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    Re: 2009 Scoring System Setup

    Are modifications to the scoring transmit board allowed? (As in, can I cut out the voltage regulator?)
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    Re: Arena Discussion

    Has the netting being used been finalized yet? I would like to get some samples to test.

    Also, how tightly does the arena hold the netting? (a stretched surface will break at things that a loose...
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    Re: For Sale: Wifi Video Encoder + High Res Camera

    I am interested. Might be a little while until I can spare the money though. (Got to pay rent first this month :P)

    Do you have a sample video? I am more interested in the ability to locally...
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    Re: 2009 Scoring System Setup

    You are right, I apologize, I didn't look in the manual you made.

    I wasn't asking so much to "compete" with the through hole solution. I was more asking for my own benefit.

    You adapted a...
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    Re: 2009 Scoring System Setup

    Can you post a schematic and maybe a volunteer can turn it into a SMD version for those wishing for a smaller profile?
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    Re: mech airsoft gun dimensions + weight

    That would be nice.

    Thanks Tybs
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    Re: mech airsoft gun dimensions + weight

    The only advantage that "cheating" with CO2 gets you is increased velocity (assuming that your barrel is long enough to hold the BB while the gasses continue to expand). (in practice, its probably...
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    Re: mech airsoft gun dimensions + weight

    The only concern I would have over a CO2 bot in the entry class would be if it uses an electric solenoid or similar to control the flow. In which case, open the valve a very tiny amount of time to...
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    Re: Where does everyone buy bulk wire?

    Thanks everyone so far.

    (And yeah, I am not looking for jumpers, I really am looking to add some wire harnesses to my car as the most immediate usage, so yeah...)
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    Where does everyone buy bulk wire?

    Question for the community:

    Where does everyone get their wire?

    I need some generic hookup wire, stranded, 20-24awg (preferably 22), fairly thin jacket (needs to be able to fit into a 2mm...
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    Re: Initial updates from Robogames...

    Re: Audience Engagement
    If audience engagement is that important, why not do small easy things, such as have a optical interupt sensor at the barrel's edge, that causes some amber or red-orange LEDs...
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    Re: RX-64 Humanoid: Giger

    Just wow! For some reason, I especially like the head, I have no idea why. (but it needs menacing led eyes :P)

    And I am shocked that the RX 64's had such a thing as too much payload!
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    Re: interesting mech idea

    Am I the only one who can't see that link? The forum acts like I am trying to hack it whenever I click on the link.
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    Project Re: USB control of Real Gauges (for racing sims)

    Porsche must be nicer then Mazda then. All my service manual seems to have is pinouts for the harnesses, but no schematics or anything. (Well, no detailed schematic of any green board, just an...
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    Project Re: USB control of Real Gauges (for racing sims)

    Good luck. You are most likely not going to get any schematic or information at all about those gauges. Other vendors don't release that information, and I doubt Porsche will. In addition, even...
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    Question(s) Re: anudder tripod question

    Each leg only needs 3DOF if you want to make a simpler bot. I think you have the basis down.
    Think of it in 6 steps:
    1) Shift the CG over the line that connects the feet of LegA and LegB.
    2) Move...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    but but but!!! Jumpjets were only temporary things in the games!
    (unless you built a really really light mech, and outfitted it with level 4 jump jets, then you could *almost* fly :P)
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    Solution:
    1) Go to the kitchen (or other flat, non carpet floor in your house).
    2) Dump 1,000 BBs onto the floor (more BBs for extra bonus points).
    3) Practice with your mech on the floor while...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    Maybe when you are young. Ever since I left college, I find that I like my computers as silent as possible (and more like appliances too...).

    After you have worked in a server room for a day,...
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    Re: Conquering BBs on the Battlefield

    I think this depends on who you are. Personally, the flamethrower is a little weak for starting campfires. I like to use high yield explosives to start my campfires! (As an added bonus, they even...
  21. Thread: Triangles Rule!

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    Re: Triangles Rule!

