@dhylands was telling me yesterday about some sumo-bots that he has made. For anyone that doesn’t know (I only heard it yesterday) sumo-bots are competitive (fully autonomous) robots that people build to fight in a 30" ring. The winning robot pushes the other one out of the ring. The robots have to start fully contained in a 10cmx10cm square (they can be much taller and fall over to start the match though). There is a weight restriction too, maybe .5 kg?
Here is a link to Dave’s webpage, there are a bunch of great sumo-bots on there.
It might be worth trying to set up a competition at the Makerspace in 4-6 months.
I have some ch340g. I might have to revisit it. I did play with the ch304g briefly and didn’t get it to work. I thought it would be cool to make my own usb deices. Other then using ftdi adapters. I could use 32u4 or try the simulated microcontroller as usb that I never got working either.
A few ideas. I might put batteries in this to make it portable. I am slso thinking of adding a pi to so things can be done on it without a laptop. Maybe just have a bunch of predone drawing on it so a person can just pick a picture and have the machine draw it. So if I was to update this project thats the two thins I would do,
I have been wishing fro Pi for awhile. Now that I have a hand full of Pis what should I make. Pi3, Pi zero, Orange Pi onoe, Pi 1. So far I have used the Pi3 for retropie to connect to the tv… I hope to get my hands on another Pi3 for a small retropie small arcade cabinet. Pi1 maybe used for a nurf turret. Maybe a Pi zero for a pip boy or predator arm computer. I was contemplating on making a dvd player hand held retro Pi. Or even a Doom machine with 900 maps. Ir maybe a new power glove as a universal controller for almost anything. I would like to use a Pi matched with a teensy to make a synthesiser. All of this is nearly in my grasp to make. Its a huge learning curve for me but is well worth it.