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Re: [beam] Just checking

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  • Adam C Harris
    --Larry, I m getting your messages. Thanks for the info earlier this week. (your site kicks so much ass!) On
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 30, 2000
      --Larry, I'm getting your messages. Thanks for the info earlier this week. (your site kicks so much ass!)


      On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 23:04:05
      Larry wrote:
      > Somebody, anybody reply. Just testing that my posts are coming through.
      >
      >
      >Thanks
      >
      >
      >
      >But, that is just my opinion.
      >I could be wrong!
      >
      >Larry
      >
      >(Quote from Dennis Miller)
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "Robert Morris" <robertm@...>
      >To: <beam@egroups.com>
      >Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 7:48 PM
      >Subject: Re: [beam] Re: Fredipede
      >
      >
      >> Here's one more to add to the list,
      >> Connect an LED in parallel with each motor and face them towards the back
      >> of the FRED.
      >> Then when the motor fires, the FRED behind it will see a bright light on
      >> that side and turn towards it.
      >>
      >> Robert Morris
      >>
      >>
      >> At 11:00 AM 9/30/00 +1000, you wrote:
      >> >Here are some ideas to improve the directionality of the fredipede:
      >> >
      >> >1. Use springs - a couple of list members wrote about this, and I think
      >that
      >> >it would improve performance a lot.
      >> >
      >> >2. Make the first FRED light-loving, and the others light-avoiding. This
      >> >way the tail FREDs will try to push themselves into the dark tail of the
      >one
      >> >in front.
      >> >
      >> >3. Use solid links, and have each link attached to a potentiometer (like
      >the
      >> >balance pot). Then when a FRED is off at an angle, it will be more
      >likely
      >> >to fire the outside motor.
      >> >
      >> >And here are some ideas to help improve the coherence:
      >> >You need to make the FREDs fire at around the same time.
      >> >1. Use a two wire interface between the FREDs, that influences the robots
      >so
      >> >that they are more likely to fire at the same time. Perhaps if you
      >connect
      >> >the positive leads of the FLEDs together somehow, perhaps through
      >resistors?
      >> >I'd like to do some experiments like this. Watching the fredipede
      >randomly
      >> >twitch about is amusing, but doesn't actually get much done :-)
      >> >
      >> >2. Put a switch on the front of the FRED so that when the string gets
      >pulled
      >> >tight, the FRED fires.
      >>
      >>
      >>
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