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Swiss Milka Cow "Colour Match System"

Swiss Milka Cow project takes on some colour.

Firstly :- New body made (old one to flimsy) and also replaced motors again .....now with 10,000 rpm racing set (its an easy mod to do on all the GM motor range - just have to be careful not to strip the gears.....) - also IR remote installed and an Arduino Mega as brain.

I have removed the old bi-colour eyes and replaced with high intensity RGB ones instead.

Also i have installed a RGB led into the lower Jaw bone and along side an LDR to detect the reflected colour.

"Moooo" Rare Swiss Cow Project has begun

Following on from the Laser Experiments i have decided to attach it to some kind of walking Robot.

I am now a avid fan of Theo Jansen -  after rik brought him to light in his Blog.

So far i have Prototyped two pairs of "Theo" legs using "MindStorms" as an experimental base.

It worked better than i could have imagined - these legs go like a Cow on its way to the milking parlour.........

Only problem now is what  medium shall i use to make the final version.....

Question :- what on earth is  New Mega improved Mr.Tidy doing in Switzerland ?............ ..... To cut a long story short .....OddBot  has done it … Read more

POV (persistence of Vision) from Hacked "Aircraft carrier marshalling light"

Take one Aircraft carrier marshalling light ..... or something you can pick up at the local supermarket for 10CHF(10dollars) like i did.

Hack the living daylights (joke intended) out of it.

Result =  4x8 neat LED rows..........plus a neat battery box,enclosure and strong magnet (for another project)

With a dremmel cut the positive tracks and expose some of the copper track

Mysterious Tracks Appear in snow !!!!

Whats happening on Gs balcony ?

Off the track :- i need to ID this car and its year of manufacture - if anyone knows then please post a picture here and i will add you to the unofficial sponsors list........ really i am serious.

(But wait a moment - this project needs an MPU & motor driver - but which ones - what would you official sponsors send me haha)

I would like to reproduce this exact set up.........

Propellor :- "Major Nichols" hits the Rollers - laser wheel encoder (Part 5)

One Etape closer.........

Decided it was time to try out my "Laser wheel encoder - Propellor Rig" with my actual racing bike :-

Starting to get the hang of the Propellors Display Gui.

Sporting in chronological order

Fordson Snow Machine - 1929 Concept

Fordson Snow Machine - 1929 Concept

Now He would have been part of the LMR Team.

First one to duplicate this in Robotic size will gain my great respect............ (unless i get there first)........

 

EDIT :- .......... someone got there first - see last two vids -  amazing

Propellor :- Laser Roller Install Part 4

Permanent install of laser/photo transistor brackets and circuit walk-though.

As the laser needs to be pretty "Solid",  i decided to install it using metal brackets.... so ......

..... it aint gonna move and miss-align whilst i hit 60Km/sec

 

Propellor :- laser spoke detector "Interactive Roller Experience" Part 3

Out with the reed-switch in with the lasered 32 spoke detector.

What this means is instead of 1 pulse per revolution of the wheel .....i have instead 32 (one pulse/spoke) ..... meaning a much faster update of my speed.

Video explains the details...........

How to make hollow tubing ..... and Play a flute
How to make PolyMorph Extruded Tubes. Non-Stream (PolyMorph Workshop 6 :- PolyMorph Extrusion Techniques) Take a round piece of tubing (any size really, any … Read more