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JMonkey !

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Makes sense I could not see the head - The Lights Were Switched Off ! .. After switching on the lights - I think the InMoovHead.blend has a variety of long, skinny nearly invisible artifacts - so as the model was imported - the object is very large, (most of it transparent) - and the head is far far away ...


Square Off - (MRL inside ?) - We hope so !

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Just saw this video .. Its good when you have someone skilled in expressing his excitement for your product ...  Nice ! .. I'm excited :)
I'm curious how much of MRL is still inside ?  I'd be happy/honoured if it was ...
Best of luck to our friends Aatur Mehta & Bhavya Gohil  :)


New Years Resolution - (Better Resolution !)

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Before the year is out, I vote we update the motor, servo, & position interfaces from int to double.

Double allows us better resolution for the future, and ints can change into doubles, but not the other way around.

And if there are questions to use a Double the object vs double the primitive :


Servo Speed Control

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Future Of Servo Speed Control

This will be the future !  Please be part of it .. thumbs up or thumbs down - if thumbs down state why.. WHOOHOO ! - this is what I have so far....


WebGui like MrlComm

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Ahoy Mates !

It's good to be back on the "develop" branch.... :)


Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

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Here's a nice Instructable I thought was worth posting.

The big software companies (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) are all working hard and providing Cloud  Robotic Services for the new world.  In this tutorial he does a complete build out with a very interesting omni-microphone & raspi.

For Backend services Amazon has free developer use cloud services. I like Moz4r's idea of a distributed MRL cloud services.


Control Controller Manifesto

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Control & Controller (aka DeviceControl & DeviceController) are a recurring patterns in MRL.
Control represents an interface for other consumers (e.g. ServoControl).  
Controller manages a resource (e.g. Arduino).

"Attach" is the ubiquitous concept of joining the two together.  The Lego Snap ! (e.g. ear.attach(mouth)).