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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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Sphero 2.0 - new robotic toy for the cats!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This was the Amazon.co.uk purchase which arrived Saturday morning!

A Sphero 2.0! Sphero is a robotic ball, which can be controlled via a phone or computer, many different development kits have been released, e.g. Android, iPhone and Python etc It’s a bit like a modern day Big Track, but it’s a ball!

Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0

More pictures of what’s in the box

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Esther and Alfred

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

A photograph that Lindsey took a few days ago…

Esther and Alfred

Esther and Alfred

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Tilly in washing basket

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Too hot today, 29 degrees C and above, must be too hot for Tilly as well, I spotted her in the washing basket asleep!

Tilly in washing basket

Tilly in washing basket

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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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Best of friends

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

“Best of friends” or maybe it’s the cold weather, that’s why they are cuddling up together…

Esther and Angus 'best of friends'

Esther and Angus 'best of friends'

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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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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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Who said “I’ve got a favourite!”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Here’s a few pictures of “my boy” in the garden!
Of Course his name is Angus! and he’s our Ginger Tom!
I’ll upload some pictures of Esther and Tilly (Maltilda) tomorrow, otherwise they’ll get left out!

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