Monthly Archives: February 2012

GIRC Demo

On Saturday I made a brief presentation of GIRC at the monthly meeting of the Seattle Robotics Society. I demonstrated drawing the course and running it, as seen in the video above. Where to now? I want to program with … Continue reading

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GIRC Robot Calibration Run

It’s Calibration Run Time here at GIRC Central. First we run GIRC and load in a path file of a square, fifty centimeters on a side, like so: We click Transfer and program the robot, then set it down on … Continue reading

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Servo Chatter

When I initialize my robot, the starboard (right-hand) servo chatters at the neutral position. As you can see from the video, for some reason this affects only the starboard servo and not the port (left-hand) servo. I think the reason … Continue reading

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Arduino reading screen flashes

I’ve upgraded the hardware to include two LEDs in addition to the phototransistor. Based on the reading of the screen flashes, the LEDs flash according to the key shown. Here’s a video of the system in action: This is at … Continue reading

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Adventure in Over-Engineering

To take a break from working on my main project, I decided to do a mini-project. The problem: I keep losing my daily do lists in all the clutter of my life. So I thought, I needed a do list … Continue reading

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Arduino Phototransistor Signal Protocol

I’ve designed a signal protocol for the Arduino to convert phototransistor readings from the laptop screen into bytes of data. Here’s what I came up with today: In the illustration, the white boxes in the black strip are light pulses … Continue reading

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