today was Jame’s open house for Dallas builders. I love being able to talk to other builders who are solving the sames problems I might be having.
but first I spent a couple of hours trying to find a better way to get R2 into the truck.
I modified my hand truck to fit r2 but it is even higher than the harbor freight cart I was looking at.
with my ramp I was able to drive him onto this cart, and then struggled up the ramp very unsafely onto the truck.
but look how high he sits!
it was wobbly and felt very dangerous. even with tie downs I did not trust this.
so I went off cart and back to just the ramp for now and headed to the r2 gathering.
I got to meet some builders I have not met before, and of course talk lots of robotics, and paint.
one funny moment, when I took the back off I loosened the wire that triggers the fog, so it looked like R2 was venting all of his air when I took the door off. OOPS!
here is R2 daydreaming about having his computer interface arm one day
we also experimented with dragging a ground wire to see if it helps my static electricity build up. It did!
and here is a group picture
one surprise of the day, thanks to James, R2 has a new project!
So much fun