@hybotics to my business associates, but you can call me Dale.

31st pnut with 75 believers, 135 found worthy, 23 trackers. Listen to the gossip.
Proud member of the Crunch Club ☎️.
Human in America/Los_Angeles.

I am proud to be a Geek and a Maker.

I break things.

I design and build cool robots!

I build with Arduino (and compatibles), Raspberry Pi, and nVidia Jetson. I program in Python, CircuitPython, and C/C++.

Shiny is better.

I am getting my FIRST 3D Printer! It will arrive Thursday! It is a Creality Ender 3 V2 [creality.com]. I already got my first spool of filament [amazon.com].
Here are some very cool LEGO ball machines [youtube.com].
This person does not have *any* sense of coding style, including the use of indentation. When I was working as a "maintenance programmer," I had to do this to some very old and badly written MS BASIC code before I could even begin to modify it.
It is always fun when you have to *completely* reformat somebody's code before you can even begin to modify it. I will pull some of the newly reformatted and rewritten code into my own.
Lots happening today! A new Purple [purple.com] mattress is arriving, as well as an Adafruit order and mattress cover.
I have switched context to Circuitpython and am debugging a couple of scripts.
Today, I worked on my little Arduino robot. I changed the way I was doing things in the setSpeed() routine. Rather than raise an error, it just sets the speed to SPEED_MAX or SPEED_MIN as appropriate.
@jacobrealo There is one app for iOS that I would really like to have, but spending so much money on an iPad 12.9" Pro just is not in the cards.
@joe I really do not like all the integrated Alexa, etc. stuff in TVs these days. It seems that you can not do *anything* without the remote. Well, I *can* work around mine.

@ludolphus I think we all have a love/hate relationship with programming at times. :) I know I do, especially when the computer does not do what I want it to do.
@Streakmachine I agree too! There had better be something special *in* the package.

// @joanna
Greetings, Program!
I have not been sleeping well, so it is good that I have plenty of things I can do when I am up. This morning, I dusted my Jetson Nano off and tinkered with it a bit because there was more set up to do. I even installed Rust on it.
It looks like I am only going to get $600.00 for this stimulus check. The website says I have to file income tax in order to get any more. This really sucks!
Is anyone using Platform IO with VS Code?
I am no longer using the Arduino IDE. I have set Microsoft VS Code up and it is working fine. I installed the PlatformIO and Arduino extensions to VS Code. Now, PlatformIO handles all the Arduino IDE tasks *and* gives many more benefits.
I *really* want one of these kits [amazon.com] when I am ready to build a Jetson powered robot.
cookie jar (i)
@33MHz Ah, OK! It is done!
@joe Thank you. I can not take credit for the design though. I got this as a kit [amazon.com] off Amazon.

I have the not plus version before it was discontinued. This is relatively easy to assemble, but there are a couple kinks in the design.
@33Mhz I forgot how to change my avatar. How do I do that in Beta??

You gave up too much to turn back now.