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upgrade to Kryten's articulating stomach

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When i built my robot, i liked the idea of an articulating stomach designed by Bob Houston, found as thingiverse thing:1409964.

Bob made a very nice design, but I never felt at ease with using just the 180 degree turn servos and the plastic spindles. They have a rather course pitch and can cause the robot to lean at random , for example when moving an arm.

anomalies in Nixie 1.1.395 just downloaded

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anomalies in Nixie 1.1.395 just downloaded
some errors that pop up in the web gui in Simulated mode
SIMULATED ERROR python : : Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> NameError: name 'isTheSunShiny' is not defined 
I01.chatbot:: could not find method ProgramAB.publishOOBText(string)

servo attach issues in nixie 1.1.396

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it seems the servos now attach in Nixie 1.1.408, EXCEPT for the torso servos which regale in being AWOL still, and have to be attached manually


I have been running multiple tests, first in 1.1.395 and now in 1.1.396 to find out which servos appear attached, but act as if they are not, after about 30 or so tests i found that it is always the same servos that appear attached but act as if they are not.

TAIL command in windows 10

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I have been working with Nixie and windows 10 and had on various occasions a need for a running tally of the log file. In linux/unix this is easy, just use the tail command and Bob's yer uncle as they say.

That quest wasn't as straight forward in windows, but, to the rescue windows PowerShell [PS]. PS is very powerful and out of the box comes with restrictions. To be able to run scripts you have to tell the PS that it is ok to trust local scripts. To do this run  PS in admin mode then execute the fillowing command:

Kryten the inmoov robot

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Hi Folks

quick introduction and some questions. My robot is called Kryten, after the humanoid robot in the Red Dwarf series. He is pretty much build standard Gael, with the addition of the articulating stomach.

he stands on a manequin leg set liberated from a local department store, which makes him, ohh, about 6 foot 8 inches tall