my robot build log website

Hi, I have been working on a small 4 legged robot using Robotis Dynamixel AX-12+ networked servos and a custom built on board computer to be
controlled via WiFi from ai software running on a desktop computer. If anyone is interested in checking out the progress, I have been working on a web site and a blog at http://robotsaustralia.googlepages.com Current status has the electronics built, and firmware development starting, but the mechanicals are still in the design phase. Cheers, RobotsAustralia
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On Aug 8, 1:51 pm, " snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com"

Looks good so far. Are the eyes functional?
-- John
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Very cool! And a really nice workshop!
What CAD software did you use to create the slick graphics ? I'm currently doing a CNC conversion, too, and it's more involved than I had hoped, but not too bad overall.
Keep us posted ! JCD
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Thanks, A good workshop is a fantastic help, I couldn't imagine not using a mill or lathe for certain jobs now. The ability to cut curved shapes in materials is what is really driving the CNC conversion. However the conversion is not really getting any attention at the moment, I'm pushing all the effort into the quadruped robot. Maybe once I get to a stable milestone with that, I will turn back to the CNC fitout of the mill.

The cameras are modules which have the image sensor and an IC which performs JPEG compression and handles a TTL serial interface. The serial interface means it is very easy to run into the micro, however it is very slow, so the frame rate and image size are very limited.

image. I have tested the cameras on the bench with two different bits of software, one which comes from the manufacturer, and another off the web somewhere, and the cameras seem to work well. I have a protocol document, and although some people on the web have reported difficulties getting them going, I figure if I run into problems I can just 'spy' on the raw communications to/from the camera with the manufacturer's software to pinpoint any troublesome areas of the protocol.
The real difficulty will be managing the streaming data across the wifi link whilst maintaining the other functions of the robot, and that might require some fancy software.
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Hi,
What modules are you using for the cameras?
Regards Ian Dobson
Home of the Atmel based UDP mobile web cam http://www.planet-ian.com All mails scanned with av-filter.pl (F-Prot / perl)
wrote: > >> Looks good so far. Are the eyes functional? > > The cameras are modules which have the image sensor and an IC which > performs JPEG compression and handles a TTL serial interface. The > serial interface means it is very easy to run into the micro, however > it is very slow, so the frame rate and image size are very limited. >>From memory I should be able to get 1.5fps for a basic small colour > image. I have tested the cameras on the bench with two different bits > of software, one which comes from the manufacturer, and another off > the web somewhere, and the cameras seem to work well. I have a > protocol document, and although some people on the web have reported > difficulties getting them going, I figure if I run into problems I can > just 'spy' on the raw communications to/from the camera with the > manufacturer's software to pinpoint any troublesome areas of the > protocol. > > The real difficulty will be managing the streaming data across the > wifi link whilst maintaining the other functions of the robot, and > that might require some fancy software. >
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On Aug 10, 12:57 am, "ian dobson" <i.dobson@(nospamplease)planet- ian.com> wrote:

The cameras are C328 modules purchased from electronics123.com.
Murray
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