Here are the most recent threads sandy has started in the Forum:
Posted 23:15:13, 10th December 2018 | № 129
We set up a bunch of Martys with a set of tuned bells, and got them to play festive songs!
Here is Jingle Bells:
Martys play Jingle Bells
Here's Noel, Noel:
Noel, Noel - but played by Marty the Robot!
And here's I Saw Three Ships come Sailing In:
I Saw Three Martys come sailing in
All controlled by a single Python script. How to guide is [here:](ht…
Posted 22:57:12, 05th December 2018 | № 127
I have just put a new Raspberry Pi image into the folder at https://public.robotical.io/index.html?prefix=raspberry-pi-img/, robotical-pi-2018-12-04a.img.zip.
Main updates are:Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+ and A+ Latest version of Rasbpian Stretch ROS upgraded to ROS kinetic Now uses automatic wifi hotspot script from [Raspbe…
Posted 21:28:34, 06th September 2018 | № 121
We're testing a new feature that lets you control Marty directly through the Marty Setup network, rather than using an external WiFi network, it's called Direct Connect.
From the app you can now remote control and calibrate Marty without needing to connect to a WiFi network, and if you load up this version of the Scratch interface, you can then switch to your Marty's Setup wifi network and p…
Posted 09:38:43, 23rd October 2017 | № 65
Hi all, it's about time that we gave some more information on how to get a camera enabled Marty working. We also need to explain more about what ROS is, and why its so awesome. This is the first part of a short series of posts I'll be making, hopefully each weekend.
I'll try and keep things as simple as I can, but to get the most from this you should have some knowledge of Python, and be comfortable typing stuff into a terminal. I've tried to explain the gist of what's happening in each step, but there a…
Posted 14:44:33, 17th September 2017 | № 55
I've been putting together a little rudimentary remote control for Marty. It's not quite ready for release yet, but it would be good to get a few people trying it out and checking for errors
You can get to it at http://docs.robotical.io/rc/rc.html.
It gives you a few buttons to control Marty, as well as a D-Pad and an analog joystick for moving Marty around
It uses the same Marty …
Posted 17:41:38, 02nd September 2017 | № 44
We're working on making the Marty scanning tools more robust, but while we're doing that there are other ways to get your Marty connected
If you've done the WiFi setup, and Marty is connected to your WiFi (so there's no "Marty Setup" network any more), then here's a video showing how you can find Marty's IP address directly, and use that in calibration tool or Scratch.
Finding Marty's IPQuick overview
In case you don't like watching videos - he…
Posted 17:01:50, 01st September 2017 | № 41
I've just made a couple of tweaks to Marty's scratch interfaces, both the Basic one and the Extended one
Two minor updates:The get ready block should now also un-pause movement Adding a Marty by IP should now be much quicker
And one bigger update - the sidestep block! …
Posted 17:58:05, 13th August 2017 | № 18
As a fun and fairly simple Scratch project, I've been programming Marty to shake hands!
This demonstrates few concepts - we have to move joints, show expressions - but to do it properly we also need to know whether somebody has grabbed Marty's hand - and for that we need to read the sensors!
It'll look a bit like this:
handshake videoGetting started - handshake movements
There will be two main bits to this …
Here are the most recent comments that sandy has made in the Forum:
Sorry for the delayed reply!
Marty's battery is indeed a carefully factory matched 2-cell, and there is a control PCB inside wh…
Posted 12:03:02, 26th March 2019
Hello, the new image has ROS kinetic, OpenCV, and a few other things already on it - so it might not be too bad to make the switch? Having s…
Posted 15:43:49, 05th January 2019
Really sorry to hear about this. It sounds like your board has not been completely programmed. I'm not sure how that got throug…
Posted 23:10:33, 10th December 2018
Really sorry for the delay. I've just put a new image online here: [https://public.robotical.io/index.html?prefix=raspberry-pi-img…
Posted 12:44:04, 05th December 2018
With the newer versions of Android, they require the location permission before they'll give an app info on the wifi network - I…
Posted 17:44:46, 09th October 2018
Sounds like your computer has connected ok to the Marty Setup network, and the next step is to set up the WiFi to ge…
Posted 11:56:15, 07th August 2018
Sorry for the slow response. Getting scratch working on an iPad is tricky as they don't support Flash. We have a workaround where …
Posted 14:20:31, 20th July 2018
The red stat light shows communication between the wifi module and the main microcontroller on the board. It will blink to show th…
Posted 14:15:47, 20th July 2018
There is a prototype scratch interface for controlling multiple Martys online here: [http://scratchx.org/?url=http://robotical.gi…
Posted 11:05:58, 01st June 2018
We've just pushed an update to the Android app into beta. It's mainly based around a couple of bug fixes and guiding people throu…
Posted 18:50:59, 02nd April 2018
Sorry to hear about the issues. The behaviour sounds a bit like a power brown out, which can happen when a current spike (e.g. due …
Posted 19:06:35, 14th March 2018
Glad you got the replacement motor - can you describe what problems you're having in more detail?
There are two different types…
Posted 21:42:35, 26th February 2018
I had a quick play with stepping this evening - walking forwards and backwards normally it's possible to go up fairly small ste…
Posted 19:44:18, 26th February 2018
The other day we did a test with Marty walking continuously in a circle, and we got 2 hours and 5 minutes of pretty much const…
Posted 13:03:05, 12th February 2018
I tried to reply but it might not have got through! Just sent again so let me know if you haven't received anything
Posted 13:01:29, 12th February 2018
Your Marty is looking great! Love the colour scheme!
Thanks for linking to the video and photos. You're right that the 3D printed…
Posted 12:53:06, 12th February 2018
We haven't got that feature yet - but we'd really like to.
If you could provide a translation of each of the blocks I'll see…
Posted 22:28:00, 07th February 2018
Can you describe what happens to the servo when it's powered on in a little more detail? If it has broken then please do send a…
Posted 22:09:35, 07th February 2018
Fantastic to hear you want to show off Marty!
We've done a few fun things in Scratch -[here is a file with some exam…
Posted 22:06:59, 07th February 2018
We estimate that Marty should last 1-2 hours when moving around - although it depends a lot on exactly how much movement is happen…
Posted 21:27:22, 07th February 2018
I'm afraid the functionality to flip motor polarity (and change scaling factors etc) is not exposed as a command to the outside…
Posted 17:18:43, 03rd February 2018