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by blueeyedpop
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:33 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Re: Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article

The format isn't set in stone. My needs are for a 6 bit color depth, but a general purpose tool would be cool. <p>I am open to suggestions.<p>Since it is serial, it should be somewhat robust, but something as simple as sending a 0 as a synch byte, and never allowing 0 in the data would be sufficient...
by blueeyedpop
Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stable clock timer..for a different LED clock
Replies: 18
Views: 4558

Re: stable clock timer..for a different LED clock

if memory serves me correctly, the utilities adjust the 60 cycles to keep a proper number of counts throughout the day.<p>Mike
by blueeyedpop
Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: wheels

scooter wheels are ok, but they are heavy.<p>Stroller wheels are usually light.<p>model aircraft landing wheels are nice too.
by blueeyedpop
Wed Oct 15, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Re: Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article

No language of choice. I built a utility in LabView, but the runtime install is 14 megs....<p>byte order is simple raster format. stream bytes in until a row is filled. Stream in bytes until you have a picture.<p>This is dirt simple, and of course vulnerable to errors, but it is just meant to be a s...
by blueeyedpop
Wed Oct 15, 2003 7:04 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Gearhead motors
Replies: 9
Views: 3861

Re: Gearhead motors

by blueeyedpop
Tue Oct 14, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Cheap vision solution?
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Cheap vision solution?

Actually,<p>16x16 pixels at 6 bits can do some amazing things. In our club, we are using neural networks to detect lines for better line following. The sharpness register is useful for determining distance with appropriate hardware to focus the lens. <p>I plan on using laser line generators for simp...
by blueeyedpop
Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Need windows app. for follow up to centipede article

Hi all,<p>In a follow up to my robotic centipede article, I am covering simple machine vision. I need someone to write a windows utility to take in a predetermined number of bytes from the serial port, and display them on screen as a greyscale image. Additional features like magnification, adjustabl...