Setting up Realsense R200 on Odroid XU4 with ROS

Update 1st may 2018: added a note to use realsense nodelet tag 1.8.1 and some patches to use ROS built from sources or GCC7. This post will guide you through the configuration of a Realsense R200 on Odroid XU4. There is nothing strictly related to this platform so they should apply to any armhf/x86 Ubuntu [...]

“Padre Balistico” a (hopefully) fast line follower robot

Spending time with the guys at Officine Robotiche (a huge thank to Stefano Artigianato Robotico),  i've discovered the world of line followers. Apparently simple robots whose ultimate goal is to, guess what, follow a line 🙂 This simple task involves several issues: reading sensors to determine the line displacement; employing a control algorithm to determine the movement vector; motor control; several [...]

Foldable quad for ROS integration experiments

I'm shortly going to work integrating the OpenPilot telemetry with ROS. Main (long term) focus is indoor positioning and navigation. This is a quick mockup of the craft that will be used. Plates are going to be rebuilt to better host everything   The reference platform  is made by OpenPilot Revolution flight controller; OpenPilot GPSV9 with [...]

Firepick, let’s start!

And here we are 🙂 let's start building my FPD-032 beginning with Plates: bottom,  Delta Motor and Top plates. They are milled from 5mm Polycarbonate (lexan) sheet. I'm working toward having it working as 3D printer as soon as possible so that i can start to develop the rest of functionalities. I'm going to use [...]