Win XP SP3 = Wack. Don't do it, yet. The fixes still have glitches depending on your machine setup (hardware and software). If it's already on SP3, do this to get back to SP2:
CLICK ON START MENU--> CLICK ON RUN-->TYPE (CASE SENSITIVE)—
THIS WILL UNINSTALL SERVICEPACK 3–IT TAKES A WHILE CUZ IT’S A HUGE PROGRAM –CLICK NEXT AND REBOOT
BTW: Used the plasma cutter with the students today to cut some light steel. Sawsum.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Here are some new CAD pix of the SOUL SPLITTER. The actual robot is coming along, as the students have started putting on the drive train system at the new correct height. This is key as the armor/ frame must be close to the floor so other bots cannot easily get under it to flip it over. Yes, the blades spin in opposite directions for max destruction of the opponent's steel/ iron armor plates. **We also aquired a HONDA gas powered robot that we plan on attaching a pneumatic T-shirt launcher for the football/ baseball/ soccer games. Sweet.
We are also learning some basic programming skizillz so they can move on to controllers, sensors, motors, servos, etc......
Here is the A.R.M. w/ conveyor belt that goes through basic teach pendant programming, then we go on to attribute programming, then JAVA based then, oh yes, C programming near the end of the year.
We also have a student in advanced engineering that took my robotix class last year who is working on a 'humaniod' bipedal robot. This requires lots of micro-servos and gyros to help with balance, but he has the top half almost done (from the chest up). Here is the basic mechwarrior that he designed for it. The feet aren't finalized and the missle launchers will NOT be made. School safety, dang it.
And for the Star Wars fans out there (the FORCE UNLEASHED came out yesterday for my PS3, a purchase that is a necessity in my opinion) here are some CAD 3D models I made. You can find some of these .STL/ .DWG files online, but I enjoy making them myself.