Thursday, July 15, 2010
Firefighting: Another Update
Posted by Michael Shimniok
One of the IR pairs for the encoders isn't working. Replacement boards were out of stock but individual chips were available. More are on order overnight--but Sparkfun doesn't do same day shipping. The trick will be to replace an SMT part without a rework station. Tomorrow night.
I'm most likely re-gearing Pokey to be even slower--even though I said I wouldn't. Why? To gain more precise, low-speed control when aiming at a candle.
Outside of robotics, I was picked as a juror yesterday afternoon for a trial which lasted for us until today at 7:00pm. That and some other life stuff going on. I'm beat...
Some code needs writing and the fan motor and board needs mounting. Let's see what I have the willpower and energy to get done with the rest of tonight...
* Fixed?? Not so fast hotshot. After posting the above, I discovered that the circuit has a major design flaw. Namely, the MCU cannot turn off the fan. Oops.