Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rodents Inspect Robots

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Grisbot in metric

I decided to completely redraw minigrisbot in millimeters instead of inches, and it went much, much faster. Friends don’t let friends design robots in English units. (Pouring ale is another matter.) But why re-design something that’s already designed? In case … Continue reading

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Grisbot with new courses

Here are three obstacle courses, which can be selected by choosing the corresponding icon at the top of the screen: I’ve been thinking about adding different modes, such as following a flashlight beam. If you have any ideas for what … Continue reading

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Laser Cut Parts Variation

The breadboard and battery holes should have been the exact same size from (Blue) Babe to Goldie. Instead, on Goldie the holes appear to be a quarter inch too small in width. Why? I revised the part, but I don’t … Continue reading

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How to stick resistors in breadboards

Not like that. Like this: Also recommended: Cup your hand over the clippers when you snip the unbent lead even with the bent, which sounds metaphorical but will in practice keep little metal bits from flying hither and yon.

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Assembling Goldie the Grisbot

Here are the parts laid out for ‘Goldie’ the Grisbot. I call her Goldie because her acrylic casing will be yellow, and ‘Yellowy’ doesn’t quite work as a name for a vivacious young lady. First step is to place the … Continue reading

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Phineas and Ferb Fan Fiction

Phineas and Ferb are about two of my favorite topics, humor and engineering. A couple years ago, I decided to write some fan fiction in the format of the show. Here are the stories: Candace’s Little Helper. Candace discovers Candroid … Continue reading

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