Saturday, August 1, 2015

Analog Clock

Neat Analog Clock project my friend Jon sent me a link to - Find in here on imgur - Just needs some Parallax smarts IMHO. Thanks Jon!

The Builder of this unit says the following about the Prototype - Left unit is the Ard**no micro for translating time to current PWM values. Right unit is a real-time-clock unit powered by a button cell battery so I don't have the set the clock every time it loses power." Like I said above, I would use a Parallax Propeller or BASIC Stamp 2 - my micro-controllers of choice!

The builder also says, "These aren't the original dials, obviously. The original ones were for displaying current in microamps. I scanned the original dial and then photoshopped these time-appropriate ones."

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Good Stuff on Robots

PBS's "The Good Stuff" really is good stuff. Watch them all...

700 Robots

700 Robots is amazingly fun to study... Thanks Ben! Check out Ben's blog too!

700 Robots flickr -

Blog -

Graphics Project

Got long sleeve T shirts for red sea robotic©... What is next?

RSR side

RUS side

Thursday, July 30, 2015

TARS Wired

More images of TARS from a Wired.Com article found here.

At Rest


Two Legged Walking

Crutch Walk

TARS Estimated Proportion Sketch

Some more info for reference on a possible TARS build (like my pal erco is doing over at this thread on and Parallax Forums - Don't know how accurate this is, but it looks pretty good and is from what looks like a movie prop/costume and  model builders forum (Replica Props Forum). Link address is on the left side. Drawing is by MrSinistar.

There are other fun items in the thread like created information for the output screens (here) on TARS and CASE.

The link to the the thread post is here. Anyway - here is MrSinistar's "Blueprint" as he calls it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015