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Old 06-08-2008, 01:47 AM   #21
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That is awesome, nice job!

I wish my senior design project was half as cool as that
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #22
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do you go to ucr?
yeps. graduating next sunday

you know a dude named rajeev?
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haha yea he's a good friend
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:14 PM   #25
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #26
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can it open a bag of skittles?

damn bags are hard to open without spillin candy
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can it open a bag of skittles?

damn bags are hard to open without spillin candy


we tried a beer bottle, didnt bother with candy.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #28
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wow really cool project!!!
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:51 AM   #29
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Woohoo, this thing made Engadget!
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wow yea!!!! hahaha i feel famous!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/09/a...ands-via-wifi/
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:07 PM   #32
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we were lucky to get a grant from this engineering firm called northrop grumman.
. . just this lil' ol' engineering firm . .

Nice.

From wikipedia: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate resulting from the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the fourth largest defense contractor in the world,and the largest builder of naval vessels. Northrop Grumman employs over 122,000 people worldwide. Its 2007 annual revenue is reported at US$32 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks #73 on the 2007 Fortune 500 list of U.S. industrial companies.
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I intern'd at NG but not in the more interesting areas.


You didnt do any security around the wifi did you?

because it sounds like you can hack that easily.
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You didnt do any security around the wifi did you?

because it sounds like you can hack that easily.

our module supports 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standards (Rijndael) encryption. I should have mentioned that in the first place maybe haha, it's not hack-proof but it will sustain a good amount of unauthorized accesses.
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yes we named it ARES - the god of war, found it fitting haha



we used the hc12 minidragon microcontroller.





we were lucky to get a grant from this engineering firm called northrop grumman. but from our pockets we spent around 600?



yup.
Haha, you state their name as though they're not well-known. B2 Spirit anyone?

Great work man. I was mainly a controls guy in EE so for our capstone we worked on a human exoskeleton project that involved a robotic arm. Not quite as complex as yours but we used a virtual reality modeling language for MATLAB to simulate much of the arm's movements and degrees of freedom (It was a 6 DOF). It was difficult since I never used it before, but definitely very interesting. What kind of simulation software did you use for the turret motion and general robotic mobility, if any?
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Haha, you state their name as though they're not well-known. B2 Spirit anyone?

Great work man. I was mainly a controls guy in EE so for our capstone we worked on a human exoskeleton project that involved a robotic arm. Not quite as complex as yours but we used a virtual reality modeling language for MATLAB to simulate much of the arm's movements and degrees of freedom (It was a 6 DOF). It was difficult since I never used it before, but definitely very interesting. What kind of simulation software did you use for the turret motion and general robotic mobility, if any?

MATLAB! haha our university has been pushing that language so hard in every class. It's so robust, we've used that language in digital image processing, to robotics, to signals and systems! It's HELP feature is the best i've ever seen.

I believe the virtual reality modeling program you used is Simulink am i correct? That's what we have used, and it too is through MATLAB.
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Nice, real nice!

You made me motivated to keep going in engineering!!! I am so tired of the Calculus...

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MATLAB! haha our university has been pushing that language so hard in every class. It's so robust, we've used that language in digital image processing, to robotics, to signals and systems! It's HELP feature is the best i've ever seen.

I believe the virtual reality modeling program you used is Simulink am i correct? That's what we have used, and it too is through MATLAB.
Yep. This one was specifically an add-on tool for Simulink. I pretty much had to live and breath Simulink and SISO tool (for compensator designs) during those control systems courses.
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can u upload the vid with turret firing full force?
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MATLAB! haha our university has been pushing that language so hard in every class. It's so robust, we've used that language in digital image processing, to robotics, to signals and systems! It's HELP feature is the best i've ever seen.

I believe the virtual reality modeling program you used is Simulink am i correct? That's what we have used, and it too is through MATLAB.
I will take C over matlab anyday.

Matlab reminds me of FORTRAN.

writing code that does millions of manipulations on 1 line to confuse the F out of anyone else reading it.
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