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Blender Inmoov python pyserial parallax propeller

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Just a taster for an up coming walkthrough integrating Serial devices with Blender.


Blendering Your Python Code

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Blendering your Python.

Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender.

Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display data but also control things over serial connections.

i.e. imagine flexing an Inmoov finger in blender and the "Actual" Inmoov moves its finger the same.

or even Vica_versa....... animation possibilities and bone rigging follows suit... :-)


Tracking objects with De0 Nano FPGA emulating a Propeller and output to Myrobotlab Gareth Chiprobot

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This is a Tracking system using an FPGA altera IV chip set.

FPGA := Field Programmable Gate Array

To explain a long chain of events that led to this project.


Pre_Cursor ....Early Summer :-


Logical......Inmoov Vulcan Ears

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Thought I would bring this to your attention ... found on Thingiverse.

Inmoov Vulcan Ears


MRL meets FPGA Deo Nano

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Hmmm a new Tab :-)

First test with comms & digitals yields a "Go Elves Go"....

Update :- Servos Workio


Parallax releases a FPGA emulator for its 8 cog Propeller

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Parallax inc. have released FPGA code that allows a number of develompent boards to emulate the Propeller 8 cog parallel chip.

Above is my converted Deo Nano ..... the Green Led0 means system is running on cog 0

Yes each LED is an indication of running cogs (that in itsself is a help for programming, ie knowing how many more parallel processes can be run)


Upgrading the Raspberry Pi camera..

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Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam aspect.......

There are loads of fixed lenses out there ... however nothing beats a good zoom lens.

Ebay Search string (F1.8 1/3 Inch CS Mount 5.0-100mm DC Auto IRIS Manual Zoom CCTV Lens)


GroGoProP Meets the Olimex EKG/EMG Shield

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I have been searching for a while to find a way to control my projects with "Muscle" activity , at last I have found an easy solution with this :- an Olimex EKG/EMG shield from Newark Electronic components .