Archive for February, 2012

Our Video Project on the Ultrasound Sensors

Posted: February 27, 2012 by Ron in Uncategorized

A brief explanation on ultrasound waves, one of the ways Steve is able to see.


Work from 24/2/2012

Posted: February 24, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Today, Ron continued soldering but sadly, he is not done yet. Charles, on the other hand, went ahead and started the code for our robotic art which we decided to make our trinity force. We have two pictures, one where Ron is soldering and the other, where Charles is writing the code.



Arduino Uno information

Posted: February 23, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Our micro-controller, Arduino UNO, is a very powerful tool that we use. Arduino UNO has a micro-controller which is an Atmega328. It’s operating voltage is 5V and the recommended input voltage is 7-12V. It has 14 digital input/output pins and 6 analog inputs. Also, the clock speed is 16MHz. One of the websites that help us make codes, understand schematics, and find more information on the micro-controller is

Work from 23/2/2012

Posted: February 23, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Today we continued on our work on our robot, Steve. Ron continued his hard work on the shield and there is a picture of that at the bottom. Chuck continued on his work with programming, specifying on programming the infrared sensors and the ultrasound sensor that is on Steve, and there is a picture of that at the bottom too. I, Bobzawald, continued documenting what we have done. I have also included a picture of how the programmers know in which direction the robot is going.




Our Goals

Posted: February 23, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Our goal in this class is to have our robot, Steve, draw robotic art. We have different ideas about what we want to draw, such as the Wolfram Alpha logo or the Trinity Force of Courage. We realize that the wolfram alpha logo would be very hard to draw, so we are leaning more towards the Trinity Force of Courage.



Video we made

Posted: February 23, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Team Meet Steve made a video on ultrasound sensors such as the parallax ping ultrasonic sensor. We have included many uses of ultrasound sensors, and with the use of chuck’s amazing special effect skills, our video looks amazing. The movie was a bit large, so we had to upload it to large document. The link to our video is:

Download in 720p:


Watch on YouTube:

Work form 21/2/2012

Posted: February 21, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Hello, this is week 7 and we had President’s Day off so Meet Steve is coming off a long weekend. Our builder, Ron, should be done building by today. Our teacher talked to us about pins and connections. I shall place a photo of what he drew on the board.