Using The RedBoard+ From Within a Docker Container…

…because why do anything the easy way? I’ve switched to using the StereoPi image for MacFeegle Prime as it offers the lowest latency for streaming video, the downside is I can’t get ROS to build on it so I’m using Docker which needs to interface with hardware… I’m using the RedBoard+ by Red Robotics, it […]

Raspberry Pi – Docker on USB Drive

As per my last post I’m using Docker on my robot with ROS. The last task is to get docker running from a dedicated USB drive to split resources between that and the SD card the OS is running from. A good guide to mounting a USB drive can be found here. Note, rather than […]

StereoPi Image Mods

I’ve been using the Ubiquity Robotics Raspberry Pi ROS image to run both the robot and controller, it seemed the easiest way to get ROS running, but now I’m trying to get low latency streaming working from the cameras it is proving tricky. New Plan, use the Stereo Pi image with Docker to host ROS […]

Docker, A Reverse Proxy, This Site and LetsEncrypt!

The site was migrated to SSDNodes last year as my previous host was becoming less reliable and I fancied something more versatile.  I’ve not covered it on here but here is how my site runs, now with added HTTPS thanks to LetsEncrypt! A bit of history.  This is a WordPress site and has been since it […]

Nerf Gun Shooting Gallery

This is a work in progress as it has turned out to be far more complicated than I thought it would be! I’ve learned a lot about how to design parts for my 3d printer and how to use the laser cutter at Reading Hackspace too though so already winning! Over the passed few years […]

Project Bumblebee

Bumblebee?   Bumblebee is my Roomba, so named as long ago he lost his voice.  About a year ago his logic board started playing up and though he was still able to clean, at the end of each cleaning cycle he wouldn’t go into standby and his battery would drain in no time.  At that […]

Satellite Applications Catapult Inventorthon – Bring Your Own Disaster

The Satellite Applications Catapult are very lucky to have the facilities they have and believe they have the potential to help save lives. To that end they’re opening their toy box for everyone to play with to try and do just that at their next hackathon. The premise is simple; in a disaster scenario, how would you use their facilities […]

Unity UI for DeskCycle Arduino Speedometer

[Updated, see end of article] Since my last post I’ve improved the Arduino speedo code to respond to requests and also tweaked the gear ration to be a bit closer to my road bike.  I’ve also implemented a simple speedo interface using Unity. The Unity application also automatically searches the COM ports on the machine […]

Arduino Speedometer for the DeskCycle

All my previous jobs were based in the town I live in so I used to be able to cycle to work, with my current job it’s far enough away I can’t reasonably cycle to work.  As such, and as the company is jokingly referred to as the “Cake-apult” for the amount of cake we […]

GNU Terry Pratchett

“A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.” – Going Postal, Chapter 4 prologue A touching tribute, one I’ve heartily embraced. http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/