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Ben Greer
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[HEX] Navigating like A Star
This is the fourth post in my Hexapod Project series. The point of this project is to build a robot that allows me to try out a few robotics concepts. For a listing of each post in this series, click here . The previous posts have gone through how the hexap...
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[HEX] Come on and SLAM
This is the second post on my Hexapod Project series. The point of
this project is to build a robot that allows me to try out a few
robotics concepts. For a
listing of each post in this series, click here . In this post, I'll talk about using laser rangi...
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[HEX] Inverse Kinematics
This is the second post on my Hexapod Project series. The point of
this project is to build a robot that allows me to try out a few
robotics concepts. For a
listing of each post in this series, click here . In this post, I'll go over the steps (!) needed...
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[HEX] Heterogeneous Hardware
This is the first post in my Hexapod Project series. The point of this project is to build a robot that allows me to try out a few robotics concepts. For a listing of each post in this series, click here . In this post, I'll cover building the hexapod body,...
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[HEX] Project Intro
Eight months ago, when I published a write-up of my Single Pixel Camera , I wrote that I was going to stop doing projects and blog posts so that I could concentrate on finishing up my PhD in astrophysics. As it turns out, spending 100% of my mental energy o...
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Single Pixel Camera
Please forgive me for the lack of new content over the last five or so months. After my most recent post about neural networks and quadcopters , I decided to work on a couple smaller projects. First I replaced the bulb in a standing lamp with RGB LEDs, adde...
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Quadcopter Stability and Neural Networks
This is a fairly long post, so here's a TLDR: Quadcopters use an algorithm called a PID controller to not fall over in the air, but a more complicated algorithm involving neural networks may be just as stable if not more. A few times now, I've mentioned my ...
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Automated Investigator
It's time for a new project post. What have I been doing since I finished the LED Planet Project last month? Mostly the things I actually get paid to do, but also a decent amount of slacking off. Without a project that has been handed to me by someone else ...
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LED Planet Software
In my last post , I discussed the process of building a spiral-sphere of LEDs that could be controlled from my laptop. The purpose was to create visuals for each movement of Gustav Holst's The Planets  for an upcoming concert of the  Boulder Symphony Orches...
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LED Planet Hardware
Well, I made a joke about how my blog posts are ending up just being about blinking a couple of color LEDs, and here I am talking about them again. I suppose that's what I get for thinking I can avoid falling into the pit of trendy maker projects. This is a...
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