Category Archives: Carambola
Like I wrote in this article, it is pretty easy to run the Carambola SoC stand alone. Today I finished the Carambola-MSP430 (for MSP430 stand-alone see this article) Piggyback I intend to use as a replacement for the current jumper wired brains of my Carambot. The Carambola comes with 2mm pin connectors, I used a […]
I just was playing around a little running the Carambola SoC stand alone (without dev-board). The picture blow shows what needs to be connected to boot the Carambola, access it through serial line (by using a TTL USB to serial converter), and optionally connect USB (I used a web cam): Some notes about power consumption: […]
I decided to re-write the curses based Carambot client GUI completely. The default view of the new GUI shows the history of commands send to the robot (and the results returned form the server) as well as the remote log from the servers (I expect this to come in handy when I start integrating the […]
This shows the carambot driving around autonomously by using the ultrasonic range finder together with the pan servo. The algorithm used is pretty simple (see Python snipped after break).
This is work in progress, so see it fail :-). What you see in the video is an update about the robot I am currently working on. It uses a Carambola MIPS SoC which communicates to a MSP430G2553 on a TI Launchpad through serial line. The Launchpad runs a “special” firmware I am currently working […]
I lately took my Carambola an put it on a DFRobot 4WD mobile platform. Then, I connected a Logitech C270 HD web-cam which connects to the Carambolas USB port. By configuring “mjpeg_streamer” like described in the Carambola Wiki, streaming live video over the Carambolas WiFi then is just a peace of cake :-). For operating […]
Today I got my Carambola boards (thank you Matze). The Carambola is a MIPS based SoC from 8devices. It uses the Ralink RT3050 which includes a high performance 320MHz MIPS24KEc CPU core, 8 MB Flash and 32 MB RAM. The device also provides two Ethernet ports and w a 802.11bgn radio. And best of it all: it is […]