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The first few days of my week and a half of break back in the burgh were pretty uneventful. Then Steve came back and all hell broke loose. Besides keeping me from doing work by wanting to hang out and have fun, he had another major impact on my life. Having taken MRPL (mobile robot programming lab, pronounced murple) and about to take AMPL (my name for the advanced class), he was on a mailing list asking for volunteers to help build robots. He wanted to know if I thought he should do it, but it excited me so I decided I'd help out too.
I'll let you read the details about the project on a new project page, Robotics
. It was a lot of fun to work on. I ended up working on it a lot more than I expected to. I was up really late every night and got up early every day. I didn't mean to get so involved but I ended up being the one with a lot knowledge about the Stayton boards and C serial and network programming so they needed me. Illah is really cool to work with. I thought maybe I had an interest in robotics that I didn't know about. I thought about applying to the RI, but I missed the deadline. :-( One really crazy thing happened. The robotic arm was left handed because Chris who built it is. I thought that was cool because I am too. However later when we were talking about it we found out that 5 out of 7 people on the project were!
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