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 – 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, ...

“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 ...