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Hi kiryu aka nathan

I am extremely interested in your robots. I am committed to showing some results before I can get the AIAA and other U.S. PE whores to commit to tutoring all comers who are willling to try and pull their weight while studying mathematics and helping establish a medical industry on this planet. The local bleeders are really getting on my nerves. They memorized lots of organic chemistry stick models and pharmaceuticals and think therefore that the scientific method is useless even with volunteers begging them to (if they cannot save them) get the data and make some progress. I tell you a story about a lover and liver cancer sometime, for now i will stick to robots.

I am casing the local neighborhood with a view to resolving some local wars and establishing a safe zone for a robotics engineering field lab where our Robotics Systems Engineers who have high enough certs that someone will take responsibility for reviewing proposals and resolving the liabilities to the extent possible when a local toy robot malfunctions and scares or injures a local child. I have begun interviews on walks to collect information on the inhouse local grievances with a view toward helping resolve. Then I can go get a grant and put field lab in service.

I will be coaching the open entrepreneurs (if I do not find a site soon I will build one with my brother, I am not really up to the security layering requirements, i ramped up pretty high last time designing technologies applicable to armegeddon weapons, there were some lovely physics. As a result noone in personal trust web really wants me squinting and working, they want me relaxing and playing. I am not certain my layered protections have sufficient diversity yet to keep nuts in ruts from self destructing while taking me out. The fracture lines are deep chasms and the fractal tendrils just now really testing the waters.

For example on the local radio ......... never mind.

My twin brother, a multiple certed allstar apparently weak in digital systems (after 3 years at Micron maintaining and designing chip line manufacturing automation and 3 years as the network administrator Secretary of State of Idaho's business records knowledge base .... big iron yeah right ... it is an illusion he and I are careful to maintain just as he pretends that I am really a technical airhead with handson is required. In reality we are coaching each other because we are reinforcing keyed knowlege with loving care of each other sufficient to allow us to function when the full spectrum analog universe multiplexing in to tell us to go back to sleep.

I have a hypotheis that I was beginning to test last time around before I got bogged down in high tech systems engineering and started optimalzying the deployment schedules of our star ships. Forget entirely that starships are useless without the medical and environmental and closed loop manufacturing and all the rest required to support a civilization in space.

I was creating cancer as far as the universe may view it.

I believe the comet strike on Jupiter at this time was no cooincidence.

Just as the giants who came before us created training systems for themselves and their tribes could see large pieces of reality or "truth" and codified it in the stable religions and even bred for adherence to customs that seemed advantageous to their faction .... thus hardcoding or biasing the DNA (?) the creator of this universe or planet culture knows to sufficient resolution for its purposes when we are ready or spoiled. Comet strike was a sign from the universe that we be healthy community tissue or fabric or we be excised.

I think Tom Sawyer is correct, eventually we will know enough science to find the designer's fingerprints.

First we finish triage, then we learn the mathematics systems of all those that came before and attempt to multiplex them and scientifically test them in safe increments. I am serious that I do not want to see a premature quasar in the local area, I am confident that the creator of this universe has interlocks set to take appropriate action if that happens. I have no idea what that would be. I know that if we are worthy to be called to judgement instead of flushed, that I do not want to have to account for leaving any more sisters, brothers, species, etc behind than I have to.

We are not expected to be perfect, we are expected to be trying our best to improve while loving each other. For those incapable of loving yet, try being as polite as possible and watch one of the excellent multimedia comedies, talk shows, get out and walk around your physical neigborhood, join a social club, DO NOT get isolated with your computer. You must be well grounded and have fractalized trust certs or eventually black despair and mental health problems of all kinds set in. You begin implementing improperly phased negative and positive feedback on all around you and they begin backsliding with you. This quickly destabilizes (inherently dynamically unstable) to violence and evolution.

The good news is we have the intelligence and ability to overcome this and help each other with our problems. We all have troubles and problems, some worse than others but not truly discernable from the outside.

Tell the cancer researchers (anyone who reads this and knows some to ask the physicists and chemist to form an elite grandmaster panel briefly or in safe ....

