Rich you are unbelievable!!!!
I think it's time to order some Xbee modules from Parallax!
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!
This is really cool! Great job.
"I love to work on problems that are hard, because I love to learn." - Sebastian Thrun
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.
All the "Accolade Words" have already been used
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!
Thanks for the kind words... wait, your surprised that I did an excellent job?
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.
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.
είναι όμορφο! Any Greek fonts yet, Nikos?
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.
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: 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!
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I just got to watch it on the proper platform!
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
Could you please PM me with your shipping address?
never!wait, your surprised that I did an excellent job?
W9 - Would you like yours shipped or Will-Call at Expo?