Post Tagged with: "video"

  • Preview of a new Robot: Skittles

    Preview of a new Robot: Skittles

    Robots February 24, 2012 22:09 1 comment

    This is a quick video I shot with my mobile phone of a new robot called Skittles. Why did I call it Skittles, you ask?  Well, it’s got all colours in the rainbow in it because I simply don’t have enough bricks of one or two colours to build the […]

     
  • Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

    Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

    Experiments October 29, 2011 12:40 4 comments

    This is possibly the most annoying musical instrument in the world. My dogs weren’t all that impressed with it either.  It’s like the Theremin from hell without any of the redeeming features.  It is to music as ketchup is to pasta sauce. So it is not without some pride that […]

     
  • LEGO World Day 3–United Nations

    Ramblings October 22, 2011 07:43 2 comments

    Day 3 at LEGO World welcomed a big group of new exhibitors; we now have Ricardo Oliviera from Portugal with his vending machine, Sebastian Trella from Germany who brought a couple of his educational robots, Lasse and Kenneth, the two Danish guys with the awesome blimp and 3 guys from […]

     
  • LEGO World Day 0–building the stand

    Ramblings October 19, 2011 08:15 4 comments

    I shot a small video of the LEGO Mindstorms stand being built and the weirdos that inhabit it.  I’ll try to make a video of each day. A small warning, this video contains some slightly NSFW language (one bad word).  I am pretty sure it won’t get you fired, though.  […]

     
  • LEGO Lair–The Movie

    LEGO Lair–The Movie

    Ramblings September 15, 2011 23:04 5 comments

    I’m always curious to know how other people’s LEGO rooms look.  I made a quick video of what mine looks like so you can see.  It’s pretty tidy now because this is also my home office and I can’t work very well if it’s all cluttered.  It doesn’t look this […]

     
  • RobotMC Team Building Day 2011

    RobotMC Team Building Day 2011

    Ramblings September 11, 2011 10:49 3 comments

    Don’t fall off! Yesterday was the fourth installment of the RobotMC Team Building Day.  This event is organised every year and is probably the most laid-back and fun robotics event on the planet, I kid you not. It is an all-day event, starting at about 09:00 and ending at around […]

     
  • Bring on the Heat: Thermal Imaging with the NXT

    Bring on the Heat: Thermal Imaging with the NXT

    ROBOTC, Sensors June 12, 2011 22:10 11 comments

    Having spent most of yesterday hacking and optimizing the firmware for the new Dexter Industries Thermal IR Sensor, I thought I would go ahead and make something fun with it today. I built a pan and tilt rig for the sensor with a great deal of gearing down to allow […]

     
  • Disco Inferno

    Experiments, Sensors June 7, 2011 21:51 2 comments

    Sometimes an idea comes into existence and you wonder why the heck nobody else came up with it. My good friend Laurens Valk was working on a robot for one of his classes and asked me if there was a way to PWM the pins on the sensor port, dig0 […]

     
  • Demo at the Robocup Jr Dutch Finals

    Demo at the Robocup Jr Dutch Finals

    Ramblings May 29, 2011 22:02 no comments

      Laurens Valk and I did a Mindstorms NXT demo yesterday at the Dutch Robocup Jr Finals at the science museum Nemo in Amsterdam. I made a short video of our booth featuring our robots. We had a couple of moving robots: Laurens’ front wheel drive jeep line follower from […]

     
  • Controlling your NXT with the Kinect

    C#, Experiments, NXT, Programming, Robots, Sensors April 10, 2011 07:34 24 comments

    After seeing the video posted on Mauro Brunato’s website, I got all sorts of ideas in my head for other cool things to do with it. With a little help from my friend SC, I managed to get my hands on one of these Kinect sensors as well. It wasn’t […]