Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grisbot in Solidoodle

The Solidoodle 3D printer is selling for only $499, which means that it is within my budget. So that got me to thinking that maybe I should abandon laser cutting in acrylic and instead go with 3D printing in ABS … Continue reading

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Informal Testing of Potential Ideas

Tonight I tested out a couple ideas for where to go next with Grisbot. On the right, I was working with the good old photocell testbed, which I connected to Arduino analog input A0 and measured the light reflected off … Continue reading

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ATTiny44 / Arduino programming pin connections

The MIT High-Low Tech tutorial on using an Arduino board as an ATTiny programmer has a diagram for connecting an Arduino to program an ATTiny45, but not for programming an ATTiny44. So I cross-referenced the corresponding SCK, MISO, and MOSI … Continue reading

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Grisbot Light Above Two Demo

Here is a demo video of grisbot performing in ‘Light Above Two’ Mode. This could be the basis of a game, in which the object is to steer the robot as close to a marker as possible within a limited … Continue reading

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Light Above 2 User Interface

This is the Scratch-programmed user interface for the second mode for grisbot to obey commands from a flashlight shined from above. When a flashlight is shined on the robot with an intensity greater than user-selected value (a), the robot turns: … Continue reading

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Grisbug circuit test

Grisbug is like a hexbug, only with programmed features. It is programmed to blink its eyes when a flashlight shines on it. When the flashlight comes closer, grisbug ‘wakes up’ and the eyes glow continuously and the motor runs. When … Continue reading

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Mice Eating Watermelon!

Sammy and Sam Sam eating watermelon. Engineer bloggers are allowed to be off topic if it’s Sunday and if it’s cute.

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