Thursday, January 19, 2017

Installing the Arduino, Motor control, Servo control, and Wi-Fi Boards of the Kuman Robot


Recently I received this cool robot from Kuman donated for the Visuino development :-).
It has Remote WiFi control module, Camera, and 4 servos Manipulator.

The robot has 4 main parts that need to come together:

1. The Chassis
2. The Control and Wi-Fi boards
3. The Camera with its Pan and Tilt mount
4. The Manipulator

I already posted Unboxing video - showing the robot coming out of the box, and how to assemble the Pan and Tilt Camera Mount.


I am processing the recorded videos of the rest of the assembly, and will post them soon :-). Then will start working on programming the robot with Visuino.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The first Arduino and NodeMCU Starter kit specifically designed for Visuino IoT development

The first Arduino and NodeMCU Starter kit specifically designed for Visuino IoT development is now available as result of the collaboration with the great folks at Makerfabs.





The kit includes:

  • 1 x Arduino Nano v3
  • 1 x NodeMCU Mini
  • 1 x HC-05 Serial Bluetooth Module
  • 1 x IR receiver
  • 1 x IR Transmitter
  • 1 x Infrared Remote Controller
  • 1 x 28BYJ-48 Stepper motor-5V
  • 1 x ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver
  • 1 x Tower Pro 9g SG-90 Mini Servo
  • 1 x MPU6050 3-Axis Acceleration Gyroscope 6DOF Module
  • 1 x HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Measurement Module
  • 1 x DHT11 Temperature & Humidity Module
  • 1 x Light Sensor Module
  • 1 x EC11 Encoder
  • 1 x 1-Channel Relay Module-10A
  • 1 x Analog 2-axis Thumb Joystick with Select Button
  • 2 x Hat Button Module
  • 1 x 10mm RGB LED Module
  • 1 x Sealed Membrane 4X4 Button Pad With Sticker
  • 1 x 0.96" I2C OLED 128x64- Blue
  • 1 x Breadboard- 8.3x5.5cm
  • 1 x 40 pin dual male splittable jumper wire - 20cm
  • 1 x 40 pin dual female splittable jumper wire- 20cm
  • 1 x 40 pin male female splittable jumper wire - 20cm
  • 1 x Micro USB cable




  • Packaged in a nice box :-)



    The kit includes the NodeMCU Mini from Makerfabs - a very nice small factor NodeMCU ESP8266 board designed and manufactured by Makerfabs. I am expecting to receive my kit soon, but judging by the other boards manufactured by Makerfabs, that I have received, it should be of the highest quality :-) . Although most of the other components are not manufactured by Makerfabs, they have assured me that everything will be of a good quality.

    The component from kit also will be used for the upcoming Embarcadero IoT Boot Camp.

    You also should be able to implement with it, quite a number of my Visuino tutorials at the Instructables:
    http://www.instructables.com/member/BoianM/instructables/

    and Hackster.IO
    https://www.hackster.io/mitov/projects

    Special thanks to the great people from Makerfabs for creating the kit! I hope you will really enjoy it :-)

    Cheers,
      Boian

    #Visuino #Arduino #ESP8266 #NodeMCU

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Partial port of most of the Mitov Software components to MAC and Android is now available

      Hello all of you Delphi fans out there,

    Over the last 2 weeks, I was able to finally repackage almost all of the libraries, so they can be compiled for MAC and Android.



    Not all components are ported yet, and some of the ported components are not yet fully functional in MAC and Android, but this is the very first version that really brings the libraries to multiple platforms.
    In the coming months, the porting effort will continue until all parts that can be made cross platform are ported and fully operational. I will also work to make the libraries available under Linux, since they have already been made platform independent.
    Here is the very first operational set of installs for 10.1 Berlin, that has the new MAC/Android support. This is a very early version so it is expected to have a lot of problems, but you can start doing some experimenting with them:

    http://www.mitov.com/AnimationLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/CommunicationLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/LogicLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/PlotLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/InstrumentLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/IntelligenceLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/SignalLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/AudioLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VisionLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VideoLab_VCL_7.8.2.79.zip

    The installers are only for 10.1 Berlin, and for now have been tested only with Delphi. I will be doing more tests in the coming days with C++ Builder, and will be doing further improvements. I will also see to post installers for XE8 and 10 Seattle as well.

