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today I helped others with programming their robots


....also took some robot video and will edit it later and post it on youtube

Today I created a new robot game for the school kids to play. Its a variation of the game "Fetch" only with cans on both sides of the start box, instead of 2 cans only on the opposite side of the game board from the start box. The idea being that they would get a single point per can retrieved. So with 3 cans to choose from, to retrieve, on two different sides of the start box. It makes the game a little more challenging without being over the top difficult for new robot builders to play.

For those who don't know. My school groups always use Lego robotics kits for these games.

I just fried 7 microservos by connecting a lipo battery the other way around. Surprisingly, one servo and the board survived.

Today I ground down the welds on Frits and threw a coat of primer on him so he doesn't rust.

No one wants a rusty Frits!  :-P


Today I threw some gloss black paint on various frame bits and pieces. It will take several days to spray all the sides/angles and parts. Maybe next week I'll finally make another update to the build page (fingers crossed)  :-)

I threw the final coat of black on Frits and next will be the final asembly of the legs and arms onto the chassis!  Woot!


Maybe I will finally have me a funny walkin lil buddy soon!  :-)

I wrote '7000' versions of the same code for my bot Armora . And none worked as intended.

I'm working on getting my IMU to talk with my Teensy 3.1.

I taught Anna's new brain project to use NLP to guess the part of speech for any word, guess the spelling of a singular word for any plural, a plural for any singular, and remember these guesses and her previously learned exceptions in her DB.  Very happy! Getting one of the various forms of a word from a form being used in speech had been something of a weakness.

I put air in Hormes' new tires and had to swap out a bad tube for one of the old ones. Also Hormes has a facebook page. Because, you know, reasons.