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It all gets a bit Meshy

Gareth's picture


Persistance pays off , ESP8266 Mesh network begins to work, this transmits sensor data from the Time of Flight Laser distancing module and the Compass module to the basestation rover.

The latest Plan (software Workio) :-

1.ProMini + TOF + Compass +ESP8266 sits on top of the 360° rotating Stepper motor (can be any speed literally (just limited up to the max that the TOF and compass can read data))


BoofCV - reloaded ...

GroG's picture

Thanks wvantoorn for the link.
It looks like BoofCV is active again ... Woot !

Since there were no updates for a long time I think kwatters and myself lost interest in this project and MRL's corresponding service - http://myrobotlab.org/service/BoofCv


JIMMIE Modeling

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Here is a partial sample of the objects that I've created for JIMMIE.  Basically, I am replacing my AIML with JIMMIE objects.  JIMMIE will be part of BioMight's brain. 


Kinect Navigation Filter in OpenCV Service .. (wip)

GroG's picture

High Road - Kinect mounted high, pointed down (glview)

Low Road - Kinected mounted low - pointed straight (glview)


Work-E has grown antenna

GroG's picture

Thanks again to Ray's suggestion, I purchased a $9.00 DC-DC buck converter from Amazon - which will be powering all the 12v devices on Work-E such as the wifi router and the kinect ... Progress !


New Tracking Algorithms, TLD, MedianFlow, and More!

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So, in OpenCV 3.x there is a new opencv_tracking module that is exposed via JavaCV. 

This module contains 7 different implementation of object trackers.  There is a new "Tracker" filter that allows you to switch between any of these 7 tracking algorithms.  It should work pretty similar to how the lk tracking works in that it should publish the point that's being tracked.  Right now the filter only supports tracking a single point.  


Virtual Joysticks are Un-Breakable ! .. (mostly)

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It took "too" long, but I got virtual Joysticks working ! ...  
To be precise, any device (joysticks, gamepads, keyboards, touchpads, .. etc) which the Joystick service can see can now be "virtualized".

Ok, so what the hell does that mean ? :)


Mesh Networking the LIDAR elements together ESP8266 <> ESP32

Gareth's picture

One step further in attempt to make a wireless system between the base rover station and the spinning Laser module.

 

In a Nutshell :-