Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 1: Install the Motors

Few months ago, 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 couple of weeks ago I received the Latest Version 3 Arduino Robot Kit donated for the Visuino development!

I already posted Unboxing video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Installing the Motors on the Chassis:


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 Shield 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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 8: Install the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo

Couple of weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis
Step 4: Installing the Arduino UNO Board on the Chassis
Step 5: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Chassis directly or on top of Servo
Step 6: Installing the Breadboards on the Chassis
Step 7: Connecting the Servo to the Arduino Board

And here is the 8th assembly video - Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo:



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

Received cool STMicroelectronics SensorTile KIT for Visuino support from Hackster.IO

Couple of days ago, I received this very nice STMicroelectronics SensorTile KIT from Hackster.IO donated for the Visuino development.

Thank you Hackster.IO and STElectonics!

It comes with Arduino compatible shield, rechargable battery, programming adapter, and plastic box.
The main module (the SensorTile) is quite packed:

  • STM32L476 - 32-bit ultra-low-power MCU with Cortex M4F
  • LSM6DSM - iNEMO inertial module: 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope
  • LSM303AGR - Ultra-compact high-performance eCompass module: ultra-low power 3D accelerometer and 3D magnetometer
  • LPS22HB - MEMS nano pressure sensor: 260-1260 hPa absolute digital output barometer
  • MP34DT04 - 64 dB SNR digital MEMS MICROPHONE
  • BlueNRG-MS - Bluetooth low energy network processor

For now I am still exploring the best options to add the Visuino support. I would expect that the SensorTile will be added soon to the modules supported by stm32duino and from there the Visuino supports should be very straightforward.


At the moment I am still working on adding Visuino  support for some of the other modules and robots that I have received recently, but I would expect this module will also be supported soon :-)

Cheers,
  Boian


Saturday, September 09, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 7: Connect The Servo

Couple of weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis
Step 4: Installing the Arduino UNO Board on the Chassis
Step 5: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Chassis directly or on top of Servo
Step 6: Installing the Breadboards on the Chassis

And here is the 7th assembly video - Connecting the Servo to the Arduino Board:


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

Friday, September 08, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 6: Install the Breadboards

Couple of weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis
Step 4: Installing the Arduino UNO Board on the Chassis
Step 5: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Chassis directly or on top of Servo

And here is the 6th assembly video - Installing the Breadboards on the Chassis:


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

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Pictures from the Hackaday LA August Meetup Last Tuesday

Last Tuesday, I attended the Hackaday LA August Meetup  .
As always, it was a great event, organized by Dan and Shulie and the rest of the team from Supplyframe DesignLab.
There were 2 presentations:

  • Hunter Futo - "We Shape Our Tools & Our Tools Shape Us"
  • Diego Porqueras - "Crowdfunding: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly"
Both presentations were great! 
Hunter Futo focused on the challenges of industrial design process.
Diego Porqueras shared his experience running 3 different Kickstarter campaigns.


Here are some pictures that I took from the event:

Setting up my robots, Visuino, and the EVIVE that I received recently:

Right next to Shulie :

The always great food:


And crowd:


Shulie opening the event:



Followed by Dan :


Captivating the crowd:


Dan helping Hunter Futo to setup for the presentation:


And Hunter Futo making the presentation:


And Diego Porqueras presenting:

and showing his new Actuator Project with the assistance of Shulie :



Some lighting talks at the end of the event:


And me showing the robots, Visuino, and the EVIVE :







As always it was yet another great event! Thank you Dan and Shulie!
Looking forward to more great Hackaday events in the future :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Hackaday #Visuino

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 5: Install the Ultrasonic Ranger

Couple of weeks ago I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis
Step 4: Installing the Arduino UNO Board on the Chassis

And here is the 5th assembly video -  Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Chassis directly or on top of Servo:


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

Monday, September 04, 2017

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 3" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

In the latest Blaise Pascal Magazine, I wrote my third article on Video Processing with Delphi.

In the article I used the latest VideoLab features, added recently. They are not available in the official VideoLab 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.


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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Just received production EVIVE - Arduino Mega Based Educational Platform and Starter KIT for Visuino support

Just received my production EVIVE and the Starter KIT for it generously donated for the Visuino development :-)
The EVIVE is Arduino Mega based educational platform with builtin LiPo battery, Color Display, ADC, DACs, RTC, Touch Sensors, Motor Drivers, MicroSD, Buttons, Switches, Potentiometers, and more...
It even has built in small breadboard for  prototyping, and read connectors for Bluetooth HC-05/06, ESP8266 WiFi and XBee.
I already have implemented support for most of the EVIVE functionality in Visuino , and now that I have the latest version of EVIVE, I will see to add the rest of the Visuino support in the next few days.

Here is Unboxing Video:


Here are also some pictures from the EVIVE Controller Box:




And the Starter KIT:





At the moment the only functionality not yet supported in Visuino is the touch sensor, and the RTC. Both will be added soon.

Here is how the current EVIVE support in Visuino looks like:

As you can see most of the functionality is already there, and the rest will be there soon :-)
Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #EVIVE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 4: Install the Arduino on the Chassis

Last week I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis

And here is the 4th assembly video -  Installing the Arduino UNO Board on the Chassis :




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

Received 2 great IoT Maduino - Arduino + LoRa Radio modules for Visuino from my friends at Makerfabs!

Couple of days ago, I received another great surprise. 2 Maduino 868/915 MHz LoRa Radio Modules from my good friends at Makerfabs generously donated for the Visuino development:-) .
The modules are small form factor Arduino compatible controllers with RFM95W LoRa on the board, and LiPo Battery support, which makes them perfect for implementing remote sensor or actuator projects, especially in areas that lack any other connectivity infrastructure.
Makerfabs also have 433 MHz RFM98W version of the modules.
Here are some pictures from the modules. As you can see they are, as expected from Makerfabs, of very good quality :

Each module comes with gold plated pin headers, and small antenna:







I am very thankful to my friends from Makerfabs, and I have already added support for them in Visuino . The support will be included in the next Visuino version :-)

#Visuino #Arduino


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 3: Install the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis

Last week I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM2 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 2: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis

And here is the third assembly video -  Installing the Wheels, and the Breadboard Shelf on the Chassis :




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

Received Teensy 3.6 donated by Rafal Czachurski for the Visuino development!

Last week I received a Teensy 3.6 generously donated by Rafal Czachurski for the Visuino development :-)
Thank you Rafal for your continuous support!
This should allow me to add and test support for the MicroSD on the module, and I am already working on this :-)








The work on the MicroSD support has started, and I hope to have it available in the next Visuino release, so stay tuned... ;-)

#Visuino #Arduino