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<p><img alt="Hi" src="../../../images/hi.jpg" /></p>
- <p>Last year I did the Fab Academy in Fab Lab Barcelona and I really fell for the city. Since then I've been whizzing backwards and forwards between various European cities with my trusty dying macbook always within reach in an effort to pursue some sort of digital nomadic lifestyle.</p>
+ <p>Last year I did the Fab Academy in Fab Lab Barcelona and I really fell for the city. Since then, together with my trusty dying macbook, I've been whizzing backwards and forwards between European cities in an effort to pursue some sort of 'digital nomadic' lifestyle.</p>
+
+ <p>I chose to enter this competition because I love playing with arduinos and have fond childhood memories of moving the little turtle around in LOGO. So the Arduino Robot seemed like the perfect fit!</p>
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4 2014/02/05/it-begins.html
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<span class='title'>OFFRobot</span>
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- <p>Today marks the beginning of the crazy project that is OffRobot! Within 48 hours of being notified that I was one of the 10 finalists, there was my robot, neatly packaged and waiting to be played with in Barcelona. This is going to be exciting!</p>
+ <p>Woah! Today marks the beginning of the crazy project that is OffRobot!</p>
+
+ <p>Within a mere 48 hours of being notified that I was one of the 10 finalists, there was my robot. Neatly packaged and waiting to be played with. This is going to be exciting!</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hmm I wonder what this could be... <a href="http://t.co/NPflo0FQEt">pic.twitter.com/NPflo0FQEt</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/430994399338987520">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<span class='title'>OFFRobot</span>
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- <p>Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to my new workspace at Fab Lab Sitges and was tearing to pieces.</p>
+ <p>Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to its new home at <a href="http://www.fablabsitges.org">Fab Lab Sitges</a> and was tearing to pieces.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Performing surgery at <a href="https://twitter.com/fablabsitges">@fablabsitges</a>! <a href="http://t.co/n5Y5fkRlUO">pic.twitter.com/n5Y5fkRlUO</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431408689778814976">February 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
- <p>Early on I decided that I'd try to ignore the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board). This might require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but <em>fingers crossed</em> I don't think it should require too much work.</p>
+ <p>Early on I decided that I'd try to discard the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board).</p>
+
+ <p>This will be more challenging as it will probably require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but <em>fingers crossed</em> I don't think it should take too much effort. The upside is that it will be easier to move around because there is less size/weight to worry about.</p>
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<p>I was being slowed down by the new parametric tools so to give myself a bit of a 'confidence boost' I decided to model it quickly in Rhinocerous. A tool that I used frequently last year in Fab Lab Barcelona.</p>
- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Next stop, simulationville <a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP">pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
-
<p>I asked the following question a few times</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/robotchallenge">@robotchallenge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/arduino">@arduino</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RSComponents">@rscomponents</a> is there a scale/dimension diagram of the robot available anywhere? Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HacktheArduinoRobot&amp;src=hash">#HacktheArduinoRobot</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/434734886444752896">February 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
<p>but wasn't getting anywhere with it, so I decided to make a scale model in Rhino with the promise to improve it in time.</p>
- <script src="https://embed.github.com/view/3d/johnrees/offrobot-old/master/robot/robot.stl"></script>
-
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A very crude 3D model of the Arduino Robot <a href="https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K">https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K</a> No measurements to hand, will improve tomorrow <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HackTheArduinoRobot&amp;src=hash">#HackTheArduinoRobot</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433683527201075200">February 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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+ <script src="https://embed.github.com/view/3d/johnrees/offrobot-old/master/robot/robot.stl"></script>
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2  2014/02/20/mechanisms.html
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>progress <a href="http://t.co/GuIs2ZJUpR">pic.twitter.com/GuIs2ZJUpR</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431483822765383680">February 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
+ <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Next stop, simulationville <a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP">pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
+
<p>I found an <a href="https://code.google.com/p/theeyestheywalk/">existing project</a>, and wanted to see how the mechanism behaved so I took the cad files, modified them very slightly and then laser cut them out of cardboard.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bits to atoms <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hackthearduinorobot&amp;src=hash">#hackthearduinorobot</a> <a href="https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW">https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW</a></p>&mdash; John Rees (@john_rees) <a href="https://twitter.com/john_rees/statuses/435475277616254976">February 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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10 2014/02/24/algodoo.html
