Automation and Robotics

Automation and Robotics

OZER Hexapod V-0.1 Open-Hardware, modular 3D printed robot using Raspberry Pi

OZER is a work in progress to develop a totally functional hexapod for exploring functions on unstructured terrains. Keeping as main objectives the development of a low cost, easy to construct, assemble and operate structure which allows the reconfiguring of the platform for new uses.

Raspberry Pi: Configuring SSH, VNC and Camera Module Streaming

This tutorial resume common steps to setup a basic connection for a Raspberry Pi board to the net using SSH, VNC and video streaming from a camera module. Most of this information is broadly available on the internet with this article being a review to easy and particular implementation.

Prepariong the Raspberry Pi

Basic setup:

Arduino with RF module, custom data transmission.

Some usual RF devices are those digital modules where a button or command generates an digital output on the receptor, this limits the amount of control that can be generated on the receptor to a few "channels". In most cases some "complex" custom comunication is required, where the RF modules need to handle any type and size of information the process require.

4 Channel RF control on Arduino

RF modules offer the capability to wirless transmite datta on electronic and robotics projects, this modules are extremly easy to use and are quite cheap (about $5 USD) wich make them ideal for projects

In this little example an Arduino UNO board with 2 micro servo motors will be controlled remotely using an XY-DJM-5V SC2272-M4 RF controller. Note that this module is intended for be used as a simple relay on its digital pins, other modules allow more deep radio frequency communication.

Controlling multiple speed-independent stepper motors simultaneously with Arduino.

Many robotic projects require the control of multiples digital and discrete outputs to work simultaneously, the motor interfaces are not an exception due big robotic instrumentation used today, the widespread Arduino control interface has the ability to handle steppers motors even with its own reference function librarys, but when it comes to a much more basic type of control over multiple speed's motors some arrangements need to be done.