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Sunday, April 14

  1. page telepresence edited ... Due to the nature of the UR wireless networks, direct communication between machines is imposs…
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    Due to the nature of the UR wireless networks, direct communication between machines is impossible. Instead, you'll need to create an ad-hoc wireless network between the MacBook and any controlling computers. The process is unreliable and finicky at best, especially between platforms. View detailed setup instructions.
    codeThe Code
    The original code:
    fixed-roombot.zip »
    A newer version (by Adina Rubinoff and Josh Pawlicki), which adds an animated face:
    chatty-roomba.zip
    Download: chatty-roomba.zip »
    To supplement the mostly-documented code, here's provide a brief, high-level overview of how the project is composed.
    The hardware is simple: a MacBook server mounted onto an iRobot Create. The server controls the Create through Bluetooth, and hosts a Python webserver. Other machines can connect to the webserver to access an AJAX-based webpage "trackpad," which converts mouse coordinates into motor speeds. These commands are continuously sent back to the webserver, which forwards them to the Create.
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  2. page irobot edited ... C++ library for controlling the Create through the Arduino. sampleSimple Sample ... driver…
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    C++ library for controlling the Create through the Arduino.
    sampleSimple Sample
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    driver script).
    This
    This demo requires
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    for python.
    {robot.zip}

    Download: roombot-fixed.zip

    Once the demo is running:
    space: immediate stop.
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Friday, January 6

  1. page Presentations edited Project Presentations RFID Restaurant Menu Kinect for Presentations
    Project Presentations
    RFID Restaurant Menu
    Kinect for Presentations

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Thursday, December 22

  1. page sampleprojects edited ... Software Project Package OpenNI (see here) (follow these instructions and be sure to inclu…
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    Software
    Project Package
    OpenNI (see here)(follow these instructions and be sure to include Python libraries and the Windows or Linux demo files)
    Blender 2.49
    Wiring
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  2. page visualstudio edited Visual Studio Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship IDE for Windows development. The program in…

    Visual Studio
    Visual Studio is Microsoft's flagship IDE for Windows development. The program includes support for all .NET languages (Visual C#, Visual Basic, etc.) as well as a compiler for basic C/C++. If you're going to be using Windows to develop, you'll want Visual Studio.
    Contents
    Installation
    Configuration
    Compiling
    installationinstallInstallation
    Microsoft provides the professional edition of Visual Studio 2010 free-of-charge to students through their DreamSpark program. You will need to create a Windows Live ID, if you don't have one already, and verify your status as a student at the university. It's convenient to have the full version--the one feature you need is never in the Express Edition. The professional edition includes all supported languages by default.
    For a trimmer download, you may also use the free-for-everyone Express Editions for the language of your choice. We highly recommend Visual C++/C#--whichever you have more experience with. Visual Basic is an option, but you will be judged.
    Both of these downloads will automatically download the .NET Framework 4.0, if you don't have it already.
    configurationconfigConfiguration
    To use Visual Studio compilation tools from the command line, you'll need to add the Visual Studio DLL directory to your path environment variable.
    Right-click Computer, either in Windows Explorer or in the Start Menu, and select Properties.
    Open the Advanced System Settings link in the sidebar.
    In the window that opens, choose Environment Variables.
    Add <Visual Studio Install>\Common7\IDE to the beginning of the variable, followed by a semicolon. (Replace <Visual Studio Install> with the path to the directory in which you installed Visual Studio--usually C:\Program Files\Visual Studio.)
    compilingcompileCompiling
    Compiling and running an application from within the GUI is as simple as pressing the F5 key. Visual Studio takes care of the rest. If you'd like to compile from the command line (as many open-source libraries will require), follow these instructions.

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  3. page kinect edited ... Kinect for Windows SDK Highly recommended, but available for Windows 7 only. Cleanest, offici…
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    Kinect for Windows SDK
    Highly recommended, but available for Windows 7 only. Cleanest, official API. Somewhat limited in out-of-the-box capabilities, but third-party extensions rapidly being developed. (We expect Microsoft will expand the feature set in the near future.)
    View Details on Installing Windows Kinect SDK »
    Classroom presentation: {officialsdk.pdf}
    Installation instructions are available on the Microsoft SDK website. The most important thing to remember while installing is the installation order:
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