While making a dynamixel library for Processing, I started fiddling around with a simple humanoid head that I constructed earlier (as temporary setup for the soccer Humanoid). This head consists of three AX-12+ types dynamixel servo’s by Robotis, and two Logitech Webcam’s (currently only one used). The control software in Processing controls the head (basicRead more

Relaxed evening viewing film on ceiling

Ok, I know that there is a wide community building DIY beamers using screens and overhead projectors (or even custom ordered sets of Fresnel lenses).. but that does not prevent me from putting my own together.. in less than 10 minutes (the time it took to remove the top mirror of the overhead – theRead more

Interfacing Paper with Phone: reading book on mobile phone

My phone doesn’t support reading of txt files or pdf. Upgrade to an i-phone would be the most sensible thing to do. However, my phone does have a 320×240 screen, capable of displaying images… How to make something out of that? I found a simple solution on this weblog, converting a text file using LatexRead more

Panoramic pictures with Flatbed Scanner

  In make issue 14 was an article about using a flatbed scanner for making pictures. We took this idea one step further making panoramic pictures using a rotating stand…. all in one evening’s work 🙂 parts All that’s needed is one magnifying glass (The one from your third hand does fine) scanner, box, tapeRead more