Files for RED, the balancing robot

Looking for design files for RED? You can find links in this post.

My Video for the ServoCity Balancing Robot Contest

My video for the ServoCity balancing robot contest is done!

Build Report: Red, A Robot for the ServoCity Balancing Robot Contest

ServoCity is sponsoring a balancing robot contest. This post contains updates on the robot that I’m building for the contest.

Blinky Finds a Friend at Maker Faire 2014

Blinky Finds a Friend at Maker Faire 2014.

How to Laser Cut a PCB Solder Paste Stencil on Kapton

This guide shows you how to convert a gerber file containing the paste layer of your PCB into a vector file that you can use to create a kapton stencil with your laser cutter.

How To Print At Actual Size (1:1) In SketchUp


Printing a SketchUp drawing at actual size can be a bit tricky. This guide shows you
how to do it.

Blinky Competes at RoboGames 2013

Blinky competes in the Balancer Race at Robogames 2013.

A Comprehensive Guide to Installing and Configuring OpenCV 2.4.2 on Ubuntu

This guide takes you from a clean Ubuntu install to a working installation of OpenCV 2.4.1.

A Simple Realtime Application on the PandaBoard:
A 10 KHz Square Wave

This post contains code that creates a 10 KHz square wave on one of the GPIO pins of a PandaBoard running the real-time Linux extensions. It is a proof of concept showing that the PandaBoard is suitable for real time applications.

Installing Ubuntu With Real Time Patches On The PandaBoard

I just posted a tutorial on the Silicon Valley HomeBrew Robotics Club Wiki entitled Installing Ubuntu With Real Time Patches On The PandaBoard. In addition to instruction for installing Ubuntu from scratch, which is also described in my recent post on ozbotz.org, the tutorial explains how to compile a new kernel from source and test the latency of the OS.