Monday, August 20, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 3: Installing the Battery And the micro:bit Controller

Few weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Here is the third Assembly Video - Install the Battery And the micro:bit Controller





I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also already mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino:


Now I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 6: Install and Connect the Ultrasonic Ranger

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board
Step 5: Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Speakers

Here is the 6th Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Ultrasonic Ranger





I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Programming Kuman Smart Car Arduino Robot SM11 with Visuino: Control the Motors

Few months ago, I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted the Assembly Videos:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals
Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver
Step 9: Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 10: Charge and Install The Batteries
Step 11: Program the Arduino with Visuino to Center The Servo

Now it is time to show you how to program the robot.
Here is the first video on: Programming the robot with Visuino  to control the motors.


As shown in the Video, the original wiring of the robot has a small limitation, and does not allow speed control on one side of the Robot, when using the Arduino Servo Library.
Here is the remapping needed to fix this problem:

Original Arduino Board pin mapping with the Arduino Servo library conflict:

Remapped Arduino Board pin mapping compatible with the Arduino Servo library:

Original Sensor Shield pin mapping with the Arduino Servo library conflict:

Remapped Sensor Shield pin mapping compatible with the Arduino Servo library:
I will be posting more tutorials on programming the Robot with Visuino so stay tuned! :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 2: Installing The Ultrasonic Ranger

Few weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Here is the second Assembly Video - Install The Ultrasonic Ranger



I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Friday, July 20, 2018

Assemble Kuman Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT SM11 Step 10: Charge and Install The Batteries

Few months ago, I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).
Due to some health problems, and heavy work on the Visuino , the Mitov Software Libraries and couple of other robots, I was not able to post new videos for it, but finally I have found a gap and recorded some more.

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals
Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver
Step 9: Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module

And here is, after a long delay, the 10th assembly video - Charge and Install The Batteries:




I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Monday, July 09, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 5: Install and Connect the Speakers

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board

Here is the 5th Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Speakers




I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Monday, June 25, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 1: Installing The Motors and Wheels

Couple weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Install The Motors and Wheels



I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board

Couple of weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs

Here is the 4th Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board




I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Monday, June 11, 2018

Received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

Last week I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

Here is the unboxing video:

This is how the assembled robot looks like:






I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled the Robot and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) . As part of the effort I already added initial BBC micro:bit support in Visuino, and it will be available in the next release :-)
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Received 2 Arduino Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Modules from XiaoR Geek for the Visuino development!

Few days ago, the great folks at XiaoR Geek sent me 2 Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Modules for the Visuino development :-)

Here are some pictures:



I will be traveling for the next couple of days, but when I am back, I will see to make some video tutorials for using the sensors with Arduino and Visuino :-)
Cheer,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 3: Install The Legs

Couple of weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs

Here is the third Assembly Video - Install The Legs



I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 2: Assemble The Legs

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Here is the second Assembly Video - Assemble The Legs


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Just received new cool Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

This week I received another Cool Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo donated for the Visuino development :-).
This is a brand new Elegoo product, and I received one of their very first sets.

Here is the unboxing video:

This is how the assembled robot looks like:



And some pictures of the box and what is included:



I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled it and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) .
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pictures from the Arduino Day organized by Hackerspace LA at Toolbox Los Angeles last Saturday

Last Saturday I was presenting Visuino  at the Arduino Day event organized by Hackerspace LA and hosted at Toolbox LA :-)
Here is more information about the event as well as plenty of pictures of me presenting:


https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

Here are also some pictures that I took from the event:

Unpacking my Robots for the show:


All my toys and Visuino:


The Hackerspace LA display area and toys:

Programming Cell Phone Arduino Shields presented by Alex Fraga:

The gathering crowd:


No Arduino event is complete without Food, Coffee and Refreshments:


Jorge Cornejo from Hackerspace LA presenting Arduino:

Some of the participants with their cool projects and heated discussions:



Toolbox LA is really a great place for makers, and startups!

Here are more pictures of the event, including pictures of me doing my Visuino presentation:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

It was a great event, and I am looking forward to meet the Hackerspace Los Angeles people again :-)

#Visuino #Arduino #arduinoday2018

Cheers,
  Boian






Sunday, May 13, 2018

Improve Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0: Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote

A while ago the great folks at Elegoo sent me a beautiful Robot Kit Version 1.0.
I already posted Assembly Instructions, and some tutorials on programming it.
Since then Elegoo introduced a newer and simpler to assemble 2.0 version, and the Elegoo folks sent me this really beautiful Smart Car Robot KIT Version 2.0 donated for the Visuino development.

