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[DPRG] RE: Nuts&Volts

Subject: [DPRG] RE: Nuts&Volts
From: David P. Anderson dpa at io.isem.smu.edu
Date: Sat Jan 3 14:17:00 CST 2004

Hey Dan,

That explains it.  Maybe Mike's name _is_ mentioned and I just
overlooked it.

What sort of sensors are you installing?


> David,
>  The Nuts & Volts article was not authored by me, I guess there was a
> mixup somewhere down the line between submission and publishing. I was
> asked to write the article, but my writing skills are severely wanting.
> The credit goes to Mike Keesling, another fellow robot builder and
> frequent writer for N&V as well as the new Servo mag. Mike and I worked
> together to make this initial article more of an inspiration to others
> than a "How to". 
> SAMM is far from complete and hardly ready for an in-depth "How To"
> type article. As you mentioned, I do NOT have ballance and locamotion
> issues resolved yet. I think that error boils down to an editor issue
> since I know that the submitted work does not mention it.
> I still have not seen the published version so I don't know what other
> errors may exist, but I'm sure there are more.
> It's kinda like the old game we used to play in grade school. I wisper
> a message to one person who then whispers to the next and so on around
> the circle and when that message is finally repeated at the end it is
> completely different than what was originally said.
> I am currently, as we speek, adding some more sensors to deal with the
> locamotion and ballance. I suspect that in two months I'll be ready to
> report again about SAMMs progress.
> I am a little upset that N&V didn't clearify who the actual author
> was, I know that Mike worked hard to write the piece and credit is due
> him. Hopefuly the followup article will correct this.
> -Dan Gates

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