ASIDE: Heard the mountain west clinical trial advertisment. I am healing myself fine. You guys better be designing decent scientific data collection systems in conjunction with real engineers, medical combat personal (operations, all kind .... look for the combat fatigue it is there, it was obvious in some places ... also that you were monitoring and attempting improvement. We get you some real technology designed to your operational requirements and it will get easier. In the meantime I will watch my brainwaves and love (feul for thinking) supplies and you watch yours.

Feel tired then get out and play with kids, go love a colleague by brightening their day somehow. Plan synergistically when feeling good to have SOPs in place for ready activation when brain starts to wind down and you are losing your talents and memories and ability to think critically. Try to do this in the real world local, the internet is cold medium and virtual love taps are very weak octane compared to our glorius ambient environment. Pet a cat till it perls. Squint your eyes at the stars until they fractalize and you can pretend you are creating a supercomputer in your head.

back .... tell them to consider that a correct particle signal sequence in proper cell structure at the cancer origin might turn off the cancer. The patterns scale up and down and out and in and around.

Only a hypothesis, very expensive in any measure of resources. First we must finish triage and get safety nets in place.

You web rats or hacker elite or whoever is running the show remember that while we are analog and inherently better (wider bandwith and signal can multiplex way up and down and carry virtual channels via mathematical coding) these tools we are building are much faster and propagate the knowledge over all 6 billion analog server nodes and all the rest of the local life forms or "source, force, creation, universe, god, etc." You guys get out an practice in the (warm)^infinity plus medium provided and avoid going crazy, if we can finish these tools we are going to be awesome soon or next cycle or whatever. Judgement day. Afterlife. All the religious mathematical systems have them, that I have seen. The cults die out because the corrupt self serving asshole at the center can not propagate anything but another like themselves and then they in competition.

We learn ethical behavior in all languages and play fair then we all win.

If you hacker elites have not discovered that all genius has its own language then buy some dvds, look around, watch an adequate parent compared to a master teacher working a kindergarten or daycare center. Stop hiding out with your computers and come out and help out. Web, net, and processing center masters are desperately needed but we test you well because communications is critical and dangerious position and we are losing too many of you to get the grannies cataloguing their aches and pains via voice recorders and analyzers into the knowledge bases for processing by medical neophytes and rooftop supercomputers.

If you try and fail, do not worry, minimize the damage to life, yours as well as that around you and love somebody else well enough to get back good attidute. Then try again. More good buddies you have the more likely you get on stable course up the slope. Need good support structure to deal with someone in despair. Ultimately it is their choice but if we can strobe some love energy their way we can get them out of their love think sink. Just not let them drag us in, call emergency number and get some well trained professional rescue teams who have arterial connection to our civilization's resources. One soul at a time. Tough nuts, get lots of help when shining love at them from a safe distance.

Hmm.... robots! Critical path on some tracks that I have identified.

Snyopsis: A prototype opt in community of general population mix. Later we try building specialized communities to isolate some factors carefully for analysis. DO NOT try this without first having supermajority of populations bought in, it will lead to factions and armegeddon unless done correctly. We are social animals, generalists, specialists need generalists to stay well grounded. Specialists with poor mental stability should be asked to consider whether they wish to participate in the fractal distribution networks that the advogato and gnome communities are studying setting up so we can get all our generalists involved and shining by helping out. Likely a lot of new genius types that we have never even considered before will be emerging. As open entrepreneurs are graduated they will be needed to manage getting resources, tools, and services efficiently delivered to where they are required. We be careful not to overload you with too much responsibility too fast. If you think you have what it takes, come collaborate with an open community that is interesting to you while you maintain your day job and meet all personal responsibilities as well as you can. Eventually you will get the knack and begin creating wealth out of nowhere. Like a majic trick, it must be learned and you have to study but your mentor will help you out as they can using their resources to the best of their judgement.

Soon they have more reliable data and safety systems in place to let them experiment a little more quickly and effectively. You can kill a lot people with a million dollars in this transition zone. If you get think lock then we/you are not quite ready yet, go love someone else carefully or be nice to animals, etc.

