Live Robot Hacks

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

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Camera Variable Overlay by James Graham Hu

Overlay image packs onto the camera and control them using a specified control variable.

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MIP Robot Live Hack

MIP Robot Live Hack

Onto another project! This simple hack is one I wanted to show off for a while. Now that DJ Sures has graciously added new functionality to the ARC software to work with the new and...
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D-0 Droid Live Hack Part 2

D-0 Droid Live Hack Part 2

May the 4th is tomorrow so I'm gonna have to finish D-0 at the last minute! Join me as I scramble to complete him, and rant about Michael Bay some more :D D-0 is a...
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D-0 Droid Live Hack

D-0 Droid Live Hack

Well, well, well look at me, so many unfinished hacks and I'm starting another one! In my defense, May the 4th is coming up and I need to do something Star Wars related, right?...
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"Robot Learn A New Object"

"Robot Learn A New Object"

I'll be using the camera and speech recognition to instruct the robot to learn a new object. I'll demonstrate how new objects can be taught and recognized. We'll...
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DJ's K8 Intel Realsense & Navigation

DJ's K8 Intel Realsense & Navigation

We're going to play with the new robot that I have been re-building. Added the Rock Pi/x, Intel Realsense T265 & D435i, and the Sabertooth with...
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DJ's Test Bots (Turtlebot 3, And K-8)

DJ's Test Bots (Turtlebot 3, And K-8)

I will be upgrading my test robots with single-board computers (SBCs). I'll be adding the Intel Up Board and Rock Pi/x to each of the robots. The...
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1983 Robot Magazines Show Robots Haven't Changed

1983 Robot Magazines Show Robots Haven't Changed

Take a trip with us into the past down memory lane - or - aka the time before now! We spend 3 and a half hours browsing 3...
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Drifting Robot Live Hack

Drifting Robot Live Hack

I've always wanted to make a robot with mecanum wheels, and as I was shopping the other day I stumbled across a low-cost RC car with some on it! What a perfect thing to...
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A Little Of This, A Little Of That

A Little Of This, A Little Of That

We'll take it as it goes tonight in this last-minute live hack event. My plan is to do a few things with the ESP32 Cam and see if we can get servos with...
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Robot Flower Live Hack Part 2!

Robot Flower Live Hack Part 2!

***Edit: Our food is going to be arriving a bit late pushing this hack back a bit With Valentine's day coming up I thought a project featuring digital flowers...
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Robot Flower Live Hack

Robot Flower Live Hack

I'm awaiting some parts for the previous project so Grippy is on hold for a little bit. With Valentine's day coming up I thought a project featuring digital flowers would be...
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ESP32 Connect To ARC

ESP32 Connect To ARC

I'll be programming the ESP32 Doit DevKit v1 with a firmware which turns it into an EZ-B for ARC to connect and control. We'll hook up a servo and demonstrate how to move it. Maybe...