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Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
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
Hi all, I currently do an online course at MiTx, 'Underactuated Robotics' by Russ Tedrake. 'Underactuated' basically means that the robot has more degrees of … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more
Filters (smooths) sensor or other data
This morning I was browsing LMR and ran across this post from janson .  In it he creates an averaging filter.  An averaging filter is a simple filter for … Read more
For better readability I have attached a pdf, which explains how linear regression is used for supervised machine learning. In this paper I also derived the general … Read more
An air muscle contracts when is is pressurized
I have been looking for alternatives for servo motors, and I stumbled apon air muscles. It seems to me air muscles are very promising they can do a significant … Read more
Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more
Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. STL files Here :- Thingiverse_Chiprobot Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam … Read more
A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more
Changes resistance when compressed
You may remember an article I wrote with regards to this Conductive Ink Indigogo campaign It has arrived and I am well pleased with the quality and uses it can be … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Helps you get better performance from your programs
Preliminaries "God made the integers, all the rest is the work of man." Leopold Kronecker Read more
Gets your robot up and running through a Python App
UPDATE : 7/14/2014 : 1) Controlling a robot via a Python GUI added 2) Video demonstrating GUI control added. Read more
Brings back the Vin Pin
If you have ever seen some magic smoke hovering around your Arduino, I bet there was this involuntary movement that resulted in you snapping the power supply from … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Pushes 3Kgs/sec/cm in a straight line
This is a new Gear motor version of my previous Linear Servo actuator. It is a custom 3D printed Linear Servo actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling … Read more