Member #146957

Member Since: August 16, 2010

Country: United States

  • Is the no-GPS Bonus rule for just the classic, or does it also apply to A+PRS? The rules for scoring the A+PRS are a bit vague, and it sounds like there will be multi-lap races (do you get a 150 point bonus per lap)?

  • In the video the max width is specified as 32 inches, but on your rules page it is 36 inches. Did the max width change, or is one of these a typo? I ask because I already started my build with a 36 inch width and it is difficult to change.

  • Any more details on the off-road portion? It is just loose dirt on the ground, or is there something more challenging to it? What sort of ground clearance will be required?

  • Isn’t 3V really low for a lipo? I’ve always heard that they should never be discharged below 3.5v. I’m guessing that you will be throwing out that battery soon.

  • Ok, well I can still read the numbers off the video feed. Also, I second the request for oblique angles. Anyway, thanks for doing this test, it should be super helpful; you guys are awesome!

  • I know that you were talking about using plastic barriers for PRS course, is this still true?

    Also, any chance that you can publish the raw data for the tests that you did?

  • Please do put an off-road track (or portion of the track) on the suggestion list! Very cool idea!

  • I love that the course is no longer square (it was getting kinda old and tired)! And lowering the fences is also great. But, could you get away from the hay bales please? They are really hard for sensors to see (IR rangers and sonar in particular). Plastic barriers would be a lot nicer on the bots.

    I really like the idea of autonomous Power Racers, but the much larger size and associated costs will make it a lot harder for newcomers to get into, so please keep the classic AVC around for a while! Looking like it will be awesome this year!

  • Thanks! II think I understand now; the Rx line (serial input) has a 1K resistor to protect it, and the 3.3V on the Tx output pin should be enough to trigger the 5V input on the FTDI.

  • The OLED block is the best. Most projects need to include some sort of user interaction and the OLED block provides for both input and output. You get two buttons and a small joystick for input; great for making a simple user interface. The OLED is a small 64x48 pixel graphical display, which is perfect for making a simple handheld gaming console. It also works well for displaying sensor values, and for showing any other sort of values when debugging. That is why it is my favorite block.

No public wish lists :(