Older blog entries for simonthehappy (starting at number 8)

Hey! I recently updated my site, and still manage to update it very frequently. If anyone has robots that they want to share, please join my Bravenet SiteRing, and dont forget to add your link to my site (these are found at the bottom of the "Links" page on my site). The link to my site is above.

Gave up on my writer idea. I did manage to take a few pictures tho. They can be found at http://www.geo cities.com/simonthehappy Then u click the link labled "writer" on the left side. Also, i added a chatroom to my site. It is a blue recangle on the main screen (right side). Feel free to enter and exit it whenever you wish. Maybe you will even be there when i am there. Happy building and programming everyone!

I recently found out about http://www.hvwtech.com. It has great microcontrollers (such as the OOPIC and Basic Stamp), and mny other accessories. I hope to get the OOPIC II, if anyone has used it, please let me know if it's any good (you can e-mail me at sleepaholic88@hotmail.com or talk to me through AIM, my SN is sleepaholic88). Thanks.

8 Mar 2002 (updated 8 Mar 2002 at 20:48 UTC) »

A foolproof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble, then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant.
Whoever coined the phrase "Quiet as a mouse" has never stepped on one.
Hehe, just found these rather amusing.

11 Feb 2002 (updated 11 Feb 2002 at 21:53 UTC) »

It is taking me pretty long time to complete the writer robot. Sorry for the delay. for some information about what it is now, go to http://www.geocities.com/simonthehappy/robotics/writer .robot. html. Have fun.

23 Dec 2001 (updated 11 Feb 2002 at 21:49 UTC) »

I recently recived the Cybug Scarab, along with nitinol wires and the Muscle Wires Project Book (ordered from the Robot Store). The scarab is a lttle screwed up, i hope to get it fixed soon.

18 Dec 2001 (updated 19 Dec 2001 at 21:56 UTC) »

I want to make a "real" (non-lego mindstorms) robot, but i don't no where to start. can anyone give me plans for a VERY (seriously) easy robot brain/"brawn"? Especially looking for plans for an easy base/platform. E-mail me. thanks!

13 Dec 2001 (updated 19 Dec 2001 at 21:56 UTC) »

Need more ideas for lego mindstorms robots! Your input is needed! E-Mail me. Thanx.

10 Dec 2001 (updated 18 Dec 2001 at 21:45 UTC) »

Hello Everybody, I am making an "author-robot." Although it wont actually make stories up, it will write things out that i tell it to (i hope).

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