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OpenCV Charuco-Board Pose Estimation

The OpenCV Charuco-board pose estimation tools can provide localization estimation relative to your camera. The red-green-and blue axes drawn at the upper-right of the charuco-board taped to my wall indicates the pose estimate. These instructions are not particularly user-friendly, but … Continue reading

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OpenCV Charuco Camera-Calibration

OpenCV is an amazing tool that can provide accurate pose information in real-time, but first you have to provide it with a model of your camera. The opencv_interactive-calibraiton tool nominally provides that capability. Follows is a record of how I … Continue reading

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Fabric and Stick Sculptural Form Idea Gallery

What follows is a gallery of images I have collected for inspiration while designing the round of cloth sculptures to be produced in mid-July. Most concerned with color and lines. Miro: Love the lines of this. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/62085?locale=en Volume, color. Stacks … Continue reading

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Textile Modeling and Implementation

Design Concepts Staked Design Methods/Non-traditional Materials – Armatures created by staking together non-traditional sculpture materials. Example materials include green sticks or lumber. Could also include cable/rope. Rigid vs. Flexible. How does the skin interact with the armature? Import physical designs into … Continue reading

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Xilinx Zedboard First Boot

This post will record my experience completing the Getting Started Instructions for the Xilinx Zedboard using a MacBook Pro. Follow the instructions as listed from Xilinx (plug it in, USB cable to UART port, insert card, power-on) to step 7. … Continue reading

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CSE Week Activity – LED Holiday Cards

This morning I had the opportunity to give a Computer Science Education Week presentation to a third grade class at Liberty Elementary School in Springfield, MA. Since the students already have learned some CS curriculum, I told them about how CS influenced my … Continue reading

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Synchronizing 3D Printing Hosts with Dropbox

I use several different macs with Repetier-Host to control my PrintrBot Jr. and I’m tired of having to manually synchronize my Slic3r settings among each of the computers. Dropbox is great system for sharing files among many computer automatically and … Continue reading

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Johnny 4 – CMU MOBOT 2012

This year I entered the 2012 CMU MOBOT  mobile robot competition. I had a nice finished physical robot and a capable vision system but I didn’t finish in time to get it working well. Here I will document my entry … Continue reading

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3D Design Toolflows

Having bought my Printrbot and printed some previously made models using the instructions from the Quickstart Guide, I would now like to explore the toolflow a little bit so that I can do things like resize models or even design … Continue reading

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Printrbot Jr. First Print

I got through most of my unboxing and made my first print! It’s a Mr. Jaws by Mahoney. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/50786733] It didn’t turn out great. The bottom broke off when I pulled it off the bed. I don’t care though. The … Continue reading

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