DiverBob wrote: »
I'm using a Kickstarter project 32 channel digital radio system for external control. This is a pretty sweet radio that uses the propellor chip and a XM radio module, 4 potentiometers and several configurable switches. This will be the primary means of sending commands to the main controller.
I still have to build and program all this but that will be my fall and winter project once the mechanical parts are done. Of course it won't ever really be done but this will be a fun platform to experiment with and add new sensors and capabilities over time.
Publison wrote: »
Are you using this controller? It looks sweet:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1757054094/xbee-handheld-controller
(You said XM, think you meant Xbee. Well.. a robot playing music is nice, but we want it to walk)
When it comes time for modules and programming, I'm sure there will be a LOT of help from the forums. We all want to say "It's alive!"
Ken Gracey wrote: »
@DiverBob and Publison, our FAE Daniel Harris helped Quantum Robotics on the code for that controller. Daniel wrote some really functional, simple Spin/ASM transmitter code. I'll get him to post a copy on this thread.
BrainStrain wrote: »
Grins or grimace, upside down numbers are now part of the tale. My current project has seen a couple of new parts due to fabrication mistakes, but the worst mistake I ever made was 15 years ago on a wood-working project. I was making a two-drawer lo-boy dresser. The front legs had 5 mortises and a taper. The outside edges had to be rounded over on the router table, so I picked one up and promptly rounded over the wrong edge. That was a 10-hour mistake. I hope not to set a new mistake record in the future!