Monday, December 9, 2013

rewrite of code

I've been rewriting the code that runs in the background to make the plotter work. This isn't evident at all to someone watching it run but it leaves more room for me to make the main program bigger.
I ported the "all" program over to the new system. This draws four pictures in sequence for a long display of the plotter. The four pictures are triangle, fourballo, cesaro4 and dragon. Here are pictures of what it drew. I used a very fine point chisel tip marker. I think I like thicker tip bullet tip markers better.




If anyone is interested in the actual code leave me a comment.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

here is how it looked when it finished

The robot team enjoyed the doodler. I had turned the voltage down to 9 instead of 12. It made a couple of missteps but I let  it finish. Here is what it looked like.
I will draw it again and post it later so you can see what it is supposed to look llike.

Robot Team

I got this down from the store room and added some screws to hold the Arduino in place so it will travel better. I am taking it to the Robot team at Crete High School this evening. I am still working on changing the software to do things in a much cleaner and shorter program. I will post the code when I get it done.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I got on the list.

I got listed on this guys list of similar devices.
I might try the software he is using and see if it will work on mine.
I know I haven't posted anything for a while. I just got the doodler back out of storage and am making some changes to it. Will post more when I get that done.