Saturday, May 3, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

My birthday gift

Well I broke down and let my better half buy me a 3D printer - Printrbot Simple 2014 Kit with aluminum bed and metal extruder mechanism. Here are some pictures I took during unboxing and the build.

Unfortunately I will have to wait a week to test the printing as 1 bolt was missing. I did very much enjoy the actual building (5 hours straight thru). I guess the maker in me will find the total experience greater for having done the build and then knowing exactly what is happening as I start printing objects with it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It has been awhile...

I have not done posted in awhile, but have been working on my raspibot. I have started testing some python code to send control commands from a PC to the raspberry Pi controlling the robot. The PC runs python code to read a joystick and then transmit a command over a tcp link to the raspibot. The code is still in the early test stages. Below are some more recent pictures of the raspibot. I have redone the mount for the ultrasonic sensor and camera so that the viewing angle can be lowered or raised.

First the camera and sensor pointing down.

 Second the camera and sensor closer to level.

This is a rear shot and you can see the joystick.

When I get my python code cleaned up a bit I will post the github link.