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Wow, this is great. It's been about two years since I last posted in my account. I was just reading what I have been posting. I think it's great. I haven't built anything in a while, I have been saving for a new computer. But now money isn't such a huge problem. Soon, once my computer has it's upgrades, I will save money, buy a few books about the BASIC stamp, and I will start building better robots. I realize that the robots I have been building were good for the age I was, but still, I can do better. I will keep you updated.

I want to get the book "Applied robotics". I cant wait to find out how the robot that uses 'Fuzbol' logic works. If anyone knows please email me a schmeatic or a diagram. Thanks.

Ps: my email is

chrisam@sbcglobal.net

25 Oct 2002 (updated 25 Oct 2002 at 17:23 UTC) »

Sadly,irc.mircx.com is screwing up. That means we ( Sparkjim,Jim_Mcneat, and I ) are going to have to move the chat room do a different server. Sparkjim's server is still up. I will tell you wich server it is later.

Not much happening right now. I am going to build a programmable robot soon enough.. I will need a latch and two motors. It wont be too too expensive.

Spider bot is officially FINISHED! At last! Well,only took me 3 days. I would of took a shorter time but I didnt have to much spare time. He has only 1 motor. I super glued it to some stiff wire. Spider-bot drags his too hind legs. I used a PNP and a NPN transistor to operate the motor control. A positive and negative wire would be soldered on one terminal on the motor for both terminals for the motor. That causes Spider-bot to move his legs back and forth. Spider bot is powered by a 9-volt battery. He will be added to the robomenu soon. Well,I said I wanted to build a Spider-bot and I did. Can't wait until he gets in the robomenu!

Today I am in a BIG robot building mood. I built two robots today. E-3 and Spider-bot. Yep,spider-bot is finished. And I decided to build another. E-3 uses a LED and a motor as a out put device. He can be used in a mini robot sumo contest. He has too spikes "screws" for a weapon. And it,( Yeah,its weird ) it uses a paper cup for the coverings. I will soon add both robots too the robomenu.

I am starting to work on spider-bot

Well,right now I am saving up to build a computer. Another one. I have a HP at home that is VERY slow. I also need another monitor. BADLY! This monitor looks like one of those dieing computers in those science fiction movies. Well,my dad is going to bring me some CPU's to build a robot. I am going to build a explorer. This will be my first computer programmable robots. I plan on building a eeprom emulator card and putting it in one of the PCI slots so the computer will HOPEFULLY detect the emulator. I will use it to connect it to a intrepreter chip so that the computer can execute the program without me having to continuisly buy more and more eeproms. Well,this should be a good money saver.

I think nso2002 and nso2003 are both the same person. (duh) And I think I know who they are. They are probably those sickos who goto my robot chatroom and flood. I permanantly banned them. And a message to them (if they are those spammers): Hey! this place is for people with brains!.

I just want to give this message to scienceboy2. You seem real cool. I was wondering if you wanted to come to my robot irc chat room. My nickname will be bart. Sparkjim goes there so does relic and so does jim_mcneat. I am usually around there at 3:15pm (california time). You can get there at http://chat.cjb.net/robots and hopefully I will see you there.

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