Updated the website using TiddlyWiki
Can you call it getting "sidetracked" if you've never actually been on track? I have always wanted to build a bigger bot with a ~WiFi PC on it. I have a couple of ~PC104 4" X 4" Pentium 133 boards and just bought a PCMCIA adapter. I have an appointment with the local Linux users group ([[LUGOD|http://www.lugod.org]]) this Saturday to get help installing linux on it. This should be fun...
Woohoo! Just finished the move over to robotguy.net. Hope you enjoy the new digs.
Updated [[Flik]]'s section. It looks like we will be building some more like him as a group project at the [[robotics club | http://www.sacrobotics.org]].\n\nThe guys at [[LUGOD|http://www.lugod.org]] were great in helping me install mini-slack on my ~PC104. I have the PCMCIA adapter and the ~DWL-650 ~WiFi card should be here soon. Unfortunately, I am going to be concentrating all of my dwindling amount of spare time on [[Flik]] to get him ready for a group build. The ~WiFi robot will have to wait for a while.
AVRFreaks is a great community site for AVR users. They have a bunch of tool downloads and scads of user projects with re-useable code. If you use AVR chips, go sign up [[here|http://www.avrfreaks.net]]
[[AVRFreaks|http://www.avrfreaks.net]]\n[[List of AVR Applications|http://www.hth.com/filelibrary/txtfiles/loaa.txt]]
FunctionTimers\nAsynchronousMusic
I have set up ~OC2 as a frequency generator to produce tones through a tiny speaker. Note frequencies and durations are added to a circular buffer, and when a note is done being played, an interrupt goes off, sets ~OC2 to play the next note in the buffer and sets a timer to call itself again when after //duration//.
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If you want the source code (for WinAVR) you can get it [[here|http://www.robotguy.net/flik.zip]].\nDetails: <<tabs txtFavourite\nCPU "Click here to see details about the CPU" FlikCpu \nSensors "Click here to see details about the sensors" FlikSensors\nOutput "Click here to see details about the output" FlikOutput>>\n[img[Flik1|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_flik1.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/flik1.jpg]] [[Annotated|http://www.robotguy.net/flik1ann.jpg]][img[Flik2|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_flik2.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/flik2.jpg]]\n[img[Flik3|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_flik3.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/flik3.jpg]] [[Annotated|http://www.robotguy.net/flik3ann.jpg]][img[Flik4|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_flik4.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/flik4.jpg]] [[Annotated|http://www.robotguy.net/flik4ann.jpg]]
~ATMEGA8 @ 10MHZ\n8k Flash\n1k SRAM\n512 bytes EEPROM\n3 Timers\n6 Chan. ADC\n~I2C, USART, SPI
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2X GM10 motors - 16 bit PWM speed control\n2X Individually controllable White LED headlamps\nSpeaker - AsynchronousMusic runs as a background task
2X CDS Photoresistors\nIR Object Detector\nMEGAbitty micro line sensor\nMode Switch\n2X Pushbuttons\nBattery Level Monitor\n
[img[GM10|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_GM10.jpg]] \nThese motors are available at [[Hobby Engineering|http://www.hobbyengineering.com/H1206.html]] and [[Solarbotics|http://www.solarbotics.com/products/index.php?search_id=865]]
Welcome to my robotics site. I updated it using a nifty new tool I found called TiddlyWiki. Any yellow highlighted word can be clicked on to open up more information. There is a list of stuff on the left that you can click on. Go ahead, click...\n\nIf you are looking for anything even moderately current try my [[blog | http://www.robotguy.net/blog]].\n\n@@color(red):''If you found this page through a search engine and you don't see what you are looking for, enter your search terms in the "search" box in the upper right.''@@\n\n
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Robotics is a hobby for me. Therefore I do it to have fun. I'm not very good at finishing things, and I don't have fun doing things that I'm not good at. If you have followed all of this logic, you will realize that I don't have many finished robots. That fact doesn't bother me. If it bothers you, you are more than welcome to go check out some of the other robotics websites listed in the [[Links]] section.\n\nThat being said, I have found all of the projects listed here interesting at some point. If you would like to see a project finished (or at least worked on some more), you might be able to pique my interest again by dropping me a [[note|mailto:robotguy@gmail.com]]. No promises though...
Hugh was a prototype for my swarm robot. I started off with the [[GM10 motors|http://www.hobbyengineering.com/H1206.html]] and while I could make a really small bot, they didn't seem to do the trick. From here I went to [[Mickey]].\n[img[Hugh|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_hugh_front.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/hugh_front.jpg]]\n[img[Hugh|http://www.robotguy.net/tn_hugh_side.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/hugh_side.jpg]]\n
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ATMEGA163 @4MHz
4X worm gear driven dc motors from Macintosh floppy drives\nMicro servo to pan the sonar
In the picture:\nAnalog output utrasonic sonar from [[Mr. Robot.com|http://www.mrrobot.com/usonic.html]]\n\nThe sonar was removed and added to [[Ralph]] \nMighty Mo now has:\nGP2D12 IR distance sensor from [[The Mark II store|http://www.junun.org/MarkIII/Info.jsp?item=9]]\n\nMighty Mo also has an omnidirectional tilt sensor mounted in the rear corner.
~ATMEGA163 @ 8Mhz
4X Macintosh floppy drive motors\nBuzzer\nRS232 communications
Sharp ~GP2Y0A02YK Distance Measuring Sensor from the [[Mark III store|http://www.junun.org/MarkIII/Info.jsp?item=17]]\nMotorola singls axis accelerometer as a tilt sensor\nDallas Real time clock\n3X 40khz IR sensors\nAnalog output Hall Effect sensor for measuring magnetic fields\nFront mounted pogo pins for recharging
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Since I haven't finished updating all of this yet, [[here|http://www.robotguy.net/robots.html]] is a link to my old home page. It is a little broken since the move to the new domain. Sorry.
A lot of my robots are just built because I found some cool motors and had to make something out of them. I love to find good deals on gearmotors on Ebay. I got these Escap motors for $5 each, with built in encoders...\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph3.jpg][http:/www.robotguy.net/ralph3.jpg]]\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph4.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph4.jpg]]\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph5.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph5.jpg]]\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph6.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph6.jpg]]\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph7.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph7.jpg]]\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph8.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph8.jpg]] Ralph's user interface\n[img[http://www.robotguy.net/tn_ralph9.jpg][http://www.robotguy.net/ralph9.jpg]]
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WinAVR is a very nice packaging of GCC, an IDE in the form of Programmers Notepad, and a bunch of other AVR tools. Best place to get it is at AVRFreaks.
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