The Pulse - 2009w14
April 1, 2009
Random pieces of advice
|common your grounds||try to build a bad karma bot|
|use a good hot soldering iron||heat your components too long|
|start simple||plan your whole robot, than build it, than wire it, than program it and than expect it to work exactly as planned|
|get yourself plenty of jumper cables||post a robot page that has nothing to show for|
|pull down your analogue inputs||pull down your pants|
|put caps across everything and then some||under estimate the required gear ratio|
|invest in double sided tape||invest in paint stirring sticks: those are free|
|remember: the very first resistor you are likely going to need, reads: orange-orange-brown-gold||trust the guy from the store|
|read the fine manual||use firmware A.4|
|close your parentheses, always||close your smileys ;-)|
|reference wikipedia||revere wikipedia|
|ask for help||ask for help in the shoutbox or (possibly even worse) in a personal message|
|pat yourself on the back fo a robot well built||build a robot to pat your back for you|
|reuse parts found in gadgets people dumped in waste bins||reuse the gadgets that smell like nitro glycerine and go "tick-tock tick-tock"|
|add titles, voice overs, music to your robot video||lose a whole night sleep over your video edits|
|hat your bot||beg for attention|
|comment IN thread|
|write the next Pulse yourself||wait for rik to write the next Pulse|
Mommy and Daddy are not fighting
They are just exchanging clever banter.
What would a wooden horse want to eat?
As the soonish to be proudish proprietor of a whole wooden menagerie, I take interest in this experiment by Frits.
Too bad he found plastic alternatives.
(And what would you use to cover the stable's floor? Manure?)
Robot with a leg up?
Or a tankah sporting a tremendous woody?
OMG, he does not know Johnny 5!!!
Speaking of Hollywood inspired designs
Nope, not Disney. This comes from Forrest Gump.
Chinese toymaker sits at a bar Down Under
To which the droid replies: "How lude!".