Day 99: Fupfupfupfup

After picking up the car from the shop, I stop to get the rest of the parts for SP187.

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On the way back from the electronic component shop is a small airport. Right next to it, there’s a Burger King with a real (non-operational) helicopter instead of a jungle gym.

You can actually sit inside it and eat your lunch.

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I would never do such a thing, of course. And if I did, I certainly would not make “fupfupfupfup” noises and mess around with the controls.

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The warning sign is important, though. About 300 feet away, I see what it’s talking about.

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I don’t think he’s eating lunch in there.

Back at home, it’s time to wire up the sensor circuit and then start writing code for the brain.

Since I’m tight on time, I’m going to use a Basic Stamp for the robot’s brain. I’ve never used one, but have heard it’s pretty straightforward.

The brain chip is small, tidy, and professional looking…

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…sort of not really like the mess of wires that’s going to pass for a sensor array…

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There’ll be more of this tomorrow, so I’ll leave it at that.

Random assertion: There are things you’re allowed to climb on, and things you’re not. I recommend trying both.

Steganographic data: 1818/0.8

Days remaining in Secret Plan 158: 10

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  1. That BK is down by the Hiller Museum, isn’t it? Have you been inside? I had the supreme good fortune to take Ralph McQuarrie there with some good friends a few years ago. They had a pod racer on display which was an amazing surprise!


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