Hello...I am working now on a robot that can listen to commands via a web browser. It seems like a lot of work. It is a lot of work. I am following guidelines in a book, i.e. basic instruction. I have come across some snags but the books is good. If you get a chance to look at the book, you can find it on www.packtpub.com under www.packtpub.com/hardware-and-creative/beaglebone-robotic-projects.
The book is well thought out and does well on describing what steps to take to create a beautiful package of scripts, orders, and responses from the "BOT!"
Hopefully, you can look or view the book before purchase to see exactly what you are getting yourself into when delving into this book. There are some ideas that are a bit lousy. I typed "lousy" there because there are so many different types of robots and the software is umpteen in notion. There is just too much software out there to trust every single one. I felt like my machine, my personal computer, would catch a virus. The truth is...I did not catch a virus on my personal machine. I was very happy over this fact.
I have been to many pages online that are upfront and credible but with further inspection and hours on the site, I have been reluctant to click certain icons, pages, and links. It is a wild era we live in. This is why I want, especially with my software packages, to keep it safe and free of virus. My computer, like most people, is very important to me. Although it is not the newest and brightest, it works. And that is that...
So, I use the BBB (Beaglebone Black) and a rendition of software and hardware tools. It is fun. It helps me spend time outside of work, it provides in depth ideas relating to MCUs, and it helps me delve into realms that I have been unfamiliar with during my past schooling.
On one side, there is the programming aspect. This is great. I can learn and valuable, up-to-the-minute lesson every time I open a book to read about what transpires in the digital and analog age.
Most people say that reading and knowing waves are expired. Not so much in my life...I can always use the waves to test and see my test. It gets boring if I test in digital and just know 1 or 0. It can be on or off. Waves provide a great visual interface and can show me exactly when and where my energy is being wasted and/or in what part of my circuit gets energy wasted the most.
Speaking of oscilloscopes, there is a thing that is very expensive. Just think, if I really need to get a good oscilloscope, I would have to rely on cheap alternatives. Some things out there just are too expensive. I know...I have had to eat rice for two weeks during the month of October because of the dang MCUs and the electrical circuitry. Gosh!
Anyway, that is enough of my complaining for now. Just wait for the future. I will be dedicating more time soon to the incorporation of Sight, Hearing, and Obedience of my machinery and robot. Enjoy...
Oh and do not think of me as a novice. I am far beyond that. I just am a newbie. Ha!
Hello...I enjoy blogging and dodging. Enjoy...