    The only library that is not at least partially ported for now is InstrumentLab. I need to figure out a way to make an equivalent of the GDI+ rendering for MAC and Android, before it is also ported.

    Cheers,
      Boian

    #Delphi #OpenWire

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Assembling the Tilt and Pan Camera mount of the Kuman robot


    Last week I received this cool robot from Kuman donated for the Visuino development :-).
    It has Remote WiFi control module, Camera, and 4 servos Manipulator.

    I already posted my first ever Unboxing video - showing the robot coming out of the box :-)
    The robot has 4 main parts that need to come together:

    1. The Chassis
    2. The control and Wi-Fi boards
    3. The Camera with its Pan and Tilt mount
    4. The Manipulator

    The Manipulator and the Chassis are preassembled.
    The Pan and Tilt mount however needs to be assembled. It is a popular type of mount, so I decided to make a video of assembling it first, and show how to mount it on the chassis in following videos.

    And it became my first ever Assembly video:

    I completely assembled the robot already. Here are some pictures of it:



    I am processing the recorded videos of the entire assembly, and will post them soon :-)
    Then start working to program the robot with Visuino and control it with VideoLabVisionLab, IntelligenceLab, and CommunicationLab :-)

    Cheers,
      Boian

    #Visuino #Arduino

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Received a really cool Remote WiFi Robot with Camera and 4 servos Manipulator from Kuman for the Visuino development :-)

    This week I received this cool robot from Kuman donated for the Visuino development :-).
    It has Remote WiFi control module, Camera, and 4 servos Manipulator.
    I will be posting assembly instructions soon, but here is a short unboxing video, and some pictures from the parts :-)






    Looking forward to assemble it and start programming it with Visuino :-) . Since it has Wi-Fi camera, I also probably will be able to use it in combination with VideoLab, VisionLab, IntelligenceLab, and CommunicationLab so some fun time is ahead :-)

    Cheers,
      Boian

    #Visuino #Arduino






    Saturday, January 07, 2017

    Just received a Maduino, a ESP8266 WiFi Shield and 2 RFM95W LoRa Shields from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development, and the Tutorials :-)


    Just received another great surprize :-)
    Maduino UNO, one ESP8266 WIFI Shield, and two RFM95W LoRa Radio Shields(868MHz) donated by Makerfabs for the Visuino development, and the Tutorials :-)
    As you can see from the pictures, the modules are of exceptionally good quality! This matches my experience with the Arduino GPS Shield previously donated by Makerfabs . So far my experience with their products has been great!


    Looking forward to add the support for the RFM95W and do some planned improvements in the ESP8266 WiFi support, then onto some more Tutorials :-)

    #Visuino #Arduino

    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year everyone :-)
    I hope it will be joyful, exciting, and successful for all of you!


    Cheers,
      Boian

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    A great gift for my Birthday! Shield Buddy, and Papilio DUO-2MB for the Visuino development :-)

    And a fantastic Gift for my Birthday yesterday!
    2 great boards donated by Michael Himmelsbach for the Visuino development :-)




    Both are fantastic boards opening new exciting opportunities for the Visuino development. The Shield Buddy has parallel execution capabilities, and the Papilio comes with built-in FPGA. I have considered OpenWire based FPGA development for some years, and this is the best opportunity to actually try it :-) . Exciting time ahead for sure... :-)
    Thank you Michael Himmelsbach for your generosity! Have Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

    #Visuino #Arduino #OpenWire

    Cheers,
      Boian



    Friday, December 09, 2016

    Just received a GPS Shield from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development, and the Tutorials :-)

    An Arduino GPS Shield donated by Makerfabs for the Visuino development, and the Tutorials :-)
    I also noticed that Makerfabs has 31% off sale on the Shield at the moment, so check it out ;-)

    Since the GPS is already available in Visuino, and I was planning a new Tutorial on GPS, it will give me the opportunity to make one with the Shield in the following days :-) .

