Check out the new projects site for A-i-S www.adventuresinsilicon.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Laser tag for the people - New Project Light Attack

Announcing a new project called Light Attack. This project is all about producing an open source fun combat simulation, similar to paintball but with Infra Red light instead of painful paint pellets. This is the working prototype:
The idea is to provide a hardware and software platform for a variety of uses where you need to "fire" and "receive" IR signals. The first use is to create an IR version of Paintball, the second use is to use it with R/C cars and tanks to allow for R/C combat. Currently Light Attack is based around the Arduino with Open Sourced C code available and published schematics. Check out the project's website here

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Simple robot identificaiton within swarm


Simple protocol for selecting one robot out of a swarm using coloured LEDs and a camera.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dingo_aus' suggestions for getting started with the Raspberry Pi

Dingo_aus' suggestions for getting started with the Raspberry Pi

All the commands below are to be entered into a terminal window. In the GUI

Start > Accessories > LXTerminal

NB this assumes you already having a working network connection
  •  Change the password for the default user as you now have a computer on the Internet which is easily identified and the default password widely known.
passwd

[this will prompt you for a password change]
  •   update repositories and system

 sudo apt-get update 

[this updates the repositories]

sudo apt-get upgrade

[this actually updates the software and will take a while]

  • Install htop [this allows you monitor the CPU usage, RAM usage and to kill errant processes]

sudo apt-get install htop


  • Install Geany [a nice text editor]
sudo apt-get install geany

 If you have a Raspberry Pi Camera then you should follow the instructions here