One of the secrets to happiness is having the possibility to lie down in bed, organize yourself neatly under the blanket and between your pillows, close your eyes, and THEN shut the room’s light. In this post I will tell you the years-long story of my journey towards “perfecting” remote-light-switching devices.
Continue reading “A Story of Light and Sleep”
I have been fortunate to be one of those who received an MIT Admissions Tube, and decided to honor the “tradition” and hack it! Or put in another way, forcefully make it be something it shouldn’t be and do things it probably only dreamt doing. That is, of course, if tubes dream. Continue reading “MIT Tube Hacks (Videos inside!)”
Walkers. I wanted to build a walker for a long time now, and it’s finally done.
So yeah, it walks. But that’s not all there is to it, it also walks to the direction I tell it to!
Continue reading “Arduino Smartphone Controlled Strandbeest”
The final video featuring PACERBOT.
For additional information about this project, the way its software works, and the thought behind its design, take a look at the detailed video log series. All the episodes can be found in earlier posts.
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How I transformed an IR sensor into an encoder, that enables the calculation of speed and distance.
Continue reading “PACERBOT Part 17 – 20: The Last Encoder”
PID is finally starting to work. Apparently the last issues were not entirely caused by bad tweaking but by “bad” coding as well. Continue reading “PACERBOT Part 16 : Algorithm talk”
Some footage of the robot running in the stadium. The process of tweaking the PID values is tricky. Even after a long time working on these values, I have given up (for the day!) and stayed with slow speeds, which are easier to work with.
Continue reading “PACERBOT Part 13-15: Stadium Runs”