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I Love Serializing

GroG's picture

Not that kind of Cereal.  
Serializing is when you squish information into a tiny stream of 1s and 0s.  The great thing about it, is it allows you to send this information over little pipes and wires !   You can move information around. You can make things change remotely. What are we waiting for ?


Moving 3D model with JMonkey in MRL

calamity's picture

Last week I manage to get a 3d model of InMoov taking the position in synch of my InMoov. So let me explain how I did it

I start with the VinMoov model that Gareth post some time ago. Unfortunatly, I did not manage to be able to move it's armature (or did not found how to do). So I try something else

in Blender, I disasemble the VinMoov and saved each robot part that represent my DHLink in IK individually. I modify the part slightly so the origin of the part (rotation point) is at 0,0,0. I then export the part using OGRExml exporter.


DIY Gamecontroller / Joystick

Mats's picture
Today I tested if it ws possible to use the small esp8266-01 together with two i2c boards to make a gamepad. It worked pretty well, except that I need to figure out why the response is slow. Probably due to the rest API, but it could also be some waiting for the A/D conversion. 

Things are looking up

pscartozzi's picture

I had some problems and burned out an omo servo a while back. It was locked up so that meant I had to take the whole chest apart. Major hassel so I was unmotivated and didn't work on it. 

I mentioned it in the shoutboox and Mats gave me a suggestion. Don't just replace it but do an upgrade. Make something better in the process so it is moving ahead in stead of just reachieving what I already had.

 


Testing uploading MRLComm from new Swing GUI on Windows

Mats's picture

Hi GroG

This is the error I get. The Arduino IDE shows the spash screen and then stops with this message:

 


IntegratedMovement service visualized with jmonkey

calamity's picture

edit

I have replace the drawing with mesh. I still have to do some adjustment as the movement seem to be a bit offset but progressing

 

 


GUIService is now Swing ! - with no more freezing !

GroG's picture

Good News .. All compilation errors are fixed, I've gone through "some" Swing user interfaces and fixed them up (using the new ServiceGui helper methods .. e.g. addLine etc.)
OH .. AND I FIXED THE YEAR OLD BUG OF THE GUI FREEZING ON STARTUP !!! - also lots and lots of clean up.


Nixie Tube Clock

Gareth's picture

I have been looking for a fitting clock to match with a Mongolian shelving unit,

it needed to be retro so no option...... Nixie Tubes !!!.


Kuka Arm table tennis

GroG's picture

Awesome and Amazing ...

Of course I'm curioiusly trying to find the array of high speed digital video cameras for positioning, and curious about the amount of "not on the arm" processing going on ...