Scribbler S2 writer demo video

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  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 20,210
    edited March 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Wow! Nice!

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. –-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 572
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Rich you are unbelievable!!!!
    I think it's time to order some Xbee modules from Parallax!
  • ercoerco Posts: 16,491
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Beauteous!
    “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

    -Leonardo da Vinci
  • mindrobotsmindrobots Posts: 6,473
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Most Wonderful!!

    Now, I need to figure out how to make a pen lifter based on your Pen Lifter Mod video and I can teach my S2 to write!

    Well done!!
    MOV OUTA, PEACE <div>Rick </div><div>"I've stopped using programming languages with Garbage Collection, they keep deleting my source code!!"</div>
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,570
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This is really cool! Great job.
    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
  • Ken GraceyKen Gracey Posts: 5,777
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Rich, excellent job - what a surprise! Seems like one of the very high S2 goals has been achieved. I'll have to look into setting up a few S2s to run this code at the middle school.

    Between you and Nikos this little robot is really getting some great skills.

    Thank you!
  • Matt GillilandMatt Gilliland Posts: 1,406
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    All the "Accolade Words" have already been used :lol:

    Nikos and Rich - you have blown me away! This is going to be A HUGE HIT at Expo (at the very least).

    Thank you so much!!!

    Each of you are getting a brand-spankin' new Prop Boe!

    Well Done!
    -Matt
    - Matt Gilliland -
    - mattg@parallax.com
    - (916) 624-8333 x3018
  • W9GFOW9GFO Posts: 3,676
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ken Gracey wrote: »
    Rich, excellent job - what a surprise! Seems like one of the very high S2 goals has been achieved. I'll have to look into setting up a few S2s to run this code at the middle school.

    Between you and Nikos this little robot is really getting some great skills.

    Thank you!

    Thanks for the kind words... wait, your surprised that I did an excellent job? :lol:

    I'm not sure what the other goals are for the S2 but if one of them is a simpler pen lifter I think I have that worked out. I have an idea for one that is easy to install and requires no special sleeves or cups to hold the pen and no trimming of plastic, yet it is still internal. We'll see how it works.

    It took a great deal of experimentation to find the right wheel calibration settings so that it would write the letters all in a nice straight line. Changing the surface, even the surface beneath the paper, requires recalibrating. A single line font will help a lot to make this less of an issue as it will take more letters to accumulate the same amount of error.

  • Martin_HMartin_H Posts: 3,927
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    That is an amazing demo.
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 572
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I would like to thank you too for your kind words!!!
    Actually Rich's help was crucial and gave me the opportunity to continue the Alphabet project.
    I don't like to give any promise but I'll make an effort to make and a second alphabet with single line form as Rich suggested.

    Nikos
  • ercoerco Posts: 16,491
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    είναι όμορφο! Any Greek fonts yet, Nikos? :P

    Fabulous job! You & Rich have inspired me to make a BS2-controlled 3-servo robot arm printer for Expo, for kids to print their names. Not nearly as sensational as your S2 writer, but a good challenge for me. If I don't sleep between now & Expo, it might just happen.
    “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

    -Leonardo da Vinci
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 572
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    είναι όμορφο! Any Greek fonts yet, Nikos? :P

    Fabulous job! You & Rich have inspired me to make a BS2-controlled 3-servo robot arm printer for Expo, for kids to print their names. Not nearly as sensational as your S2 writer, but a good challenge for me. If I don't sleep between now & Expo, it might just happen.

    Thank you erco,
    I decided to start the creation of a new alpabet with a single line form as Rich suggested. One additional reason to do this is that this type of fonts has and the Greek letters. I don't have to create whole the Alphabet in Greek because there are a lot of letters in common with the English alphabet.

    Your robot arm printer project it sounds very cool! I've seen a relative video from your youtube chanel. I'm sure that it will attract the eyes of the Expo visitors!
    I wish I could be there! I consider all of you as very good frinds and I would like to meet you one day!!!

    Γεια και χαρά!
    Nikos
  • ercoerco Posts: 16,491
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Nikos: Airfare from Athens to LAX is just $1262 on British Airways. I'm sure Ken will pay half for you (forgo the PropBoe!), and you can drive up from Los Angeles with me Thursday night/Friday morning! :)
    “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

    -Leonardo da Vinci
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 8,659
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Nice going!

    I just got to watch it on the proper platform!

    Jim
    Infernal Machine
  • Matt GillilandMatt Gilliland Posts: 1,406
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    So W9 and NikosG -
    As promised, brand-spankin-new Prop Boe's are yours.

    Nikos - I know that you can't make it here for Expo, but you'll be in a lot of kids' hearts for what you did :thumb:
    Could you please PM me with your shipping address?
    wait, your surprised that I did an excellent job?
    never!

    W9 - Would you like yours shipped or Will-Call at Expo?

    -MattG
    - Matt Gilliland -
    - mattg@parallax.com
    - (916) 624-8333 x3018
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 572
    edited April 2012 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    Nikos: Airfare from Athens to LAX is just $1262 on British Airways. I'm sure Ken will pay half for you (forgo the PropBoe!), and you can drive up from Los Angeles with me Thursday night/Friday morning! :)

    It would be perfect!!!! :)
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