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Grisbot Design Studies

Would grisbot look nicer if the battery was enclosed? I was hoping that I could cut down on the acrylic, but it doesn’t look that way.

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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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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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Grisbot Light Follow Test 2

In the following test, I have incorporated the light follow sketch into the general grisbot sketch. In other words, by using the graphical user interface written in Scratch, the user can either program the robot for following paths or for … Continue reading

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Grisbot Light Follow Screen

In addition to the obstacle challenges, I’ve added a control screen to the GRIS program for light-follow mode. To get there, you click on the little flashlight icon at the top of the screen. In case my artistic abilities aren’t … Continue reading

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Grisbot Light Follow Test #1

A little different from what I had in mind, but interesting: 1. When there’s low light, robot pauses two seconds, then spins. 2. When there’s high light, robot follows the light. Only the left photocell is being used here. I’ve … Continue reading

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