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Assembling the Motors.
Step 2: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Motor Driver Board
Step 4: Installing the Line Following Sensors
Step 5: Installing the Arduino Board and the Sensors Shield
Step 6: Installing  the Infrared Remote Receiver Module

Step 7: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 8: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 9: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 10: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo
Step 11: Installing the Standoffs/Spacers on the Chassis
Step 12: Start Connecting The Cables between the sensors, and the boards
Step 13: Join the 2 layers of the Chassis together, and connect the rest of the cables
Step 14: Installing the Wheels
Step 15: Installing the Batteries
Step 16: Installing the HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 17: Tidy Up The Cables
Step 18: Center The Servo

I posted all the assembly instructions. The robot however has a small design problem that was fixed in Version 3 of the KIT. When using the Infrared Remote Receiver, the speed of one side of the motors can't be controlled.
There is however very easy fix for this that can be made in less than a minute, and here I am posting video on how to do it yourself - Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote :





I have also posted tutorials for assembling the even better Version 3 of the robot, and soon will be posting some more tutorials for all the versions, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Received 2 beautiful Maker UNO boards from Cytron Technologies for the Visuino development!

Today I received 2 beautiful Maker UNO boards from Cytron Technologies, generously donated for the Visuino development!
I am already working to add mapping for them in Visuino.
Please check and support their Kickstarter campaign!
The boards are really low cost, and loaded with cool features. They include user button, 12 user LEDs, and built in speaker!

The boards are of very high quality as you can see from the pictures:




I expect to have the Visuino support available for the modules later this week, so stay tuned :-)

Cheer,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 6 (Render video over different 2D and 3D surfaces, and elements)" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

And my 6th Video Processing with Delphi is now published in the Blaise Pascal Magazine :-)
In the previous articles I introduced you to many of the cool features of VideoLab, playing filtering and morphing videos. I also showed you how you can create cool video effects and animate them with AnimationLab. I even showed you how you can render InstrumentLab gauges, and clocks inside the video.
Those are just few of the VideoLab capabilities. VideoLab not only can render visual instruments inside the video, but also can display video inside visual instruments, Scope or Waterfall components. It can even render videos in bitmap type elements, such as buttons in the Scope or Waterfall, or even on the surface of 3D shapes such as Round Cube.

In the article I used the latest VideoLaband InstrumentLab, features, added recently. They are not available in the official VideoLab, and InstrumentLab release yet, so if you want to follow the article, you should download and install the latest prerelease that I posted recently here:
http://labpacks.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-first-delphi-102-tokyo-compatible.html

You can get the magazine from the Blaise Pascal Magazine website here.

Here are some pages from the article:




Please enjoy :-)
I am already working on the next Article, so stay tuned ;-)
#Delphi #OpenWire

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 9: Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals
Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver

And here is the 9th assembly video - Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module:


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Monday, December 18, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0 Step 18: Center The Servo

Few months ago the great folks at Elegoo sent me a beautiful Robot Kit Version 1.0.
I already posted Assembly Instructions, and some tutorials on programming it.
Since then Elegoo introduced a newer and simpler to assemble 2.0 version, and the Elegoo folks sent me this really beautiful Smart Car Robot KIT Version 2.0 donated for the Visuino development.

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Assembling the Motors.
Step 2: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Motor Driver Board
Step 4: Installing the Line Following Sensors
Step 5: Installing the Arduino Board and the Sensors Shield
Step 6: Installing  the Infrared Remote Receiver Module

Step 7: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 8: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 9: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 10: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo
Step 11: Installing the Standoffs/Spacers on the Chassis
Step 12: Start Connecting The Cables between the sensors, and the boards
Step 13: Join the 2 layers of the Chassis together, and connect the rest of the cables
Step 14: Installing the Wheels
Step 15: Installing the Batteries
Step 16: Installing the HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 17: Tidy Up The Cables

I posted all the assembly instructions, but since then I decided to add 2 more steps to have few improvements of the robot, so this is the second of the 2 bonus videos.

Here is the 18th Assembly Video - Center The Servo :



I have also posted tutorials for assembling the even better Version 3 of the robot, and soon will be posting some more tutorials for all the versions, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals

And here is the 8th assembly video - Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver:




I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5:  Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6:  Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO

And here is the 7th assembly video - Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals:




I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0 Step 17: Tidy Up The Cables

Few months ago the great folks at Elegoo sent me a beautiful Robot Kit Version 1.0.
I already posted Assembly Instructions, and some tutorials on programming it.
Since then Elegoo introduced a newer and simpler to assemble 2.0 version, and the Elegoo folks sent me this really beautiful Smart Car Robot KIT Version 2.0 donated for the Visuino development.

