September 16, 2008
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Submission to Parallax Propeller Design Contest

We have successfully submitted the information for our DeepNote Guitar Hero Bot to the Parallax Propeller (the microcontroller we used) Design Contest. The contest judges entrants on the following criterion: 30%┬áPropeller Design Appropriateness Determined on applicant’s ability to use the … Continue reading

Weather Station Display

May 14, 2011

MSP430 Wireless Weather Station

Contrary to popular belief, Arduino is not the only microcontroller I use for projects. I often program Atmega 8-bit CPUs in C for my research, I’ve played with PICs at various jobs, and I’ve also worked with Parallax Basic Stamp … Continue reading

August 20, 2009

Web-Controlled RoboClaw v1

This is a project that I’ve been working on on-and-off for over a year now. A while back, a friend got me this robotic claw kit from thinkgeek, basically to make fun of my prosthetics research. It’s simple enough…A wired … Continue reading

December 12, 2008

The Results are In!

DeepNote Bot gets recognition in the Parallax Propellor Design Contest Continue reading

December 8, 2008

Prosthetics Research Featured on

Parallax, the creator of the BasicStamp microcontroller that I used on my prosthetic prototype, and the propeller chip used in the DeepNote Guitar Hero Bot, has a section on their website where they feature winning projects that have been made … Continue reading

August 6, 2008

DeepNote Walkthrough video

I’m excited to announce the release of the DeepNote Walkthrough video. It is a full, detailed explanation of how the bot works. It will be submitted along with our contest entry to parallax to compete in the upcoming propeller design challenge. Continue reading

May 30, 2008

Auto LED indicator and switch installation

Programming continued today. In fact, we are essentially rewriting the code to better take advantage of the propeller chip’s many IO pins. In addition to that, we installed an LED above the rocker switch to indicate when autonomous mode is … Continue reading

Guitar connections via relays to photodiodes

May 20, 2008

More Guitar Wiring and Testing

Today was another big day for the guitar hero bot. Firstly, we finished up wiring all of the internals for the guitar, including wrapping the wires in heatshrink tubing to keep them tidy. Additionally, we cut an opening at the … Continue reading

Button connection wires soldered onto existing board connections

May 19, 2008

Reverse Engineering the Guitar Hero X-plorer

We got a whole lot done today. On the programming side of things, we’ve been working on getting the signals to go in through the microprocessor. There are a few things that the processor has to take care of…It needs … Continue reading