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<span class='title'>OFFRobot</span>
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- <p>After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously called phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like.</p>
+ <p>After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously named Phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like. The nice thing about it, aside from seeing the actual motion path of the legs, will be that I can look at some of the forces involved and adjust the parts accordingly.</p>
- <p>My main problem was a Mac that is on its last legs. I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free.</p>
+ <p>My main problem this month has been that my Mac is its last legs. Switching it off is always a gamble as I don't know if I'll ever hear that familiar boot chime again.</p>
+
+ <p>Anyway, I'm sharing this because initially I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor, a Windows application. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free. After beating my HDD into submission and finally getting Boot Camp running I quickly ran out of disk space so eventually gave up and resorted to using kiddy physics simulators.</p>
<p>The video below shows my first attempt at creating spur gears (cogs) haha</p>
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7S8HxJ-PneI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
+
+ <p>My next step will be to try and export what I design in more powerful software in a format that Algodoo understands. Whilst there are a couple of projects out there - svg2phun and an inscape plugin called phn_output - they seem quite dated and only have Japanese documentation.</p>
+
+ <p>Wish me luck!</p>
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<id>http://blog.url.com/2014/02/24/algodoo.html</id>
<published>2014-02-24T00:00:00Z</published>
- <updated>2014-02-26T13:58:17+00:00</updated>
+ <updated>2014-02-26T16:29:10+00:00</updated>
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<name>Article Author</name>
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- <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously called phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like.&lt;/p&gt;
+ <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously named Phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like. The nice thing about it, aside from seeing the actual motion path of the legs, will be that I can look at some of the forces involved and adjust the parts accordingly.&lt;/p&gt;
-&lt;p&gt;My main problem was a Mac that is on its last legs. I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;p&gt;My main problem this month has been that my Mac is its last legs. Switching it off is always a gamble as I don't know if I'll ever hear that familiar boot chime again.&lt;/p&gt;
+
+&lt;p&gt;Anyway, I'm sharing this because initially I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor, a Windows application. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free. After beating my HDD into submission and finally getting Boot Camp running I quickly ran out of disk space so eventually gave up and resorted to using kiddy physics simulators.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;The video below shows my first attempt at creating spur gears (cogs) haha&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7S8HxJ-PneI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;
+
+&lt;p&gt;My next step will be to try and export what I design in more powerful software in a format that Algodoo understands. Whilst there are a couple of projects out there - svg2phun and an inscape plugin called phn_output - they seem quite dated and only have Japanese documentation.&lt;/p&gt;
+
+&lt;p&gt;Wish me luck!&lt;/p&gt;
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<published>2014-02-20T00:00:00Z</published>
- <updated>2014-02-26T14:30:35+00:00</updated>
+ <updated>2014-02-26T16:23:14+00:00</updated>
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&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;progress &lt;a href="http://t.co/GuIs2ZJUpR"&gt;pic.twitter.com/GuIs2ZJUpR&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431483822765383680"&gt;February 6, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
+&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;Next stop, simulationville &lt;a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP"&gt;pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776"&gt;February 11, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
+
&lt;p&gt;I found an &lt;a href="https://code.google.com/p/theeyestheywalk/"&gt;existing project&lt;/a&gt;, and wanted to see how the mechanism behaved so I took the cad files, modified them very slightly and then laser cut them out of cardboard.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bits to atoms &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hackthearduinorobot&amp;amp;src=hash"&gt;#hackthearduinorobot&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW"&gt;https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; John Rees (@john_rees) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/john_rees/statuses/435475277616254976"&gt;February 17, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
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<id>http://blog.url.com/2014/02/12/3d-model.html</id>
<published>2014-02-12T00:00:00Z</published>
- <updated>2014-02-26T13:35:02+00:00</updated>
+ <updated>2014-02-26T16:22:58+00:00</updated>
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<name>Article Author</name>
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<content type="html">&lt;p&gt;I was being slowed down by the new parametric tools so to give myself a bit of a 'confidence boost' I decided to model it quickly in Rhinocerous. A tool that I used frequently last year in Fab Lab Barcelona.&lt;/p&gt;
-&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;Next stop, simulationville &lt;a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP"&gt;pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776"&gt;February 11, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
