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Max The Magnificent
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Re: life philosophy
Max The Magnificent   7/30/2014 9:24:00 AM
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@Tobias: I loved your 3 "crazy" wheel robot and I was hoping to read more (programming, acceleration, ...). Any plans on this ?

Hi Tobias -- the robot is currently on the "back burner" because I have so many other things on the go -- on the other hand, I now have my PIXY computer vision module and pan/tilt stand sitting on my desk calling out to me... plus I have all of the wheels and motors sitting around in my office... As soon as i ger some of my other projects finished, I will return to the robot -- thanks for reminding me

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Tobias Strauch, EDAptix   7/30/2014 6:41:58 AM
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Hi Max,

I loved your 3 "crazy" wheel robot and I was hoping to read more (programming, acceleration, ...). Any plans on this ?

Cheers, Tobias

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Back-burnering a few
Duane Benson   7/29/2014 1:38:56 PM
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I've got too many as well. The big one is my robot avatar. Rather than progressing, though, it seems to have spun off a number of additional projects. There's my micro-bot (pic.twitter.com/pnP22dJhD3) that was my first pass at 3D printing. My second forray into 3D printing is an axel adaper/wheel hub for the robot avatar (pic.twitter.com/7ZwPgnq2sp).

Max has not only filled his plate, he's added a bit to mine as well. There's the custom Arduino-compatible sensor board. I think I owe him another blog on that subject. The Kickstarter is now sucessfully over, so that's off.

Now, though, I'm trying to back burner a few things and spend most of my time on a custom Arduino-compatible hardware book.

I really want to try out the LEDs on a Papilio that Mike Field just wrote up too. I'd probably have to convert his VHDL to Verilog, though, because I don't know VHDL.

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kfield   7/28/2014 3:31:13 PM
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@maxthemagnificent I" certainly have -- it's by David Brin -- it's really rather good"

The name is just really offputting ot me. I keep imaging Lord of the Rings, with those Uruk-hai getting hatched out of those molds.

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 3:17:41 PM
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@kfield: Speaking of kilns, have you read "The Kiln People?"

I certainly have -- it's by David Brin -- it's really rather good

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Re: VanGogh Mosaic
kfield   7/28/2014 2:57:56 PM
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@maxthemagnificent "I have the kiln sitting on my back deck"

Speaking of kilns, have you read "The Kiln People?"

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 1:25:07 PM
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@Antedeluvian: An oxymoron, I believe.

No, I was brought up as a Wesleyan Methodist. Oh, you mean "the deck" -- maybe I should have said "porch" -- and maybe we should just call you "Mr Pedantic" LOL

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antedeluvian   7/28/2014 1:18:37 PM
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Max

concrete deck

An oxymoron, I believe.

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 1:09:06 PM
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@Wnderer: I guess firing up the kiln is more of winter project than a summer project.

I have the kiln sitting on my back deck (it's a concrete deck and it's covered) so I can fire it up anytime -- the fact that the kiln is running at liquid glass temperatures indide means that variations in the outside temperature are largely immaterial.

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Max The Magnificent   7/28/2014 1:05:42 PM
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@mhrackin: What the final design turned out to be is a 2000 SF shop masquerading as a garage...

I'm drooling with desire...

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