Hardware.. still no software

I have to admit, it is very hard to find the time to commit to developing some software. I have managed creating a C++ wrapper for the K8055 code, but beyond that I have not done much else.

Today I spent some money on a new remote control car (which I thought was only $40 but ended up being > $80 as the battery does not come with the car/truck! )

It started as a search for a battery charger, and then….. Trying to find an adapter for the 12V 1900mAH batery that I have, and I managed to find a $40 adapter and battery that fit the bill. I could of paid less for the adapter but I was draw to the smaller 1600mAH battery and smaller chassis of the vehicle it fit into.

I’ve shown the images here, and although I am still not “controlling” the robot using the Slug I thought that this smaller (1/2 the weight) battery and smaller chassis would be better for my soon-to-be robot…. 🙂

Notice the size difference of the two batteries
Notice the size difference of the two batteries

 

Easily half the weight, but 3V and 300mAH smaller
Easily half the weight, but 3V and 300mAH smaller

 

Smaller chassis might mean more battery life once I get there...
Smaller chassis might mean more battery life once I get there…