Autonomous Army Truck – 1. Mechanics


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This is the 6 wheels drive toy army truck that I bought several years ago (for fairly cheap) for one of my kids.

When reading the specs (6wd, 3 differentials, independent suspensions on each wheel, etc. … ) it sounded too good to be true for the price… and indeed, I remember being disappointed when I received it : the rubber of the wheels kept coming off, the battery was really bad, but most importantly both the steering and the main motor were simply on/off not *proportional* !

At the same time, I was impressed by the modularity of the design, how everything was screwed rather then glued in place and how easy everything was to take apart, ready to be modified / upgraded…

And I *knew* I could do better… sooo much better !

Here’s what it can do *now*, after the 2 main mechanical upgrades:

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Rotary Dial Phone Revival – 3 – The Headset


This is the next piece of work after step 2 that dealt with the ringing bells, and now it’s time to look into the headset and how we can connect this to the new brain of the phone.

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Game of Life on a Raspberry Pi (and a LED board)… in Haskell


This is a quick post about, re-purposing my Raspberry Pi + Peggy2 art installation, which already re-purposes a 8-9 years old Peggy2 LED board, to play Conway’s Game of Life.

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Physical Face Following with OpenCV on Android


Here I am again, less than 2 days after my latest post… this must be the shortest delay ever between 2 consecutive posts.

 

First of all I hope you guys will approve of my choice of face to follow ! πŸ™‚ Β  The English title is “All about my mother” by AlmodΓ³var, which I’ve never actually seen, but my wife tells me it’s a really good movie… !

 

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SPOKA Night Light & Android – RETURNS


Here’s a quick follow up to my previous post on this topic, to showcase the work of Frank, who inspired by my project (wow… I feel good πŸ™‚ ) went on and created a similar SPOKA light.

Short movie to download

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