10/25/2018 at 23:49 •
I did this forever ago, and got it walking pretty sloppy, but walking nonetheless. After that, I accidentally deleted my code, had to rewrite it, then my arsonists shorted out and I haven't gotten around to ordering a new one. Sorry about the format of the video, it's from snapchat.
05/12/2018 at 21:54 •
Next up is to copy that code for 3 legs, and reverse it for the other 3. (For the Tripod gait)
CORRECTION: In the video, I had the jumper ON, but then it shorts out the computer (they have protection for that and you have to restart it). If the jumper is off I found, it works just fine with the computer, and allows you to use a battery.
04/30/2018 at 15:24 •
So, it still hasn't been working. I'm not sure if I put this in the last log, but i'm ordering a new mega clone for a few reasons:
1 - The problem is consistent with both shields, so that's not it
2 - Having a few Megas around is never a bad thing. Especially if they're only like $10
That being said, i posted my error code in the arduino forum, here: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=541305.0;topicseen. That guy seemed to think it was a faulty download of the arduino ide, which would make sense because i can't upload to anything. This, however, is a problem. My mac is a 2009, so it's almost gone, and pretty much the only thing i can use. I'll have to get down to the makerspace one of these tuesdays.
After I saw noodlefeet (http://noodlefeet.zoness.com/, #NoodleFeet's Gripping Toes) I realized that one of the biggest pains in my ass was just that - a pain in my ass. So I decided to upgrade it and make the hatred go both ways. I added googly eyes and am going to give it a voice. With the DFplayer (around a buck on ebay) and some sound clips featuring bender, i'll have it play a random clip at random intervals. Still haven't decided what a "non annoying interval" would be.
- "Kill all humans!"
- "Bite my shiny metal ass"
- "Nothing a Lawsuit won't cure"
- "Hello Peasants"
- "Bodies are for Hookers and Fat people"
- "Lets go get drunk!"
09/12/2017 at 23:47 •
Okay, so now there's something here, so please read this. I haven't posted in awhile, but i did a lot. I completely overhauled the electronics. instead of my custom shield, i bought one of these:
It should work much better, especially with my new buck converter. I ordered the replacement servo, and I just found my battery charger too, so I'll work on the code soon. I will first get one leg down, then the rest will be easy.
03/10/2017 at 21:22 •
the stripboard connevtion for the servos to the mega
02/12/2017 at 02:12 •
i'm sure nobody cares anyways, so unless you're one of the judges for the sci fi contest, i honestly don't care if you read any farther. after seeing some of the other projects, i realized i don't stand a chance anyways, but who cares, right? it looks cool. a few notes-
1. I haven't gotten my micro servo for the cannon yet
2. the mesh in the front i am using to conceal a ultrasonic sensor
3. the holes in the back are to loop the battery terminals to the top deck
4. The holes in the side are for programing any my 9v for the mega
5. the top will be taped or something, and will be connected to the turret via micro servo. i was going for accessibility there
now that that's out of the way, here goes nothing
01/14/2017 at 19:30 •
I finished the legs, the two white ones are just because i ran out of black. For a while i was at a standstill because i couldn't find a screw small and long enough to fit through the small hole then reach to the other side of my plastic, then after two months wanted to kick myself- i drilled the horn's holes to take a 4-40. XD
01/11/2017 at 21:21 •
so, this was my first attempt, and I took off all the controls, so it looks like Swiss cheese, but you get the idea. I got bored, so I painted it. Also notice how the screws are bent? yeesh!
Well, it started to bother me, so I cut a new one. The difference is amazing
12/06/2016 at 20:40 •
Hey, to all my 5 followers, if you even read these things, sorry i haven't logged anything in a while, i was working on my project for the science olympiad. Anyway, I was looking at Arduino Mega Clones, and Found one for like 15 dollars, so that's what i'm going for next. Also, I was thinking about my power from the wall wart, and if i'm going to make this thing autonomous, then i can't keep using that. I think i'm going to start using batteries.
11/13/2016 at 22:37 •