Archive for the ‘Steve Era’ Category

Work from 1/5/2012

Posted: May 2, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Today, we are trying to make Steve’s ultrasound sensor work more proficiently. We also updated the code so it would go straight without the use of sensors. Chuck was proud of his magic numbers. The magic numbers stand for motor speeds which are 135, and 170. After our first test, we could see that Steve was maneuvering in a pretty straight line. We then tried drawing again, but we apparently could not go straight. So, we tested the wheels again and we realized we were off with the rotation by 0.1 seconds. After more tests, we haphazardly drew a couple stars. Sadly, we want triangles, not stars. Now, we took a step down to drawing circles. After more tests, we started to draw shapes that resemble triangles.


Work from 24/4/2012

Posted: April 26, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Today we attempted to draw our triangle. When we took it out of the box, there were several motor connection problems, but Ron and Chuck were able to fix them so we we were able to continue with the drawing. After the first couple times, Steve drew a neat abstract drawing which drew acclaim since it was reproducible. We are very proud of our achievement, but it is not what we are trying to achieve. Let’s, go Steve!


Work we have done in the past week 13/3/2012

Posted: March 13, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Even though we did not have any robot building last week, we still had our theory class. In our theory class, we were preparing for our midterm exam which is 14/3/2012. We reviewed current, voltage, ultrasound sensors, motors, infrared sensors, and power dissipation. We all hope we do good on our exam, and we all think we will. Thank you for reading.

Work from 13/3/2012

Posted: March 13, 2012 by lordhadrianus in Steve Era

Hello People, Team Meet Steve has not made a submission more a while because our student teacher was not here to help us build our robots, so we had a slight break from building our robots. But here we are again, building our robots, and we have been broken into our teams once again by assignment. I, Bobzawald, am updating this wonderful blog, Ron is keeping up his progress with his making of the shield and Chuck is still working on our code for the Tri-Force of Courage. We won’t make any posts next week due to the fact that we will have spring break.

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.