Circuit Cellar has published a nice 25th Anniversary edition which nicely summarizes the incredible progress our industry has gone through in the last 25 years. David Tweed contributed an essay of his favorite projects which includes Hanno’s “Vision-Guided Robotics”.
I’ve been busy talking about how I use the Propeller in all my projects- including DanceBot, ViewPort, 12Blocks, PropScope, and TBot. In the last 2 weeks I’ve given 6 presentations with lots of demos- including a tech talk at Google. It’s always quite an experience visiting the Google campus- highlight was walking up the stairs and looking up to see SpaceShipOne hanging above me.
I’m headed around the world to give a dozen presentations about my projects to various clubs, companies and schools. Â Here’s a link to photos and videos from my first talk- given to the Robotic Society of Southern Â California- just an hour after flying in from New Zealand!
Since I seem to be spending more time on things like 12Blocks, ViewPort, IODreamkit and PropScope, I’ve renamed my global enterprise to OneRobot. The existing sites will continue to work- but redirect to “onerobot.org”.
I gave a “Tech Talk” at Google about the projects I’m working on: ViewPort, the premier debugging tool for the Propeller, DanceBot, an interactive vision guided balancing robot, and PropScope, a multi-function usb oscilloscope/logic analyzer/function generator to be sold at retail for $199.
During the Christmas Holidays, DanceBot balanced a flute of champagne (yes, it was filled!) on two wheels as part of an art exhibit. We had some accidents but DanceBot survived the ordeal. Read all about it
My local robot club had a line-following theme the other night so I taught DanceBot to follow lines using computer vision. The video signal from a miniature camera is digitized and processed by DanceBot’s Propeller to guide it along a black line.