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Assembling the Motors.
Step 2: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Motor Driver Board
Step 4: Installing the Line Following Sensors
Step 5: Installing the Arduino Board and the Sensors Shield
Step 6: Installing  the Infrared Remote Receiver Module

Step 7: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 8: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 9: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 10: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo
Step 11: Installing the Standoffs/Spacers on the Chassis
Step 12: Start Connecting The Cables between the sensors, and the boards
Step 13: Join the 2 layers of the Chassis together, and connect the rest of the cables
Step 14: Installing the Wheels
Step 15: Installing the Batteries
Step 16: Installing the HC-06 Bluetooth Module

I posted all the assembly instructions, but since then I decided to add 2 more steps to have few improvements of the robot, so this is the first of the 2 bonus videos.

Here is the 17th Assembly Video - Tidy Up The Cables:



I have also posted tutorials for assembling the even better Version 3 of the robot, and soon will be posting some more tutorials for all the versions, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo

Friday, December 15, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5:  Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables

And here is the 6th assembly video - Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO:





I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box

And here is the 5th assembly video - Connect the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables:



I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 13: Center The Servo

Last year, the great folks at Elegoo sent me one of their great Arduino Robot Kit Version 1.0.
I already posted Assembly Instructions, and some tutorials on programming it.
Couple of month later, they introduced improved Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT Version 2.0 , and also sent me one :-). I posted Assembly Instructions for it too :-). I also mapped the Shield in Visuino , and started work on tutorials.
Elegoo did not stop there however, and few weeks ago I received the Latest Version 3 Arduino Robot Kit donated for the Visuino development!

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing and Connecting The Motor Driver Board
Step 3: Installing The Line Tracking Sensor Board on the Chassis
Step 4: Installing The Arduino and Sensor Shield Boards on the Chassis
Step 5: Installing The Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 6: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 7: Assembling and Installing the Obstacle Avoidance Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 8: Connecting the boards, and joining the 2 layers of the Chassis together
Step 9: Installing the Wheels
Step 10: Charging and Installing the Batteries
Step 11: Installing The HC-08 Bluetooth Module on the Sensor Shield
Step 12: Tidy Up The Cables

Here is the 13th Assembly Video - Center The Servo:



This is the last Assembly video. I have also mapped the Robot's Shield functionality in Visuino, and working to improve it even further.
I even succeeded to post one Video Tutorial on Simple Obstacle Avoidance with the Robot with Visuino:


I will try to make some more Visuino tutorials for the Robot, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 5 (Video Effects and Animations)" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

And my 5th Video Processing with Delphi is now published in the Blaise Pascal Magazine :-)

In the article I used the latest VideoLabInstrumentLab, and AnimationLab features, added recently. They are not available in the official VideoLab, InstrumentLab, and AnimationLab release yet, so if you want to follow the article, you should download and install the latest prerelease that I posted recently here:
http://labpacks.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-first-delphi-102-tokyo-compatible.html

You can get the magazine from the Blaise Pascal Magazine website here.



Here is also the source code for the project from the article:
http://www.mitov.com/DelphiVideoEffectsAndAnimations.zip

Please enjoy :-)
This is the second part of the Video Effects and Animation series, and shows how you can use Animation Timeline from AnimationLab to animate the video layers and effects.
Here is preview of the final application working:



I am already working on the next Article, so stay tuned ;-)
#Delphi #OpenWire

Monday, December 11, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM11 Step 4: Install the Servo, Ranger and Battery Box

Few weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it

And here is the 4th assembly video - Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box:





I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I am also looking into what is the best way to map the Robot functionality in Visuino .
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Assemble Tamiya 71107 Remote Control Mechanical Insect Robot

Last weekend I was presenting at SoCal CodeCamp in LA, and one of the attendees, brought me a cool Remote Control Insect KIT from TAMIYA.


This time I decided to make the video on one take, but it turned out to be a mistake :-( . The camera stopped recording after a while so part of the process was not recorded :-( .
I am sorry for this, Will make sure to find better ways to record videos in the future. I have recapped the missing steps at the end.

Here is the KIT before the assembly:


Now that I have the robot assembled, I will see to add controller and some sensors to it, and make some cool Robot projects with Visuino :-)