Let's Make Robots!

TouchOSC + Ipad + Processing

I am just sharing something I am working on. I say it will be used to control some robots in the future. It may just turn out to be something I do for the heck of it. Any way.... Here is a video explaining a little of what I have. Basically the thing with using this setup is all the code is written on processing which can read the input from the app and output data to the app also. This could be used to control a robot via xbee and display information back to the  user on the app. I may write a tutorial on this in the near future. 

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This is very cool, but how can you connect this app to a robot?

app>processing>xbee>robot

Awesome, this makes me want an iPad more so!

So you can use whatever graphic you come up with?

The layout is up to you, but you are limited by using only the buttons, sliders, labels, and other controls on the application. You can choose the size of all of those as well.

Hi Patrick, good tip thanks. I bought the same Mac a month ago and it's great :)  I've installed the Arduino IDE on it but I saw the Picaxe programming editor is only for Windows. What would be the alternative? Thanks and sorry if it's out of the subject.

Thanks Patrick I'll download it :)

Ah! The good ol' TouchOSC method! It is fantastic when you use WiFi :)

 

Do you think you will invest in the redpark serial cable soon, just to remove the Processing middle step?

I do not know if there is a way for me to use that cable in an app without me actually being an app developer so I could make my own apps.

The controls are really nice looking... (I got to get a tablet - what do you recommend iPad2?)

Any thoughts regarding MRL (like where it should be improved regarding the interface)?

Honestly, I don't remember where it was left :P