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Motion Detector Box

Motion Detector Box

The initial goal for this project was to build a project enclosure out of wood. I initially had no idea what project I would do with it. I designed the dimensions so that an Arduino could fit inside the box and allow for some space on top for a shield, some sensors and buttons. The […]

Tweetbot … the code

Tweetbot … the code

You can now find the code of the twitter robot on my github at: https://github.com/pchretien/tweetbot Feel free to fork … copying is not stealing! :)

Playing With The Beaglebone

Playing With The Beaglebone

I just received my Beaglebone and started experimenting with it. The Beaglebone is a low cost, single board Linux computer with tons of IOs to interface with the physical world. My objective is to make a Python Robot using the Beaglebone as the brain and my Makerbot to build the frame. I found an excellent series of […]

Twitter Controlled Robot

Twitter Controlled Robot

I presented this project at the 28th Montréal Python meeting. I posted the slides of the presentation in my previous post here. The objective of this project was to demonstrate the use of  pyserial and XBee to wirelessly control a robot. This project was also my first attempt at using the Tweepy library. The requirements […]

Montreal Python #28

Montreal Python #28

Today at 18:30h, I’ll make a short presentation at the 28th edition of the Montreal Python. I’ll present my PyGame Wireless Game Controller and a robot controller by the web. More details about the presentation on the Montreal Python Website: http://montrealpython.org/2012/03/montreal-python-28-lithographic-lobotomy/ You can get the slides of the presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KTqljkl-fSZyuhXonCrQN10HsEFdp5AsavMEvj8bdRU/edit#slide=id.p

Wireless Arduino/XBee Game Controller

Wireless Arduino/XBee Game Controller

For this project, I keep the same controller as in the previous post but, instead of controlling a servo motor  through a second Arduino, I will use it as a game controller. The game will be played on my desktop computer. Since I am not very good at writing games, I downloaded the PyGame library. […]

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