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Robotics Week Challenge #4: Message Me

Thursday April 12th - “Message Me!”: Urban Dictionary explains that telling a person to "message me" is the same as saying "text me", but sounds a lot cooler, and has a nicer ring to it. As one of the most advanced microcontrollers around, our robots are able to communicate in a variety of ways. For this challenge, let's have our robots stump the humans and message us a joke, riddle or inspiration.

Another quickie from me. No time with income tax appointment looming tomorrow!

I went full-on old school: my old 1998 Parallax Growbot "texts" an old joke my phone using old Morse Code.

"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

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  • erco wrote: »
    Another quickie from me. No time with income tax appointment looming tomorrow!

    Glad to see you're a man who likes to get things done early!

  • ercoerco Posts: 19,149
    I'm definitely pro-crastination.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Nice, that is great!

    I started to work on something for robotics week, and realized that I have a wildly unfinished robot from last year. I'm working on that instead.
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,149
    Thanks, I took some liberties with my interpretation of "an hour of (Morse) code."

    But overall, my minuscule efforts were eclipsed by Whit's. Dude went five for five!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,905
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    erco wrote: »
    But overall, my minuscule efforts were eclipsed by Whit's. Dude went five for five!

    That is because the clergy only work on Sunday morning!

    and my taxes were already done! ;-)


    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,149
    I'm still waiting for Ken to chime in about my Growbot. I need to learn the storied history of this early robot.

    New kit on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PARALLAX-GROWBOT-ROBOT-KIT-NEW/141925023882
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,149
    Thanks Whit!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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