Well, hello there 馃憢

If you’re looking for Raspberry Pi robot action 馃, this is the right place. This is the Pi Wars at Home 2021 blog for the robot Argo.

That's It!

That鈥檚 it! You can find my other projects on GitHub, including the code for Argo itself and DashTen. goodbyes = map( lambda x: x.capitalize(), ["au revoir", "ciao", "goodbye"]) name = input("What is your name? ") def sayGoodbye(name, goodbye): return goodbye + ", " + name + "." for goodbye in goodbyes: print(sayGoodbye(name, goodbye)) print("Again, au revoir! 馃憢") # Output: #> What is your name? <name> #> Au revoir, <name>. #> Ciao, <name>....

July 2, 2021 路 1 min

Open Source

I鈥檝e now open-sourced the main Argo project and DashTen! DashTen is the name of the speech recognition application I have been developing for iOS! Please keep in mind that I鈥檝e cobbled these together in a hurry. They鈥檙e not entirely DRY, but I didn鈥檛 have much time for refactoring....

June 22, 2021 路 1 min

Object Recognition in Python

Object recognition using OpenCV in Python is easier than you think. Thanks to OpenCV鈥檚 extensive library, little first-party code is required. First you apply Gaussian blur to the image. This means that the subsequent operations will be focused more on overarching figures, rather than minute grains. Where frame is the image captured, blurred = cv2.GaussianBlur(frame, (11, 1), 0) Then you apply a mask over the image for the colour range you鈥檙e looking for....

June 21, 2021 路 3 min

The One-Motor Design

All designs have tradeoffs, but I think this is a pretty good one...

June 21, 2021 路 2 min

I Burned a Motor. 馃敟馃弽

So close to the competition deadline....

May 26, 2021 路 1 min

Up the Garden Path

A tale of performance issues, new shiny things, old hardware and patching Big Sur I sat down many moons ago and read through the challenge page for Up the Garden Path. Voice control is what screamed out at me (450 bonus points! 馃檶). Thus, after some investigation of on-board recognition, I decided to offload both the recognition and the audio capture to my ancient 15-inch Macintosh Book Professional and write my first Macintosh application....

May 19, 2021 路 5 min

The New Design 馃П

A modular architecture with support for both tank and car modes....

April 13, 2021 路 1 min

Houston, We Have a Problem

The gears are worn....

January 21, 2021 路 2 min

Redesigning

I know its kinda a bad idea, but鈥...

December 5, 2020 路 1 min

Using a Game Controller with a Raspberry Pi

Make sure to use one that supports non-Windows OSes....

October 22, 2020 路 4 min