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  1. 100 Acre Woods Nursery
  2. Haunted Dungeon
  3. Haunted Dungeon 2007 Additions
  4. Halloween 2008 Additions
  5. Halloween Laboratory
  6. Project: E
  7. Laughing Place
  8. The Land
  9. Life Hacks

About Me

I have been a developer for 14 years programming in Java, Groovy, Python, C#, C and several other languages. I currently work for The Babcock and Wilcox Corporation where I develop boring Enterprise Technology, specifically creating and managing customizations to a large proprietary J2EE application. In my spare time however, I work on all sorts of projects using many technologies from writing C for AVR microcontrollers to Java web based applications for automating my home. This blog is a way for me to show off my projects and how I built them.


Tue Jan 29 00:00:00 EST 2008

Here I am working on one of the prototype robot bases for Project E. Im not finished yet I still have to put the controller board on the robot base to control the servos below that drive the wheels. This robot is based on a tutorial here. This is just the R&D phase so Im not sure if this is the robot platform Im going to go with. I need 4 robot bases for Project E. Im not sure if this protype is going to have a enough power.

Here is the underside of the bot. It has 2 drive wheels and one caster. I think the weight on the bot is going to require me to put two casters on each bot though. You can also see that I made my own servo mounts out of L-shaped aluminum stock. The body is made out of a sheet of HDPE plastic. I also had to take apart and modify the servos so that they would continually rotate and I dont think I did a very good job at that. I think using better servos with more torque would be suitable for Project E, but well just have to run some more test and see.