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Live Hack Ideas/Suggestions

Hey everyone. It’s the time of year I start hosting live hacks. I’d like to know your thoughts on subjects to cover. I have a list below and will add to it with your feedback. What are your thoughts?

Hacks subjects
- SSC-32 
- servo pcb control hbridge 
- rock pi x
- servo Camera server with unity
- navigation/slam discussion (what sensor options are available, what do people want out of navigation, etc)
- exosphere telepresence option
- making a robot skill 
- making a movement panel
- tensor flow & yolo object detection
- IPS with Glyph
- intel realsense tracking (T265)
- neat-o botvac lidar hack
- databot review


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USA
#52  
Yeah, I had an Hbridge connected. It was the TRex motor controller. This was quite awhile ago when I set it up. I tried with three pcbs and pots from a couple of ez robot servos.
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Synthiam
#53  
The hbridge will require logic input on the direction pins. So the servo therefore can only be powered by logic voltage (3 or 5v what ever the hbridge input logic is)
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USA
#54  
...yeah it was 5V logic from H bridge. So pretty sure no blue smoke from that, unless the EZ robot servo pcb logic is less than 5 volts?! But maybe I messed up the wiring. I'll have to review it again soon. That is why I was asking to add it to hack night. I was piggy backing off Daves sabertooth thread...just wanted to post here to keep everything where it should be :).
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Synthiam
#55   — Edited
I appreciate that:) (organization)
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Canada
#56  
I am voting for the Neato Lidar Hack with Navigator
#57  
I 2nd Nink's vote for the Neato Lidar.

Alan
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USA
#58  

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I’ll most likely do one of those Jan 15th I’ll have time
@DJ Are you going to do a Hack tomorrow?
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Synthiam
#59  
No. I’m out of the province stuck in covid lock down in northern Ontario...
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USA
#60  
Oh no! Ok stay safe...!!!
#61  
Ya it sux,here in southern Ontario, I am about to try to go to Grocery store, If you dont here from me again I probably got into a fight with a security guy or cop because I refuse to follow arrows on the store floor or parking too long at Tim Hortons parking lot where they shoo you away if you stay in your car to drink coffee.
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Synthiam
#62   — Edited
Thanks. It’s not all bad. My family is here so visiting them during this weird time is good. Did some ice fishing last week. Had a few fish fry evenings this week. Mostly doing a lot of work on the cabin. Keeps me busy:) wish we had more snow though so I could go skidoo-ing. Worst winter for snowmobiling but I don’t mind the mild temps anyway
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Synthiam
#63  
Oh my... anyone want to see a live hack on making robots come to life and be real and conscience? O_o there's no shortage of dreamers out there 

#64   — Edited
DJ , I always marvel at a spider or ant on the floor, how it reacts and runs faster when my hand goes near it . It is tiny but still seems smart enough to get out of danger. I am wondering how much does that ant actually think or if it is all just sensory stimuli causing a reaction with all ant nerves wired together. This giving it the run away movement. OR is it in control by thinking Oh hell danger, get out fast! The spider must have some thinking going on to chase that ant ,captured in webbing saved for later to eat. I Mean I have used my new phone to zoom in on a spiders face, it almost looks evil and thinking with those beady eyes.xD 
Wondering are we close to providing matching A.I. to a bug? Or all still just puppetry done with clever engineering?
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Belgium
#65  
hi roborad 

here an interesting video about future robot bugs .

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USA
#67  
@ DJ, Will you be doing anything from this list tonight? If not, do you know when you are scheduling now that you are back?
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Synthiam
#68   — Edited
Not sure when I’ll jump back in. Lots of other priorities keeping ARC updated and new feature development going on:)

most of everything in the list has been done with manuals on their respective robot skill pages
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Synthiam
#70  
I was thinking of doing some hacks during the week. How would you guys feel about that? Cause Friday’s don’t always line up with my schedule. Gonna do one on Tuesday and try it out
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USA
#71  
For sure anytime is a good time!