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Programming with Sphero 2.0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

I’ve had my Sphero 2.0 less than two weeks, so you can use your Android or Apple smartphone to control your Sphero 2.0, but I want to program it, so it comes out during the day, entertains the cats, and then goes back “home” to charge up…

so far these are my efforts, using a Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit Linux computer, a bluetooth USB adaptor, and the ROS (Robot Operating System) and Sphero SDK.

ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and more. ROS is licensed under an open source, BSD license.

Starting roscore

Starting roscore

Starting rosrun, pairing with Sphero

Starting rosrun, pairing with Sphero

Here is a video, of the Sphero pairing with bluetooth usb adaptor, and then sending commands, to change colour from blue, green to red, and then unpairing the Sphero.

full throttle….zoom zoom …

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Citroen Xsara Modification - Guiness fuled car!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Do I need to notify the insurance company I’ve got a Guiness fuled car!

In the damp, cold, wet January weather guesss what I’ve been doing today?

The exhaust dropped off the car yesterday, so I’ve been trying to fix the exahust with a

Diet Coke Can - didn’t work,

Heinz Backed Bean Can - didn’t work,

Draught Guiness Can minus the widget fixed it!

I later took it to a garage to get a price to replace the exhaust, and they spotted they following:-

  • two front tyres are illegal (caused by tracking!), and need replacing.
  • two front brake disks on the front are badly corroded and need replacing.
  • and I just need a centre pipe for the exhaust!

So I just need the cheap centre pipe to the fix the exhaust!

Oh well that’s not too bad!!!

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Esther by the new hedge border

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Esther got in front of the camera, as I was taking pictures of the new border for the privet hedge!

Esther by the new privet hedge border

Esther by the new privet hedge border

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Tilly and Albert!

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Tilly and Albert

Tilly and Albert

Not enough pictures of Tilly on the website, so here’s another one Lindsey took today, of Tilly with Albert.

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Esther, Angus and Tilly - June 2011

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Lindsey says, there’s never any pictures of Esther and Tilly on the blog, so I thought I would correct this.

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The Cats

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

An un-usual photo, a gathering of all the cats on the sofa…now where do we sit?

from left to right, Esther, Angus and Tilly

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Angus has a catnap!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

whilst I cut the hedge…..

Angus has a catnap!

Angus has a catnap!

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Angus in the Summer Time

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Angus in the long grass
Angus in the long grass
Yes, the grass needs a cut, but the cats like the long grass on the lawn!

Angus in the Summer

Angus in the Summer

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The elusive Matilda!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

The elusive Matilda!

The elusive Matilda!

This is our cat Tilly! She doesn’t like me very much, so it’s unusual she stayed still long enough for me to get this picture!

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Esther pokes her tongue out!

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Lindsey says, there’s not enough pictures of Esther and Tilly, our other two cats. So this ones’ dedicated to you Esther

Esther pokes her tongue out

Esther pokes her tongue out

 and that’s what she thinks of me!

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