Posts filed under ‘Lego’
I have wanted a good place to save and share robot related files. We have YouTube for videos, which works very well. But the file sharing has not come as far yet. This is understandable, though, as more people will watch videos then download files, and they need to make money also.
Listed below are the best file sharing sites yet:
MediaFire – Tons of ads, hard to find the little “download” button once on the page. You can add a description and title for your file. Files will stay online forever.
SkyDrive – Personally, I like the folder layout of SkyDrive, although you can not yet drag files from one folder to another – you must re-upload the files. The files do not have a page for them where you can add a description or title. Online time for files is unlimited.
I feel that we will soon see good file sharing sites like YouTube.
If you know of any good file sharing sites, please let us all know by posting a comment!
BryanB’s line-following robot “Arty” got better times with each loop at Fall Chibotica 2007.
Although a small factor, the warmth the tires got from running may have caused them to get more traction. The added traction would have then caused the robot’s tires to slip less, and the robot would go faster.
One more Steve Hassenplug creation that I saw at Fall Chibotica/iHobby Expo 2007 was a line-following tow truck named “Big Rig”
Steve kept the same design used by the LEGO(r) Tow Truck kit but changed the design enough to attach one NXT Brick under the hood, and light sensors to find and track a line in the front.
History repeating itself?
I took this video at iHobby 2007 (October 21 2007):
On YouTube there is a video from CIRC 2007:
You will see that Rob’s Lego Mindstorms RCX robot “Not Just Brute Force” (in the middle of the older video), gets beat-up in the same way; both times his robot tips back, and both times it was with a fast robot.
While Not Just Brute Force did not win at iHobby 2007, there is much to be learned from his design!
I went to iHobby Expo last Sunday, October 21, 2007, and met, and made friends!
When I arrived at iHobby Expo at about 9:00 A.M. CST, I went straight back to the pits to make sure my robot worked. About 30 minutes later Mike (also known as “Gort”) showed up with his robot Boomer (see below)!
After my Lego Sumo robot, “Mean Puppy”, was ready I headed over to the Chibots booth and found Steve Hassenplug from Team Hassenplug, Royce Pipkins leader of Chibots (thanks Royce for the great time)!
By the end of the day I had many more friends that I’m sure I’ll be talking to again! Two are Bryan Bonahoom, and Rick Brooks (creator of “ExSpurt”, to only name one robot).
Bryan (right) and me after we got our medals for Lego Sumo:
I never thought I could go that long with out blogging here!
I have been working on iL@goWorld, which has been un-disclosed until two days ago, read the full post in the iL@goWorld Blog.
I also got a new computer, and much more stuff has happend that I will blog about latter.
Now if you are wondering if I will still be posting here, I will be, just not as much now that I have two main blogs and sites to take care of.
Feel free to email me, read the iL@goWorld blog and website, and post comments.
Edit August 29 2007 –
LEGO(r) forced us to shut’er down…