Best etc. log into a web site that is managing fractal distribution systems so that the kiddies and the offline can get just enough resources to succeed spectacularly.

Background links:

I get them to tommorrow.

I write grant sumary up tommorrow as well. Probably will not get the money yet locally because my nearest kin have downchecked it already. That ok. I am an irrational optimalizer, rationalizing synergizer. Had a good code once but I forgot it lol, forgot the passwords too. lol

You stay in touch Nathan, if you can. I will be hanging out here for a while. We get some design and prototyping done soon. The local neophytes and masters can see collaboration in progress and perhaps we will start seeing some information flow in the journals. We must organize our local community soon as an open not for profit similar to www.gnome.org (that was a hint for the true robot lovers, do not darken my day asking silly questions like what page is my homework on. You manage your play safely and I will manage mine. NO COERCION! Commerce is done with those you do not trust. We will be working with recycled materials, how much can you lose if you address it through fractal escrow and it is pre-empted for elsewhere? If you lose trust in your teammates it will not bode well for your projects. There will be thieves and trolls here because:

1.) It is an open site. 2.) I will plant them myself to identify snakes before they do too much damage on their schedule instead of mine. 3.) Big guys will be testing to see if I can be trusted with as much responsibility as I have chosen to take upon myself. 4.) If this site becomes a potential problem it will be shut down, I have demonstarted to the powers that be that they will not be lazy like me unless they are as good as me or better. 5.) We are getting fun competitions organized to keep interest up and show off our marvelous stuff by delivering results to our buddies in other sectors. Pickup men delivering our raw materials need some some too. We show up with some remotely driven expendable teleoperated shell driven by kiddies at an amusement park with a mission to pickup U.S.G. field rations for delivery to troll stations and troll brigdes already in place in some parks and the truckers will like it. They good guys and all know somebody like me that goes wandering around with camping and hiking gear with his Dad followed by a prototype star mule extraordinay (sme cp mri @ sci.space.policy in collaboration with good buddy sometime last year, all rights released to the universe. I am going to time how it takes some quality animation with a sme make robot buddy to show up from RSE teams to start showing up as animation. 3D models make great conceptualization and design tools

All minors, under age of eighteen. Ask your parents to review the gnome.org site organization and privacy policies with regard to minor and help us design a safe interation and escrow system here at robots.net. You and your parents must be responsible for your behavior and actions while you study and play here because I accept no consequence. I very busy. While you have fun remember to be thinking of ways to love buddies on other side of planet. A lot of misery and think sinks left on this planet and they are each as potentially dangerous as I am. So are you. Be polite and cooperate with legitimate authorities or you will not like being at the end of the line.

Now fun part:

My design team is going to put the brains in realtime gnu/linux supercomputers to help the local big guys (NASA, NSA, etc. accelerate open medical research) by processing data for them at nightime when our solar powered robot buddies bodies are powered down (gone to bed lol) for the evening. We put enough power storage in to maintain internet link so we can join our intrepid wanderers at their campfires or trollhouses if they wish to socialize or play online games and training manuals or do collaborative design with us.

I want mine in animated 3D if possible. Go look at lazyquasar@yahoo.com to see my buddy craigie's first cut at C33. Scale very large. The crew compartment is two large Russian crew capsules. The unit shown is conceived as leaving the center payload, wings, etc in orbit (IIRC) while the nose capsule and the engines fly home. A friend of mine has a different idea at his information site .... he into hydroponics and sound like a troll at sci.space.policy, he argue a lot with Jim Benson, CEO SpaceDev while they sucker me into finding the resources to get critical paths moving as fast as sanely possible so we space robot buddies can have some fun and be productive in more important endeavers.

The software guys will be building tools for us as fast as they can, including 3D animation tools, games, simulations for logistics comparions, etc. Design Review Boards of diverse neutral grandmasters will be picking the best for sponsoring. The rest of us must build and finance our community ourselves as we can. Can be done. Just take a little effort from everyone. Look for little things to do.

