Hey guys, this is one of those long time no post entries.
In the works:
-Swervy Jr. Jr, aka Minty (he smells good because of mint flavored floss holding his axle to his body)
-FingerPaint, an OpenCV application that allows you to draw (MS Paint style) by taping a neon post-it to your finger and moving it around in front of the webcam.
Here's a photo of my desk, with the guts of the solar engine and of Minty strewn across it.
Minty has just been outfitted with two US Digital 250 quadrature encoders (one for each powered wheel). They were a pain to mount but I'm glad to have finally used them for something.