Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

I like to have one nao robot

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Hello!
I’ve read about your project of speech recognition using Altera DE2 board. It’s very interesting. I have a Altera DE1 board, ambulance and I would like to try to implement this project on my DE1 board. Can you send me a project files?
Thank you.

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I’ve read about your project of speech recognition using Altera DE2 board. It’s very interesting. I have a Altera DE1 board, story and I would like to try to implement this project on my DE1 board. Can you send me a project files?
Thank you.
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When I saw the new Iron Man movie, side effects I instantly knew I had to build some part of the suit (I like to wear gadgets). Luckily for me, anesthetist I found an old hard drive that had just the pieces I needed for building a repulsor-like LED flashlight.

(This picture comes from IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com)

Objective

To build a very powerful LED flashlight mounted on my hand palm that would turn on and produce brighter light as I move my hand back (and the angle between my hand and my arm decreases and gets roughly to 90°). Also, psychotherapist the flashlight should be comfortable, allow my hand to move freely, be very sturdy, and of course look as much as possible like the repulsor Tony Starks wears on the picture above.

For those who have not guessed yet, this is what I was building.


Materials

  • An old (aluminum) heat sink (from a broken computer monitor I believe)
  • A long and thin aluminum piece from a copy machine
  • A street cleaner brush bristle (like the one used to build a Bogota Rake)
  • An aluminum disk and a thick aluminum ring (they were the holder and separator for the plates on a very old hard drive)
  • 6 5 mm and one 10 mm ultra bright LEDs
  • A linear potentiometer (from an old sound system equalizer)
  • A switch
  • An old laptop battery
  • Some cable, some female and male headers, heat shrink tubbing, a paperclip, a plastic cable tie, and lots of love.

How to do it

Since my materials are pretty specific and it is quite unlikely that some reader may get the exact same set of materials, I won’t give a detailed description of how it is built, but rather how I did some of the key parts of this contraption.

Shaping and shining the metal:
Since the heat sinks and the other peace of metal I found were not flat (they had many 90° bends) I hammered them on a piece of thick steel until they became perfectly flat. Then, they were sanded with a fine sand paper and polisher until they where nice and shiny with some tell wool (the kind used for cleaning). I always sand and rub the metal along the same direction so it gets a consistent brushed look .

I bent the metal with my hand and worked the bends with a heavy steel rod so they are round and smooth instead of straight edges.

Linking the hand and wrist pieces:
The wrist and hand pieces are linked together bu a street cleaner brush bristle. The bristle is bent in a “Z” shape and goes into a hole at center top of the hand piece. The other end of the bristle is slightly bent upwards (so it doesn’t go into my arm when I move my hand) and goes trough a wire tie loop on the top of the wrist. A paper clip is soldered into this end and is connected to the linear potentiometer. The I heated and Inserted the clip into the plastic potentiometer tab, this creates a nice and strong link. The paperclip provides flexibility and allows the and to move beyond the range of motion of the potentiometer.

I’m very proud of this link since it is flexible, robust, and is rather easy to build.

Light:

I used seven LEDs connected in parallel (since they have roughly the same voltage and current needs). They fit nicely into the seven holes in my metal disk. In order to avoid the LED leads to short when in contact with the metal, I applied a thick layer of transparent nail polish to the metal plate previous to inserting the LEDs. The nail polish works very well as an insulator and is, for all practical purposes, invisible.

The LEDs are connected in series to the potentiometer which in turn is connected to a regular resistor. The regular resistor is used to limit the current and set the appropriate voltage for the LEDs and the potentiometer determines the light intensity. You can determine the appropriate value for the resistor by using this LED calculator.

I hope you enjoyed the information and you like the end result.

Below is a video of the repulsor beam. I know it lacks the repulsive action but still, I think it looks nice. Enjoy.


Hello, troche

I have been given the task to do the language translator for NAO which I have never used before.

I am now studying on how to use it and find the solution for the task given.

I found your video about the speech to text for NAO and would like to use it. Could you give me the code? I don’t have the login to the NAO dev.

My first goal is to have the NAO repeat my word and then I would do the translation to other languages. I am thinking about google translator, decease is it going to work?

I would be very glad if you could help me out with this matter.

Thank you very much

Thaneadpol

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I have been given the task to do the language translator for NAO which I have never used before.

I am now studying on how to use it and find the solution for the task given.

I found your video about the speech to text for NAO and would like to use it. Could you give me the code? I don’t have the login to the NAO dev.

