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  1. Thread: RoughBodhi

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    Project Re: RoughBodhi

    Nice bot! I'm very curious about your opinions on I/0 boards aswell. For general analog input use what would you say the top 3 boards are? Say if you needed less than 10 inputs.
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    Each leg is a linkage system that translates rotary motion into a walking motion, with six legs you can get a perfectly smooth walk. This shows the mechanism a bit better.

    YouTube - A Theo...
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    Just For Fun Re: The ultimate robot video collection

    This is not exactly a robot but it could have some really sweet applications to robotics.

    YouTube - Theo Jansen
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Just found another automated table. The 'foosbot' uses IR sensors like I mentioned earlier, with emitters on one side and recievers on the other, for both axes.

    YouTube - Foosbot

    Here's a...
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    Question(s) Re: Best robotics Language?

    Thanks. i'll have to look into starting to re-learning C, most of the gameplay programming shouldn't be difficult but it will take some time to figure out passing algorithms and ball control. I'll...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Thanks for your input that was very helpful. But there is a possible alternative for the inductor method if the magnet creates enough of a disturbance in the magnetic field to affect multiple...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    its definitively going to be a huge array of sensors, but using a breadboard I can connect it all. Both the inductors and the tactile switches will have an analog output and that's pretty much where...
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    Question(s) Re: Best robotics Language?

    To darkback:
    So that plugs into your comp and then gets connected to your I/0 board? (when I say complete beginner I mean it in the purest sense of the word lol)
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    Question(s) Re: Best robotics Language?

    At this point I really want to stay away from any sort of video tracking. I have some general knowledge of sensors and sensory technology but even that is sparse so I'd like to try to keep things in...
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    Question(s) Re: Best robotics Language?

    Great! I like Matlab and find it really intuitive and since the a physical model will be fairly straight forward to program I think I'd love to use it. The one thing I wouldnt know how to do would be...
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    Question(s) Best robotics Language?

    hey all,
    I was wondering which programming language you think is best for robotics. I'm a complete beginner in the research stage of building a robotic foosball player and I already know how to...
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    Interesting Re: Robots climing stairs

    That's really cool. The 'helix' style one at the end is kind of neat, different from the rest and pretty simple conecept.
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    I think I want to stay away from video tracking for now and try some proof of concept tests with different sensor setups.

    There are two that I want to try:

    1) I want to try making an arry of...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    :0 I can kind of follow the logic of that, but you lost me in the last bit. Let me read this to you as I see it...

    Fields I'm assuming is a breakdown of the playing field into 10 sections (~12cm...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Oh wow you make me work adrenalynn. But its good the more I look around the easier it gets to interpret all the random information lol. Frame grabber seems to be a pretty straight forward concept....
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    I was using a run of the mill digital camera, the movie feature is more of an afterthought than a proper feature. I don't really have any electronic resources available to me apart from the basics.
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Ok! Finally have some test data :D
    I took apart the table I'm going to be working with and made a 5cm X 5cm grid on the playing field then using a stop watch and a camera was able to go through the...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    'm willing to trust your judgment over wikipedia lol but the idea of video tracking is a daunting prospect. Leaving my electronic comfort zone more and more each day lol.

    So ok lets assume I...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Ok I've done a little bit of research and found the human eye percieves a video to be fluid at anywhere from 20-30 fps which is no problem for a video camera. I've also looked at a few of the...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Seems like a good alternative even if I used IR distance sensors facing horizontally, or length wise on the field at regular intervals. As long as the spacing was small enough that the ball will...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    hmm... The only concern that I would have with that is the size of each switch would limit the resolution. What kind of hardware could you use to bring all that information into a single position...
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    Discussion Re: Wishful Thinking?

    Good to hear! I'm much to obsessed with the idea to back down now lol.



    We have no deadline but we are paying our way through university so we'll probably try to keep it fairly cheap. We...
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    Discussion Wishful Thinking?

    Hey all,
    I am a second year mechanical engineering student and I was considering working on a project with two second year computer engineering students. I have little to no practical experience...
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