16 May 2015

The Buccaneer has Landed!

About 2 years ago my mother and I backed a 3D Printer called the Buccaneer on Kickstarter. We were backer #27 and paid about $300 with shipping for the promise of a printer in february of 2014....

15 Apr 2015

HR-OS1s are Shipping!

The HR-OS1s are shipping and I couldn't be happier! We spent the last two days finalizing the first 10 kits, but they're finally our the door. We'll have another 20 kits out this week, then the last 15...

30 Mar 2015

HR-OS1 Madness

This week has been al about the HR-OS1. We're all working really hard to get the first 50 kits out, so we've been doing an insane amount of work on top of our normal fare. A couple weeks after the...

04 Mar 2015

LIDAR Lite + InterbotiX Robot Turret Room Mapper

Last week I finished some preliminary tests with the LIDAR Lite from Pulsed Light . The LIDAR Lite is a laser based distance sensor that can measure distance from 0-40m with 2.5cm accuracy. And it's...

06 Jan 2015

Inductive Charge Growler Lamp

A few of my friends had a blind gift exchange for the holidays, with a $20 limit. I waited until pretty much the last minute to come up with my gift, so Amazon was pretty much out of the question. I...

07 Dec 2014

Teensy Teensy Teensy!

Not too much to report this weekend. While helping out a friend I've been playing with the Teensy 3.1 to drive NeoPixels. The Teensy is really a pleasure to work with for prototyping. It's small,...

13 Nov 2014

Arm Link is Live!

Over the next week I'll be rolling out all the links and announcements of the Arm Link Software! I've been developing this software for Trossen Robotics for quite some time now and am really happy...

17 Jun 2014

DynaPose : Posing DYNAMIXEL servos with the ArbotiX

Over the weekend I started working on another pet project I've been thinking about for a while, the DynaPose firmware. This firmware is much like Pypose only everything is handled on board the...

14 May 2014

Sonic Hexapod!

Interfacing a PhantomX Hexapod with my IR Sonic Screwdriver via a little IR receiver. More details soon.

14 Mar 2014

Using the Phoenix Code on the Hexapod Crawler

I love the PhantomX Hexapod and the stock NUKE IK engine. It's easy to use, elegant, and low on processing requirements. But if you want some life-like gaits and movements, the Phoenix Code is the...