Let's Make Robots!

SummaSketch III input device

Look what i found deep in my "Keller Vaults" ..... A (almost brand-new antique) -SummaSketch III tablet........ 

....ideal for making some vector plot graphics ....good time_ing on my behalf ..... makes life easy and me thinks that all you CNC/3D print persons would kill for one ........ as it can also spit out mm or inch scaled units .... slap a blue print robot plan onto the tablet and trace the data in....oh Yehhh...

However the propellers SetRamp servo command is causing a few headaches on how to scale the speed of the X compared to the Y axis .

Almond Bread - are you series-ous

Phosphour Blotch or hidden messages !!!!

Third pass ------ it just gets brighter and brighter.......

One stage further to understand how to control things with Maths......

What Series picture is (-:G.-) cooking up with his propeller mathematics .......?

Cliff Detection, Tracks Flames, Puts Out Fires, Dragons Breath Effect, Fright or Flight mode, Angry mode
Using a
"Puff " - The Magic Fire (Breathing-Fighting) Dragon. Puff is able to Put out Fires - He Scans his Head to find the Flames - he orientates towards the Flame - and … Read more

Green Scale Graphics

Following on from my "Original" Phosphor screen UltraViolet laser experiments........

.... it struck me by varying the amount of time the laser hits the phosphor screen ......you can vary the brightness .aaanddd...

....create GreenScale images... below you can see the Green Swiss cross with "GreenScale" fading ....

JPGs and BMPs are a pinch away.........

If you have any ideas how i can strip the information out of a bmp/jpg..........fill in the empty boxs below......

Smiley.................................

"Smiley" ..... with Parallax Propellor.

Slap a UV laser onto a pan-tilt servo mechanism and blast a 50cm x 50cm sheet of florescent vinyl with it ........

Propeller chip picks up preformed Graphic data matrix from data table........

I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams

    I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams....

I am sure there is a simple solution out there.... but i cant see it period........

Any feeders/links or ideas greatly welcome....

Thanks in anticipation Gareth

Investigates the Festive environment with a Festive Twist
Using a
I present to you "Miranda" , a laser scanning Robotic system using a Wii-Mote Camera and Festive Reflective Xmas Bauble. My previous "Halo" Experiments have been … Read more

Basic electronics explained in cool informative way (Schematic and IR Light Update)

Basic electronics explained in cool informative way by Colin of Makezine, including simple electronic experiments.

Videos as follows:- (links are URL)

Captains Blog StarDate 29783 - Miranda's Golden Eye

Introducing Miranda - implementation of "Halo" Laser scanner.

Consists of a Golden reflector/Wii camera attached to CTC's Mini Prop Undershield (PPPB) & Andrews M44D40+ propeller board.

Captains Blog ....StarDate 29773 ......Containment Leak in Gareths Space-Lab......

Scotty ......"Captn....i canny noo contain the plasma leak.....were doooomed"

Kirk......"We need one of those new Halo things ......can you build a "mini" one Scotty ......in purple" ?....