[IAEP] [Butia-list] XO robotics

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Tue Oct 16 11:49:35 EDT 2012




On 10/16/2012 10:36 AM, Andres Aguirre wrote:
> I think you guys will enjoy this:
> http://www.olpcnews.com/use_cases/technology/usb4butia_a_truly_free_as_in_freedom_input_output_board.html
> all the best
> andres
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Andres Aguirre <aguirrea at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want to share with you this video
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp3e1YAtJPs taken a few days ago in the
>> robotic event called sumo.uy [1] organized by the public Uruguayan
>> faculty of engineering. In this event there were two challenges for
>> the butiá robot, were schools from Uruguay come to participate.
>> This video is very nice, because is the robot that was done from the
>> scratch by students and a teacher of a small community in Uruguay.
>> They modify the original design of the butiá robot and use recycled
>> parts of old computer components to make the IO board and to make the
>> chassis of the robot with the case of an old PC.
>> all the best!
>> andrés
>> [1] www.fing.edu.uy/sumo.uy
>> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 4:45 AM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
>> <alanjas at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Putting the XO on top of the robot appears to me as a cute photo op
>>>>> thing,
>>>>> not a necessity. It would be amazingly cool if the XO camera would
>>>>> capture
>>>>> images that real time were processed by the XO, or man a sonar sensor,
>>>>> or
>>>>> something. So far I don't think this is happening, and the XO on the
>>>>> platform feels like a pour la gallerie innocent gimmick.
>>>> In fact, the XO is part of the robot and there is a plugin for
>>>> TurtleBlocks that allows to use the camera as a sensor color. (see
>>>> followme plugin)
>>> Exist a "followme" plugin for the TurtleBlocks (TurtleArt) activity:
>>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Turtle_Art#FollowMe
>>> And exist a separate activity for the XO:
>>> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/es-ES/sugar/addon/4368
>>> A video of the activity FollowMe Butia:
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nnc9Rn9GbY
>>> Regards!
>>> Alan
> .

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