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    Question(s) Re: First project

    The kit is your best option for budget and simplicity and is a great starter project. If you've never programmed before that will be the obvious hurdle to get over. Maybe someone else can chime in on...
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    Re: Humanoids for Hobbyists Facebook group

    I've noticed you do this before, the whole "Just for the sake of discussion" thing. I'm all sorts of gung-ho for Trossen but...
  3. Re: Sensors, Interface Kit, wire lenght, power supply?

    I used a solid core shielded cat5e and saw a voltage drop of 1.2v over 300 feet ($75x1000ft). I was using a Phidgets 8/8/8 and connecting 6 high precision light sensors. I used the power and ground...
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    Re: Robogame pictures

    Looks like WALL-E is having fun. I hope the drinking doesn't become an issue since he's had only one hit movie. I hate it when hollywood robots can't handle the fall from fame. :)
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    Re: Mech Warfare 2009 Competitor Recap Thread

    Hmmm, live webcast...

    http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/attachments/month_0801/drooling_homer_MzY5CNUnEpK4.gif
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    Ok, I take it back, I did check, looks like it's not been posted.
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    It's pretty neat to see a robot accomplish a dance routine. Sorry if this is a repost, I won't scroll through every post to check it. I bit long at this point...

    YouTube - Hexapodmeisterschaft
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    Question(s) Re: Servos or Steppers?

    Alright, I guess I can't give out any rep power to the same person I last gave it to, but I think you deserve it again robologist. Thanks for walking us both through the process of figuring out those...
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    Question(s) Re: Servos or Steppers?

    I don't know much about steppers, never worked with them, only read about them...a little. The list I made was more exploratory than a solution. :)

    The holding torque is a measure of the amount...
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    Question(s) Re: Servos or Steppers?

    Hey guys, what if...

    ...he bought 2 Phidgets Stepper motor controllers (2 x 58.30 = $116.6):
    http://www.trossenrobotics.com/phidgetstepper-unipolar-usb-4-motor-stepper-controller.aspx

    ...and...
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    Re: Trossen stickers?

    I recieved my order today with a... plethora ...of "I build robots" stickers. Many thanks!
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    News/Announcement Re: How to customize your profile in the TRC

    I like the background image in yours. Your page looks MySpacey to me. :) Here's mine:

    http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/member.php?u=3182

    ...more of a muted theme. Thanks for the pointer!
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    Re: What levels of developers are we targeting?

    Thanks Alex. I know some of my posts seem off the mark and even irrelevant because I'm so new to robotics, I'm still acclimating to the community too. Sorry for posting, since I'm not part of the...
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    Re: Talk to my robot?

    I appologize. I didn't know the term meant something specific and have only an anecdotal understanding of turing completeness. I do understand the point you are making though.

    I shouldnt have usd...
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    Re: Talk to my robot?

    IMO "AI complete" would mean it could replicate itself to an equal or greater degree. That would be a neat trick.

    I wasnt sure what you meant by "ASR sucking" so I Googled it. I figure you meant...
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    Re: Talk to my robot?

    Great suggestion. Thanks!
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    Re: Talk to my robot?

    Ok, ALICE is pretty cool.

    In the .Net port there is a project called AIMLGUI. I opened the solution (had to upgrade to VS 2008 - no issues) and ran the application.

    The UI is a chat...
  18. Discussion Re: How do you like the new side menu in the store?

    I'm using IE 8. Seems to work fine until...

    If I mouse from a submenu back to the parent menu item then mouse back to the submenu, I can never get the slide out menu to persist unless I mouse...
  19. Just For Fun Robots on "The Colbert Report" at Hulu.com

    I don't know if you guys have ever seen "The Colbert Report" but I watch it regularly (subscribe to the show at Hulu). I just watched the June 3rd show where he talks about the robots that GM laid...
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    Re: Trossen stickers?

    I wish I was. Too many other things going on. I'll be sure to put a message in my next order (should be soon too!). I was thinking I could just tape it to my back window or something like that. As...
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    Trossen stickers?

    So when I buy something from Trossen I get a sticker in the box which is totally cool, but I haven't got an "I build robots" sticker for a while and I want something to put on the back of my car. So...
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    Re: Stress Test - Phidget Servo Control

    I saw your website and I really want to try out your control. I liked the Hulu widget on your site too. That's how I get my Rocky & Bulwinkle fix.

    What's so cool about this is how well it is...
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    Re: Talk to my robot?

    Here is a link to the ALICE site with a list of ALICE interpreters. Maybe you can find an implimentation in a language you already know:

    http://www.alicebot.org/downloads/programs.html



    I'm...
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    Re: Roboard questions

    touché
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    I'm re-writing my first post... Being a high...

    I'm re-writing my first post...

    Being a high level developer (its a huge job in itself that can be every bit as complex and powerful as low level development) I REALLY like being able to...
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    Re: Hitec 5995tg servo for sale!

    Um, that's the worst looking servo I've ever seen. No offense.
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    Re: Roboard questions

    You know, I was getting pretty interested in this and thinking you've got to be using an old Toyota Tercel or Chevy Citation or some other late 70's early 80's hatch back but when I got to:

    "The...
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    Re: Problem installing XP on Roboard

    Tyberius, I like that your Location says:

    Location: Trossen Robotics Laboratory

    ...I wish I had a labratory. Hey, Trossen doesn't sell those too do they?
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    Re: Problem installing XP on Roboard

    I suspect it is the RAM. Good try on the 2GB thing, that was my thought too but it's been a while since I've installed XP and I don't know how big the OS is on disk.

    I worked for Hynix...
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    Project Re: Large LED speed display & beam speed-traps

    Excellent details Adrenalynn! I agree about the Phidgets being slow.

    McGuireV10, if you're going with CAT5 take care in what you use to connect them up. I used solid core unshielded twisted pair...
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    Project Re: Large LED speed display & beam speed-traps

    I sent you a message but I thought I'd post something I thought about. The Phidgets high precision light sensor has a poll rate (might actually be the controller board). Every X number of...
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    Project Re: Large LED speed display & beam speed-traps

    Hmm, I've built a drag system with a light tree from some high precision light sensors and lasers. Mine is for tuning 4-wheelers on the sand dunes on a 300' stretch so the top speed never gets above...
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