Sunday, October 15, 2017

Summary of the Visuino Slack Chat yesterday




Yesterday was the first Visuino Slack Chat organized and moderated by Kurt Roesener .
The topic was Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE with Visuino .
3 people joined the chat and asked questions. Most were focused on implementing BLE with Visuino and what Bluetooth LE services are supported.
At the end there was a brief discussion around the upcoming MAC and Linux version of Visuino .
Kurt Roesener plans to post transcript of the chat soon.

We probably will organize more Visuino Slack Chats in the near future.

Thank you Kurt Roesener for your continuous support for the Visuino development!

#Visuino #Arduino

Assemble Kuman Arduino Robot Car KIT SM2 Step 9: Charge and Install the Batteries

Few 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
Step 8: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo

And here is the 9th assembly video - Charging and Installing 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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 6: Install the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger

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 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

Here is the 6th Assembly Video - Installing the Servo turning 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 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 #Robot

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Huge color changing WS2812 NeoPixels 7 Segment Arduino Clock by Rafał Czachurski with Visuino

Rafał Czachurski just posted some videos of his latest Visuino project! :-)
He makes a lot of really cool projects, and this surely is one of them :-)
He is making a huge 7 segment clock using Arduino and WS2812 NeoPixels:














For now he is experimenting with a single segment and controlling its color, but I am sure more segments will follow :-)
I am sure we will see many more videos of the project soon!
#Visuino #Arduino #NeoPixels

Monday, October 09, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 5: Install The Battery Box on the Chassis

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 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

Here is the 5th Assembly Video - Installing The Battery Box 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

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 4 (Video Layers and Effects)" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

And my 4th Video Processing with Delphi is now published in the Blaise Pascal Magazine :-)

In the article I used the latest VideoLab, InstrumentLab, 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.



Please enjoy :-)
This is the first part of the Video Effects and Animation series, and shows how you can add video layers with shapes, text, objects, and effects to the video. In the following articles, I will show you how you can use AnimationLab to Animate the Video Layers. Here is preview of the final application working:


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

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 4: Install The Arduino and Sensor Shield Boards on the Chassis

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 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

Here is the 4th Assembly Video - Installing The Arduino and Sensor Shield Boards 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

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 3: Install The Line Tracking Sensor Board on the Chassis

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 few of 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

Here is the third Assembly Video - Installing The Line Tracking Sensor Board 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, October 01, 2017

Pictures from the Hackaday LA September Meetup Last Thursday

On Thursday, I attended the Hackaday LA September 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 presenters:
  • Kalind Carpenter, JPL- "Rapid prototyping techniques for extreme manipulators and mobility platforms" - showcasing some of the prototyping techniques in the development of space robots, and demonstrating some of the robot prototypes.
  • Will Kalman - "Shooting Stars" - showing his gorgeous custom built automatic target tracking telescope with digital camera, and explaining the challenges of dark sky, and bright objects astronomy, and how to process the recorded pictures and videos.

At the end there were also few 2 minute lightning talks, and in one of them I announced the new Visuino Pro for Industrial Control now available as Beta:


Here are some pictures that I took from the event:
Shulie arranging the food:

The preparation of the stage:

And preparation for the recording equipment:

Visuino surrounded by my Robots :




And right next to Visuino a huge Transistor Sward, from the game Transistor:





And no such event will be complete without some Magnificent Arduino and Neopixels powered light sabers:





And some pictures from the gorgeous custom built Schmidt with digital camera, and smaller star tracking telescope:



Shulie opening the event:





Kalind Carpenter from JPL showing 3D printed materials for space robots:


And demonstrating law climbing robots:













The live broadcasting of the event:


Some of the lightning talks at the end:








Including me presenting Visuino Pro:


There was even Arduino powered swards showdown:


And me showing  Visuino to Greg Stevenson from the Orange County Delphi User Group:





Me at front of the gorgeous custom built Schmidt by Will Kalman:


And playing with some of the NASA 3D printed robot prototypes:


As always it was yet another great event! Thank you Dan and Shulie, and the entire Supply Frame Designlab team!
Looking forward to more great Hackaday events in the future :-)
#Hackaday

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 2: Install and Connect The Motor Driver Board

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
Step 1: Installing the Motors on the Chassis

Here is the second Assembly VideoInstalling and Connecting The Motor Driver 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 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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

And yet another Great Gift from Kurt Roesener for Visuino - Adalogger FeatherWing - RTC + SD :-)

And Kurt Roesener just surprised me with another gift today :-)

Adalogger FeatherWing - RTC + SD from Adafruit :-) Well... I guess we will be having it supported in Visuino soon :-)

Thank you Kurt for your generosity, and support for the Visuino Community!




#Visuino #Arduino

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