ccbundy

Member Since: February 1, 2012

Country: United States

  • Tutorial - Motors and Selecting the Right One | yesterday

    Thank you for excellent descriptions. Agree with member 544838 about ‘Ah Ha!’ concerning animations. :)

    Thought I’d throw in Homopolar motors for inclusion, This is a great science craft for kids! (just make sure everybody wears safety goggles)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homopolar_motor

  • News - Enginursday: The Hormes R… | about 5 days ago

    A robot is a device that performs a task w/o human oversight. That implies it may have input from sensors, but definitely has to have a control unit to drive actuators. Thus the lowly thermostat on your wall is a robot. An RC vehicle is not a robot unless it is programmable and able to drive itself. E.G.

    http://www.allonrobots.com/leonardo-da-vinci.html

    To be fair the title says ‘Robot platform’ thus implying some additions need to be made to be classified as a ‘robot’

  • News - April Caption Contest | about 2 weeks ago

    Stay in my hand if you want to live…

  • News - Your March Caption Contes… | about 2 months ago

    Congratulations on having made it past basic training. Now the real fun starts…

  • News - February Caption Contest | about 3 months ago

    Bob thinks - “SIZE does matter”

  • Product CAB-11304 | about 4 months ago

    Bill -

    Think of this as a plug in serial card for your desktop rather than a cable. Female screw connectors are standard for DTE/DCE. I use a number of different cables ( some with HW flow control, others w/o) thus would caution calling for a nonstandard fastener on the port. (BTW I’ve looked at half a dozen of these USB-RS232 adapters and all of them present as standard DTE)

    Hope this helps!

  • News - December Caption Contest | about 4 months ago

    Probably as good as the pictured Legionary wielding a gladius. :)

  • News - December Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    Id imperfectum manet dum confectum erit!

  • News - October Caption Contest | about 6 months ago

    Relax … focus on the lights … when you awake you will know everything concerning the use of intelligent lighting to rule the world.

  • News - On Breaking Things | about 9 months ago

    Based on what [brennen] wrote it sounds like they do have testing/development environments. With regard to what you are saying it looks like some errors crept in during the development to production migration execution. I don’t know if that could have been caught by testing. E.G.

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away I wrote some error check code to test if a hard drive had enough space to install our product. These were the days of 10 - 20M hard drives on MS-DOS. Pre 1998 brennen :) and yes the module was tested under a variety of hardware configuration assumptions. Except a customer called in and said “hey your product won’t install because it says I don’t have enough free space!” I ask the obvious “how much do you have?” and he replies “700M”.

    Thus [Bob] I learned that the real world is always in motion and what looked like a good size for an integer today, may be totally inadequate tomorrow! The other moral is don’t assume you know what the other guy has/or is doing…

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