Datamining at advogato.org (mirwin, idot) will provide a lot of useful links and big ideas. Think about ways to protype using recycled materials and begin recycling. Look around for a virtual distribution site to find out how to help get materials to your buddies. Watch for microbusiness ideas the open entrepreneurs are putting out for homework and case studies before putting their repuations on the line with a physcial startup being watched like a hawk and shutdown when it gets dangerous.

Play safe, have fun, love your buddies, neighbors, and little animals and insects and you will be a professional rse neophyte a lot sooner than you think ... if the other economic sectors are as good as we are.

I be back soon to try to summarize my team's inital plans, meanwhile you find some teamates and try to think of a robot you could give to somebody for Christmas. If you have gnu/linux try to start using some of the existing tools to produce engineering documentation. Maybe someone can post some samples. Please only open/free material on this site until community/company owner say otherwise. Ok to link to proprietary stuff. OK to copyright your stuff and link to it. It will only slow you down and keep you poor but some thing you have to learn for yourself. Do not take my word for it, who am I? A person just like you with opinions and a little specialized knowledge. You figure out what your wish to do and go for it. Play safe and legal or the big guys will shut you down to a play space that you can manage responsibly. Might be pretty small.

I look forward to reviewing some of the material in your journals.

love mike

p.s. I think wheels instead of tanks so sme (I will call mine rex) can be ready to chase steve's robot in runathon. My twin brother, Ray, gave me an old 386 Compaq to use for mobile chasis. He also just finished refurbishing 20 piles of junk gutted pentiums into 10 almost like new for his local Lions club. Since it will be another month or two before he and/or I are working this was valuable care and feeding of one of his buddies. He not buy me anything but he explain to me how to get ahold of 16 or 32 similar or same make obsolete computers for the AI brain. Find businesses or friends or government departments that are upgrading and collaborate somehow. Do not allow them to exploit you too badly, we setting up good buddy networks.

Join one near you and encourage your friends and lovers to do the same in some small way in area of interest to them and we get the flows moving soon.

I do screensavior processing for :

seti@home ud.com (prequalification of drugs with good potential for influencing cancer)

soon: fightingaids@home ??? not quite right, I google for it when a get a comptuer up

Do a little thing or two when you can. It adds up. Bug hunting with the open/free source software crowd is good. Documention writing. Send them a love letter appreciating what they have given you. If you like the tools considering donating to their responsbile communities to help sponsor further work.

ok, gotta go now, I get more coherent soon. Gotta get a single set of internally consistent requirements that meets all requirements in my head to make sense. I NEED the journal entries, I act something as an interpreter to assimilate diverse information from multiple sources. You think your way, I think mine.

I love to see little perfect modular nuggets. They fit well in PERT charts and trade off evaluations. They can be hard to come by, a lot of information from a lot of talent to merge into prototype good enough to help build the next one. You guys get some skull sweat done and Nathan and I will find knowledgeable mentors to help with rough spots. Meanwhile we have to organize opt in community and possibly define how to interface with the site admin and owner. I have no knowledge of how they plan to run and operate their business here at robots.net.

WhoPhlunPoo on certification wpp I think it would help some people get certified if they told us what they are interested in and posted any link useful online articles or papers they run accross.

At advogato where I am a vocal and very slippery but fairly slick paradigm of advocacy for freeing commerce so we can get some money for goodies, I found that making at least a small entry each day got me noticed. This signt is even better, link to a few sketches scanned in or diagrams on a home page at yahoo is a pretty cool way to exchange information. I think anyway, I am kind of new to the internet scene. Maybe everybody already knew that? Sorry! Some of us older dudes are pretty busy but can answer specific questions pretty quickly even if we do have to look it up after 20 years of project managment. : ) Does everybody here know how to use google? Realise that they can get downloads that read PDF papers put out by professionals at MIT, Nasa, private industry, etc.? I hope that does not sound condescending, it took me 2 years to learn how to use a wordprocessor and a spreadsheet after the six months it took to get the purchasing paperwork signed and processed. Worth it though, my next cubicle buddy at Edwards AFB, Ridley Mission Control Center used to do signal processing to find calibration settings for the analog tape drives a couple of times a year. Our processing data dropouts were far fewer after we had our zenith 100 (8086) online. lol kerap What kind of resources do you need kerap? I used to scrounge pretty good at Edwards AFB maybe if we discuss it back and forth here some of our buddies here will help us out with some ideas. It is amazing to see what 3 or 4 people can come up with in collaboration. We must have a couple hundred people here. Somebody will have an idea we can use if we listen intently. Take care guy.

