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Processing talking Bluetooth

Getting Arduino talking through Bluetooth seems like an easy task. There are plenty of tutorials showing you how to do the initial setups and most Bluetooth modules have their own wiki pages + datasheets you can use. It works, you can make the connection, use a terminal software, send packets back and forth. It's all good. Or is it ?

 

Chess GUI Update (3/19/11)

Here is an update on my chess GUI (written in Processing) I have been writing. Video explains all.

Hi everyone, This is my most recent project. It is a robot which uses two cheap drills’ motors, that I bought a while ago for my tank. I didn’t like using … Read more
Communicates with your pc to control your robot
The wiimote is a really cool controller to use with your robots. It has many buttons, accelerometers and even a camera which tells the coordinates of the four … Read more
This is my first arduino project ever. I at first wanted to create a wireless car with a camera mount so that i can drive around the building. I started at the car … Read more

Suggestions for TheBox

Hi,

Lately, I've been creating computer vision applications for my robot TheBox

I've created a color tracker, a motion detector and a wall avoider application.

But now I ran out of ideas. 

 

So, can you give me some cool ideas to make other applications? :)

Creates many kinds of applications
Probably you have seen some interesting projects around here which use applications created on processing, such as: Read more
Well, this is probably the simplest robot I've ever made. It is just this event's robot mounted in a old IBM box. I've built it just to serve as a testing platform … Read more

Pong

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you spent your time playing pong? Neither do I. But why not bring it back? Yes a portable pong game. 

So i set out on my quest...

After some decisions, i decided i would make a pong game using 6 LED matrices, 6 MAX7219CNG, 2 potentiometers + KNOBS!!, and some custom PCBs. So here is where i am at so far, just have a collection of parts but im working on it, still waiting for the PCBs to arrive. 

 

The fascination nowadays is that I could put in “cost ” 30€ or 30.000€. Read more
Remote controls an Arduino/ PICAXE board connected to a computer by another computer using a wirelles network
I've tried to do this a while ago and I've had some problems finding documentation about this, so here is a quick and simple tutorial. First of all you'll have to … Read more

Remote control panel with video in Processing

I need to make a RC panel in Processing that will communicate with an Arduino robot through a xBee link. The robot will also have a wireless micro video camera, surveillance type, that will get received and fed through a USB video capture adapter. I need to display the video in the same panel. The panel will have buttons for commands and a text area to display sensor values.

I am new to Processing, can anyone point me in the right direction how to implement the requirements for this project?

Thanks!

Controls arduino's Inputs and Outputs
UPDATE - 15 September 2010: Here is the second version.  No crossing lines this time, the digital pins are broken in two blocks, and the enumeration of them goes … Read more

Wireless Communication

Hi,

I'm trying to create a application with processing to let two computers communicate without using the internet.

But I'm not being well succeeded using Bluetooth. 

 

 

This is the fusion of my old Qwerkbot project and a 4WD base, with omniwheels replacing the originals. I've also attached one of Oddbot's compound IR sensors for … Read more

Arduino Serial to Processing

Ok, thanks for helping me with my last question, but now I have another one...

I am currently trying to make a robot with a tactile switch at the front. When that tactile switch is pushed down the robot reverses and turns around. Here is the cool part though, when the switch is pushed down it will also send data to processing, causing a face to jitter onscreen. So far I have been able to make the code for the face jitter (except on mouse over) Here is the code if anybody is curious:

sits in one spot and does nothing for the moment
Using a
Basically this tank was gutted and is being rebuilt with sensors and a new brain. I've posted info on this tank and how cheap it was to aquire, so now this is going … Read more

Qwerk control with processing

So I was doubly inspired by Chris the Carpenter's recent experiments with robot control via processing, and f5pql's heavily-equipped qwerk-based robot to do some more tinkering of my own. I'd been programming the qwerk for autonomous operation through the SimpleRobotClient, and controlling it directly through the telepresence DiffDrive client, but was beginning to wish I could somehow construct a hybrid of the two. But building a client from scratch - or even just tweaking the existing ones - looked scary!

Processing mapping project

Project verview: 

 

mapping system using serial comms and processing 

 

 

I can do the coding and datbase side of things, hardware will be dependant on everyones robots but i use arduino and plan to go n to a beagle board i nthe long run and Cris uses pic so we should be able to make this pretty portable for everyones projects.

 

At the moment im working on a nice GUI(Graphical User Interface) to make it easier to see whats happening and hopefully cut down on development time.

 

Ideas anyons time :D  

bluetooth com and processing language rig

These are the source files related to the setup I mentioned in CTC's post about wireless serial com.

 

Reposting info on the setup just for ref.

Alrighty, ctc, got the rig working. The setup is the following:

<ir beacon> transmitting byte sequence from 1-9

<relay station> picaxe 8m with ir receiver showing correct data in the debug window.

Transmitting the byte sequence received from ir beacon via bt to my desktop running the processing code.

AI for your bot?

Eliza is an algorythum written in the 60's by a dude called Joseph Weizenbaum. Here is a sample program as a web applet.  

http://users.design.ucla.edu/~acolubri/processing/eliza/applet/index.html

 

 Could this be a semi easy to use answer to giving a robot a persnality? 

Artduino/processing resource

Was just looking for a good example to use to test my light sensor out and found this site: 

 

 link

 

Looks pretty handy for examples.  

Web-controllable roaming camera; autonomous object tracking / obstacle avoidance with IR
Using a
 Latest Update: New 4WD base with omni wheels- see new 'QwerkRover' project! My first robot. I added a couple of features to the "Qwerkbot+" recipe- a sharp IR … Read more