Saturday, May 16, 2009


Last night I spent time correcting servo's and their locations on the robot. I now have everything worked out and have started working on getting basic communication with the CM-5 module and the software shipped with it.

So far little success. Am getting an error when downloading the build code into the module. I may give the brbrain software a try as it's Linux and GPL friendly.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Interesting Robot links

I was writing to a friend of mine who's doing some wicked stuff with remote controlled airplanes - check this out - and I ended up compiling some interesting links on the using the bioloid platform for interesting projects. Enjoy!

Am going to get the last tool I need to finish it today. Will start off with the kit that it comes with to learn how the thing works and to calibrate the motors - locations, positions and such. (The directions seem to have typos in them.)

Am also reading about this right now to get started with more sophisticated control software.

SLAM For Dummies.pdf


Will probably enlarge the chest enough to get a mini or micro-itx board in there similar to Brainbot or perhaps several n800's running in a cluster running adaptive learning, visual recognition, spatial mapping and control systems. (After strpping the casing from N800's for weight reduction.)

This is going to be a blast.

Original N770 on Bioloid puppy thread
Bioloid humanoid transformer
Brainbot Voodoo control

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bioloid project

I recently embarked on a robot building project. I've posted some pics in picasa of the build sessions.

Check it out.
Bioloid Build May 14, 2009

The project is a robot that has some minimal level of intelligence to tune of photo recognition, adaptive learning and telemetric sensory softwares. It should be fun.

So far the parts consist of a Biooid kit and a Nokia N800. We are looking at using a variety of extra sensors and augmenting the basic bioloid kit considerably. Stay tuned!

- Ivan