Sunday, January 29, 2017

Connecting the Driving Motors to the Motor Control Shield 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, how to assemble the Pan and Tilt Camera Mount, and how to install the Arduino, Motor Shield and the Servo Control Boards.
Here is the next Assembly video, showing how to connect the Driving Motors to the Motor Control Shield:



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

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino

Friday, January 27, 2017

And my gift for the Chinese New year from Makerfabs - Combined GPS and GSM/GPRS Shield!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

This week I received from Makerfabs my Arduino Nano and NodeMCU IoT Starter Kit for Visuino for the upcoming IoT Bootcamp organized by Mitov Software and Embarcadero.

The great folks from Makerfabs did not miss the opportunity to surprise me with additional gift, just for the Chinese New Year! In the box was included one of their best products! A combined GPS and GSM/GPRS Shield!

As you can see from the pictures, as it has always been my experience with Makerfabs, the Shield is of a superb quality!



As all shields and modules manufactured by Makerfabs, the Shield came with QC sticker.


And with the GPS and the GSM antennas:


The Shield came well packaged, and with cushioning protection for all connector pins:



I am very thankful to my friends from Makerfabs, and wish them all, and all of you Happy Chinese New Year!

Boian

#Visuino #Arduino

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Just received my Arduino Nano and NodeMCU IoT Starter Kit for Visuino development

Today I received my Arduino Nano and NodeMCU IoT Starter Kit for Visuino development from the great folks at Makerfabs!
The inspection revealed that the components in the KIT are as promised of great quality! Thank you Makerfabs . The kit looks great! Will start using it right away, and recording the videos for the IoT Boot Camp .
As you can see from the pictures, the packaging is superb, and the main boards (controllers and OLED display ) are carefully protected from damage including with cushioning on the pins.







The controllers and the OLED Display module came well packaged and with cushioning to prevent damage to the pins (I have tried to lighten the image, so you can see the cushioning more clear ):

The kit also comes with what is probably the smallest form factor NodeMCU module. Will post more individually on this module in the coming days.
Hope to post more about the KIT and the included modules soon, as well as building instructions for number of cool projects that I have planned :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino

Friday, January 20, 2017

My 3rd "Artificial Intelligence with Delphi" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published


My 3rd Artificial Intelligence article is now published in the latest Blaise Pascal Magazine. In the article I used the latest IntelligenceLab features, added recently. They are not available in the official IntelligenceLab release, 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/2017/01/partial-port-of-most-of-mitov-software.html

You can get the magazine from the Blaise Pascal Magazine web site here.



I am already working on the 4th Artificial Intelligence article, and hope to have it available in the next issue :-)

#Delphi #OpenWire

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.
    Please note that I have updated the links to the latest versions of the libraries!



    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 updated 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_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/CommunicationLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/LogicLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/PlotLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/InstrumentLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/IntelligenceLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/SignalLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/AudioLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VisionLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.zip
    http://www.mitov.com/VideoLab_VCL_7.8.2.107.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