That's a LONG time to have problems with an OS. :-(

Interesting. I have never had any problems with a fresh install of any version of Ubuntu.

@kdfrawg Wow, that's a lot of extra fluid to be packing around! I'm glad that got resolved and you are better now. One does not want to mess with one's heart!

:-) I have been in The Zone for almost a week now. 8-D I finished creating the first version of four decks for W.A.L.T.E.R. 3.0. Jonathon (@duerig on ADN) is going to make two test decks for me, so I can do actual part attachment testing. :-)

10C will most likely become my new social home. :-) WALTER-3.0-Side-Angled-Fusion_360_CAD.png

Last night, I did not sleep well because my sinuses were clogged up. I kept having to get up so my sinuses would clear. As soon as I lay down, they would start to clog up again, making breathing difficult. I ended up getting about three hours of sleep, so I hope tonight will be better. I have been burning brain calories all day! ;-)

While I was working on my first parts order for W.A.L.T.E.R., I spotted this picture of beams with channel. This gives me an idea of how to make stabilizing casters that will be automatically adjustable as he moves around. :-D


@kdfrawg I almost couldn't stop laughing at that one! :-)


I just setup an order to ServoCity for some parts for W.A.L.T.E.R. 3.0. It turns out that it isn't going to be all that expensive to build him up. It will cost $190.00 for the parts to build one full drive tower (including one motor at $49.95), and four aluminum support pylons. This does not include any electronics - motor controller ($69.95), MCU ($34.95), 2 rechargeable battery packs, and sensors.

I cleaned all the cruft out of my W.A.L.T.E.R. 3.0 project in Fusion 360. I nuked all the old stuff I had created! Fortunately, all the sub assemblies that use Actobotics parts are still usable with the new decks I created. I am a big proponent of reusable modules in software and hardware!

I'd love to have one of those beasts too! Every once in awhile, I go over to NewEgg [] and see what kind of beastly machine I can configure for under $2000.00. It's amazing what you can get in that price range now!