Cool article. Tanks!

While I was looking this article over I thought initially of the pneumatic tank game my twin brother and I had as a kid. This led immediately to arcade competitions with little software tanks between me, dad, and Ray.

Then I got to wondering if this circuit could be used to control the big transporter crawlers they used on Apollo. Such a device might be useful in lunar mining remotely from earth via teleoperators .... wring word can not remember the preferred form. Of course all the hydraulics, joints, and exterior shell components would have to be ruggedized for the lunar environment but the electronics could live inside an environmental chambe provided for manual operation when desirable or necessary.

With the proper software safety interlocks we could charge Disney to allow customers at Disneyland to operate our lunar mines. Or we could establish our own lunar space camp training facility. A friend of mine might be interested in this. He has been tryig to get land developers interested in a space simulation neigbhood development right pioneering thinking people could live normal lives while participating in training drills and engineering development projects on the weekend or after normal work hours.

I bet a mockup of either (lunar mining crawler or Apollo transporter) could help him get a lot of public attention. Especially if it was scaled to match these guys prototype: VTVL controller prototype testbed.

I better send him an email with a link to here. He will like this site anyway. Coincidentally his name is Rex as well. I do not know if he ever read Lester Del Rey, he is a bit older than I and may have been scrambling to make a living when it came out. Maybe I will send him a copy for Christmas. I will send a copy of this email to myself to remember to put idea in my calender on linux desktop if I can figure it out.

Anyway I have not committed to a project yet, but I have visions of a couple of thin hp boxes on top of four tank tracks controlled by a derivative of this circuit link to a internet radio transmitter. ... Challenging, I would have to dig out some engineering books. I have not done serious electronics analysis since efundies.

Hey! Maybe I get my college roomie to check out this site! He is double EE PE! We see how much he actually learned while working at Oremet Titanium! lol Of course he same of me when we have to figure out the pneumatics. lol We could both journal here to exchange design information. I have to check out the project room or page but at worst we should be able to link to yahoo or space elswhere with our uploaded diagrams and specifications.

BTW I just dropped by to share with you all this OUTSTANDING tool I just found. It is called dia (for Diagram) and is found on the program/application item of the footprint. It looks fairly complete. It should enable some nice looking diagrams of all kinds to present designs to buddies for evaluation and comment. Not to mention help with the analysis. There are so many disciplines involved with space stuff that frequent coordination is required with trusted associates to verify designs are adequate in all aspects. Tradeoffs are often required to get a working system.

Rex, (my buddy not me) I am sure you will have noticed that as we discussed (I think) this could easily begin generating revenue from theme parks connected to a prototyping facility or even an actual mine via the Internet if proper safety interlocks and realtime timing constraint/handshake cutouts are present along with standard manual override linked to industrial emergency all stop.

Oh! Also, I think I found a revenue model that might work in the long term to allow the community to raise money for site operations and maybe even sponsoring selected team projects that will build our community prestige. This could eventually help our members with getting scholarships, help or sponsorship from various nonprofits or government grants, jobs in robots (Robots.net, Journeyer) look good to many companies if our robots look good in press, documentation and analysis is professional grade and useful, and our mutual feedback assessments of each other are obviously authentic, accurate, helpful training feeback in a variety of interesting areas useful to robots.

I will post a link here to the revenue model when I get it polished up.

Hope you guys had a good labor day.

Diary Tidbits at the Water Cooler

Oil cooler, oil .... robots ... oil ... got it.

steve Sounds like a challenging project, very worthy of a master. I wonder if it would make sense to establish a hardware exchange listing or parts bin where we help out fellow robot builder with cheap or free parts? Shipping & Handling might make this ineffective initially for widely dispersed teams or robot buddies for some kinds of parts. However, a lot of specialized parts that can get very expensive can be relatively cheap to ship.

