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8 Jun 2005 (updated 8 Jun 2005 at 22:41 UTC) »

Hey, right now im just waiting for some parts to come so I can start building a solar roller and later build my next LineRider robot LineRider2 which will use a pcb and components kit from www.solarbotics.com. Which is designed by David Cook. But before that im going to spend some time on building some more BEAM robots.

28 May 2005 (updated 28 May 2005 at 15:37 UTC) »

Hey, I finally got my account at www.robotsrule./phpBB2/ to work. All I had to do is check my mail. lol. The site sent me a link to reactivate my account and now im just happy that its fixed.

Hey roschler, I need info on to make my account at www.robotsrule.com/phpBB2/ active again because it says its inactive and will not let me sign on. All I did was update info in my account.

Hey,right now im creating a new webpage for my robots and hopefully I can this one better than the last.Im creating it with Geocities and the title of the webpage is the same as the other "Steven's Robotics" and Im going to try to put complete instructions on building my robots.A size that im still trying to come up with ideas for the robot that im putting in the Science Olympiad Robo Ramble which needs to be controled remotly but I have no idea how to do that without a basic stamp and modules and complex programing (Which I havent neccesarily got into deeply yet). If anybody has any helpful info please email me at madcyborgscientist@yahoo.com Also I need to be able to control a robotic arm and two motor driven base.

27 Apr 2005 (updated 27 Apr 2005 at 21:54 UTC) »

Hey,does anybody know where I can find information on building a radio controled robot or a infrared controled robot? Im building a robot for the Science olympiad thats going to take place next year and im trying to come up with an idea before that time because year I didnt come up with an idea intill it was a few weeks from the competition.I wanting to build one that can control a arm and a base with differential steering.I was hoping to some how build one with a basic stamp and a infrared controler with a infrared reciever.So if you know of any information or kits I could buy please email me at madcyborgscientist@yahoo.com. And by the way I need something thats in the hundred dollar range because thats all my school is giving me to work with.

29 Mar 2005 (updated 29 Mar 2005 at 22:45 UTC) »

Hey,im not doing much right now because the lack of money but I did recently build another robot named Tankbot which is a infrared tank hacked to have two modes:(1)which is what you can already do with the toy infrared controled tank is control it with the controler(2)The robot can be autonomous and evade obstacles with discrete components and sence obstacles using a micro switch with extender attached.I built the circuit from parts I already have on hand.I used one of Mark Tildens sumo circuits for the robots obstacle avoidance circuit.Soon I hope to build a few robots I have planned using discrete components and then move to more complicated stuff.Very soon!Hopefully next year I can compete in the Science Olympiad Robot Ramble competition for the second and last time.

20 Feb 2005 (updated 20 Feb 2005 at 15:10 UTC) »

Well saturday the Robot Ramble Science Olympiad competiton didnt go so well because when I got there I found out that the goal was not like a soccer goal like I prevously thought it was opnened at the top instead.It was awful because I designed my robot to mainly scoot objects across the floor but since the goal was opened at the top there was no way I could get a single object into it or pop the balloon inside.But my robot does have a arm which I was going to scoot objects with and that didnt work so I tried to lift them with the arm but it was no use becuse it only went halfway the hieght of the goal(which measures 30cm cubed).The robot was built from a kit which my school bought from Edmund Scientifics and its tethered control with differential stearing.A group of two girls did the best they had a platform from a carpetrover like the ones lynxmotion sells and it looked like their controler was from a radio ctronled air plane which they used to control the carpet rovers servos.They did the best because they poped the balloon but they nor anybody else got a single object into the goal.Hopefully my new design will win next year.Its a preety good one two just building its going to be a challenge.

Im not doing much right now im waiting and till I get some money to buy a bread board and components of David Cooks line follwing circuit or find another circuit to up grade LineRider1 to the next stage LineRider2.And I want to buy a Robosapien soon to hack.

8 Feb 2005 (updated 12 Feb 2005 at 20:38 UTC) »

Things are a little better now I got a network card and after we get are dsl lines installed ill be hooked up.

Right now im modifying and testing a tethered control robot that will move obojects into a goal and pop a balloon.This robot is in kit form and is powered by two D batteries.Im entering the robot into a Science Olympiad competition thru my school and the competition is called robo ramble.

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