Author: Steven Kibler

Watch Those Toes!

It may seem surprising, but something as low-level as a communication protocol can have extremely high-level effects. With the right protocol for the environment, data is transmitted accurately and in a timely fashion. And in the case of you and your robot, you can interact in a way that feels natural and rewarding. With the […]

Watch Those Toes!

Q: What do a modern car and an advanced robot have in common? A: Both are sending a LOT of data between systems, “under the hood”. Hard to believe that a little robot has all that much going on? Well, it may not be the crazy amount of data that cars have to send around these days, […]

Creating an LED Mohawk for Misty (Part 2)

Welcome back! In Part 1, we: scoped our project to use NeoPixels and Misty’s Arduino Backpack used the Misty II CAD library to design a nicely fitting piece of headgear 3D printed and constructed the mohawk What’s left? Well, in Part 2, we write some simple code to animate the NeoPixels. If you’re like me, you want […]

Creating an LED Mohawk for Misty (Part 1)

I’m an LED maniac. I put LEDs in (or on) everything. I’ve built LEDs into concrete coffee tables, shelves, and microphone stands. I’ve made more custom lamps with LEDs than I can count. So there was no way I was going to skip on bedecking one of our Misty II robots with some type of […]