The Six Chronicles

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Day One: The Box

Hello, my name is Peter. I have been playing with robots for some time now. I have owned a few of the WowWee products, including the original Robosapein. I have had Roombas, Wall-Es, Robbies and many other toys. I like experimenting with Arduino circuits and have done a little with the Raspberry Pi. I owned two of the earlier EZ-Bs v.3, the Bluetooth model. Well, now it’s time I came into the revolution.

I plan to be using the Revolution Six. I hope to undergo a continual exploration of all the things I can do with this robot. And, of course report back, so that others can critique and offer comments. I expect to make quite a few mistakes, but I hope to share these, so that others can avoid some of them. I have a lot of ideas to explore. Some will be very serious and some will be very whimsical. My style is more toward exploring and experimenting that completing a finished robot. The Revolution Six is already pretty complete. My style is also very lighthearted.

All too often I see family members spent hundreds of dollars on a robot, put it together, move it across the floor and then put it away in the closet until next summer. Luckily, I get a chance to buy them at the lawn sale.

With this series of posts, I hope to continually inspire you to try new things with your robot, even if it's only for the fun of seeing things move or light up.
pashley
Commented February 2016
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Day 11: The Switch


The switch is everywhere in robotics. It is behind everything that makes Six the machine she is. She has digital switches, sensor switches, switchable motors, etc. But it is the humble “physical switch” that we have gathered to honor, today.

Six depressed this majestic device for our entertainment and enlightenment. And, this video, shows how it all went down.


Dave Schulpius
Commented May 2016
Cute. Reminds me of the first Star Trek movie where they had the scenes where they were doing the long and slow fly byes of the starships.
DJ Sures
Commented May 2016
I'm on a plane and it won't buffer to play... Super eager to watch it! Will have to wait until I land in a few more hours.
pashley
Commented May 2016
Oh oh, look what came in the mail. Check out the little logo in the corner. Yeah it's JD. It' all a bit hazy in my memory, but ...

Fear not Six, The Chronicles will continue. No I probably will not be abandoning the six Chronicles.

Perhaps I'm going to have to start this all over again this time calling the thread, "JD Days".
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Nomad 6R
Commented May 2016
congrats
you have a very good mailbox.fully assembled jd.
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Published on Saturday, February 20, 2016