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whoooo hooo! i got my new gearmotor and wheel coupler in. i think i may buy another new gearmotor while i can. i also got my new motor driver in. so saturday should be a very productive day. i hope to pop on by home depot to buy some supplies. hopefully i can have my robot put back togoether with the addition of a head. or atleast start building it. i have been toying with some code for my bot. the code is all in one and can do different things, just by me asking it to. theses things i can ask of my robot include, where to move, what LEDs to turn on, autopilot (wont work till i add more sensors)and sweep the floor(for the hokey attachment). the movies of my robot turned out to be poor quality. it was dim in the room, so you can barely see my robot, you just see black, hear me speaking, and hear my robot move. you can see a dark shadow move, but it's not impressing enough to show off. hopefully saturday i can get it right.

still waiting for my motor driver and new gearbox to get here. over the weekend, i wrote some code that will count my wheels movement while turning. this way i can make the robot move X degrees, but the robot whould really be moveing XX increments. i think when i use the solid shaft and new motor, my robot will be moveing in more of a straight line. i'm about to order some wire and connectors for connecting the sonar to my robot.

i think i'm going to work on some A.I. personality for it. or maybe the sweep routine. all the sweep program has to do is roll back and forth around the room with the hokey attached to the front of it.

this is my first post to this website. it's good to be able to announce my findings on a site that people will actualy see. i have detailed progress notes on my robots construction at my website http://www.clarkober.com/robotics.htm check it out. i will be posting my newest ideas and progress notes on this site now :)

hmm, that reminds me. i ordered a new gearbox and wheel coupler yesterday. i hope that the new gearbox will make my robot drive in straigter lines. with the addition of new 6" wheel and the wheel couplings, i can add my encoder disks and also add a straight thrugh 1/2" aluminum rod as an axel instead of a 1/2" bolt on each side. i think this is what caused one of my motors to grind it's insides away.

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