Thursday, October 26, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 9: Installing the Wheels

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

Here is the 9th 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 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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 8: Connect And Assemble 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
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

Here is the 8th Assembly Video - Connecting the boards, and joining the 2 layers of the Chassis together:


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 19, 2017

Just received new cool SM11 Arduino Robot KIT from Kuman for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)


This week I received another Cool Arduino Robot SM11 KIT from Kuman donated for the Visuino development :-).
This is a brand new Kuman product, and I received one of their very first sets.

This set is quite different than the SM2 KIT that I have received before:
http://labpacks.blogspot.com/2017/08/just-received-another-cool-sm2-arduino.html

This set has all the necessary sensors already installed on the chassis, has Rotating Ultrasonic Ranger, infrared obstacle detection and line following sensors, buzzer, and even has LED lights that can be used at night.
It can be programmed as autonomous or remote controlled robot. It has both Infrared Remote and Bluetooth receivers.
The set also includes rechargable batteries and charger for them.
Since the Arduino board is easily detachable, it should be easy to upgrade the board to Mega of other more powerful Arduino, or even install and use Teensy, ESP8266 or ESP32 in the breadboard area.
I will be posting assembly instructions soon, but here is a short unboxing video, and some picture from the parts :-)

This is a stock photo of how the assembled robot looks like:

Here is the unboxing video:

And some pictures of the box and what is included:



I hope you have will the video :-).
Looking forward to assemble it and start programming it with Visuino :-) .

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

VideoLab, VisionLab and BasicLab now support Cross Platform Video Capture in Windows, MAC, iOS, and Android!

The work to port all of the Mitov Software libraries to cross platform is rapidly progressing. Almost every day another component or feature is ported! Sometimes however a major functionality gets ported... In the last couple of weeks, I was able to add new cross platform Video Capture Component in VideoLab, VisionLab and BasicVideo!

I have uploaded the latest versions of the libraries with the new capture component, and you can download them from here:

https://labpacks.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-first-delphi-102-tokyo-compatible.html


Here are some screenshots of the new functionality:

The new cross platform Video Capture component:

And connected in the OpenWire Editor:

VideoLab Video Capture in Windows:

VideoLab Video Capture in MAC:

VideoLab Video Capture in Android:


I expect to have even more exciting stuff coming in the following weeks so stay tuned! :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Delphi #OpenWire


Assemble Elegoo Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT 3.0 Step 7: Assemble and Install 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
Step 6: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger

Here is the 7th Assembly Video - Assembling and Installing the Obstacle Avoidance 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

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