LIDAR interfacing in ROS!

Hey guys! Its been time since the last post.  I have been busy in some studies and other projects.  But yeah I have got another cool project this time and it is related to Robotics! Yeah, Robotics, this is the first time I am starting with robotics.  Trying to make out a Turtle bot thing. […]

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GUI: Plug n Play Duino

GUI: Plug n Play Duino

The main idea behind the “Plug n Play Duino” model was the ease of implementation of algorithms of line following, edge avoiding and all such sort of works… or “To make it a toy”(in english :P) As Saurabh gave a detailed list of features of this board here, http://www.embedded4fun.com/plug-n-play-du…a-new-approach/ We built a GUI for this […]

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Rotary Encoder

Rotary Encoder

Basically, Rotary Encoder converts the angular motion of wheel or shaft intoanalog or digital codes, and by codes we can count the number of rotations of the same. That seems pretty simple. 😛 First thing one faces in robotics, is the motion update of the bot. This motion update requires the tracking of the number […]

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h@ck your Xbox Controller

Right after the designing of the board I started to think of doing something cool.  I kinda got anxious if I don’t do some crazy or fascinating thing.  So this time while being at my Prof’s Home I got to see a Xbox 360 controller and we just recently made our kit and board and […]

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Plug n Play Duino : A New Approach

Plug n Play Duino : A New Approach

Okay, yeah its been quite a time since I wrote a post.  But I guess the time is worth it.  I have been busy in designing an arduino based board that is assumed to solve a lot number of problems which actually happens and takes a lot of time of hobbysts or electronic students who […]

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Robotic Palm! this way !!

Ummm, so this time for our minors, we got a project to do which initially was something else and after a lot of selection and finalization of a few projects, we finally got our minor university project as a Robotic Palm. Though we desired to make some part of our so called Humanoid (after the […]

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PyQt4: Getting into action

PyQt4: Getting into action

After a short tutorial, let’s make a “Serial Data Reader application”. PROBLEM STATEMENT: The data has to be read from the serial port and to be displayed to a text box in the form. SOLUTION: The first step of every solution is to make the Flow-Chart. The flow chart for this problem will be like […]

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PyQt4: Getting into depth

Now lets add some functionalities to the window generated. For that, I am listing the APIs to create any widget and handling signals & slots: To create any widget: 1. textbox=QtGui.QTextBox(“content of the text box”) Note:This will work fine unless until you need to access this textbox in some function treating it as a global […]

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PyQt4: Displaying Windows

PyQt4: Displaying Windows

While coding in PyQt, one should be familiar with both the python language and Qt Gui programming. How to write a minimal skeleton code: First we have to add the following line to the script to avoid writing python for executing each script 😛 #!/usr/bin/python Thereafter all the necessary modules will have to be imported. […]

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Introduction to PyQt: light-weight cross-platform Solution for Qt

Introduction to PyQt: light-weight cross-platform Solution for Qt

While i was getting handy with Qt, came the problem of porting the application to the other platforms. For me, the main aim while jumping in Qt application development is to make the application run on embedded boards like mini2440, Raspi etc. and this time the board was Raspberry Pi. There was some UI based […]

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