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  • Thank you for your input. You are right, this instructable was part of a prototype for an experimental class. However, let me address some of your concerns:1- As for the software, this is a regular web app. I do not know your background in software development, but most web apps have a very similar structure. The only difference between one web app and the other is the variables that are static and dynamic that each user decides on their own. We decided le leave that open-ended because we want to allow people the freedom to explore the structure of their web app.2- We have tested it and it does in fact move and operates adequately. The only problem we had was with the fact that we could not keep it assembled as materials we use were used with the wrong adhesive, so it did not stay intact …

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    Thank you for your input. You are right, this instructable was part of a prototype for an experimental class. However, let me address some of your concerns:1- As for the software, this is a regular web app. I do not know your background in software development, but most web apps have a very similar structure. The only difference between one web app and the other is the variables that are static and dynamic that each user decides on their own. We decided le leave that open-ended because we want to allow people the freedom to explore the structure of their web app.2- We have tested it and it does in fact move and operates adequately. The only problem we had was with the fact that we could not keep it assembled as materials we use were used with the wrong adhesive, so it did not stay intact for long. However, as a functional device, it does serve the function of moving as a line tracker robot.3- Because me and my partner, both with English as a second language, were the ones who made that project, our intentions might not have been perfectly clear, linguistically. However, we do mention at the bottom of the description that "We believe that by running routine checks whenever the warehouse desires, may help increase early detection of pests in a crowded warehouse", So, this device the "Pest Detection", as mentioned above, detects pests. The term "despestor" was a play on word between detector and pest. 4- This device runs underneath and between crates in warehouses, or so we intended it to be. Our assumption is that the only things between crates, and underneath them for that matter, are pests. If there is anything else that might be crawling under the crates that we are unaware of, please let us know so that we could tweak the device for error prevention.5- Lastly, this is an instructable. I have sent this document to several friends and colleagues and they were able to duplicate it and even have a few additions of their own. The only background this instructable needs is knowledge of coding, Python in particular, and knowledge of how to assemble hardware using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2. As I do not know your background, I cannot really suggest any further advice. However, for a rudimental device with a processor that is not that powerful, we think that the device we made was effective enough to serve what it was built for. Having said that, I am open to specific improvements on the device. Is there a specific platform on which this would be better on? Is Python a language that could be changed in order to change the compiling time to gain a better response rate? Any other hardware suggestions? Please let me know and thank you for your input!

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