Let's Make Robots!

Blood Hound InMoov

<<< Video press above

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.

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 ......

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

Qonix - Lipo Blue smoked

Thought I would just document this as a warning to others who want to replace Lipos in consumer products.

All is not what it seems........

For a while now my Cheapish Qonix Portable DVD players battery was not lasting a whole Film.

So I looked inside and found a 2cell Lipo battery within...

I bought an equivalent 2 cell and proceeded to plug it in.......

Update :- Can someone ID this fish

Can someone ID this fish.....

 


 

Update 20140916 :-

STL Files posted vere here :-

MCUs a dying Breed (eg.Arduino...

Are MCUs a dying Breed (eg.Arduino......Propeller .... Picaxe)


How would you react if I were to predict that by the end of this year our favourite microprocessors would only exist as a Ghost in the works.......


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