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Blood Hound InMoov

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This project uses Gas sampling modules to detect Ethanol/Alcohol/Hydrogen/Smoke/carbon monoxide/Liquid propane gas (LPG).
the sensors gives out an analogue signal proportional (well not sooo proportional) to the gas concentration.

Inmoov Robot Head - using a Parallax Propeller or Arduino via MyRobotLab Software
Introducing "James" or J° for short Press James below for Video .... I have been intrigued for a while with Voice recognition and Voice playback....soooo... Read more

Web based Voice recognition

First experiments of the Virtual InMoov ( VinMoov ) being controlled by a web based voice recognition service.

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Basic set up is using :-
InMoov Meshes. www.inmoov.fr
Blender Game Engine www.blender.org
MyRobotLab Software www.myrobotlab.org
Virtual serial port bridge
The MRL software uses a live web link to decode voice input

Mystery object time - Update "Solved"

Just for fun here is a 3D printed Mystery Object for you to ponder over.

Have a wild stab at guessing and post below.......

.... The blue object is the key to it all....

PS. if you dont need a clue check the name of the image...

Update video :-

Click Image below ......

Here a few more details of getting your Propeller or Arduino to control objects in Blender. First part is the hardest ..... Install PySerial  to enable Blender to … Read more
Update 20141220 >> HUD display added 8x8Matrrix    (many thanks to Duane Degn for his Propeller Spin code) Read more

Buck Bunny Motion Capture

Gareths experimental Motion Capture Video can be found here :-

Dance moves by Chiprobot 8P.

For those playing along at home , here is the recipe for the video above :-

Virtual InMoov gets "Potted" by Prop & Atmel Mega

It was quite a work to "Rigg" the file of InMoov that Gael sent me.... Its feasible, and the speed is good.

So far I have only automated the fingers , arm, and shoulder joint.

...and now that I can understand the mechanisms .... next job is to add some bones to make pose_ing easier (in the blender environment).

The Potentiometers work well with Blender via a Parallax Propeller comm link.....

Parents & Children = Virtual Robot Arm

Have Just configured 4 Potentiometers to contol my Blender Virtual Robot Arm.. Using a Propeller to TX four Analogs over a Serial link. Using Python code to control the actuators.

Each arm part is parented to next in the chain , meaning that they are all connected as one limb however able to turn on its parents axis.

Virtual "InMoov" controlled with Hacked Positional Servo

Video Preview using PySerial with Blender.... Walk_through pending...

Using Blender,Python,PySerial,(Propeller/(Arduino would also work)),servo hacked to positional servo

>>>Video Here<<<

and some extra development ideas details