May 15, 2009

Nerf Sentry Gun…be afraid.

The nerf sentry gun was developed as a final project for Cornell University’s CS1114 Matlab Robotics class. Jason Wright and I worked on the gun together, and were awarded “coolest final project”. Check out the video of the gun in … Continue reading

Finished Guitar

June 20, 2008

Analyzing Outputs, Tweaking Code, Adding Features, and finishing the Guitar

I haven’t posted an update in a while, but it’s purely because we’ve been so busy with the bot. As the long title of this post implies, we’ve gotten a lot accomplished recently, including finishing the guitar! (not the whole … Continue reading

June 5, 2008

More guitar mods, and PCB testing

Since we are convinced that the inside our our guitar is going to look really cool when complete, we’ve decided to make a a back window out of plexiglass, so today we’ve started to cut it. As normal, today was … Continue reading

June 4, 2008

Guitar Programming bug fixes, PCB testing, and USB installation

At this point, it’s all about bug fixes. We have two working version of our program, the spin version, running in a slower interpreted language that is easier to code, and a super fast-assembly version, that still doesn’t work perfectly, … Continue reading

June 3, 2008

Even more Programming, and the Arrival of PCBs

Oh yes, even more programming today. After spending hours working out little bugs in our new code platform, we finally have a “working” version. However, it is still not as good as our previous program (the one that 100 percented … Continue reading

June 2, 2008

First 100%!

Granted, it was on practice mode (to avoid the star power notes that mess it up), but we did get our first 100% today on a custom song: “Black Widow of La Porte.” Most of today was focused on our … Continue reading

May 29, 2008

Program Tweaking

As we prepare for our final circuit boards to arrive, we have been fine tuning our programming. Today involved trying to learn assembly language, a programming form that allows for faster execution of code, but is signifigantly more difficult to … 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