...and I was reminded of one of my own forgotten bots...
Whit wrote: »
Kickin' it Old School today. Guess what Ms. Dollar's Robotic's Class is doing with their BoeBots! PBASIC is still so much fun.
Carol Hazlett wrote: »
Maybe I could film these guys doing a figure eight.
Sometimes when viewing several different videos on Youtube, the URL doesn't change. I was looking at the right video, but I cut and pasted the unchanged URL, which was the Falcon launch.
Took me a few minutes to catch that mistake. A thousand apologies, nothing close to a figure 8. Although the twin booster landings was a perfect figure 11.
Here is my example for the class...
Whit: Is that CBA robot still in your flock? I can't recall if it ever did an 8.
Right now I want to duplicate what Carol did with my S3 and LaserPING)))s in Blockly. The challenge is still fresh!
showing what it is looking at at the time. I will make a longer one though and see if I can get a better shot of the Pings laser lighting up the tubes.
You will notice it always leaves the area between the tubes in the opposite direction it entered, hence a reliable figure eight movement.
George Sutton PM'ed me about the forum slowing down, and by golly he's right. A lot of us have been spending more time on Facebook than the forum lately. Nothing wrong with FB but by golly we gotta get some more robots doing some figure 8ing. Carol has gone on to ballet robots (yes seriously) but maybe together we can re-invigorate robotics witrh some new figure 8s. What say ye, Whit & Carol? Jon & Tommy? Ken & Keith? Duane... duane... duane...?
I enjoy the FB posts a lot! I usually don't respond on the public posts, certain people I know feel obligated to join in and it's just awkward.
Perfect! Get ~20 robots in line, filling up the figure 8 pattern so the paths overlap & intersect. Inspired by this...
Quite simply, there ARE no rules. Our original intent of the Fig 8 challenge was to demonstrate dead reckoning. More specifically, accuracy and consistency in repeating a left full circle then a right full circle. It was a lot harder before the Feedback 360 servo (with its newfangled built-in encoder) came along! So the times they are a-changing. We've seen many interesting robots and creative interpretations of figure 8. Martin_H did a very memorable one (outside the 9 dots) where his robot arm DREW a figure 8. Tommy Tailspin's rudder robot rode atop a Parallax S2 robot as it did a figure 8. Some people have added secondary actions during or after the figure 8. So just have fun and show us what your bot looks like and does.
It's a parade!