Live Robot Hacks

These are live stream events of real-time hacking of robots and technologies!

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iRobot Roomba Movement Panel by Synthiam Inc.

Control the iRobot Roomba and read sensor data. This skill currently works with the 500 series robots and iRobot create. The baud rate and connection type will need to be configured in the settings...

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Hacking Robotis Opencm 9.04 With Bioloid

Hacking Robotis Opencm 9.04 With Bioloid

I will be hacking the Robotis OpenCM 9.04 controller with EZ-Builder using a Bioloid. We'll install the Arduino OpenCM library and connect...
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Botmatrix Live Hack Session 10

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 10

The Power Glove is so awesome! But why should a classic piece of hardware be kept on a dusty shelf?!? I'm going to do my best like to give the power glove new...
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DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 2/2)

DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 2/2)

In this hack, I'll continue the Apple II conversion to the Pi. I created an Arduino PCB that converts the Apple II keyboard and 16 pin analog joystick to...
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DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 1/2)

DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 1/2)

Remember my Apple II computer from a previous live hack event? Well, I'm going to add a Raspberry Pi to it's guts and use an Arduino to connect the Apple II...
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DJ's 8Th Live (Not) Hack... We're Playing Games!

DJ's 8Th Live (Not) Hack... We're Playing Games!

I was sick with a massive head-cold and made it through without overdosing on NyQuil last week and skipped a live hack...
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Botmatrix Live Hack Session 8

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 8

Tonight's live hack session I'll be working on the EZ-Robot interpretation of the Short Circuit Johnny 5 robot! I'll be assembling the pieces and then working in...
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Botmatrix Live Hack Session 7

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 7

Tonight I'll be finishing some hacks on an interactive R2D2 toy I bought some time ago that I hadn't finished. I'll be focusing on hacking the on-board ultrasonic...
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Botmatrix Live Hack Session 6

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 6

Even though I have a bunch of projects that are half finished, I do have another project idea that I'm excited about: Converting a VHS tape into a Robot! If you...
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Botmatrix Live Hack Session 5

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 5

I am determined to make Voltron walk! I'm printing new bracket designs to bring his height down. We'll add some new sound effects using Audacity too. I hope to...
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DJ's 4Th Hack Event (Arduino, Bioloid, Lewansoul, And More)

DJ's 4Th Hack Event (Arduino, Bioloid, Lewansoul, And More)

In the last event, some people asked me to demonstrate how to use the LewanSoul Serial Servos. Also,...
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Botmatrix Side Stream 4

Botmatrix Side Stream 4

This 3D printed monstrosity is a new challenge for me! Voltron has now been updated to ezrobot HDD servos and is ready to do some actions. Will I be able to make a 16inch...
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Botmatrix Side Stream 2

Botmatrix Side Stream 2

I'm going to do my best to finish the ROB hack!