Programming Robots Study Group – Pi Images 1

Raspberry Pi Images We are making available Raspberry Pi images for the B, B+ and Pi2. The following documents how to create an image for yourself. While tested, you use this image and directions at your own risk. No warranty is expressed or implied. Prerequisites You must have a Raspberry Pi B or B+ or ...

Programming Robots Study Group – Lab 2 1

Preparation You’ll want to solder the pins on the Teensy long edges. Each side will use 12 pins. Be careful to keep the pin insulation flush against the bottom of the board for the best fit. You may want to insert the pins into a solderless breadboard to hold the pin-strips in place. You will ...

Programming Robots Study Group – Lab 1

Target platform We’re targeting a simple, inexpensive platform titled ROS ROV Rev 1. This name is filled with acronyms. Expanding the acronyms leaves you with quite a mouthful: Robot Operating System Remote Operated Vehicle Revision 1. Rev 1 is a little like a radio controlled car. Of course the same approach can be used with ...

Programming Robots Study Group Session 3

Create a Publishing Node We’ll be working the latest catkin based tutorials from wiki.ros.org. The site is a bit cluttered, so I am providing links directly to the relevant material. What is catkin?. Go forward build system. Replaces rosbuild. Cross platform. Previous build approaches were not cross platform. Leverages cmake, which translates into platform specific ...

Programming Robots Study Group – ROS ROV Rev 1

ROS ROV Rev 1 ROS ROV Rev 1 means ROS (robot operating system) remote operated vehicle revision 1. This first revision will somewhat resemble a radio controlled vehicle. Some key differences: The control data is digital and the data stream complex The platform is open and designed for programmatic extension The control systems are flexible, ...

Programming Robots Study Group – VM

VirtualBox VirtualBox is an operating system virtualization product. It allows you to run multiple operating systems. VirtualBox encapsulates operating systems as virtual machines. A virtual machine is contained in an image file. Click on these links to download an image file: Current 2015-03-14 image (md5sum e9aa4c32d1193a52e43542f25da82e75). Please let us know if you have any problems ...

“Sub” Projects

06/10/13 Thetis is coming along swimmingly! I’ve gone with Lexan as the frame material, 3/16″ thick. The dimensions are 24″x15″x18″. I have stainless steel 15″ rods holding it together and will buttress with slabs of Lexan for both support and  instrument mounting.                 Pretty damn exciting if I ...

Garden Computer

Functions The garden computer automatically maintains the garden in an intelligent way and streams data to a server where it can be viewed in real time or plotted historically. An informational video and possibly live data should also be available on a screen at the instillation. Weather Monitoring Sunlight Temperature Humidity Wind speed and direction ...