Sorry about the arrow (yes, that’s what it was, Andy; and, yes, it is a perfect indication of what my site will be like); I edited it so that it’s all pretty, now.
What I had tried to do was this trick with a really old version of AIM (I like using AOL 2.0; it makes me feel special) that makes a shnazzy arrow.
Jim, I’ll make you a deal.
You finish that waist rotate and put it up for sale, and I’ll buy it and the rest of the parts that I need so that I can build the bot (having the pieces tends to help, when one is building something).
Pete, thanks for the warning about the tupperWARE.
I wasn’t aWARE (yea, yea, bad pun, I know) that it’d ‘out-gas’ over time.
That shouldn’t be a problem, though, since they’ll only be in their tupperware for another two weeks.
The warning about the static electricity is a lesson already learned, though.
The underside of my desk (where my knees are always touching) is aluminum, I have an antistatic mat under that same desk, I keep the tupperware box on that mat, I always touch my chair (which has metal armrests) before I sit at my desk, and I live in the wetlands (Ever heard of the Jersey cranburry bogs? Right next door.), so the humidity never drops below 70%.
Between all that, I haven’t had any problems since I set it all up.
The learning of that lesson involved frying two brand-new, $400 a piece, 500MB RAM chips.
Needless to say, that won’t happen again.
But… you made me leery, again, so I’m going to crumple a bit of aluminum foil around the SSC-32…
Oh, btw, about the site:
I’m only going to be updating it after really key times (i.e. when I finish building it, first steps, established wireless communication, gave it a head, and that sort of thing).
Between college, working on the bot, and women (more expensive and time consuming than college and robotics, combined! ), I don’t have much free time.