The Hive @City Camp Palo Alto for the National Day of Civic Hacking!
A while back, Microsoft purchased Canesta, inventors of a very
promising low-cost Time-of-Flight depth camera. I have been dying for
this technology to come out, since it lacks the weaknesses of
Here is a high-rest picture of the Kinect One internals:
I recently stmble upon this community doing research on rosserial. I'm currently making a robot that may interest some of you. For now I need specific help with some bug that annoy me.
But first, let me explain the project. I've trying late month doing a robot that could be cheap and easy to program and interacting. I bought a Raspberry and a Arduino and begin to play a bit with those tools. Now I've a nearly functionnal robotic system that I'd like to compare to Mindstorms but DIY way. You can view what it's capable of here: [link]
came into our WRRF list. Some summer jobs for young and old, interested in
robotics. I think posting robotics type jobs is ok, right?
Treasurer, WRRF BOD
Western Region Robotics Forum
2530 Berryessa Road, #134, San Jose CA 95132
I had on Glyptodon Reticulatus, my Mock-TurtleBot this weekend.
here's a link to a flickr set I just uploaded w/ pictures of the Homebrew booth I took at Maker Faire over the weekend.
Thanks again to Camp for organizing and wrangling this again this year and to everybody else who pulled booth duty
side. The pulsed IR triggers the targets, so I put a bead I got a Michaels
over the LED with sticky spray. The problem is the bead must rise up
slightly and somehow the light escapes underneath the bead and triggers the
target. If I press it back down that fixes it, but not for long. Is there a
Hacker Dojo. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. SIG is an informal
meeting where we just meet and mingle to show off and talk robots. You
don't need to be a member of either HBRC or Hacker Dojo to attend.
Hacker Dojo is at 599 Fairchild Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043. Upon
this a successful day, attracted a lot of attention and talked to a lot of
people. And had to scold some children from pulling on wires... but all in
all a success!!!
I am planning to buy some Atmega328 chips and I am wondering if there
is a difference between the 328 and 328p microcontrollers... I know the 'p' means
picopower, but would that make a difference?
I forgot it at our booth...
Its a small square black Asus charger...
I won't be at the Maker Faire tomarrow unfourtunately, so if anyone finds it, may they
please bring it to the SIG or the meeting?
HomeBrew Robotics Club
Hope to see you there!
I'm trying your Chess package using Maxwell in fake mode to see if I can
move the gripper to a target pose, and I've run into a couple of
glitches. To fire things up I run:
$ roslaunch maxwell_moveit_config demo_fake.launch
and everything comes up OK including RViz with Maxwell nicely displayed.
I was wondering if anybody knows a vendor from whom I can purchase
Robosoccer robots. Those cube shaped robots that can remotely controlled
using wireless communications.
Please let me know if you have any info.
used a micro USB port for this purpose but it finally dawned on me that
someone would certainly mistake it for a charging port and plug in a hot
USB cable. So I would rather use some other kind of connector - and in
particular it needs to be panel mount and a connector type for which I can
so this question is partly aimed at his experience but I hope others
will join in.
I need a Dynamixel-compatible gripper for Pi Robot that would be
suitable for playing with the new ROS MoveIt! pick and place. I've
always been impressed how well the PR2 does with its (apparently) simple