An open-source project aims to give a rudimentary eye to robots with the help of a camera that can detect, identify and track the movement of specific objects.
The Pixy camera sensor board, being developed by Charmed Labs and Carnegie Mellon University, can detect…Continue
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Arduino is awesome, and the autopilots based on them are great. Not only do they support an incredible number of external devices, but also don’t scare away the novice developers. Easy programming and versatility are nice but the cost at which they come at is somewhat of a letdown.…Continue
Something has been running through my head and I want to see what other people think. Am I the only one crazy enough to really want an open-source automobile? My background is in automotive, and I can see ardu-based (or something similar) hardware and software being easily integrated to cars. I just saw a Wired article on 3-D printing a car, and it got my brain spinning even more. Any…Continue
Hello. This is a follow up to our "9x DIY Upgrade Kit" install video. It covers everything you need to successfully update the firmware on your 9x radio following the hardware install covered in first video. In addition, this video also shows you how to install sample models and calibrate your radio.
The video is divided into sections…
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Is your favourite flying area only covered by fuzzy satellite imagery when reviewing your flight logs? Want to do something about it? The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science has done the hard part to provide the tools, and the fruits of that labour are starting to pop up in Google…Continue
I have just finished the design and prototype phase of my open source quad frame. Its a 1.5mm G10 frame for 10"-12" props. I am in the process of designing a two axis gimbal for it, but to do this i need access to a faster prototyping process. I have entered the instructables shopbot contest and I really hope that i can win that as it will make prototyping so much easier. I've spent approximately 3 months on this design so id really appreciate it if when downloading the dxf…Continue
My name is Adam Miłosz and I'm on of the guys working on Rock ESC.
Just to give you the idea of the ESC that we want to develop, here are the highlights of the planned features:
• super fast motor response time,
• overcurrent protection,
• open source software,
• high current handling -…
Having seen how easily robotics projects are done with an iCreate, I have wanted to develop a similar platform for outdoor use. I was hoping that iRobot would release a cheaper less durable version of the Packbot or one of its smaller siblings but that doesn’t look like it will be happening any time soon.
My initial plans were to design the platform in the same vein as the Packbot with treads and flippers, if not flippers, a versatile tread…Continue
Above: Concept for an "abstract layout" workflow that could reconcile open source circuit designs with "closed" process design rules and libraries. First the designer would generate an abstract layout by instancing cells for various components. The above example shows a 2-input AND gate,…Continue
Please visit the Kickstarter project page: iPhly.org/ks.It's all in the wrist. Roll the phone to roll. Tilt down to pitch down. Swipe up to throttle… Continue
I would like to "formally" announce two open source projects related to optical flow / programmable vision sensors. These are based on some of the optical flow techniques developed at Centeye, but in the spirit of "open source" are meant to be hacked/modified/copied any way a user deems fit. In both cases, the…Continue
I want to share my journey of designing a drone in India, start to finish, hopefully for cheap and mainly built from recycled items to keep the costs down.
I started this project as a free-time project, but I would like to carry it on as a mainstream project with help from you…Continue