A great evening at TechSpace! HackerGrant Demonstrations: We had four project demonstrations tonight: IVAN (In Vehicle Alert & Notification System ): Demonstration of an alarm that goes off if you are approaching a bridge that is to low for your vehicle or trailer. Robot Arm: Sub-milimeter accuracy with this DIY robot arm. It will be playing […]
A nice base was created for Project Armed, providing power and a nice counter balance for the arm to operate.
FollowBot is now moving forward and backwards, tracking the object size and decided what to do. Good progress! And it now has a bumper bar to prevent sore ankles 🙂
Added a bumper bar to the FollowBot while it is learning to drive. Also wide angle lens allows the Raspberry Pi to see better and track faster moving objects.
Just connected a 2-axis servo mount for the camera. Now the eye can track objects independently of the moving robot base. Good fun!
The “FollowBot” project comes to life with working left/right object recognition. A combination of Python & C++ running on a Raspberry Pi3 allows this robot to track an object and follow it around the room.
Jarmon came in tonight with Aldi’s $500 3d printer. In less than an hour, he had set it up and was printing the default reboot model on the supplied SD card. The verdict in the space was that, for the money, we’re impressed. It’s a pretty solid, well built machine that was very easy to […]