9 Sep 2003
(updated 2 Oct 2003 at 03:41 UTC) »
Well, I guess I need to learn how to count. I actually
have three areas with significant inclination angles in my
yard. The angles in question are approximately 45, 60,
75 degrees. Thus, the maximum inclination angle is
approximately 75 degrees.
My current choice for framing material is Polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) pipe. PVC pipe is inexpensive, light
weight, and locally available in quantity. The only known
drawback for this material is that it melts quickly when
exposed to heat.Goals:
This week I plan to work on the general shape, size, and
mobility of my robot(s). A model should help bring these
things into perspective. My attention will be focused on
safety, usability, cleanup, and storage.
As time allows, I will start reviewing An Introduction to
Embedded Linux Development Using the Sharp Zaurus SL5500
Target" by Richard A. Sevenich
. It will be
to see if these "Embedded Linux Development" techniques
match what I have learned over the last several years.Concerns:
There will soon be a time when I will no longer be able to
avoid topics such as steering and traction.