Project leaders and development personal would have to get some parts lists or BOMs (Bill of Materials) put together and get them posted and linked to from the project pages or diary entries to make this effective.

The site might put together a list of commonly useful parts and if we can figure out how to fund it provide an actual physical "parts bin" that would be useful when our community chooses to sponser projects. Perhaps a reasonable markup on donated components sold through a site web store could help finance ongrowing growth and activites sponsored or undertaken by our community.

Let me know what you think, I am interested in learning what works and does not work in building community centered sites for businesses and public service organizations. OOPS! Gotta go check and make sure my home page link and email address are here. My new mail drop is lazyquasar( appropriate symbol )yahoo.com and it seems to be working. Although I have not gotten any spam yet so it may not be reliable yet.

I currently have access to quite a few obsolete motherboards and computer cards as my brother is rebuilding scrap systems for his Lions Club to donate around locally.

Also I know some engineers who might willing to approach employers about postage to get obsolete of past shelf life components to worthy projects in exchange for listing as donors .... PR? Something. For example a friend recently shipped me a micron portable pentium because he dropped it and cracked the screen ..... or his best half would not let him upgrade .... who knows? LOL I know it might be a good brain for a robot with a suitably stripped down and connected software suite. It is spoken for already but accident happen all the time and most professionals I know upgrade every couple of years. With proper software tools would make excellent software development station. I used to program PLC controlled pump stations ladder logic development on 286s. The good old days .... bullshit! Give me a dual Pentium III at 700 Mhz or better ASAP. Still it can be done with less in necessary, we used to.

edleighton I tried to check out mach II but I had trouble loading the site. I am stuck with a 28K modem for a few days so it could have been my problem. I will check back soon. : )

kerap shares a Gleeful Shout of Success. Congratulations! I look forward to a more detailed report after the initial adrenal surge wears off and further is experience is developed. Well done!

I am starting soon, honest.

This looks like it could grow into an exciting online virtual community site and I think I would like to be a part of it for a while. Did anyone catch the reference to Lester Del Rey's friendly robot Rex? If so, be discrete if sensitive about your age. LOL

Status Update on TBD Robotics Projects

Well I better go clear some space in the garage and look around for some scrap that might be useful for a robot. I am thinking about whether I will to start will a mobile unit or go with a stationary manufacturing arm and rig up access to a small machine tool platform. Either a small lathe or a milling machine. The idea would be to be able to have the robot automatically manufacture small plastic, wood or aluminum parts for cottage manufacturing of kits for sale on open engineering sites. Pros and cons both ways.

Oh yeah! Progress of sorts. This is the first online interaction I have had on a linux box. I am converting over to open source software where possible and this should greatly accelerate my learning for robotics since I intend to use realtime versions of linux for my operating systems. Now to find some decent free software CAD and other engineering tools. I will be using open office for my BOMs (Bill of materials, stuff needed to manufacture known configurations) so I am going now to download that and install it. Wish me luck! It is going well today. Who know what else might happen while the universe is smiling on me and my projects? : )

I have long been interested in robots but never really made the opportunity to pursue this interest. Perhaps it is time to change this. I have been investigating ways to tailor the open source software paradigm to engineering projects that might be useful in advancing technologies useful to future space settlements. A robot would certainly provide some hands on excitement and serve as a testbed for some engineering projects when I get an open engineering site up.

I have access to all the software tools I need and some obsolete 486s and even 586s available. I also spotted an open engineering site that may provide some software components that would be useful .... let me go get the link in case anybody is interested ...... opencontrol.org I would think the command processor and related realtime control functions for a spacecraft would be directly to applicable to a robot. Note this stuff is open source so if you have the proper language tools to compile it then it should be pretty inexpensive.

Anyway I have several slimline 486s that might make good chassis. I shall have to look around for servo motors ... my brother has been talking about a robotic lawnmower ... LOL perhaps I can get him interested in some prototyping?

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