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Near Fluid Movement

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This has got to be one of the most fluid moving walking robots I have seen

Ahahahah .. holy crap ... if it was madonna I'd say she's a little stiff.. but for a robot .. she's got the moves !


MRL Diagrams

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Becuase it helps me figure out some of this stuff if I draw pictures, and its usually good to save the pictures when something breaks, I figured I'd just save them here.  

New MRL registry data model .. recently changed/fixed so as not to have a cyclical reference issue


Clock Bi-Direction MRL Messaging Over WebSockets

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Here's some progress.  MRL Messaging is now working both ways (from MRL Service to View & from View to MRL Service).  


Virtual Null Modem Cable with Linux !!!

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After wasting about an 45 minutes on looking for and unsuccessfully running virtual null modem software packages, I gave up and looked for how to do it on Linux.  I knew it had to do with pty (psuedo terminals) and socat .. but I did not know the correct setup.


Trying to test IPCamera

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After unsuccessfullly seaching the internet for a mjpeg test source, I "finally" came to the realization I can use 1 instance of MRL to test another :)

Heh, this is always fun - and has potential ...  I've started MRL and opened a local file for the source (I would have used my laptop's camera but a windows update took out the driver :P )


New GUI - fun with JQuery

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JQuery is a powerful Javascript framework I will be using in the new WebGUI. It is rather trivial to switch pre-made themes for it and skin it to your liking..  Here are a few I've looked at with the beginnings of the Arduino Oscope.


Old and New side by side

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Here is some general crazyness ... 

This is using 2 completely different GUI systems at the same time.   Since MRL IS NOT THE GUI !  It works quite well :)

2 MRL Instances on 2 different machines have combined and give access to all of the services running on both machines.  2 Views of distributed computing !

The layout is as follows:

Laptop - running runtime (borg)