Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Carambot Client-GUI Update

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 […]

Carambot First Autonomous Drive

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).

Carambot Update

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 […]

ROCKETuC Introduction

I just made two short videos introducing the main features of the ROCKETuC project I work on with Alexander Reben. The first one gives a basic introduction to ROCKETuC and what you can do with it, the second one shows how external interrupts could be used with ROCKETuC and Processing. Basically I made them to […]

Ultra Sonic Range Finder on Pan-Tilt

Range finder on server pan tilt looking funny :-). The servos are driven by a Launchpad with MSP430G2553, as well is the ultra sonic range finder. The range finder is a SFR05. I am planning to implant that PTRF (pan-tilt-range-finder) into carambot to make it drive autonomous.