Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How long it takes to rebuild the Mitov Software products?

If you wonder how long it takes to do a full rebuild of the Mitov Software products, well... here is the answer :-)
13H and 27 Minutes, excluding the time to build the help files (Another 2H+):

It appears that building about 50 products takes its time :-D .
Working toward the next official release, hopefully soon :-) . Doing preliminary testing to make sure all installers work properly in all environments.


#Delphi #OpenWire

Monday, July 24, 2017

Received 2 Smart Programmable Displays with Microcontrollers and WiFi capabilities for Visuino from my friends at 4D Systems!

Last week brought me another great surprize. 2 Smart Programmable Displays with Built In Microcontrollers and WiFi capabilities.
A 4Duino 2.4" TFT LCD  IoT Display Module, and a gen4-IoD-32T - gen4 Internet of Displays (IoD) Display Module from 4D Systems donated for the Visuino development.

Both modules have Arduino IDE support, and I have already installed it.
Now time to start working on the Visuino support for them :-)

#Visuino #Arduino

Monday, July 17, 2017

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 2" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

In the latest Blaise Pascal Magazine, I wrote my second 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:

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hackaday LA July Meetup Last Thursday - "On Cats and Typing Robots" with Elecia White

On Thursday, I attended the Hackaday LA July Meetup - On Cats and Typing Robots with Elecia White .
As always, it was a great event, organized by Dan and Shulie and the rest of the team from Supplyframe DesignLab.
This time there was only one presentation, but it was a rare treat :-)
Elecia White from Embedded.FM demonstrated some of her work on Computer Vision and controlling manipulator robot as part of her typing robot experimental project. She also had the robot hand follow a laser marker thus simulating a robot Cat :-)

Here are some pictures that I took from the event:

The gathering crowd:

The great food:

The cool Supplyframe DesignLab place:

The "Show and Tell" area:
On the foreground the Will Kalman's display of rotation speed control with Arduino Nano, and  
 Tim Trzepacz showing blinking Tiaras. My Robots visible on the background :

The TerraPreta Project prototypes:

And Visuino surrounded by my Robots :

Shulie opening the event:

And Dan taking over:

Passing the microphone to Elecia White from Embedded.FM:

Elecia White explaining inverse kinematics:

And with the Dan's help, showing Laser Pointer Following Robot Arm:

The Supply Frame Designlab was broadcasting the video live, and you can see the replay on their Facebook Page here:

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pictures and Videos from the HexLab Makerspace "Hangout and Games Night" last week

Last week I attended the HexLab Makerspace "Hangout and Games Night".
This was the second time I attended "Games Night" event, and it was fantastic!
We had a lot of fun, playing games, and I was showing off Visuino and my Elegoo and Kuman robots :-)
Today I finally had a chance to post some pictures:

And here is a video of us playing with one of the Elegoo Robots programmed with Visuino and remotely controlled from Delphi Android App:

The Tilt controls the driving, and a slider controls the Servo with the Ultrasonic Ranger. The distance is measured and sent to the Android to be displayed.
Hope to post tutorial on it soon :-)

And here I am playing HTC Vive 3D Game:

The HexLab Makerspace is really cool place, and I greatly advise you to check it out if you are in the area!
The have a lot of cool equipment - 3D Printers, Scanners, CNCs and plenty more. They also organize a lot of classes, and events.
If you have cool ideas, they can help you turn them into a reality :-)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0 Step 14: Installing the Wheels

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 just 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

Here is the 14th Assembly Video - Installing the Wheels

I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also already mapped the Robot's Shield functionality in Visuino, and I have done few projects with it :-) . Even had a chance to show it programmed for Bluetooth control last week at the Hackaday event in Pasadena:

at CodeCraft in Westlake Village:

and during the Hex Lab Game Night last week:

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


#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Video 2: Remote Controlled HO Scale Model Train by Visuino programmed ESP8266 Modules

Jezy Zie just posted a second cool video of what appears to be HO Scale Model Train controlled by Visuino programmed ESP8266, from a second ESP8266 :-)
The Train actually looks like PIKO made train judging by the couplers:

He seems to be experimenting with very fine speed control of DC Brushless motors to run the locomotive.

#Visuino #Arduino