Release 2014.04.29.00

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This released enhances the Object Tracking and Training module by allowing you to add multiple objects and enter a name of the object into the library. The objects are saved within your ARC project file as well.

  • Give trained object names for project library

  • New EZ-Script Command: SleepPC() which allows you to put the computer to sleep or hibernate

  • GUI responsive increases

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Duly impressed... We need to put you up in a lavish hotel in Fiji or somewhere nice... Provide you with any computer lab/system you ask for,... all you can drink beer of your choice, pizza and a daily massage... I wonder what more you could come up with....:P

P.s. Would have said hot girls too... But wasn't sure if you're married or had a significant other or not...;)


DJ Sures, All I can say is THANK YOU. Your work is AMAZING and APPRECIATED! Steve S


Very thanks DJ and team for this amazing update. Works great, but how can I delete a object ? I wrote this code (Thanks Ez-face) if someone want to try object recognition.

$CameraObjectName = "null"




If ($CameraObjectName > "")
Say("This is" + $CameraObjectName)




Question : how to stop smiley into code ?

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The smiley in the code is a small forum bug, DJ did try fixing it a while back but it caused problems elsewhere with the smiley so we just deal with a smiley in code:) For big pieces of code where the smiley is an issue I generally copy the code to or similar and link to it for copy & pasting or upload the project with the script in it.

That said, they have a web developer on board now working her magic so it may be fixed shortly.


Sometimes there is an error. The object recognized is not the good object. My son laughed a lot with this. But it's really great to start. Thanks again.


Rich, I'll definitely be getting around to that eventually! One of my super secret projects is my focus right now though, I'm sure you'll understand the delay in some of the small things! :)


@chrissi, oooOOO! Interest piqued! All eyes on chrissi's project now.:D


Don't! I don't want to steal the spotlight!:D


Ok so once it is put to sleep can it also wake a pc? Or would that be manual only?

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If the PC is asleep ARC (and everything else) will be suspended until it wakes. You would need to manually wake it through one of many methods available such as;

Wakeup On Lan Wakeup On Ring Wakeup On Alarm Pressing the power button Pressing a key on the keyboard (if enabled) Moving/clicking the mouse (if enabled)

You could build a simple circuit to add in a wakeup button to the robot which emulates a push of the power button but to be honest the simplest method is WOL.

There are a whole range of apps for mobile devices (Android and iOS) for WOL that can send the magic packet to the PC to wake it. Some will even do this automatically when the device is connected to WiFi (i.e. you walk in the house and the robot turns on).

You could also set it to wakeup on alarm, have the RTC wake up every 30 minutes or hour etc. have ARC then check a bunch of parameters when it's woken up, if they are not met then it goes back to sleep. It's a slight drain on the battery but timing it properly would make the drain unimportant.