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Experimenting with a Particle.io Photon

The Photon, made by Particle.io, is a small microcontroller with built-in wifi.  What makes the Photon unique as compared to many other MCUs is its integration with the Particle ecosystem. That ecosystem makes it exceptionally easy to develop, deploy, and … Continue reading

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Pan-Tilt with OpenCV

Face Tracking to a Drive Pan/Tilt This was an ad hoc project using OpenCV to detect faces in real-time and drive a simple pan/tilt platform with a camera attached. A built-in laptop webcam ran the face detection and controlled the pan/tilt servos. A separate webcam attached … Continue reading

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Pan/Tilt Servo Control (v4)

A few photos and brief video showing showing new interface and latest iteration of my custom pan/tilt video system. This is a small experiment inside of a larger software framework for interacting with physical devices. I’ve also been using it … Continue reading

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Software Framework for Robotics

This post describes the current state a software framework I have been working on randomly over the past year. It was designed to allow for advanced experimentation around concepts that come in to play when interfacing a computer to the … Continue reading

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RGB LED w/ Joystick

Summary The PC reads the joystick position and communicates messages to a Parallax Propellor microcontroller. The microcontroller processes the messages and then controls the BlinkM RGB LED using it’s I2C interface. Video (I also created a much longer explanation video. … Continue reading

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