Cool things in Robotics and arduino! PLUS Daicon III is 30 Yrs old this year!

I was recently checking out some more of the Omnibot projects there were out there & came across a Robotics Hobby Master the Bot Master, who admins botbuilder.co.uk & I emailed him requesting a possible guide on the project he did with his Omnibot. Here on this link you’ll get a feeling on how he built his using Arduino as the control module for it.

Now he used the arduino as the controller but he an add-in from here to control the motors, & used this ping back sensor to avoid collisions. He did a great review/write up on this project hold the same concept. Once I get the necessary parts he & DJ Sures will be able to lend me some advice & help. Here take a look at his & DJ Sures projects involving The Tomy Omnibot, l I think you’ll find them as enjoyable as I am. The one that especially creative was the one that was repainted and converted into a pc, with a mouse cradle for the right arm, which I though was a nice touch.

In anime related news, it had occurred to me & I kick myself for it because its been 30 Yrs since it was made & shown at a Particular Tokyo convention mainly the Nihon SF Taikai Cons Daicon III (1981) & IV (1983)Directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga Music by Koichi Sugiyama, Yuji Ohno Kitarō, Electric Light Orchestra –ELO (Twilight which is also used in the TV series Densha Otoku ).

Distributed by DAICON Film Release date(s) 1981 (III) 1983 (IV) Running time approx -5½ mins for III & – 6 mins (IV) creation point was Japan Language English & Japanese So for Hiroyuki Yamaga and Crew and the cutie that is the Daicon Bunny-Chan We say Happy 30th Anniversary and we love you and the work you brought to us which still goes strong to this day and is loved by otakus around the globe!

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Tuesday Morning.

Hello all, just popping in for a sec, some new cool stuff on the new firmware for the ez-builder module from DJ Sures. This will be in regards to ver. 11 to ver. 12 which addresses the color and motion tracking for the Wi-Fi webcam and some other cool features using the Omnibot project as the prime example.

I’m still working on a way to address the software and apply it to a Virtual Construct so that one could assemble their code then execute said code within the virtual lab and see the code interacting with the construct. Being a complete and utter n00b at this doesn’t help either but it’s one the better ways to learn. Plus I’m pretty sure; I’d be able to get a lending hand or two from the robotics group I hang out with online nowadays.

Some of you on steam have been inviting me to groups and such, please stop. I don’t do many steam groups I’m rather particular in the groups I choose. That’s not to be mean, it’s more to the fact I like to work with a group that I’m going to learn from and in turn they can learn from me as well. I belong to a select set of groups now because I joined way in the beginning of these groups, and I’ve established a good rapport with them and will leave it at that. You may also notice you’re not on my list anymore, again not to mean, but some of you I think just added to be added, I haven’t even talked with some of you for over 2 yrs, some not at all, so please don’t take offense to it. I’m just trying to keep things fresh on my end list and friend wise.

Had a chance to reconnect with the place that started me on the net to begin with. A place dubbed “Anime Muck” was there from 95 to 2002, afterwards we parted ways after a disagreement btw characters. I think the time away was good, people I didn’t get along too well back then now get along swimmingly. I think that time away either bonds peeps a bit closer or wedges a gap further apart. Same goes with the old group at coolsurfin.com seems they want to gather peeps from the old forum, not sure if I’ll jump in at the moment as of yet did let two fellow peeps that freq’ed the site as I did that it’s there to hop on if they like. Other than that, nothing new on the robotics project yet, I haven’t even got the dremel kit yet, nor the extra servos I’d like for the Omnibot. If you have servos and you’re feeling charitable let me know, I’d be more than happy to put them to good use.

Hope your day’s going well.

Updates and a New Movie from Studio Ghibli

Hey all, yea I’m on staycation at the house while my wife and the girls are off on their Girl Scout water adventure! Great thing about it is I’m spending it with My BBF Gary Howe who I spend a good portion of my early to mid teens with back home and high school. We’re checking out some of the local sights like the Olympic oval, maybe Kennecott and few other places. Would do more but the car rental place he rented is car from raped his bank account 300$ for a deposit, which is a “Southern California only policy” according to the rental company.

Which cut his vacations funds at the kneecaps with no pot to piss in? SO, we’re doing the poor man’s vacation instead. Watched “Bad teacher” yesterday afternoon after he got here and the girls took off for the trip till Sunday. Gives me some time to get some much needed small house repairs done.

Got the Omnibot Wednesday “YAY” for that! So a few more servos to get and then the EZ-B programmable module to replace the Omnibot’s rudimentary CPU functions and a mini wifi cam and Arudino ultra sonic sensors and I’ll finish the unit off, but before that I’ll keep you up to date on the process goes.

Now I got something even cooler than my Omnibot hack project!
Studio Ghibli’s latest Movie based on the 1980 two-volume manga written by Tetsurō Sayama and drawn by Chizuru Takahashi,”From Up on Poppy Hill” is a bit off the beaten path of the usual features from the company known for blending the fantastical with the emotional. The adaptation which is a father/son collaboration between Hayao Miyazaki, who did the screenplay and his son, Gorō, who did the directing.

The Movie explores some of the common themes found in the studio’s work, hitting home on children being forced to develop their minds to match that of a adult since their parental units are not their to help guide them on them on their road to maturity. In this instance, it’s Umi Komatsuzaki, a high school student in 1963 who has to fend for herself out of necessity after her sailor father goes missing in Yokohama. Her mother a known photographer also ends up MIA, she has to take up the mantle of keeping the family’s boarding house up to date while dealing with her emotional feelings for two local boys.

With “From up on Poppy Hill” is be released in Japan on July 16th; currently, no word on the U.S. release, but come on! It’s Disney; we’ll more or less see this late fall mid-winter, if Disney plays the cards properly. I’m personally looking for it thanksgiving or near Christmas.