Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trekking .............

......the yard.  Remounted the SainSmart Ultrasonic module to the front of the unit and it works pretty well, though now I see a need for either a servo mount (to scan side to side) or several more units mounted at 45-degrees for 'side' vision.   Next up, edge detection circuitry.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Robot.................

...meandering.  The HC-SR04 ultrasonic ranging module isn't working at this time - the width of the 'beam' catches the battery pack, but it works in photovore mode (although best in low light levels).  Need to devise a more forward mount for the module.

The 114:1 gear ratio of the Tamiya dual gearbox works fairly well, but already I'm seeing a need for higher voltage motors....something along the lines of the Pololu 130 6-volt units.  They'll drop into the gearbox with no modification.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Untitled..................


painting......acrylic, roughly 10x10-inches on panel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Beginning.............

of the Robot Invasion!!!!!!!   Basic transport mechanism with the Arduino/electronics platform mounted.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Walking................

....Beast.  Salem Mini-Maker's Faire..and JUST this was worth the price of admission.

website for the Walking Beast


Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prayer...............

flag for Creativity. Make.  Do.  Create.

Created for Dayna Collin's Prayer Flag Project.