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Project Spotlight: RC Cars

October 7th, 2009 16 comments

We are going to start taking time to share some of the projects that are finished or are at least to a working level.  Both Paul and TP have made some intelligent self guided modded RC cars.  TP has a model with a swivel head that looks around and uses a Neural Network to learn.

TP RC Car

For more information on TP’s design check the wiki.

Paul’s design uses an Arduino and a pair of sensors to do obstacle avoidance and has been rather successful at navigating the space!

Pauls RC

Details on Paul’s RC can also be found on the wiki!

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Python Newbie Night was a success

September 24th, 2009 No comments

We had 5 attendees (no including myself) and we tinkered with the first two chapters of Think Python and learned about comments, variables, values, types, orders of operation, and more.  We also discovered that print is a function in python 3.0, and that printing the value of a variable can yield slightly different results than the raw output.  also, we discovered that print is a function in python 3.0

If you couldn’t make it this week and are worried about falling behind, have no fear.  We can recap last week’s progress before we proceed to chapter 3.  So don’t be shy!

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Hive13 Sketchduino Demo

August 19th, 2009 No comments

Every week we get together to share project progress and deal with the business matters for the space.  Every so often a special guest shows up to demo something really cool that they have been working on.  That happened at the last meeting when Joe stopped by to show off his Sketchduino. He has taken an Etch-a-Sketch and paired it with an Arduino and a laptop to draw any image.  He gave a demo using one of our logos.  Check out the YouTube video of the demo!

Thanks Joe!  I can’t wait for the Party on the 29th!

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