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sdcharle

Member Since: May 29, 2009

Country: United States

  • The Smart Basic could add hours back to your life! Well, save you time and hassle anyway.

  • This is very cool. I am curious to know a bit more about the dispensing mechanism. I wanted to do something similar but I eventually gave up and hacked one of those automatic candy dispensing machines to do my work for me. One thing specifically I’m curious about is going from the circular motion of the servo to the linear motion of the pusher thingy.

  • There’s always the trick of looking at it with a digital camera. IR light shows up on a digital camera.

  • I used the ITP tutorial for wiring up a breadboard Arduino (http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Tutorials/ArduinoBreadboard) and I get behavior where it blinks once, but then pauses and blinks more and more rapidly, and then stops. I am going to wire up the FT232 breakout board next, but was a bit puzzled by the behavior at this checkpoint - is this the preloaded program or is the preloader program the plain old blink, and something getting wacked with the timing?

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