Monthly Archives: April 2013

Grisbot ‘light above’ demo

In the ‘light above’ mode, when a flashlight is brought close enough to exceed user-specified light intensity (a), the robot will turn in place. When the flashlight is brought close enough to exceed user-specified light intensity (b), the robot will … Continue reading

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Book Review: Camelot 30K

Camelot 30K, by Robert L. Forward. Camelot 30K is a fascinating novel about a truly alien society of shrimp-like intelligent beings who live on an ice world far beyond the orbit of Pluto. If you like hard science fiction, you’ll … Continue reading

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Grisbot One-Click Screen Flash Communications Demo

Instead of needing three buttons clicked in order to ‘flash’ data, Grisbot now needs only one click. The only ‘tricky’ part is that when the robot’s LED blinks, you have to click at the same time.

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Grisbot Idea Map

Based very closely on Mind Maps, the idea map is probably self-explanatory. I think up an idea for something grisbot could do, then another idea occurs to me, and I write that down with an arrow showing the lineage of … Continue reading

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Hardware for Light Above Procedure

When I was at Big-Brained Superheroes on Monday, I noticed that the kids were aiming the flashlight at the robot from above. So why not have a light-following procedure that responds to light shined from above? After some somewhat sloppy … Continue reading

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Grisbot One-Click Transfer

I have been going with three buttons for the transmit procedure because I needed to calibrate light and dark rectangles before I could read the data. That made it cumbersome and confusing to use the transmit procedure. Here’s how the … Continue reading

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Grisbot goes into the light

At the Big-Brained Superheroes Club.

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