Yeah! SHR building day
Yeah! We're very excited to be building our first "real" robot. Got the kit as a b-day present. Spent the afternoon yesterday putting it together, and getting the Mac to speak to the bot. Must say the documentation is a bit lacking. I plan to lay out the steps the the poor folks using Macs. I understand we the small majority in this realm.
Spent today looking for the damn missing connector cable fort the rangefinder to the board. You know it's this one - GP2D12 - that very inconveniently is not included with the rangefinder from Solarbotics. Why the hell not, I don't understand. Very disappointing. A let down to be stuck with a blind bot.
We went to Radio Shack not expecting much. Tried a lamp shop and was referred to Sunny a kitchen appliances guy in San Francisco. No luck. (Actually going to take our old coffee maker apart.) Even went to Fry's in the heart of Silicon Valley. Let down.
So excited to get it going. Looking for the part online. Surprised S-botics does not have it.