Category Archives: Robots

Robots I have built

Controlling the CrazyFlie

I love the CrazyFlie. It is a small quadcopter which you can fly in your home. The reason I bought it is that it is an open source project. Hardware, firmware and software: all open source. Kudo’s for the guys … Continue reading

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Wireless Raspberry Pi

I recently acquired my first Raspberry Pi. It is fun to have have such a small computer. I decided that I would make it the “real” brain of a robot. After all, half a gig of RAM of a Raspberry … Continue reading

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Arduino Communicator

The Arduino Communicator is a windows program I developed to communicate with an Arduino micro controller. More specifically, I wanted to use it to control my¬† robots. The program is developed in Delphi XE3. It was a nice exercise to … Continue reading

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Origins of Sing sweet Software

The song is inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s book Cyberiada. Two brilliant cosmic constructors Trurl and Klapautius are forced to design a new sort of beast to be hunted by king Krool. If the king would be bored by the beast … Continue reading

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Sing sweet software

I recently bought a Sparkfun VoiceBox in order to enhance my robot with a voice. It has a nice metallic voice. When I discovered that I could vary the pitch of the spoken words I decided to go for a … Continue reading

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Adding a COM port to Delphi

I use Delphi for all my software development so it seemed a good choice for developing an application for communicating with my Arduino. I found a link on the Arduino forum and soon got hacking. The most important thing one … Continue reading

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Acryl robot

I learned about the Arduino micro-controller some months ago. For me it was a revelation. I love to program and I always wanted to bring the “outside world” into the computer. And the Arduino makes that very simple. After some … Continue reading

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