http://hackaday.com/2015/05/13/arduino-ide-becomes-more-open-less-snarky/ Why anyone would encourage Arduino development is beyond me. Be sure to read through some comments.
It is no secret I am not a Linux fan. And I mean that personally, I think Linux is great and appropriate for a lot of people, the $35 Pi is an incredible deal. But me personally, I developed professionally using Windows since it came out (yes I had a V1 SDK) and C# since […]
Due to heavy rain, the Robo Magellan portion of the event was canceled. However during a break in the weather a couple of robots went out and played. The only robot to successfully navigate was by David H, touching the goal cone on its own on his 2nd try, and both cones with a little assistance […]
As I started thinking about waypoints, I realized just how confusing it could be. Take a GPS coordinate, convert to UTM, map that to a google maps image that has a scale based on latitude and target image DPI. Translate all this to local coordinates your robot can understand. This WPF app allows you to […]
Better than some of the ‘robots’ I have seen lately, I think they are completely missing the IoT hype angle; Speaking of free, did a new Word-press exploit come out lately? It is really time to move on to something else;
I am going to go out on a limb here. In a way I hope someone proves me completely wrong. I recently became (re) aware of Buddy the robot. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/buddy-your-family-s-companion-robot#/story Watch the demo video. I do not see one thing in that video that could not be accomplished today, using commodity hardware/software like a tablet […]
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=89567 for 4 years Google Chrome has been unable to download a file bigger then 2 gig. Please remember that next time someone tells you how open source gets patched the quickest.
Thanks to some encouragement and info from my friend, P Tiago Pereira, I ran the ROS2 demo on Windows; I have to admit, this is encouraging to me. It means someone has taken the time to make sure it works with windows, a trend I truly support. I will also admit I tried to build […]
This appears to be a material failure; notice the empty bubble in the middle of the tooth. So these things happen occasionally. I have at least 2 bad out of 12 servos, 17% failure. That is not occasionally. Do your homework.