Wednesday, November 07, 2018

My Visuino and Delphi Sessions at SoCal Code Camp in USC, Los Angeles on November 11th

I plan to present 4 Visuino and Delphi sessions at the SoCal Code Camp in USC, Los Angeles on November 11th:



You can see the complete list of sessions here:


If you are in the area, please join the sessions. The Conference is Free!
Please also vote for the session, if you plan to attend, so the organizers can assign room with proper size :-)



Last 3 years, I attended the conference (You can actually see me on the picture above almost right in the center :-D ), and it was a great event!

Even if you are not interested in my sessions, please check out all the great sessions by the rest of the presenters!

Please note that the site seems to be very popular, and sometimes the server is overwhelmed and timeouts. If you get timeout error, please try later again!

#Delphi #OpenWire #Visuino

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Just received new cool Pre Production Balancing Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

Yesterday I received a brand new Arduino Balancing Robot KIT from Elegoo donated for the Visuino development :-).

Here is Unboxing Video of the robot KIT:



This is a pre production version of the robot KIT and it does not have even manual yet. However, with some help from the friendly Elegoo people, I was able to assemble the robot, and here are some pictures of it.


Here are some pictures of the assembled robot:



It arrived well packed:

In a very nice tightly packed box:



I am working on the Assembly videos, and hope to post them in the following days.
The robot comes with fair number of sensors, RGB LEDs and more and I will be exploring it all in the coming days. Once I am familiar with it, I will see to map the Breakout board as Arduino Shield in Visuino and will start working on programming the robot with Visuino , so stay tuned :-)

Cheers,
  Boian



#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot


Saturday, November 03, 2018

Assemble Macetech Arduino RGB NeoPixel Shades KIT Step 2: Assemble The Front Panel

Couple of weeks ago I received a cool Macetech Arduino RGB Shades KIT from Jim McKeeth of Embarcadero donated for the Visuino development :-) .

I already posted:
Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Temples

Here is the second Assembly Video - Assemble The Front Panel



I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I have also already added the RGB Shades support in Visuino, and it is available in the current release :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #Arduino #Delphi #Macetech



Sunday, October 28, 2018

Received the official release version of Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

Couple of weeks ago I received another Cool Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo donated for the Visuino development :-).

This is the Final Production Version of the Robot. I already posted videos for the Preproduction Version that I received a while ago, and now I am starting with the Unboxing of the new version.
There are some changes in the design, and I will cover them during the new Assembly videos.
Here is the Unboxing Video of the new version:

I am preparing the Assembly videos for new Robot and will post them in the following days. I have mapped the Robot's 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 #PenguinBot

Monday, October 22, 2018

Assemble Macetech Arduino RGB NeoPixel Shades KIT Step 1: Assemble The Temples

About a week ago I received a cool Macetech Arduino RGB Shades KIT from Jim McKeeth of Embarcadero donated for the Visuino development :-) .

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Assemble The Temples


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days.
I have also already added the RGB Shades support in Visuino, and it is available in the current release :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #Arduino #Delphi #Macetech


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Assemble Pre Production Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 8: Center The Servos

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is now available to purchase. The KIT I used in the video was a pre production version.
I have also received the production version, and will post videos for it too :-)

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board
Step 5: Install and Connect the Speakers
Step 6: Install and Connect the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 7: Finish the Assembly

Here is the 8th Assembly Video - Center The Servos



I am preparing the Assembly videos for the release version of the Robot and will post them in the following days. I have mapped the Robot's 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 #PenguinBot

Monday, October 15, 2018

My "Video Processing with Delphi Part 7 (Video Capture from Web Cameras, IP Cameras, TV Tuners, Web Streams, Generate, Record, Broadcast, and Receive Video)" article in the Blaise Pascal Magazine is published :-)

And my 7th Video Processing with Delphi is now published in the Blaise Pascal Magazine :-)
In the previous articles I introduced you to many of the cool features of VideoLab, playing filtering and morphing videos. I also showed you how you can create cool video effects and animate them with AnimationLab. I even showed you how you can render InstrumentLab gauges, and clocks inside the video, and how you can render the video in variety of 2D and 3D surfaces.

