Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




6 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 23783 8-Jul-2008 21:51
Send private message

Just wanted to show off something that I have put together.

A web controlled robotic arm that allows visitors to the website to control the arm and watch their actions via a webcam.

No, this is not commercial advertising - I built it as a hobby Smile

The address for the site is http://www.kennedytechnology.com

Enjoy!

Create new topic
214 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 145093 8-Jul-2008 22:20
Send private message

Hey! This is awesome! A bit hard to judge distance from where the webcam is, but cheers for picking the peice up and helping me out.

2 thumbs up!




------------------------------------------------------
David Elsbury
Freelance Lighting, Sound and AV Technician
"Technician like ninja... live in shadow, move in silence"




6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 145103 8-Jul-2008 22:33
Send private message

Thanks very much - I'm glad you like it!

I've got plans for more toys etc. I built it a couple of weeks back just to prove to myself that it could be done, and it has turned out to be a really fun project!

Will be putting another camera angle on it also, to make it easier to judge distances etc...

BTW, I just noticed that there is a 'Robotics' forum, and perhaps I should have posted in that - will I get told off for double posting? Or is it pretty relaxed around here?

 
 
 
 


214 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 145131 8-Jul-2008 22:54
Send private message

I'm not a mod, but double posting is usually a bad thing, if for no other reason than it gets confusing, however I'm sure a mod can move it over there




------------------------------------------------------
David Elsbury
Freelance Lighting, Sound and AV Technician
"Technician like ninja... live in shadow, move in silence"


4155 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 54

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 145134 8-Jul-2008 22:55
Send private message

It is done Smile

39 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 152445 29-Jul-2008 16:08
Send private message

brilliant. just had 20 mins of fun moving some  blocks aroudn. That is so cool. Really really enoyed it. Where do i find out more info on how to build one! Be greatful if you could let me know.

samoir



6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 152458 29-Jul-2008 16:44
Send private message

Thanks very much!

The arm itself is a kit that I bought from JayCar, link is http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=KJ8916&CATID=&keywords=robot+arm&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID= (if you buy one, be sure to tell them about the site - I'm trying to get some spare parts out of them!)

The controllers are the same that I use for my computer controlled christmas light project (Christmas lights syncronised to music). Information about that project, and the controllers etc, can be found at http://www.pacificlights.co.nz

The controlling software is something that I wrote in Perl, and using PHP for the front end.

39 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 152487 29-Jul-2008 18:01
Send private message

excellent, thanks heaps for the info on the robotic arm, very kind! I will be sure to mention the site, and hopefully that translates into parts for you. So php and perl eh, that sounds technical, will have to do some investiating further. I like the idea of developing the web controlled interface. Excellent stuff, and keep up the great work, you should be very pround of it!


cheers alot

Sam

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.