60810Re: Self introduction and my bots!
- Mar 5, 2012Thanks a lot!
I think aesthetics is one of the things that makes BEAM so amazing! A box on wheels with all the functionality in the world is cool, but a bot with less functionality that looks awesome is even cooler in my book, haha.
--- In email@example.com, "ecraib" <ecraib@...> wrote:
> Touring this project was a great way to start the day. I appreciate your concern with beam aesthetics! :-)
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nakazoto_fc" <nakazoto_fc@> wrote:
> > Hello all!
> > This would be my first post, so I figured it would best be spent
> > introducing myself! (It should be noted that I'm new to this whole
> > Yahoo Groups thing, so if this post goes completely awry I apologize!)
> > My name's David and I have essentially two hobbies: restoring classic
> > cars and robots. I was very interested in BEAM robotics a few years ago
> > and then I fell out of touch with them for a while. This last winter I
> > picked up the soldering iron again and dove in headfirst!
> > I started off with the familiar, the FRED Photopopper. I built three of
> > these, all of which can be seen here:
> > https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/photopopp\
> > ers
> > <https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/photopop\
> > pers>
> > Then I moved on to a Symet (which is rocking eight capacitors and the
> > EZSE) which can be seen here:
> > https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/symet
> > <https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/symet>
> > My most recent concoction is a crawler built using Wilf's uCrawler as a
> > design template. I added some solar cells and a circuit with an LDR to
> > stop the bot in bright sunlight and let it charge the batteries up.
> > When the light fades out or a shadow gets in the way, the bot starts
> > walking along searching for the bright sunlight again! Tons of pictures
> > and the full story here (there's 3 pages, so make sure you click through
> > to the third page to see the completed bot):
> > https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/crazy-sol\
> > ar-1
> > <https://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/robot-rapture/my-robots/crazy-so\
> > lar-1>
> > Thank you guys for keeping the BEAM robotics community alive as this
> > place has been an excellent resource! I hope I can integrate into the
> > community and potentially become a regular contributor.
> > Thanks for looking guys!
> > Cheers
> > David
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