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by Adam Y.
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: omnidirectional drive
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: omnidirectional drive

Omnidrives use a fancy type of wheel that can move in two axis. http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2131182&cp=&kw=omni+wheel&parentPage=search Generally the servo motors are only useful for getting a low cost gear motor. Fortunately, Radio Shack sells omniwheels and low cost gear ...
by Adam Y.
Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Subscription problems
Replies: 18
Views: 5606

Re: Subscription problems

Yes, I know that. But they don't answer my emails either.
Im not sure but if Mike is the person who answers the phones then he isn't that hard to get a hold off.
by Adam Y.
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am claiming dunce of the week
Replies: 44
Views: 8266

Re: I am claiming dunce of the week

I take this lab as a part of becoming an electrical engineer. My parnter and I were working on an logic circuit using transistors and resistors. Unfortunately, due to the way the classes are run no one has a clue how transistors work. This was really funny because me and our parnter spent a long tim...
by Adam Y.
Mon May 23, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huge/Old Soldering Iron
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Huge/Old Soldering Iron

Your right. I just checked the solder that my parents brought home and the directions match the application you mentioned. Thanks for the information. Next I might actually if someone here knows how to use a slide rule.
by Adam Y.
Mon May 23, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huge/Old Soldering Iron
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Huge/Old Soldering Iron

My great uncle died recently and my parents cleaned his house. They found a huge soldering iron that I have no idea what it was used for. It has to be at least two or three times larger than an average soldering iron that you find in a store. I am wondering what it was used for because the size of i...
by Adam Y.
Mon May 16, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 9008

Re: Irritant venting

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> At what point Chris is mispelling and bad grammer unacceptable? To what degree? 10%? 20%? <hr></blockquote> That is a good question but unfortunately no one here has used proper grammar. I would say about ten percent ...
by Adam Y.
Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solar cells down to details...
Replies: 141
Views: 51155

Re: Solar cells down to details...

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> The spinach cell was measured with a laser beam, probably in the visible range. It was noted that a large portion of the radiation passed through the cell, and the efficiency was calculated as a fraction of the energy...
by Adam Y.
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solar cells down to details...
Replies: 141
Views: 51155

Re: Solar cells down to details...

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> There are organic materials the can be used to make junctions similar to those in silicon. Unfortunately, these are not "simple". They are being used to build organic LED displays. These materials are rather exotic or...
by Adam Y.
Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solar cells down to details...
Replies: 141
Views: 51155

Re: Solar cells down to details...

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> Obtaining the same with simple compounds other than silicon; is that difficult ?<p> <hr></blockquote> Nope. Research into alternative solar cell designs have seen promise. Solar cells from spinach proteins is one exam...
by Adam Y.
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CELL JAMMER
Replies: 28
Views: 4917

Re: CELL JAMMER

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>And, while you might not go taking pictures and transmitting them to your home hard drive and putting them on the 'net, there are definitely others who would, despite the violations of copyright laws in the case of the...
by Adam Y.
Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CELL JAMMER
Replies: 28
Views: 4917

Re: CELL JAMMER

Just my opinion... It's not one of the smartest things to be doing because it is against the law to use one.
by Adam Y.
Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3218

Re: Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit

PC magazine article It confirmed my suspicions. This kit is essentially a cheaper version and improved of the edubot kit that costs twice that amount.
by Adam Y.
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3218

Re: Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit

Heheheh you are right. That animation is even weirder than you think it is because if you look closely both wheels are being driven by a motor. I don't even think it's possible to drive the wheels like that with motors. Here is another link related to this kit that should load faster: First link <p>...
by Adam Y.
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit
Replies: 3
Views: 3218

Radio Shack is creating new robotics kit

I figured everyone on this forum would like to know about the new kit that radio shack is coming out. It seems to be advertised as a kit that contains over 300 differnt parts and is based on the First robotics competition. Type vex into radio shacks product search and you will be redirected to the w...
by Adam Y.
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servo
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Servo

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr> There are several good computer magazines published in the UK, does anyone know if they have any robot magazines? <hr></blockquote> The one I know of is actually a robotics kit that you get every four monthes. It's pr...