-
&lt;p&gt;I asked the following question a few times&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/robotchallenge"&gt;@robotchallenge&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/arduino"&gt;@arduino&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/RSComponents"&gt;@rscomponents&lt;/a&gt; is there a scale/dimension diagram of the robot available anywhere? Thanks &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HacktheArduinoRobot&amp;amp;src=hash"&gt;#HacktheArduinoRobot&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/434734886444752896"&gt;February 15, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
&lt;p&gt;but wasn't getting anywhere with it, so I decided to make a scale model in Rhino with the promise to improve it in time.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;A very crude 3D model of the Arduino Robot &lt;a href="https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K"&gt;https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K&lt;/a&gt; No measurements to hand, will improve tomorrow &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HackTheArduinoRobot&amp;amp;src=hash"&gt;#HackTheArduinoRobot&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433683527201075200"&gt;February 12, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
+
&lt;script src="https://embed.github.com/view/3d/johnrees/offrobot-old/master/robot/robot.stl"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;
-&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;A very crude 3D model of the Arduino Robot &lt;a href="https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K"&gt;https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K&lt;/a&gt; No measurements to hand, will improve tomorrow &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HackTheArduinoRobot&amp;amp;src=hash"&gt;#HackTheArduinoRobot&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433683527201075200"&gt;February 12, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
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<id>http://blog.url.com/2014/02/06/dissection.html</id>
<published>2014-02-06T00:00:00Z</published>
- <updated>2014-02-26T13:52:38+00:00</updated>
+ <updated>2014-02-26T16:20:49+00:00</updated>
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<name>Article Author</name>
</author>
- <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to my new workspace at Fab Lab Sitges and was tearing to pieces.&lt;/p&gt;
+ <content type="html">&lt;p&gt;Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to its new home at &lt;a href="http://www.fablabsitges.org"&gt;Fab Lab Sitges&lt;/a&gt; and was tearing to pieces.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"&gt;&lt;p&gt;Performing surgery at &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/fablabsitges"&gt;@fablabsitges&lt;/a&gt;! &lt;a href="http://t.co/n5Y5fkRlUO"&gt;pic.twitter.com/n5Y5fkRlUO&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431408689778814976"&gt;February 6, 2014&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;
-&lt;p&gt;Early on I decided that I'd try to ignore the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board). This might require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but &lt;em&gt;fingers crossed&lt;/em&gt; I don't think it should require too much work.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;p&gt;Early on I decided that I'd try to discard the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board).&lt;/p&gt;
+
+&lt;p&gt;This will be more challenging as it will probably require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but &lt;em&gt;fingers crossed&lt;/em&gt; I don't think it should take too much effort. The upside is that it will be easier to move around because there is less size/weight to worry about.&lt;/p&gt;
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<h2><a href="/2014/02/24/algodoo.html">Algodoo</a> <span>Feb 24</span></h2>
<!-- use article.summary(250) if you have Nokogiri available to show just
the first 250 characters -->
- <p>After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously called phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like.</p>
+ <p>After trying to get my head around lots of different software, I settled on using Algodoo (previously named Phun) for testing what my robot's walking motion might behave like. The nice thing about it, aside from seeing the actual motion path of the legs, will be that I can look at some of the forces involved and adjust the parts accordingly.</p>
- <p>My main problem was a Mac that is on its last legs. I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free.</p>
+ <p>My main problem this month has been that my Mac is its last legs. Switching it off is always a gamble as I don't know if I'll ever hear that familiar boot chime again.</p>
+
+ <p>Anyway, I'm sharing this because initially I wanted to use Autodesk Inventor, a Windows application. If you are a student I highly recommend you to register for their student scheme where you can get every Autodesk product for free. After beating my HDD into submission and finally getting Boot Camp running I quickly ran out of disk space so eventually gave up and resorted to using kiddy physics simulators.</p>
<p>The video below shows my first attempt at creating spur gears (cogs) haha</p>
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7S8HxJ-PneI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
+ <p>My next step will be to try and export what I design in more powerful software in a format that Algodoo understands. Whilst there are a couple of projects out there - svg2phun and an inscape plugin called phn_output - they seem quite dated and only have Japanese documentation.</p>
+
+ <p>Wish me luck!</p>
+
<h2><a href="/2014/02/23/joystick.html">Joystick</a> <span>Feb 23</span></h2>
<!-- use article.summary(250) if you have Nokogiri available to show just
the first 250 characters -->
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>progress <a href="http://t.co/GuIs2ZJUpR">pic.twitter.com/GuIs2ZJUpR</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431483822765383680">February 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
+ <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Next stop, simulationville <a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP">pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
