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    Hey All,

    Okay, its far from perfect, but the video below is called the S2 Reveals its Soul.



    It is a simple ordered pair plot. Code is attached in an archieved format and I would love to know how it works on your S2. My wheel calibration is set at -7, yours may need to be adjusted a bit.

    Edit - Improved Video in Thread
    Last edited by Whit; 02-08-2011 at 04:20 AM.
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    That very cool!

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    Yes, very nice.

    There's got to be a way to smooth out those curves. Who is going to write the vector graphics software for the S2?

    Your S2 has the soal of an artist.

    Duane

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    Yes, It is absolutely possible to make the curves smooth. That is my next project. The abiity to do this is all in the S2 Object.

    I went with the ordered pair plot first because I knew I come pretty close right off the bat.
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    Nice!

    Pretty good dead reckoning to keep things lined up that well.

    C.W.

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    Wow, Whit! That's a real tour de force! Congrats!

    -Phil

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    Super awesome, Whit!
    I'm going to make sure all the Parallaxians see it.

    Jen J.

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    Whoa! Jen! What's up with the Lizzie Borden avatar motif?

    -Phil

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    Way Cool Whit!
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    Thanks for the compliments guys...but Duane layed down the challenge. So...

    Here is a pic of the Better Propeller Beanie 1.0 and code. Nice and smooth and 3-D to boot. No stripes yet, but soon... It is amazing how this thing closes such a complex shape so closely. The wierd thing is that the code is actually a bit simpler!

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    Very nicely done, Whit! Out of curiosity: how do you plan your trajectories? Graph paper, CAD program, or ... ?

    -Phil

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    White, nice job! Thanks for posting it.

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    All right folks. Here is the latest Better Propeller Beanie 2.0 (now with stripes). The stripes were pretty tricky and took lots of fooling with - lots of accumulated error in so many moves - but still amazing!

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    @Phil, I plotted the ordered pair version on graph paper. The new version I just worked out from the original. I used a tape measure to estimate the radii. (sp?)

    I will post a video of the new drawing when I get a chance.
    Last edited by Whit; 02-06-2011 at 01:04 PM.
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    Wow! That's very nice! Now, I really think you need to shade alternate stripes, along with the beanie's interior. (Just kidding! )

    -Phil

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    Hey Phil,

    Great idea! What if I paused the plot long enough to change pen colors at each stripe?

    What an amazing robot this is! Whether you are inexperienced or extremely experienced (not me) - I believe you will find fun things to do with the S2.

    My students (club mebers) love it and I can't wait to show them this stuff.
    Last edited by Whit; 02-06-2011 at 01:07 PM.
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    Nice project Whit!
    The propeller drawing is amazing!
    I like the idea of a multi-color marker!

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    Whit,
    Great job!! Unfortunately its getting me interested in the S2.. Way to go (grin)
    Ken N8SYG

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    That's stunning Whit! And are you using a white board to do your scribbling? That's a fantastic idea.

    -- Jessica
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