    Can you please provide a part number for a gyro that measures absolute angle? The only ones I can find measure angular rate (e.g., you still need to integrate their output and account for drift in...
  22. Thread: Triangles Rule!

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    Re: Triangles Rule!

    I disagree. Accels measure gravity (which is a constant acceleration) quite well, in their steady state. (At least thats been my experience.) What are these challenges you refer too?

    I also...
  23. Thread: Triangles Rule!

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    Re: Triangles Rule!

    I haven't studied balancing bots really, so I wasn't thinking to hard.

    I assume a single axis gyroscope is what you are using? In which case, I imagine you look for the gyro to read "not zero"...
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    Re: Triangles Rule!

    Two motors, an accelerometer, micro controller, battery... I dunno :P
    Google is your friend here, I haven't built a balance bot yet. :(
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    Question(s) Re: Best platform for oven controller

    Is there any reason that you wouldn't want to build 5 smaller controllers (one for each deck)?

    If you limit each controller to a deck, that means that the common micros on the market will be...
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    Re: Triangles Rule!

    Be patient? And get a lot of padding if you are testing your gait on an elevated surface... (Yes, my little tripod did manage to fall off the desk I was using and crash into a pile of spare parts,...
  27. Thread: Tripod

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    Re: Tripod

    My robot actually didn't balance... It was just some "creative" forward kinematics playing with Lynxmotion's SEQ program. It really isn't all that impressive, but it looks cool :P

    Balancing was...
  28. Thread: Airsoft guns

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    Re: Airsoft guns

    I would love to post the weight... I have a lot of mechboxes (and other parts) laying around... however, I don't have a scale for that range, sorry :(
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    Re: Airsoft guns

    I think it depends on what you are attempting to do with the airsoft guns Cogs. In a biped, I don't think you will be able to step up to the metal AEG mechboxes, simply due to size and weight. (An...
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    Re: Airsoft guns

    Keep in mind, you still need to add the motor to that mechbox.

    Also, if you are starting from scratch, you might want to look at the M249 and version 6 mechboxes as well.
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    Question(s) Re: Best way: low volt servo on HV board?

    Also make sure to use a resistor divider or something to cut the control signals down as well.
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    Re: Arena Discussion

    Hell, I would love a larger arena to compete in. Unfortionately, my vote doesn't really count as I will be one of the people to not make it out to robogames.
  33. News/Announcement Re: Blazed right through 3000 posts and didn't even notice.

    /me looks in Adrenalynn's source code for the Aliza program... :P
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    Servo Tempurature

    Ok, so I finally got the mech's legs built. I was playing with the sequence software, and part of it was doing some extended duration single leg stands (kinda have to to play with poses of course...
  35. Thread: IR lasers

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    Question(s) Re: IR lasers

    The biggest concern with an IR laser is of course, that you can't see it! Which really becomes a safety issue. If you can't see it, then your eyes can't adjust to filter its intensity. Which in...
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    Question(s) Re: Pressure sensitive dance floor

    take a look at the construction of dance mats for DDR. Usually, the lexan is bowed up, and an aluminum plate is under them. pressing on the mat causes the lexan to force the aluminum to strike a...
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    Re: Looking for Oscilloscope recomendations

    ebay and expensive electronics scare me. Plus I got burned enough when I was looking for a simple 8" studio monitor.

    I was thinking more about my needs, and I think that a logic analyzer like...
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    Looking for Oscilloscope recomendations

    I am looking for a 100MHz (minimum) capable oscilloscope and preferably a logic analyzer too. I don't care whether its PC based or standalone.

    If it has a logic analyzer, it should support the...
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    Re: Hitec 5995 vs 5990.

    The 5990s can have their endpoints programmed, I know that much.

    I know nothing about the 5995s.

    Have you considered a different servo altogether for the hip rotate function? I imagine that...
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    HMI Serial Protocol

    Has anyone implemented a biped using the HMI serial protocol? Information on it on the web seems sparse. And the only controller right now that I could find that supports it is $250.

    I was...
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