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Raspberry Pi Cheatsheet

Follows is a list of tips for Raspberry Pi setup and use. Direct Ethernet Connect Setup * Turn on my Mac’s Internet Sharing for the Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter. The self-assigned IP on Thunderbolt Ethernet is fine. Use arp -n -i … Continue reading

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Book Binding Cradle

Last week my friend Amanda (Hi!) showed me how to bind a book! We used her book-binding cradle to hold folded-gathered sheets while we poked holes in the creases. Wanting one for myself, and not seeing designs in the usual places, … Continue reading

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IR Serial Communication with Pololu Zumo

Inter-robot communication may facilitate interesting cooperative behaviors. The Pololu Zumo robot platform has no inter-robot communication facility as-designed.  I am interested in repurposing the IR proximity sensors and the IR illuminators to receive and send serial data. The following are … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Aruco Boards

I am using Aruco tags to locate mobile robots relative to one another. I have mounted tags on the robots using cubes so that at least one tag will be visible from every side of the robot. In the picture … Continue reading

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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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