Name: Anthony Holsted
Member since: 2004-08-08 01:20:36
Last Login: 2005-04-22 06:35:51



I'm an Electronic Engineering Student that has just completed my A.S., and I'm moving onto my B.S. I have always had a long interest in robotics, but I never knew how to get involve with the hobby. It wasn't to I met a friend who was actively building robots that I finally got into it. At the moment, we are finishing up our robotic arm for our class project, which you can see at our website. I haven't joined the Robotics Society of Southern California yet but I will at their next meeting. Our next project would be building a custom mini sumo.

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Well it's been 4 months since my last post; I figure I'll give you guys an update. Both of us are pretty consume with work at the moment. Fred is still working for NASA, and I'm a PC repair tech at a retail store. I recently got back with my first love, astronomy, and I‛TM]m in the process of setting up a pretty mean astrophotography set up. A while back I switch the website host just see how the bandwidth was; if you want to test it out its at


20 Dec 2004 (updated 22 Apr 2005 at 06:20 UTC) »

Sorry for the inactivity, let see a lot has happen since my last post. For one, I graduated valedictorian, Fred came in a close second. Two, we won project of the quarter with our Robot Arm hooked up to a PLC. Fred is in the process of putting together tutorials on building a mini sumo, since we couldn't really find any on the net. Unfortunately, money been tight for the both of us so we haven't done much but research on some building techniques for our mini sumo. Well that is all for now.


We took our robot arm and showed it off to the teachers and the director of the electronics program. They all liked it very much and there is a good chance we'll win the best project of the quarter. But I wont know before graduation on the 16th of September. Fred and I were both talking about adding a basic stamp to it instead of using a PLC. So we can take it down to the robotics meeting here in Southern California.

21 Aug 2004 (updated 21 Aug 2004 at 05:09 UTC) »

Good news we finally got our Robot arm working 100%! We have a new video posted on our site, and yes I know the downstream from the website sucks but its the best we can do.

Saw more fireworks today and lost another relay, but this time we have something to show for it. We decided to get rid of the idea to use switches and are now using timers in the PLC. We made our own IR detector and got that working. We even manage to put everything together and got the arm to close it's hand and then lift the object. Using the IR detector and the PLC it is now in a completely automated setup. But wait that is not all we even posted video of it working on our website so go check it out!

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