Jimmy just went home. Just wanted to post these two important photographs.
1. Jimmy, in all his kindness and generosity, couldn’t put up with a direct drive motor, so after a quick mad race to find v-belt pulleys and a v-belt, we had something running by 11 pm tonight at IDEO. It is geared down by a factor of four, which means when you run the motor at maximum efficiency right now (approximately 6v), you get a really beautiful smooth motion.
2. We had to clean up the shop. It is becoming a bit of a problem here with the amount of room we are taking up. I also erased everything off the whiteboard so I’ve attached a photograph for programming above, just in case you need your pinout information. Eric McIntosh and Doug have been a great help getting the indexing system working with the interrupt.
It’s been a tough tough week. Remember that although you can stay up late and have fun in your teens, us old and crotchety mentors don’t last too many 11 pm days in a row.
I am going home now so I can sort of do my part on my real job.