Hello guys, today I show a new project I’m working on. It is still in early stages, but when something more advanced I will make new posts.
The idea is to pick an old remote control car, replace your controller by an arduino and integrate with a android phone. The phone will be the brain of the car, which can perform some tasks, such as locating by GPS or based on a destination coordinate, control the car to reach this point.
It’s been awhile that I don’t write anything on the blog, fortunately for good reasons. Many things happened in the past months, and the blog was left out, but I never forgot it. I was at the end of my undergraduate course, numerous tasks to finish, some projects, both personal and work… Well, many things.
In July of last year I asked to get in the University of Minas Gerais, to enter in Masters of Computer Science in the field of Robotics and Computer Vision, and was with great happiness that I knew about my approval. All was novelty since then, new city, bigger and full of possibilities, with new challenges and a entire world ready to be studied and experienced.
Well, the intent here, and from now, is talk a little more about the new life, about my studies and everything that this can be involved. Hope you enjoy.
This blog was just to put my projects and studies, but, it can be more than that and show some other parts of me. And now I’m starting to talk about one of my loves, the cycling.
Today was special, because was the first time I was cycling with my father, we see my mom, in your rest place. We did around 47 km in 2:24 h, what is really nice, with my new bike e he with your Speed.
After weeks of development, a new version of Skeleton Viewer was released, and various features was added, like limits and the possibility to save the captured data. And finally, the system can be tested in a clinical center to check your capabilities.
Skeleton Viewer is a system that can gauge angles and stability with help of sensors, to be applied in some physiotherapy treatments and physical tests to help them in a few necessities, like the mesure the range of motion of joints or if a movement was made without tremor.
Canadarm was developed in the Dark Side of the JAM, an event promoted by NASA; 48 hours of thinking, development and testing, was very difficult, but very rewarding.
In the game, you are a astronaut that need to rescue some satellites from space, and to do that you will control the Canadarm, a robotic arm attached on a spaceship to catch them. The game focus is the reality, despite the virtual environment. So, based on few commands, seeing through four cameras and running versus the time, you need to catch it quickly as possible.
The game still in development, but you can download and try it now, available for Linux, Mac and Windows.
Let’s see if you are so good like an astronaut. :)
#1 Camera, near the satellite
Bringing the satellite to spaceship
Overcome, was the word of the JAM.
After 48 hours of a lot of work, learning, achievements, frustrations, teamwork, coordination, few hours of sleep and above all, overcoming… I survived ! And I’m here to tell the story 8-)
We were 20 people, between participants and organizers; 5 teams, 5 games, and everything worked very fine, better than expected. Working in a project that starts from scratch and has to be done in less than 2 days and still in the end is functioning is very rewarding.