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Fundraising for the chicken

Hello everyone.

I didn't really want to post on here but Bas conviced me too, so if you don't like it here, blame Bas :)

I am currently running a fundraiser to purchase a new camera to record videos with.

Quoted from my site:

How do you program a screen with Arduino?

How do you program a tv screen? I want to do it with arduino, so I can put it on one of my current robots, an entertaining stationary robot head on my desk. I provided some pics of the screen I'm using. Please comment.

 

LMR Intro Video

 

 

Whilst editing my newest video I found I was getting a little sick of just having an LetsMakeRobots static image at the end of my videos. Because of this I thought I would throw together a short LMR clip to make it look all fancy and stuff.

You are free to download these and use however you like.

The YouTube video is of the clip.

 

Download links can be found using the link below:

I need a robot kit to advertise!

Edit:

Ok, everything appears to be all sorted out. Thank you to the individuals I have been in contact with and I look forward to working with you.

 


Hello again all, hope you are all well.

If you dont want to read the back story just skip to after the block section.


 

Cheap CCD or CMOS camera with external sync.

Hi.

I am doing and experiement where I need 2 camera but the capability of handling an external Sunc signam.
Most of the units I have seen are either too large or too expensive. A single board unit would be perfect.

 

Dave

Testing the wheeled version

As announced in our previous post, we are working on wheeled version of our robot. Tires and shaft adapters are arrived today and we mount them to conduct first test drive. Here are some photos:

Nerd eye candy!

I recently came across some very well done Sci Fi parodies from "barelypolitical" on youtube. I hope you find them as funny as I did.

 

Cool Video

Here's a cool robot video:

 

Short description This is cr3cX, a robot I am building for my son to play with, and with the hope to teach him some programming. Current version is cr3c4. Read more

Taking Video From a Webcam in OpenCV

So I have been trying to get OpenCV to work. I displayed some pictures in windows and simple stuff like that. Then, following along in my book, I attempted to write a program which would take video from a webcam and place it in a video. Here is my code:

 

#include "stdafx.h"

#include "cv.h"

#include "highgui.h"

 

 

main( int argc, char** argv ){

cvNamedWindow( "Webcam", CV_WINDOW_AUTOSIZE );

 

CvCapture* capture;

n/a

Videos for LMRv4 Fundraising

 

Make Some Videos!

I'm encouraging people to record a 30 second or less video at home and send me the file, or link on YouTube or other hosting site. Doug and I will compile a video of LMR members explaining why LMR is so important to us, and asking for support. If we show the world how much we care about LMR, and what this community has done for us, they'll care too. Maybe enough to contribute a few bucks.

I've linked the videos I've received so far at the bottom of this post.

 

overlay data from an arduino on live video
The Video Experimenter shield from nootropic design allows data overlay from a camera.  This is the demo program running.  I'm using an old pair of video goggles … Read more

RFID Keylock - RBBB Propeller

Continued......... Video explains the details ....including the painstaking job of finding the right house wires....ekkk

Removed the "Elfish PC" as its needed on another project.........

..... Replaced with a super cool RBBB Propeller board M44D40 found on the parallax forum, for 20 dollars.

I choose this board because of its size and simplicity (it has to fit inside my RFID box) .

Drive around, stream video back to the driver.
Using a
We are working on the software and hardware infrastructure to control vehicles (car, tank, quad-copter, etc.) over the internet. This is complete opensource project … Read more

Camera that can do everything - call for suggestions

I need your suggestions and recommendations.

What if I were to buy a fancy camera for a robot? I want it to be able to do pretty much everything. And still fit on my robot.

Let's see first what "everything" means. This list can grow as you make suggestions in the comments.

Ardunio - The Documentary

That you guys might like this....   :)

This is a great one to watch running at about 28 minutes, very impressive and a great story behind what we find in so many of our robots today.

Arduino - The Documentary

DarwinBot now in Soccer mode

My DarwinBot has been reincarnated into erhhmmm something completely else.

As it is right now (if it is indeed live at all) you get to control it. It is very very simple. Just five little commands. To get control, you must use the magic word first: control (and hit send). Now you have a limited amount of time to control the bot.

The available commands are:

Multipurpose manually controlled platform with wireless video.
Using a
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Video Goggles

Presented here is a video goggle system assembled from commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) components.  The system can be made from recycled materials for under $100.

We have many visitors from china that have problems watching some of our stuff
If you are in China, you probably are aware that A) There are restrictions to your Internet B) There are ways to bypass these restrictions Now, I am not at all an … Read more

Help...Need to build wireless robot

hi all. I'm a beginner.

i need to build a robot driving to wheels.

controlled wirelessly through a laptop 

and need to have atleast 4 channels 

transmit video from 2 cameras to the laptop(range 100m) 

 

presently i'm using arduino to control the robot.

please suggest me what i can use to make those above possible.

i lesser range will do. 

 

 

Incredible wooden mechanical machines video

Have a look at the engineering that has gone into some of these machines. I especially like the gearbox mechanism on the 2nd video to change from raising to extending the arm.

Some questions from a beginner.

Hi Everyone,

First, thanks for taking the time to read the forum and answer questions from new guys. I know it's sometimes a pretty thankless task, despite being very time consuming!

 The site looks like an excellent resource, and when I have the time I shall read it more thoroughly. In the meantime I have some quite simple questions about a robot that I'd like to build.

Entry For Oddbots Robot Video Competition

Hi all, it's 2:44 am (yawn), and here is my video.

 

I spent ages trying to work out the music for it only to find out just before uploading it

that Youtube will probably mute it :(

 

Oh well. if it happens i'll try another service.

anyway do enjoy. 

 

Half Life Full Life Consequences: Free Man

I can't handle the stupid alone, so I decided to share.

Video editing issues

So a lot of people want to use the lmr watermark on their videos, but how do we do it?

Please comment what programs you use to edit your videos, and I will use my connections toget information on each one. Maybe we can get a little FAQ going on this guys!