I have a couple items i'd like to ask. Some have been addressed to an extent (timers) but I haven't seen anything (or at least understood) that addresses my required capability. I also have a few update and general questions I figured i'd throw in. The main question is number 1.
1)I've searched through the forums on clock/timer links but haven't found exactly what i'm trying to do. I understand Arduino shields can be used with EZ-B so I've purchased a RTC. My goal is to have the robot perform certain functions on certain Dates & Times. I thought maybe a countdown would be complex as the dates and times would be easier to mark on a calendar than count how many seconds before 9:00 next Tuesday arrives and then 10:00pm the Saturday after that etc. How can I accomplish this?
2)Are there any further updates to the localized positioning system capability?
My bot needs the ability to follow a map but assure (to the extent it can be assured) that the it doesn't stray from that line in certain areas of the map so it won't fall off stairs, drive into the road etc. so it seems this capability would be the best to accomplish this.
3) I was thinking about adding shaft encoders to the signal wires on my jazzy motors. I know vex makes a few, does anyone have alternate recommendations or experience doing this mod with the ez-b?
4)Does anyone know what type of sweet soldering rig DJ has in his video's? I feel like a caveman with my $20 iron, that thing looks like it could make me the Michelangelo of soldering.
Appreciate the feedback.