My first goal is to have the NAO repeat my word and then I would do the translation to other languages. I am thinking about google translator, is it going to work?

I would be very glad if you could help me out with this matter.

Thank you very much

Thaneadpol
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When I saw the new Iron Man movie, viagra order I instantly knew I had to build some part of the suit (I like to wear gadgets). Luckily for me, illness I found an old hard drive that had just the pieces I needed for building a repulsor-like LED flashlight.

(This picture comes from IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com)

Objective

To build a very powerful LED flashlight mounted on my hand palm that would turn on and produce brighter light as I move my hand back (and the angle between my hand and my arm decreases and gets roughly to 90°). Also, the flashlight should be comfortable, allow my hand to move freely, be very sturdy, and of course look as much as possible like the repulsor Tony Starks wears on the picture above.

For those who have not guessed yet, this is what I was building.


Materials

  • An old (aluminum) heat sink (from a broken computer monitor I believe)
  • A long and thin aluminum piece from a copy machine
  • A street cleaner brush bristle (like the one used to build a Bogota Rake)
  • An aluminum disk and a thick aluminum ring (they were the holder and separator for the plates on a very old hard drive)
  • 6 5 mm and one 10 mm ultra bright LEDs
  • A linear potentiometer (from an old sound system equalizer)
  • A switch
  • An old laptop battery
  • Some cable, some female and male headers, heat shrink tubbing, a paperclip, a plastic cable tie, and lots of love.

How to do it

Since my materials are pretty specific and it is quite unlikely that some reader may get the exact same set of materials, I won’t give a detailed description of how it is built, but rather how I did some of the key parts of this contraption.

Shaping and shining the metal:
Since the heat sinks and the other peace of metal I found were not flat (they had many 90° bends) I hammered them on a piece of thick steel until they became perfectly flat. Then, they were sanded with a fine sand paper and polisher until they where nice and shiny with some tell wool (the kind used for cleaning). I always sand and rub the metal along the same direction so it gets a consistent brushed look .

I bent the metal with my hand and worked the bends with a heavy steel rod so they are round and smooth instead of straight edges.

Linking the hand and wrist pieces:
The wrist and hand pieces are linked together bu a street cleaner brush bristle. The bristle is bent in a “Z” shape and goes into a hole at center top of the hand piece. The other end of the bristle is slightly bent upwards (so it doesn’t go into my arm when I move my hand) and goes trough a wire tie loop on the top of the wrist. A paper clip is soldered into this end and is connected to the linear potentiometer. The I heated and Inserted the clip into the plastic potentiometer tab, this creates a nice and strong link. The paperclip provides flexibility and allows the and to move beyond the range of motion of the potentiometer.

I’m very proud of this link since it is flexible, robust, and is rather easy to build.

Light:

I used seven LEDs connected in parallel (since they have roughly the same voltage and current needs). They fit nicely into the seven holes in my metal disk. In order to avoid the LED leads to short when in contact with the metal, I applied a thick layer of transparent nail polish to the metal plate previous to inserting the LEDs. The nail polish works very well as an insulator and is, for all practical purposes, invisible.

The LEDs are connected in series to the potentiometer which in turn is connected to a regular resistor. The regular resistor is used to limit the current and set the appropriate voltage for the LEDs and the potentiometer determines the light intensity. You can determine the appropriate value for the resistor by using this LED calculator.

I hope you enjoyed the information and you like the end result.

Below is a video of the repulsor beam. I know it lacks the repulsive action but still, I think it looks nice. Enjoy.

Hi Carlos, viagra order I hope you’re well and don’t mind me emailing. I came across your Indiegogo page and thought I’d get in touch.

I was wondering if my short film project, salve The Cost of Living, could be something you might be interested in getting involved with?! Sorry, I hate writing such
unsolicited emails to try and find investors, but I’m just really keen to get the project off the ground as I feel it’s going to be a great film.

I’m making the The Cost of Living with the assistance of RUN Productions. It’s a dark comedy, gallow’s humour, of the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths. (The synopsis can be read from the link below.) We are looking to cast Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley as the two leads.

We have setup a crowdfunding page to raise our funding goal: www.igg.me/at/thecostofliving There’s all sorts of perks on offer for our investors. They range from a DVD of the film to ‘Executive Producer’ and ‘Producer’ credits. Investment is between £5-£500.

We believe this film will get into many major festivals and compete for the top prizes, as well as getting a lot of industry exposure.