In this article, I demonstrate how easy it is to capture from variety of devices or online video streams, generate your own video, and how to record or broadcast the captured or generated video.



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.

Here are some pages from the article:




Please enjoy :-)
I am already working on the next Article, so stay tuned ;-)
Cheers,
  Boian

#Delphi #OpenWire

Received a cool Macetech Arduino RGB Shades KIT from Jim McKeeth of Embarcadero for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

Last week I received a cool Macetech Arduino RGB Shades KIT from Jim McKeeth of Embarcadero donated for the Visuino development :-).


The kit comes in a nice box:

And here is what's inside:

Here is the unboxing video:

I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled the Shades and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) . As part of the effort I already added RGB Shades support in Visuino, and it will be available in the next release :-)

The RGB Shades are now available as Arduino Board:

And all the modules are mapped in Visuino:

Jim McKeeth also has a Shades KIT and is planning some really cool Visuino and Delphi projects with the Shades, so make sure you follow him! :-)
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian



#Visuino  #Arduino #Delphi #Macetech

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Assemble Pre Production Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 7: Finish the Assembly

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is now available to purchase. The KIT I used in the video was a pre production version.
I have also received the production version, and will post videos for it too :-)

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board
Step 5: Install and Connect the Speakers
Step 6: Install and Connect the Ultrasonic Ranger

Here is the 7th Assembly Video - Finish the Assembly


I am preparing the Assembly videos for the release version of the Robot and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's 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 #PenguinBot

Monday, August 20, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 3: Installing the Battery And the micro:bit Controller

Few weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Here is the third Assembly Video - Install the Battery And the micro:bit Controller





I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also already mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino:


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

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 6: Install and Connect the Ultrasonic Ranger

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board
Step 5: Install and Connect the Speakers

Here is the 6th Assembly Video - Install and Connect 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 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 #PenguinBot

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Programming Kuman Smart Car Arduino Robot SM11 with Visuino: Control the Motors

Few months ago, I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted the Assembly Videos:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals
Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver
Step 9: Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 10: Charge and Install The Batteries
Step 11: Program the Arduino with Visuino to Center The Servo

Now it is time to show you how to program the robot.
Here is the first video on: Programming the robot with Visuino  to control the motors.


As shown in the Video, the original wiring of the robot has a small limitation, and does not allow speed control on one side of the Robot, when using the Arduino Servo Library.
Here is the remapping needed to fix this problem:

Original Arduino Board pin mapping with the Arduino Servo library conflict:

Remapped Arduino Board pin mapping compatible with the Arduino Servo library:

Original Sensor Shield pin mapping with the Arduino Servo library conflict:

Remapped Sensor Shield pin mapping compatible with the Arduino Servo library:
I will be posting more tutorials on programming the Robot with Visuino so stay tuned! :-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Kuman #Robot

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 2: Installing The Ultrasonic Ranger

Few weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted:
Here is the second Assembly Video - Install 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 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  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Friday, July 20, 2018

Assemble Kuman Smart Car Arduino Robot KIT SM11 Step 10: Charge and Install The Batteries

Few months ago, I received a Cool Arduino Robot Car SM11 KIT from the great folks at Kuman generously donated for the Visuino development :-).
Due to some health problems, and heavy work on the Visuino , the Mitov Software Libraries and couple of other robots, I was not able to post new videos for it, but finally I have found a gap and recorded some more.

I already posted:
Unboxing video
Step 1: Installing the Motors and Attaching the Wheels
Step 2: Installing The Boards And Sensors
Step 3: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger mount, and install the Ultrasonic Ranger on it
Step 4: Installing the Servo, the Ultrasonic Ranger, and the Battery Box
Step 5: Connecting the Motor Driver Board and the Battery Box Cables
Step 6: Connecting the Sensors, Servo, Buzzer, Button, and Turn Signal LEDs to the Sensor Shield on top of the Arduino UNO
Step 7: Installing The LED Lights and Turn Signals
Step 8: Installing The Infrared Remote Receiver
Step 9: Installing The HC-06 Bluetooth Module

