Category Archives: General

Moving a Robot, Part 2: Heading Issues

So in our previous episode, we discussed how to move a two wheeled robot. However, we mentioned that there’s a problem with computing the angle delta: The problem is angle wraparound. There are two primary ways of representing a heading:  … Continue reading

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Montana

As it has been for the past few years, I traveled with some of my work compatriots to Big Sky, Montana for the IEEE Aerospace Conference.  A conference that is more likely better known for being held at a ski … Continue reading

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Moving a robot, part 1

So you decide that you want to move a wheeled robot around because you happen to have a wheeled robot that needs programming.  That’s great!  Let’s talk about that a little. Preliminaries Let’s assume that your robot can obtain a … Continue reading

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Followup to the previous.

So yesterday’s post was an attempt at spoken word in blog format; not so sure how it will age, but it was worth a try. And yes, I really do have those odd little neuroses.  Although what I wrote may … Continue reading

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On Bullying.

(Inspired by this wonderful video that everyone who has ever been bullied or not must watch. There has been a lot of dialogue recently about bullying. A lot of that dialogue is coming from the mouths of some very beautiful … Continue reading

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Stuck at home.

So, uh, well. I have no good excuses for my recent behavior as of late. This behavior being having read all of Homestuck for the past few days.  This was purely out of curiosity, since I attempted to read Homestuck … Continue reading

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Climbing Up on Solsbury Hill.

I can’t seem to stop listening to this Peter Gabriel classic as of late: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fF8wU4Nl9Y Reminds me an awful lot of how things were for me several years ago, before I decided to do what I’m doing now.

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Back to art.

So, I’ve been wanting a digital tablet for quite some time.  Back in the elder days, I had a Wacom Graphire, buuuut it was the Graphire of the elder days. What do I mean by that? The active area was … Continue reading

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The Graduate. …Student.

So, for the past couple of years, if you were not aware, I’ve been back at Georgia Tech working toward my PhD in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). Therefore, I’ve been living the life of the not-so-esteemed graduate student. Much … Continue reading

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Ingress

So, this Ingress thing. I’ve been playing this off and on for a little bit now. It’s clear that this is some sort of application for improving geodata by framing it within the context of an alternate reality game (ARG), … Continue reading

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