There’s a short video from me on our Indiegogo page that details the project. After that is my showreel.

Any support you might be able to help us with would be amazing.

Thanks so much,
David Beazley.

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I was wondering if my short film project, The Cost of Living, could be something you might be interested in getting involved with?! Sorry, I hate writing such
unsolicited emails to try and find investors, but I’m just really keen to get the project off the ground as I feel it’s going to be a great film.

I’m making the The Cost of Living with the assistance of RUN Productions. It’s a dark comedy, gallow’s humour, of the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths. (The synopsis can be read from the link below.) We are looking to cast Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley as the two leads.

We have setup a crowdfunding page to raise our funding goal: www.igg.me/at/thecostofliving There’s all sorts of perks on offer for our investors. They range from a DVD of the film to ‘Executive Producer’ and ‘Producer’ credits. Investment is between £5-£500.

We believe this film will get into many major festivals and compete for the top prizes, as well as getting a lot of industry exposure.

There’s a short video from me on our Indiegogo page that details the project. After that is my showreel.

Any support you might be able to help us with would be amazing.

Thanks so much,
David Beazley.
)

Hi Carlos, viagra order I hope you’re well and don’t mind me emailing. I came across your Indiegogo page and thought I’d get in touch.

I was wondering if my short film project, salve The Cost of Living, could be something you might be interested in getting involved with?! Sorry, I hate writing such
unsolicited emails to try and find investors, but I’m just really keen to get the project off the ground as I feel it’s going to be a great film.

I’m making the The Cost of Living with the assistance of RUN Productions. It’s a dark comedy, gallow’s humour, of the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths. (The synopsis can be read from the link below.) We are looking to cast Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley as the two leads.

We have setup a crowdfunding page to raise our funding goal: www.igg.me/at/thecostofliving There’s all sorts of perks on offer for our investors. They range from a DVD of the film to ‘Executive Producer’ and ‘Producer’ credits. Investment is between £5-£500.

We believe this film will get into many major festivals and compete for the top prizes, as well as getting a lot of industry exposure.

There’s a short video from me on our Indiegogo page that details the project. After that is my showreel.

Any support you might be able to help us with would be amazing.

Thanks so much,
David Beazley.

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I was wondering if my short film project, The Cost of Living, could be something you might be interested in getting involved with?! Sorry, I hate writing such
unsolicited emails to try and find investors, but I’m just really keen to get the project off the ground as I feel it’s going to be a great film.

I’m making the The Cost of Living with the assistance of RUN Productions. It’s a dark comedy, gallow’s humour, of the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths. (The synopsis can be read from the link below.) We are looking to cast Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley as the two leads.

We have setup a crowdfunding page to raise our funding goal: www.igg.me/at/thecostofliving There’s all sorts of perks on offer for our investors. They range from a DVD of the film to ‘Executive Producer’ and ‘Producer’ credits. Investment is between £5-£500.

We believe this film will get into many major festivals and compete for the top prizes, as well as getting a lot of industry exposure.

There’s a short video from me on our Indiegogo page that details the project. After that is my showreel.

Any support you might be able to help us with would be amazing.

Thanks so much,
David Beazley.
)

Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013
Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon is happening again this year it offers 3000$ in cash prizes to the winners. I am one of the organizers and judges for the projects that are going to be submitted. I think this is great opportunity for robotics enthusiast to get started making useful and interesting robotics applications using the power of the cloud.

What is the Cloud Robotics Hackathon?

The Cloud Robotics Hackathon is an event where robotic, this
whether novice or expert, viagra sale
are called to create robotics applications involving the cloud. By using the MyRobots.com web service, hackers can create useful robotic applications that connect to the Internet and feature interesting behaviours. This year specifically, they invite hackers to focus on remote monitoring during the National Robotics Week, from April 6th to 14th 2013.

Where?

This hackathon does not have physical restrictions. Participants can register and participate via the Internet from their own houses if they wish. There is also the possibility for them to form teams and gatherings in their local universities, hacker-spaces, etc.

How to participate?

Simply register your project in their registration page.

 

2 thoughts on “Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

  1. Carlos,
    I have been following your website and it has been very nice. However the link to go and download software has not worked for me.. I just got a NAO and would like to work with your chat-bot program. Right now the cloud software is having trouble with Voice input in the Basic Channel.

    I would like to humbly request a link to get some of your software so my NAO that I spent thousands of dollars will be more than a paper weight.

    Sincerely,’
    Mel

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