Erco's Figure Eight Challenge

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  • Martin_H wrote: »
    Cute, now put a go pro on it for a queazy POV video!

    LOL


  • This is what I want to show.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,508
    edited 2016-09-06 - 19:04:29
    Erco would be proud. The first NO servo Figure-8 (dog). Well done!

    The others are ain't too shabby!
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    AWESOME! Our first-ever Triple Play! Nicely done, SteffeD1 and Barkley! WOW, way to revive this thread.

    Not sure if our rabbit, hamster or Stick bugs could manage a figure 8. But maybe Sticky could pilot a walker. Must try soon!

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  • SteffeD1 wrote: »
    This is what I want to show.

    I wish I could see it, just white screen, could be reception.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,508
    edited 2016-09-06 - 22:01:02
    Is this better?


  • Publison wrote: »
    Is this better?



    I can see it now, I still have to wait for better reception. :crazy:
  • Love it!
  • Just seen all three figure eight's, great job on the robots. Looks like a Bichon Frise, BOE-Bot and an Arlo type. We had a Bichon for many years, and they will surely follow the program for rewards.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    Less Arlo and more Stingray IMO.
  • MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 2,176
    edited 2016-09-07 - 23:48:31
    erco wrote: »
    Less Arlo and more Stingray IMO.

    Yes, and she mentioned in another thread that they are both Propeller Bots. Sorry my view is like 4.2 inch's wide.

    EDIT: I have confused two of the members, I do remember earlier in the thread seeing a Propeller 40p DIP, not sure of the other.
  • That is Awesome!, That is Stingray all the way. And a Boe bot with attitude.. Great work!
    Where do you put the Batteries in that furry one?
    Welcome, Well done, and Thanks for sharing.


    -Tommy
    >Wanders off muttering something about dinner plates and casters...<
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    Very nice to hear Tommy weighing in, the Anti-Caster Master!
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    "Flip" can now do line following. I had to see if there was enough contrast difference using a brown cardboard background and it worked just fine.

    Tricycle-drive robot reads a simple 2-photocell sensor with an ADC to follow a figure 8 line inside a pizza box.



    Flip's previous video had a better climax.

  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,508
    edited 2016-09-15 - 17:29:03
    Someone had to do it. F8 with S3:



    EDIT: And special thanks to Whit for helping me with the BlocklyProp programming!



  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    Nice job, Jimmy got game! That S3 runs circles around round those Penguin bots! Which reminds me of...



    Just wait until you guys see my 2-servo hexapod!
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 11,508
    edited 2016-09-15 - 20:18:21
    erco wrote: »
    Nice job, Jimmy got game! That S3 runs circles around round those Penguin bots! Which reminds me of...



    Just wait until you guys see my 2-servo hexapod!

    Had not seen that one before. Have you posted it before? Nice job!

    I see it's running the USB battery backpack. I got three of those at the Shack for $1.97. Still going strong.


  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    I had about six of those backpacks, half still work. If the LiPo voltage gets too low (self discharge) they go bad. Keep 'em charged up! The first-ever powerbanks!
  • Publison wrote: »
    Someone had to do it. F8 with S3:

    EDIT: And special thanks to Whit for helping me with the BlocklyProp programming!

    Well done Publison!
  • Publison wrote: »
    Someone had to do it. F8 with S3:


    Almost perfect eight's, if you had put a Sharpie in it, would make a great Christmas present, what wife wouldn't love a personalized one of a kind sheet set, internet proven and forum checked. Maybe there's a market for this item on eBay.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    Speaking of Christmas, a red S2/green S3 pair could team up to make a great 2016 Hack the Halls duet. Name the prize, Parallax, and we'll start hacking!
  • You guys get to have all the fun.
    I hope to join you when I return back to Planet Earth...

    Hack the Halls is a great idea! I have some awesome upgrade ideas for the Gift Guard 9000...
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    First Growbot, IIRC.

  • This is all I could see.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    Sorry, there was a delay since the video uploaded slower than my concurrent post. Should be OK now.
  • Perfect eight erco!

    Not familiar with the Growbot, but I am going to be.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    edited 2016-10-08 - 22:32:04
    MikeDYur wrote: »
    Not familiar with the Growbot, but I am going to be.

    Did you cave & buy it?

    Edit: No, it's still there...

  • MikeDYurMikeDYur Posts: 2,176
    edited 2016-10-08 - 22:56:37
    erco wrote: »

    Did you cave & buy it?



    Can't cave, no room in my cave for robotic history. The chassis looks a bit longer than a BoeBots, I could mimic one with a BS2 Homework board though.
  • erco wrote: »
    MikeDYur wrote: »
    Not familiar with the Growbot, but I am going to be.

    Did you cave & buy it?

    Edit: No, it's still there...

    Darn! I just spent my last $100 PayPay fun money on a motherboard for my laptop. Got to keep those XP machines running. :)


  • ercoerco Posts: 19,738
    edited 2016-10-09 - 02:59:32
    Publison wrote: »
    Darn! I just spent my last $100 PayPay fun money on a motherboard for my laptop.

    We both have more dollars than sense in supporting our tech habits. I just blew $200 on a hoverboard, $60 on an 8-servo robot caterpillar (last one, free ship!) and $15 on a Science kit for the twins. Still need a smokin' hot deal on a vintage Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab with the bonafide U-238 sample.


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