Noodle *will* walk this year! No more excuses. Whatever it takes, my goal is to get Noodle independently mobile by the end of 2019.

Since I have no idea what I'm doing, I'm inviting any and all help along the way.

Noodle's parents will be posting our progress on Noodle's GitHub along with video highlights from our "walking sessions" so you too can follow along or take a shot at this challenge yourself.

MISSION STATEMENT ! [this is the beginning]

mission objectives for this year:

independant mobility

stronger body pieces

local rechargable power supply

SESSION 4 : January 17, 2019
  • mark worked on code which gets noodle to turn in place, clockwise
  • worked on honing control and maximum speed for the turn sequence
  • at this point, decided not to add the extra degree of motion to the new leg design
  • decided to still relocate "lift" motor down into the leg

needs improvement:

  • implement accelerometer
SESSION 3 : January 15, 2019

  • put oscilloscope on Noodle to see if he is indeed resetting
  • saw voltage drop, confirmed he is resetting
  • added capacitors to brain to see if it solved voltage drop
  • eventually realized the AVR programmer was causing the reset
  • Mark wrote a version of shapeDaddy's gait the brute force way

needs improvement:

  • fine tune gait for speed
  • try to have each step cover more distance
SESSION 2 : January 12, 2019
  • debugged test code from previous session
  • noodle took controlled steps across the table and was able to tag his pizza without falling
  • WOOOOOO!!!!! =D

needs improvement:

  • speed and timing of movements throughout gait
  • why does he look like he's resetting?
SESSION 1 : January 9, 2019
  • reviewed old walk code
  • assessed the walk gait of other quadruped robots on youtube to form new ideas
  • recalibrate noodle's physical body
  • shapeDaddy wrote a new program using for loops, but it wouldn't compile

needs improvement:

  • why wont the code compile??