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    Re: Mech- Hagetaka

    So, do you have a paint scheme planned for this thing?
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    Re: Where to begin...

    I dumped the servo immediately after I gave it a "go" command. The "moving" parameter was set to 1 but the servo wasn't moving. That combined with the fact that it produces a nasty clicking sound...
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    Re: Where to begin...

    I got bad news. I was working in Robot Terminal and disabled the torque on a servo to rotate it by hand. I only found out after I moved it that I didn't actually disable the torque. The computer now...
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    Re: Mech- Hagetaka

    :robotsurprised:
    That is a pile of pure awesome!

    It probably costs more than my entire net worth at the moment.
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    Thank you kindly. I didn't think the USB2Dynamixel would be necessary but the lack of .rom files worried me a little. I also found that version with a little digging. Any word on a sensor module...
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    Hi, I just got a Bioloid kit a couple days ago and had a question about updating firmware. In the users manual it explains how to update the firmware of a servo using the Behavior Control Programmer...
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    Re: Bioloid Heads Up!

    I'll have to take this into serious consideration. Right now I'm not building anything that needs to be restrained but the idea certainly is ingenious. I especially like Obscene's design. It really...
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    Question(s) Re: Extending servo cables

    Well for anything with extreme distance, I could run the wire through a transformer and up the voltage. I don't think amplitude matters in digital communication (it's all about pulse width if I'm not...
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    Question(s) Re: Extending servo cables

    Thanks for the good answers. It's nice knowing I can extend the servo wires if I need to.

    I won't be running anything quite that far, but I do have some shielded 16G speaker wire lying around...
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    Question(s) Re: Extending servo cables

    I'm using the AX-12+ servos that come with the Bioloid kit. I was going to make an adjustable marble track (or other such frivolity) and wanted to be sure I could extend the servo cords to any length...
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    Question(s) Extending servo cables

    Hi, I trust this question fulfills my noob requirement for the week :).

    Is it possible to extend servo cables simply by lengthening their wires? For example, if I have a servo cable six inches...
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    Re: Where to begin...

    It came yesterday. I'm now the proud owner of a Bioloid beginner kit and two Zigbee boards. I chewed my way through the users manual pretty quickly. I'm surprised how much simpler this is than the...
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    Re: How far have robots come?

    I read an article in Robot about the old heathkit HERO (can't remember how long ago). It looked interesting at least for the shear retro potential.




    That's about what I'm doing, but at least...
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    Re: Mech- Hagetaka

    Google is your friend...

    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=4246282
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    I agree, but I've discovered that it's human nature to complain. Just trying to reduce the complaints as much as possible (then again setting the event in Lebanon might start a whole new set of...
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    How far have robots come?

    I'm just getting into robotics as a hobby, and it seems like now is a good time to do it. There's a multitude of kits available as well as all kinds of programing tools. It looks like some of the...
  17. Re: Outline- Preparation for Competition Readiness

    I just picked it because it is the approximate center of the U.S. That way no one can complain about it being out of their way.
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    Re: 25 Years Of Windows

    I don't have anything quite that old. Age of Empires is about the first game I can remember buying. I did have some fun with the best of entertainment pack though. Chip's Challenge FTW.
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    Re: 25 Years Of Windows

    I run XP on my computer with a virtual emulator running Windows 98 (because most of my games fail XP). I'm seriously thinking about just buying a junker PC at a yard sale and installing 98 on it.
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    Re: Mech builders

    That's true, but keyboarding it did help my typing skills. I basically taught myself to type by playing computer games. Everyone always stares at me when I start typing because I use no conventional...
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    Re: Mech builders

    I never had a joystick. I need to get one, playing that game with a keyboard takes all the fun out of it :(.
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    Re: Mech builders

    That's exactly how I feel about it. I was going to build a battlebot, but then I took a step back and realized that it wouldn't really be that exciting other than the obvious demolition derby appeal....
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    Not intended seriously, although I am a firm believer in the "open field and plywood" school of safety design.
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    Re: Where to begin...

    I was expecting something like that. But for now I was just going to get familiar with how the Bioloid system works. Right now I'll be happy just to get the little bugger waddling around on my desk....
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    Why don't we just host it in Lebanon Kansas and make everyone drive the same distance :)?
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    Re: Cell Phone For A CPU

    I know one of the full size combat robots was running a mobile version of Windows from a PDA for full autonomous operation. I don't know much about it except that it was based off of .NET framework...
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    Re: Where to begin...

    Well, the time has finally come for me to buy the equipment. I've already decided on the beginner Bioloid kit (I'm just getting used to the system right now, not trying to do anything fancy) and I...
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    Re: Communication Standard- Zigbee

    Don't worry about overloading me with information. I work best when my mental bandwidth is maxed out :). The conceptual side of things isn't that bad. I understand what I need to do, just not how to...
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    Re: Communication Standard- Zigbee

    Zigbee sounds like the way to go for wireless communication. Sadly, that is one of the many areas where my knowledge is lacking. I was going to order the Bioloid Zigbee pack with my starter kit. I...
  30. Re: So I'm an Airsoft store tech/manager, let me edjecate yous :)

    That's probably the way I'd end up doing it. Much simpler, but not nearly as cool.
  31. Re: Congratulations! you made it on Robot magazine!

    Gracias amigo. I'm looking forward to it.
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    I must offer my congratulations also. I have a subscription to Robot magazine (even though I know nothing about robotics, go figure) and saw the article. It inspired me to start working on robots and...
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    I'll be sure to. That might be an interesting conversation :).



    I see. That is exactly what I proposed in a gift wrapped package. It's a little too much money for me to justify spending right...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    I agree that's an awesome design. You should get that thing patented.
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    Forgive any misunderstanding. I thought I made it clear in the beginning of my post that tank level fire control isn't remotely feasible in this application.

    That being said, an aiming system...
  36. Re: So I'm an Airsoft store tech/manager, let me edjecate yous :)

    To the best of my knowledge (although I may very well be wrong) the military gets accurate aim on tanks by having a battery of electronics that automatically adjusts aim based on speed/terrain. That,...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    Sorry for underestimating you; now I know I'll want to see it :D. Do you get bonus points for cleaning up what's left of the other cleaning robot?
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    And then someone buys a Roomba and dominates. Seriously though, that would be pretty fun to watch. Assuming a known floor layout it could cause some interesting route decisions about how to find the...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    First off, awesome design. It really looks all-terrain worthy.

    Mech Commander:

    Tyberius is using a foot design like that on his mech. While this foot is a little overkill for this particular...
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    Re: Holiday Goodies

    I've still got the same crummy computer I always had, but I got a nice tool kit for my Jeep and also a really cool scale model of a Mercedes SLR. I just wish I would have known about Mech Wars sooner...
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