    #Visuino #Arduino

    Wednesday, December 07, 2016

    Hackaday LA December Meetup Last Night

    Last night I attended the Hackaday LA December Meetup organized by Dan Hienzsch and Shulie  from Rheingold Heavy. It was a great event with 2 very good speakers, including Steve Collins from the JPL Mars Roboticist team.
    The hosts also provided very tasty treats for all of us :-) .
    Here are some pictures from the event:

    Naturally no event is complete without really good food, and boy was it really good! :-)


    Some of the gathering crowd:

    Dan Hienzsch one of the event organizers:

    And Shulie the other organizer announcing the raffle prizes:

    Dave Johnson from Leaf Cutter Studio introducing us to the Magic of Neon Art:


    And Steve Collins from JPL introducing us to he Magic of Landing on Mars:

    The dazzled crowd in the room:


    Me, Shulie and my Elegoo robot:

    And some more pictures of me and the robot :-) :

    Looking forward to more great events organized by Dan Hienzsch and Shulie :-)

    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Source code for the "Artificial Intelligence with Delphi & C++Builder" session from CodeRage XI

    Here is the source code for the "Artificial Intelligence with Delphi & C++Builder" session from CodeRage XI:

    http://www.mitov.com/CodeRageXIArtificialIntelligenceSources.zip

    And video replay of the session:


    In the session I used updated versions of the libraries. Here are prereleases of the libraries with the latest features included:

    http://www.mitov.com/AnimationLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/CommunicationLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/LogicLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/PlotLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/InstrumentLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/IntelligenceLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/SignalLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/AudioLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VisionLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VideoLab_VCL_7.8.2.53.zip

    The installs are only for RAD Studio/Delphi/C++ Builder 10.1 Berlin!

    The installs also include the new MQTT component in CommunicationLab that was demonstrated in another CodeRage XI session.

    Cheers,
      Boian

    #Delphi #OpenWire

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Just received 2 color sensors for the Visuino development gift from one of the Visuino users :-)

    Just received these 2 color sensors donated for the Visuino development :-).
    Looking forward to work on the support for them ASAP. Couple of other components are at the moment in the queue, but these should also happens in few days :-)






    #Visuino #Arduino


    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    CodeRageXI: Create IoT solutions with Delphi, Arduino, and Visuino

    Video from the CodeRage XI session "Create IoT solutions with Delphi and Arduino" . Shows 7 different projects developed with Visuino https://www.visuino.com, and 6 Delphi projects, including:

    - Multi Channel USB Communication
    - Read Accelerometer And Gyroscope Data from ESP8266 over WiFi
    - Bluetooth LE Remote Controlled Servo
    - Bluetooth Classic Remote Controlled Elegoo Robot http://elegoo.com/
    - MQTT Communication between multiple devices

    and more...

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    The PowerPoint presentations, sources, and few pictures from SoCal CodeCamp last Sunday

    Last Sunday I presented 4 sessions at SoCoal CodeCamp in USC . It was a lot of fun :-)

    Here are the PowerPoint presentations:

    Artificial Intelligence with .NET:
    www.mitov.com/Conferences/SoCal2016_ArtificialIntelligenceinDotNet.pptx

    Implementing Internet of Things with Visuino:
    www.mitov.com/Conferences/SoCal2016_VisuinoIoT.pptx

    Programming Arduino Robots with Visuino:
    www.mitov.com/Conferences/SoCal2016_VisuinoRobots.pptx

    Video, Audio Processing, DSP, Computer Visuino and Artificial Intelligence in Delphi:
    www.mitov.com/Conferences/SoCal2016_VideoAudioDelphi.pptx


    Here is also the code from the AI session:
    www.mitov.com/Conferences/SoCal2016_ArtificialInteligence.zip


    Although very intense, and tiring, I still found chance to snap few pictures:


    The "Programming Arduino Robots with Visuino" session:



    The "Video, Audio Processing, DSP, Computer Visuino and Artificial Intelligence in Delphi" session:





    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Just received my EVIVE prototype for Visuino support

    Just received my EVIVE prototype with 3D printed box :-)
    Looking forward to start working on Visuino support for it! Few other modules in the queue before it, but still may sneak a bit of work in the coming days...



    #Visuino #Arduino

    Monday, November 07, 2016

    Visuino at the second "Barnes and Noble" Mini Maker Faire

    Here are some pictures from the presentation of Visuino at "Barnes and Noble" Mini Maker Faire yesterday:

    Me programming the robot for Infrared Remote control:


    Hooking DHT11 sensor to Arduino Nano:

    Me "Wizarding" with the robot :-)



    And finally me and a space monkey :-)

    Cheers,
      Boian