Finally on summer break so now I can focus on building Titan and getting a job to fund Titan :)
Monday, 30 April 2012
Unfortunatly, a little gremlin has decided to corrupt my HDD just enough for windows to no longer load. Which means all my work is lost. So I am starting again only this time I am using Ubuntu 12.04 to write and run my code. Hopefully this way the data is cleaner and I can use a more direct approach for interfacing it with my arduino. Wish me luck
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
The project as you might have guessed from the title is going to be a big robot. It is going to be a 5 1/2 - 6 foot tall rescue and recon robot. Tri-tracked base and a humanoid upper torso and arms. Imagine the Johnny 5 combo kit here only 15 times bigger. Anyone with a functioning upper body will be able to operate this as the main controller will be the XBOX 360 Kinect.
The "chain of command" on the robot is:
You wave at the Kinect => Kinect tells the computer what joints are moving => computer tells the Xbee radio to tell the other Xbee radio what is happening => the other Xbee tells the host Arduino what is going on => the host Arduino tells the corresponding slave Arduino what is happening => the slave Arduino moves the right servos => robot waves
If you want to follow the project on twitter @TitanRobot. You can also email me Titan.Robot@gmail.com
See you soon.