

5-7 points = Techie!!

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1: B, 2: B, 3: A, 4: B, 5: B, 6: A, 7: A
Gives me 5 points. So techie.
Not really surprised, for me it is functionality over design.
Might change when I get all the programming and understanding of the workings down.

Buffer overflow = Techie over here.

1 ........ just a solitary logic '1' point for me.

Q1 - In my dreams A. In reality B.

Q2 - A + B. It's about how simply can something be achieved, not how much math is required.

Q3 - Is 3.7V wrong? How do I know it is 3.7V

Q4 - The challenge is to determine when all of the socks have been removed from the drawer. If the drawer contains socks and other stuff then only A will work. If it contains only socks then A is solving the wrong problem and B is the answer. I can't answer this question as there's insufficient data.

Q5 - I'm 100% sure I could find a better use for my time

Q6 - A would be good with the right people and tools, but it's unlikely in my experience. B could be rather unfullfilling. I'd rather find a good forum like LMR </suck>

Q7 - Definitely A and B, but A first.

So I'm an Arty Chartered Engineer who builds Warhammer kits and writes computer programms and does extreme DIY, and other "manly" stuff. Stupid quiz - knows nothing - huh


Q1 - B because I'm too lazy to try and map everything.

Q2 - A because I'm too lazy to do math unless I have to.

Q3 - B because I'm too lazy to try and find the multithingy.

Q4 - B because I'm too lazy to count sock and structure anything.

Q5 - B because I'm too lazy to learn a heap of different languages, ones enough.

Q6 - B because I'm too lazy to listen to everyone elses ideas. I can barely bother with my own.

Q7 - B because I'm too lazy to answer technical questions. I jst say thingy this and thingy that and I look cool!


The lazy aproach scores one point on the languages question. My real score was 3.5 because I like both answers in question 7.

4 points for me. Midline just the way I like it.
6! Im a Trekkie?
Face it.
I'm not sure if I'm going over to the "dark side" or if I've always been a hybrid.

I got a 1.  Maybe I don't belong here?  lol

The point I got was on the first question. 

I was also tempted by the possibility of being fluent in assembly code, but then I realized I wouldn't be able to share code with other builders.