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Proving yet again that I suck at the mechanical / industrial design side of things...

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@inst-tech It's like the Bette Midler tune.. looks good "from a distance" πŸ˜‰ - but lessons are being learned.

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@Binaryrhyme, Yep.. experience is by far the best teacher..We all , hopefully, learn by our mistakes..

I wish I had a penny for every mistake I ever made..I'd be a very wealthy man!...lol

Also, learning from others mistakes can also be a blessing..you get some of the knowledge without the pain..!Β  I'm still struggling with how to implement the coding for a PID control that I'm currently writing.. the plan is to implement the PID control to my robot tanks object avoidance system so as to have the speed control accelerate and decelerate when approaching an object. This will give the robot more time to make a decision on how to avoid the object as opposed to coming to an abrupt stop and maybe crashing into the object.. A good lesson in how to write the PID software, and how it works internally..Well, back to it..I've got all day as they say..

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@binaryrhyme Hard lessons to be sure.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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Posted by: @inst-tech

@Binaryrhyme, Yep.. experience is by far the best teacher..We all , hopefully, learn by our mistakes.

It is said that there are three types of people ...

1) those who learn by reading

2) those who lean by watching others Β  Β  and

3) those who just have to put their hand in the fire.

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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@will,Β  ... hummm.. now that's interesting, because I'm apparently all three of those people..lol

I learn mostly by doing ( putting the hand in the fire) but, being of a technical nature.. reading countless TI's ( technical instructions) that go had in hand withΒ  industrial Instrumentation, electrical and process control. Many one to two week schools where you just sit and listen, some hands on labs.. but a lot of theory..

The main thing we learned was how to find information, not so much to memorize it. In a plant with over 30,000 instruments, sensor, analog and digital.. with dozens of different types, manuf. ,specs and TI bulletins.. who can memorize all that? Β Β 

Great quote on the three type of people, thanks for posting!

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LouisR

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@will I am guessing you are a #3.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
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@will I am guessing you are a #3.

Well, despite the appearance of the extra crispy knuckles, I do TRY to be a #1 but I'm habitually sloppy; so if there's a way to cross wire anything, I'll find it eventually πŸ™‚

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@will I am guessing you are a #3.

The answer should be

I Am Not A Number, I Am A Free Man!

Ist prise to who knows where that comes from. (#6)


   
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@byron The Prisoner

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@byronΒ 

"The Prisoner" played by Patrick McGoohan.

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.


   
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@will I remember that.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@zander @will Showing our age 😎 (unless you cheated and googled it)


   
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@byronΒ 

I knew it was The Prisoner, but I confess that I had to google the spelling of McGoohan πŸ™‚ That's the only possible reason that Ron beat me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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@byron Sadly I cheated. I did recall it once I was reminded, but my memory is really bad now.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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@will I give you the win @will, I had to google it.

Arduino says and I agree, in general, the const keyword is preferred for defining constants and should be used instead of #define
"Never wrestle with a pig....the pig loves it and you end up covered in mud..." anon
My experience hours are >75,000 and I stopped counting in 2004.
Major Languages - 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting


   
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