I got a primitive thumb designed. Its not great but it will do for now. 🙂 Click more for the gallery.
Still working out some of the kinks and design flaws. Still missing a thumb of course.
TL;DR: Buying a Makerbot, Still no OpenPandora console, building a robot hand v3.0, Done with school, Job hunting.
… then I can get back to my projects. 🙂
From Ars Technica:
ARM has announced a new addition to the Cortex family, the low-end Cortex A5. This very simple, in-order, single-issue core is designed to scale up in clockspeed and performance from phones to low-end netbooks.
Good news from the folks over at OpenPandora. They have been feverishly working on an ARM® Cortex™-A8 based gaming handheld system. Now it looks like they are nearing completion. Personally, I can’t wait to receive mine. I’ve been patiently waiting for over a year. I will give a full run-down and report as soon as I get my hands on mine.
…Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition is the first version of Ubuntu to officially support ARM architectures. Ubuntu 9.04 on ARM is designed to run on hardware that is generally only available in prototype to developers. So while the software is fully available for anyone that wants to use it, it will generally only run well on the hardware specified below…
Thanks to my good friend for the heads up. Link.
Playing around with the Speakjet Speech Synthesis chip. Fun times!
Here is my first attempt at a robotic hand frame. I learned a lot creating this version and a redesign will definitely need to be made. Problems were found and will be addressed in Prototype-2. Enjoy the video.