Monthly Archives: April 2012

GRIS Light Calibration

For some time now, the biggest roadblock to implementing my robot has been with screen communications. Now and then the path data transfer procedure works perfectly, other times it doesn’t work at all. I suspect it has something to do … Continue reading

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Mintduino Blink Test

Finished assembling Mintduino. The ATMEGA328 chip not only has the Arduino bootloader, it also has the LED blink sketch pre-installed, so when the battery was attached to the Mintduino, the Green LED started to blink. Tomorrow: attaching the FTDI cable … Continue reading

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Assembling a Mintduino

I’ve been assembling a Mintduino, which is a breadboard version of an Arduino. The above photo shows me about midway through the process. The Mintduino case is a mint tin, hence the name. The case holds the electronic components shown … Continue reading

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LDR Cowling

This shows the gradual evolution of cowling solutions for the LDR. The presence of ambient light raises not only the zero level but also the break level between 0 and 1, so it’s been a headache to adjust the arduino … Continue reading

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GIRC Robot Preliminary External Design

I’m still attempting to integrate the servo command sketch with the flash communication sketch, but I figure it’s time to start thinking about the external design of the robot. I plan to use a laser cutter on thin wood, with … Continue reading

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