+
<p>I found an <a href="https://code.google.com/p/theeyestheywalk/">existing project</a>, and wanted to see how the mechanism behaved so I took the cad files, modified them very slightly and then laser cut them out of cardboard.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bits to atoms <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hackthearduinorobot&amp;src=hash">#hackthearduinorobot</a> <a href="https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW">https://t.co/t1d3r6l0PW</a></p>&mdash; John Rees (@john_rees) <a href="https://twitter.com/john_rees/statuses/435475277616254976">February 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<p>I was being slowed down by the new parametric tools so to give myself a bit of a 'confidence boost' I decided to model it quickly in Rhinocerous. A tool that I used frequently last year in Fab Lab Barcelona.</p>
- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Next stop, simulationville <a href="http://t.co/I0C4HUcWuP">pic.twitter.com/I0C4HUcWuP</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433325102625611776">February 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
-
<p>I asked the following question a few times</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/robotchallenge">@robotchallenge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/arduino">@arduino</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RSComponents">@rscomponents</a> is there a scale/dimension diagram of the robot available anywhere? Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HacktheArduinoRobot&amp;src=hash">#HacktheArduinoRobot</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/434734886444752896">February 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
<p>but wasn't getting anywhere with it, so I decided to make a scale model in Rhino with the promise to improve it in time.</p>
+ <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A very crude 3D model of the Arduino Robot <a href="https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K">https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K</a> No measurements to hand, will improve tomorrow <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HackTheArduinoRobot&amp;src=hash">#HackTheArduinoRobot</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433683527201075200">February 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
+
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- <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A very crude 3D model of the Arduino Robot <a href="https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K">https://t.co/C62b3qfR3K</a> No measurements to hand, will improve tomorrow <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HackTheArduinoRobot&amp;src=hash">#HackTheArduinoRobot</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/433683527201075200">February 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
<h2><a href="/2014/02/06/dissection.html">Dissection</a> <span>Feb 6</span></h2>
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- <p>Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to my new workspace at Fab Lab Sitges and was tearing to pieces.</p>
+ <p>Within no time I'd whisked my robot off to its new home at <a href="http://www.fablabsitges.org">Fab Lab Sitges</a> and was tearing to pieces.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Performing surgery at <a href="https://twitter.com/fablabsitges">@fablabsitges</a>! <a href="http://t.co/n5Y5fkRlUO">pic.twitter.com/n5Y5fkRlUO</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/431408689778814976">February 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
- <p>Early on I decided that I'd try to ignore the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board). This might require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but <em>fingers crossed</em> I don't think it should require too much work.</p>
+ <p>Early on I decided that I'd try to discard the top (controller board) and create a dock solely for the bottom (motor board).</p>
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+ <p>This will be more challenging as it will probably require adding some custom firmware to the microcontroller, but <em>fingers crossed</em> I don't think it should take too much effort. The upside is that it will be easier to move around because there is less size/weight to worry about.</p>
<h2><a href="/2014/02/05/it-begins.html">It begins</a> <span>Feb 5</span></h2>
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- <p>Today marks the beginning of the crazy project that is OffRobot! Within 48 hours of being notified that I was one of the 10 finalists, there was my robot, neatly packaged and waiting to be played with in Barcelona. This is going to be exciting!</p>
+ <p>Woah! Today marks the beginning of the crazy project that is OffRobot!</p>
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+ <p>Within a mere 48 hours of being notified that I was one of the 10 finalists, there was my robot. Neatly packaged and waiting to be played with. This is going to be exciting!</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hmm I wonder what this could be... <a href="http://t.co/NPflo0FQEt">pic.twitter.com/NPflo0FQEt</a></p>&mdash; OFFRObot (@off_robot) <a href="https://twitter.com/off_robot/statuses/430994399338987520">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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- <p>Last year I did the Fab Academy in Fab Lab Barcelona and I really fell for the city. Since then I've been whizzing backwards and forwards between various European cities with my trusty dying macbook always within reach in an effort to pursue some sort of digital nomadic lifestyle.</p>
+ <p>Last year I did the Fab Academy in Fab Lab Barcelona and I really fell for the city. Since then, together with my trusty dying macbook, I've been whizzing backwards and forwards between European cities in an effort to pursue some sort of 'digital nomadic' lifestyle.</p>
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+ <p>I chose to enter this competition because I love playing with arduinos and have fond childhood memories of moving the little turtle around in LOGO. So the Arduino Robot seemed like the perfect fit!</p>
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