swanky dev kit ?

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metis
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swanky dev kit ?

Postby metis » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:08 pm

so 1000 of these kits are being given away, it's not my forte, but i suspect these might be useful for doing some door control or CNC machines, or other things.... is it worth putting together a team or two from the group to see what can be managed?

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Re: swanky dev kit ?

Postby jtbarclay » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:58 am

We have a couple working roombas in the parts area. Anyone want to have a talk about entering for one of these boards, use the usb stacks to interface the microsoft kinect with the opensource drivers. A system that creates a somewhat 3d map of the room using it to follow a smart path vacuuming more efficiently.

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Re: swanky dev kit ?

Postby mcsteve » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:16 am

jtbarclay wrote:We have a couple working roombas...


For variable values of "working," anyway. I borrowed one to poke at for a bit and try to install an Arduino, but I think the battery pack is shot. I haven't tried the other one yet.
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Re: swanky dev kit ?

Postby heuermh » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:47 pm

jtbarclay wrote:...use the usb stacks to interface the microsoft kinect with the opensource drivers.


I would love to give this a try, if someone has the hardware.

http://www.shiffman.net/2010/11/14/kine ... processing

If I could translate video+depth of me stomping on buttons into OSC messages, then I wouldn't need to finish the electronics on my pedal board.


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