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    Re: Robogames 2016?

    I just logged into registration for Robogames 2016. There are categories available in LW and HW mech Warfare to register for! After Christmas I'll know whether I can make it this coming year. If so,...
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    Sounds like a blast! Any pics or video to post?
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    Doubtful I can make it as well. Too soon and dune season is upon us. But my inspiration is sparked and I'll get back to work on my neglected bots.
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    Re: Mech Brawl in Tucson December 2015

    I might be able to cobble Warchild back together. It's in pieces and don't quite remember how my software works, but I'm definitely interested.
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    Re: Mech Warfare - State of the Union 2013

    Sorry for your bot dying too soon! I Like where you are taking this, as I've also shared the vision of a realistic BattleTech sim. Autonomous is awesome, if somebody can pull it off competively, but...
  6. Thread: New humanoid

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    Project Re: New humanoid

    46494650

    That is my custom robo controller for the new(old) bot. LOL. SB Freeduino with a proto-shield and Parallax X-Bee breakout board and Mini Maestro servo controller all fit in a standard...
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    Re: 310 mm Airsoft Cannon

    You could also try dremeling some slots or drilling pinholes along the length of the barrel to decrease air pressure. There are aftermarket barrels sold this way at my local air soft shop to bring...
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    Re: MechWarrior Online TRC Guild

    I'm on as B1GD4DDY. That's a number one in-between the B and G, and a 4 in-between the D's. All caps.
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    Re: An Idea for adding missiles to combat

    I've disassembled and played with the BuzzBee Toys line of automatic-fire foam guns. The mechanism is very simple and small. Consists of two motors with textured wheels, mounted on a flat plate, with...
  10. Thread: Next step

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    Re: Next step

    Oh man I am so swamped with the new job I started a month ago! I won't have vacation till next year so hoping I can fly for the weekend. Everything so up in the air right now, that's why I haven't...
  11. Thread: Next step

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    Re: Next step

    I see wheels. What do you have planned there?
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    Re: New Quad Mech - Insanity Wolf

    LOL! Apologies to Erik.. Seriously lookin sweet though, Tyb! Alllll...most makes me wanna try a quad!
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    Re: Practiice Target System

    Here is a very good tutorial on FSR's. http://www.ladyada.net/learn/sensors/fsr.html
  14. Thread: Biped Walker

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    Bioloid Re: Biped Walker

    I like the gold frames and ingenious use of the helo cockpit! Can't wait to see her walking!!!
  15. Thread: New humanoid

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    Project Re: New humanoid

    Machining complete on the PLM leg sections. Quite a while ago. Just been sitting in a box waiting for me to put everything together. I found out I'll need to make a small counterbore to clear the...
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    Re: EX-106+/RX-64 Humanoid Robot: Giger

    Man! I would love to see this made in a kit!
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    that error seems to indicate a baud rate mismatch. double check your com port settings.
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    Re: Insignia Infocast 3.5" teardown

    I plan to run code on it natively as the brains to a pololu 18 channel micro maestro servo controller.
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    Re: Insignia Infocast 3.5" teardown

    Nothing much to report new, just thought I'd show off a few mods to my Infocast 3.5".
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    Project Re: XV-11 Dustbin Computer

    Very clean mod indeed! Seriously impressed! +rep from me. I like the "wife approved" status on this too. Great work!!!
    Which dc/dc converter did you use to power the chumby?
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    Question(s) Re: Controlling AX or RX servos using arbotix

    Hey DB, I'll be tweaking my code eventually to something similar to what you are trying to do. Not wanting to start a religious discussion over code formatting, I tend to write mine this way to...
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    Re: So like...Melee?

    Like bringing a knife to a gunfight. And oh yeah, knives are prohibited.
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    Re: 310 mm Airsoft Cannon

    NIce work DB! Maybe somebody can upload these to shapeways or thingiverse so we can all have the ability to get these printed. :happy:
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    Question(s) Re: Need help with MIDI

    Sparkfun's datasheet for that part also illustrates this.
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    Re: The Future - Started by Mech Warfare!

    Wow, I'm impressed! Cool spoof. :cool:
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    Project Re: Xachikoma, a 4 DOF quad

    Ditto what he said. ;-)
  27. Thread: New humanoid

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    Project Re: New humanoid

    HaHa! I though it was funny too. :veryhappy: The wife, whose bot it has become, wasn't quite so amused with my never-ending 'upgrades'.

    As for my design, nope, still the same game plan as before....
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    Project Re: New humanoid.

    Full-size leg mockup

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_RBehtyGR3tY/TdnDfw6lQaI/AAAAAAAABn0/cdpwDlefZM4/s640/2011-05-22%2019.14.14.jpg
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    I find V0.9 for Rev A boards on the Vanadium website. Correct, there are 8 sets each of analog and digital pins which use standard 3 pin servo-style connectors and are regulated at 5V. And there are...
  30. Thread: Turret

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    Project Re: Turret

    Good idea!
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    Project Re: Turret

    That LiPo pack is more than enough to power the whole thing. You want to remember that on the Arbotix, the servo ports are unregulated so you would be sourcing 11.1 V to your hobby servos, quickly...
  32. Just For Fun Re: Daleks are invading the earth! Call the Doctor!

    Very cool! This is my favorite one so far. Have a link to the dalek toy used in this project?
  33. Re: PIC32->UART->FT232->USB->PC Communication Question

    Do you know how to open a com port in c++? If so, it really is that simple. No additional libraries beyond the standard #includes in your program.
  34. Thread: New humanoid

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    Project Re: New humanoid

    Some good news:
    Using a Hitec HP-20 servo programmer, I managed to revive all the digital servos and even the analog 645MG's! While I was at it, I turned on protection, which will halve the motors...
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    Project Re: Turret

    As for question one, no an ISP programmer is not necessary. You could alternatively use an ftdi cable. You would not want to upload code wirelessly. You would almost certainly brick your arbotix...
  36. Thread: Axon

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    Question(s) Re: Axon

    And write your own pose and capture software.
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    Question(s) Re: Axon

    You would have to have servos with positional feedback. Some of the hitec ones have this but they use their own serial protocol. So unless someones written an axon library for this, not possible.
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    Question(s) Re: PhantomX won't move

    Beautiful hex! Congrats! Yes, video please.
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    Re: How would you build a Dynamixel torso joint?

    How much rotation are you looking for and which dynamixel?
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    Project Re: Hildolfr Mobile Weapon

    I had to google this to see what you were talking about. Very cool project! I look forward to seeing your progress.
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