a drop in the digital ocean: Projects

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Controlling virtual experiences using biometrics

Over the last year or so I have developed several plugins that allow use of the Microsoft Band, within Android based Unity3D applications. Finally, the time has come …

Walking in Place with Wearable Technology

The following text is an extended abstract for a paper which I hope to present at this years ITAG. The paper features the continued research and development of …

Microsoft Band & Unity3D

In this post I present a video of a plugin which I have been developing recently to enable communication between the excellent Microsoft Band and the Unity3D games …

Wiring up a Quadstepper for use with Grbl

In this post I will show you how to wire up a Sparkfun Quadstepper so that it can be used with Grbl. Grbl is an Arduino based open …

Adding Events to the Serialport Script

In this post I present an update to Unity3D Serialport Script so that it includes an event trigger that can notify any other Unity3D MonoBehaviour that serial data …

Ratchets Headlight Prefab

In this post I will introduce some code developed for controlling Ratchets Headlights. The presented script extends the growing C# Mono Ratchet library of scripts for Unity3D and …

Basic Differential aka Tank Drive

With the Ratchet hardware build now complete, my developmental focus has turned to the software needed to run him. First up of course has to be getting him …

ServoBot LED Headlight & Sharp IR Bumper

In this post I will demonstrate the assembly of the bumper for my current robot build Ratchet. The bumper contains both a Sharp IR distance sensor (for obstacle …

The ServoBot Shield

Last month I published a post detailing the construction of a power harness for my servo based robots Ratchet and Clank. The harness is used to connect one …