Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dummy Pre-Alpha

Few weeks ago I started working on a robotic hand, it's still in pre-alpha phase, because of the claws that are not yet operational, but I wanted to show you my progress.

Well, you may wonder why to call it Dummy ? Its name comes from the Iron Man movie, where Tony Stark has a robotic helper but it's not working well so it completely fits to my arm. I'm still working on a way how to send data from controller (which I would like to implement to a glove) to hand itself. I wrote some code for sending data in a packet form, because I would like to make the whole arm wireless. Problem is that I have to send positions of all 4 servos (now it sends just position for two of them). This project is definitely more complex than I've expected, so it's going to take me more time to finish it, and that's the reason why there will be more smaller updates.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Hi there. First of all, I would like to apologize for almost 2 months of inactivity. I had lot of other things, but I was working on a new project. Unfortunately it's not finished yet.

Awesome thing is that I get an AR.Drone for my birthday, to be honest quadrocopter had been in my mind for quiet some time. I'm really excited about working/playing with it. I also found a processing and arduino libraries for it. I'm considering to buy a wi-fi xbee radio to control this drone with arduino. And about that project I mentioned above, I hope that it will be finished soon.