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Coding with Codie

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  Codie is an artisanal robot, hand-crafted from wood.  However, don’t let the old school materials fool you; inside the wooden exterior hides a sophisticated robot.  It sports quite a number of sensors, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you communicate with it wirelessly. The thing that really caught my eye with Codie was the software.  It is colourful, looks ... Read More »

Cool Kickstarter: DynePod: Bringing You The Internet of Toys

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The DynePod Internet of Toys product I wrote about a little while ago now has a live Kickstarter campaign!  Go check it out, there may be a few Early Bird rewards left, but they’re selling quite nicely!  I love that there’s a “Maker Pack” reward that comes with a programming cable, so you can reprogram it, like an Arduino! Read More »

Internet of Toys: DynePods

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What is this?  Something that’s not directly robot related?  Why, yes it is!  I was contacted by Beth Winkowski, the PR person for Dynepic about an upcoming Kickstarter campaign.  It was a standard email and I wasn’t sure if the product, DynaPod, was something my readers would be interested in.  I decided to respond and tell her I’d pass it on to ... Read More »

Cool Kickstarter: BeagleBone Wireless Console

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Can I still call something a “Cool Kickstarter” if it’s on Indiegogo?  Of course I can, this is my site! Deepak from OpenElectrons and Mindsensors let me know they’ve just started a very cool Indiegogo project: a BeagleBone Wiress Console or BBConsole for short.  Not unlike a previous project they did for the Raspberry Pi, this allows you to connect to your BB ... Read More »

Talking to your EV3: EV3Messenger

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I was contacted Joeri van Belle last week about a new project that he is working on, a C# project that allows you to send messages to your EV3.  Using it, you can send and receive messages between your EV3 brick and PC. On the brick you can use the standard BT communication blocks, so you can do this without ... Read More »

ROBOTC Bluetooth Tutorial

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Laurens, over at Robot Square, has written an easy to follow Bluetooth tutorial for ROBOTC.  So if you’re keen to do some remote controlling or other message passing but you’re not quite sure how to get started, then head on over: [LINK]. Turns out, it’s not nearly as hard as you might think! Read More »

NXT Naming Scheme

Since I’ve been working on my Kinect application I’ve had to deal with Bluetooth addresses a lot and it seems pretty tricky to map these to their associated friendly names.  To avoid the problem altogether, I’ve started renaming all my bricks to the last 3 LSB (Least Significant Bytes), seeing as the 3 MSBs are always the same anyway.  This ... Read More »

Finding Bluetooth paired NXTs with WMI

Finding Bluetooth paired NXTs with WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation I’ve been programming a fair bit of C# lately and one of the things I needed to do was find a list of all the COM ports used by NXTs that had been paired with the currently connected Bluetooth controller on the laptop. WMI, or Windows Management Instrumentation, is a mechanism in Microsoft Windows that allows you ... Read More »