And here is, after a long delay, the 10th assembly video - Charge and Install 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 #Robot

Monday, July 09, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 5: Install and Connect the Speakers

Few weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs
Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board

Here is the 5th Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Speakers




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 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 #PenguinBot

Monday, June 25, 2018

Assemble Yah Boom micro:bit Robot KIT Step 1: Installing The Motors and Wheels

Couple weeks ago, I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Install The Motors and 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 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  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 4: Install and Connect the Arduino Control Board

Couple of weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs
Step 3: Install The Legs

Here is the 4th Assembly Video - Install and Connect the Arduino Control 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 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 #PenguinBot

Monday, June 11, 2018

Received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

Last week I received a cool BBC micro:bit Yah Boom Robot KIT from Makerfabs donated for the Visuino development :-).

Here is the unboxing video:

This is how the assembled robot looks like:






I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled the Robot and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) . As part of the effort I already added initial BBC micro:bit support in Visuino, and it will be available in the next release :-)
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino  #microbit #Makerfabs #Robot #YahBoom

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Received 2 Arduino Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Modules from XiaoR Geek for the Visuino development!

Few days ago, the great folks at XiaoR Geek sent me 2 Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Modules for the Visuino development :-)

Here are some pictures:



I will be traveling for the next couple of days, but when I am back, I will see to make some video tutorials for using the sensors with Arduino and Visuino :-)
Cheer,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 3: Install The Legs

Couple of weeks ago, the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them
Step 2: Assemble The Legs

Here is the third Assembly Video - Install The Legs



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 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 #PenguinBot

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 2: Assemble The Legs

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Here is the second Assembly Video - Assemble The Legs


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 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 #PenguinBot

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them


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 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 #PenguinBot

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

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

Here is the unboxing video:

This is how the assembled robot looks like:



And some pictures of the box and what is included:



I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled it and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) .
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pictures from the Arduino Day organized by Hackerspace LA at Toolbox Los Angeles last Saturday

Last Saturday I was presenting Visuino  at the Arduino Day event organized by Hackerspace LA and hosted at Toolbox LA :-)
Here is more information about the event as well as plenty of pictures of me presenting:


https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

Here are also some pictures that I took from the event:

Unpacking my Robots for the show:


All my toys and Visuino:


The Hackerspace LA display area and toys:

Programming Cell Phone Arduino Shields presented by Alex Fraga:

The gathering crowd:


No Arduino event is complete without Food, Coffee and Refreshments:


Jorge Cornejo from Hackerspace LA presenting Arduino:

Some of the participants with their cool projects and heated discussions:



Toolbox LA is really a great place for makers, and startups!

Here are more pictures of the event, including pictures of me doing my Visuino presentation:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

It was a great event, and I am looking forward to meet the Hackerspace Los Angeles people again :-)

#Visuino #Arduino #arduinoday2018

Cheers,
  Boian






Sunday, May 13, 2018

Improve Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0: Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote

A while 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 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
Step 14: Installing the Wheels
Step 15: Installing the Batteries
Step 16: Installing the HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 17: Tidy Up The Cables
Step 18: Center The Servo

I posted all the assembly instructions. The robot however has a small design problem that was fixed in Version 3 of the KIT. When using the Infrared Remote Receiver, the speed of one side of the motors can't be controlled.
There is however very easy fix for this that can be made in less than a minute, and here I am posting video on how to do it yourself - Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote :





I have also posted tutorials for assembling the even better Version 3 of the robot, and soon will be posting some more tutorials for all the versions, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Received 2 beautiful Maker UNO boards from Cytron Technologies for the Visuino development!

Today I received 2 beautiful Maker UNO boards from Cytron Technologies, generously donated for the Visuino development!
I am already working to add mapping for them in Visuino.
Please check and support their Kickstarter campaign!
The boards are really low cost, and loaded with cool features. They include user button, 12 user LEDs, and built in speaker!

The boards are of very high quality as you can see from the pictures:




I expect to have the Visuino support available for the modules later this week, so stay tuned :-)

Cheer,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino