I am not sure if "mimsy" is quite the way to describe how I am feeling right now. I was trying to 3D print a planetary drive, using a graphics package that I wrote from scratch, even though I used a commercial 3-d printer to do the actual print, and I ended up with a solid block of gear-ness. Maybe I should entitle this post ".. and did gyre and gimble in the wabe." Hopefully, I will have better luck next time, especially if I can conjure up a design for some kind of multi-axis gyroscopic platform, which might be used not so much as a part of an IMU (inertial measurements unit) - since we have GPS and MEMS (!!) accelerometers for that! Yet, what about giving the Boe-Bot a multi-axis stabilized camera platform, based on the traditional model of the type of stationary platform as was typically used in the IMU in the Apollo spacecraft era.?
Right now, I am nowhere near doing that, as least as far as "implementation" is concerned, or perhaps it might be easier than I might think. So where are we? Perhaps the Boe-bot isn't very good at navigating rough terrain, such as brick-work, or shag carpet, and that makes me think of something otherwise out of the box and as if out nowhere in this context, but which comes to mind, anyway. How about a Boe-Dozer? Not a bulldozer, because it's not a bulldozer at all, as it is more like a steam roller, that is to say, if I put that big gear on the front, it should be an easy mod. Or I can try to finish the oscilloscope code and get a camera mounted, so that I can actually control this thing over Bluetooth.
Maybe this is finally a good time to open up this page for comments. What does the hackaday community really need right now? A C++ compiler for the P2? A LISP for P2/Arduino that is "just enough lisp" to be able to run ELIZA/SHRDLU? Or a crystal skull that says "good evening" to passers by on Halloween? (and then engages them in conversation sort of Eliza like) I don't think I can quite pull that one off, just yet. The crystal skull part that is.
A SHRDLU like "planner" with speech recognition and an Eliza like interface is very doable with 3-rd party open source tools. I just need to finish Frame-Lisp and get the oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer interface running.