Let's Make Robots!

How far would you trust your robot...

Idea :-Damage control ...... take the control off the operator if it exceeds the design limits of the robot - robot makes necessary actions to get out of danger and only then hand control back to manual operator control.

Not bad for a single set of  fixed Infra Red sharps .... positioned to detect Cliff and Obstacles......tuning needed though.

In the second video it fails only because it was over-correcting the correction and exposing its back to the cliff ....... to solve this i programmed faster but shorter turn corrections.

Samarai UAV Inspired by Maple Seed - Demo at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2011

Nature inspired flying 360 mono wing camera.

You can skip first half of video ... to get to the interesting parts..

Neat simple design, errrr one servo (maybe a second..... unclear)

Note how the guy tactfully avoids answering the most important questions...

.....and would it not be better to push this into the search and rescue direction ...

Draws / Plots Glöwing pictures
Its time to bring all my blogs together and show the driving force behind a project i started here early September Mystery Autumn . The idea came after buying a … Read more

SummaSketch III input device

Look what i found deep in my "Keller Vaults" ..... A (almost brand-new antique) -SummaSketch III tablet........ 

....ideal for making some vector plot graphics ....good time_ing on my behalf ..... makes life easy and me thinks that all you CNC/3D print persons would kill for one ........ as it can also spit out mm or inch scaled units .... slap a blue print robot plan onto the tablet and trace the data in....oh Yehhh...

However the propellers SetRamp servo command is causing a few headaches on how to scale the speed of the X compared to the Y axis .

Almond Bread - are you series-ous

Phosphour Blotch or hidden messages !!!!

Third pass ------ it just gets brighter and brighter.......

One stage further to understand how to control things with Maths......

What Series picture is (-:G.-) cooking up with his propeller mathematics .......?

Cliff Detection, Tracks Flames, Puts Out Fires, Dragons Breath Effect, Fright or Flight mode, Angry mode
Using a
"Puff " - The Magic Fire (Breathing-Fighting) Dragon. Puff is able to Put out Fires - He Scans his Head to find the Flames - he orientates towards the Flame - and … Read more

Green Scale Graphics

Following on from my "Original" Phosphor screen UltraViolet laser experiments........

.... it struck me by varying the amount of time the laser hits the phosphor screen ......you can vary the brightness .aaanddd...

....create GreenScale images... below you can see the Green Swiss cross with "GreenScale" fading ....

JPGs and BMPs are a pinch away.........

If you have any ideas how i can strip the information out of a bmp/jpg..........fill in the empty boxs below......

Smiley.................................

"Smiley" ..... with Parallax Propellor.

Slap a UV laser onto a pan-tilt servo mechanism and blast a 50cm x 50cm sheet of florescent vinyl with it ........

Propeller chip picks up preformed Graphic data matrix from data table........

I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams

    I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams....

I am sure there is a simple solution out there.... but i cant see it period........

Any feeders/links or ideas greatly welcome....

Thanks in anticipation Gareth

Investigates the Festive environment with a Festive Twist
Using a
I present to you "Miranda" , a laser scanning Robotic system using a Wii-Mote Camera and Festive Reflective Xmas Bauble. My previous "Halo" Experiments have been … Read more