Let's Make Robots!

Maze Solving Robot V3. This one will work.

Not too long ago I received a care package from CTC. He sent me 2 of his arduino PCBs he designed. 

 

So that got me thinking, what would I build with it?

Well as this is going on, my highschool finally has its laser cutter installed. So it would be foolish of me not to use it. 

Here I go, making my highest verison of a robot yet. Maze Solving Robot V3. 

 

Chess robot operation via ustream

The chess robot is now up and running via ustream (this doesnt mean its live yet, just that it works). So here is how it goes:

First of all, here is the ustream channel it will be on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/patrickmccb

The commands are as follows:

To move a piece type in the location of the piece, type dash, then type where you want to move it, then the word "move".

Example is: b7-b6 move     

Solar Trike

Much thanks to D&G Green Products for their support http://www.dggreenproducts.com/

 

 

Quadcopter begins

 

Well i finally went through with it and started on a quadcopter. I will probably just stick to doing RC with it but who knows, maybe one day i will make a quadcopter UAV.

 


 

12.24.10

OSP

Ok so for one i moved it to a blog and two it now has some different functions.

The first thing i added was a password. In-order to get to the main menu, you have to type in a sequence using the input buttons.

The second new thing is the distance feature. I sat down and changed the sharp's numbers to inches and figured out to what extent to change the distance to the next one. It is pretty accurate but only goes up to 12in and down to 4in.

Pong

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you spent your time playing pong? Neither do I. But why not bring it back? Yes a portable pong game. 

So i set out on my quest...

After some decisions, i decided i would make a pong game using 6 LED matrices, 6 MAX7219CNG, 2 potentiometers + KNOBS!!, and some custom PCBs. So here is where i am at so far, just have a collection of parts but im working on it, still waiting for the PCBs to arrive. 

 

I have my own website now

Well it isnt that new but i am just announcing it. Many people on this site have told me that i should make my own, a place where my projects can easily be found and posts that are clean and complete without all the "Update .... Update .... Update". You might find other information that is on my site and not here, but that is unlikely. I am way more active here then i am at posting stuff on my site, only the finished product will go on my site as a virtual portfolio. You can see that i am not even done moving all my information on my robots from this site to mine.

The most useless machine ever

This is a "most useless machine" i made. I used a instructable but it was a comment by "compukidmike" that was the schematic i used. 

here is compukidmike's schematic picture thing  http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FCQ/XPAC/G43EFYKB/FCQXPACG43EFYKB.SMALL.jpg