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OB1

Introduction: OB1 is a Service Droid I bought for experimenting with at home. I am not a professional programmer so I want to experiment more with relatively … Read more

Updated assembly manual for Service Droid owners

Another minor update. I've now included the instructions for adding the sensor wire to the servos. Note that this will void the servo warantee as we cannot guarantee the quality of your work. The instructions were included because if you do want to modify your servos you should do it before assembly begins.

Update: Final parts arrived for the Service Droid - shipping at the end of the week

First of all I want to apologise that this has taken so long. It is partly my fault that the kits have taken so long to be produced because I made some last minute improvements to increase the strength of the arms.

We have also had some delays waiting for parts to arrive. The latest being that the laser cut factory missed one part. These parts arrived today. The parts cannot be packed tomorrow because we have another order that must be finished first so packing won't begin until Wednesday.

Speech Recognition - Robot Thinking and Understanding

Programming a robot to do a single specific task such as following a line is hard enough for most people. So how do we program a robot so it can perform many different task? How do we command / control it?

Recently I have been wanting to use the speech and voice recognition of an Android mobile phone. My friend Bing wrote a simple app for me that allows my controller to connect to an Android phone via Bluetooth and then send the phone a list of words that I want the robot to recognize. For example: "OddJob,go,forward,backward,turn,stop"

Special limited offer for all LMR members!

Ok, officially this offer is over but if you contact Pome and tell her how beautiful she is (flattery will get you everywhere) you might be able to get this deal until the end of the week (9th of November 2013).

Robot chassis for experimenting with
The Service Droid is intended to be a reasonably low cost robot body that can then easily be fitted with various processors and sensors. I've posted the original … Read more
The Service Droid is a new robot kit I am designing. It is intended to be a low cost, D.I.Y. robot chassis with two 3 DOF arms. The gripper on the right arm is … Read more

Service Droid

Working for DAGU means I need to try and design products that are not just cool to look at or play with but are also affordable and easy to use for the beginer. Sadly this balance is not easy to acheive. Usually more fun / cool functions means more complexity and cost.

Where do I connect it?

I have an old droid eris and a RAD 2.0, I want to somehow conenct the droid to the motherboard of the RAD by soldering the end of it's usb connection cable but I am not sure where to do this. I have searched the web for a schematic but have been unable to find one. Any advice or resources are welcome. 

The robot controller app is out! Woo Hoo! Finally, a Android-based hobbyist robot controller that works with every microprocessor. There is no corresponding … Read more

Processing Andriod Hello World CtC

It is official, I have Processing (or at least the code that comes outta the Processing) running on my HTC Evo magic phone.

As always, much love to all who assisted in the nightmare that was the software install.

Woo Hoo!

 

Help with installing Andriod SDK (Solved)

It pains me to ask for help here, but it has been 2 fairly solid days of installs with no luck.

I got a new fancy phone (HTC Evo) which runs Android 2.2. I of course, want to get this phone talking to various robot brains. I did the usual searches and it seems that no matter what you are doing (android to arduino, android to processing, etc) they all start with installing the SDK. In my case, I plan to use Processing 1.5.1 which is "android ready".

I have downloaded the new version of processing and installed it. --No problem