Check out the new projects site for A-i-S www.adventuresinsilicon.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Current Unreal WIP.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

ROS on TinkerBoard (armhf Ubuntu)

Using:
ASUS Tinkerboard
Sandisk Class 10 16 GB SD card

Image: Armbian_5.38_Tinkerboard_Ubuntu_Xenial_default_4.4.112_desktop
(legacy kernel as at 4-Feb-18)

Following steps to install ROS for:
OS: Ubuntu
ROS: Lunar

Flavour of ROS: Desktop (not desktop-full)

Following instructions here is error free:
http://wiki.ros.org/lunar/Installation/Ubuntu


The standard TinkerBoard image is debian arm64 based. For ROS lunar, only supports Ubuntu packages for armhf, there is arm64.

Therefore the easiest path to getting ROS lunar running on the TinkerBoard is to use Armbian 5.38 and install the Ubuntu packages.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wide spread CPU issue

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/whats-behind-the-intel-design-flaw-forcing-numerous-patches/

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Raspberry Pi and ROS (Robot Operating System) - pre-compiled image

Using the Raspberry Pi with ROS is very 'doable'.

Building the ROS software natively on a Raspbery Pi 3 can take between 2 and 10 hours.

If you would like to just download an SD Card image, write it and avoid the time to Build ROS on the Raspberry Pi then use the link below.

Details of the Image
* requires at least a 16Gb SD Card
* Uses Raspbian Stretch
* Uses ROS Kinetic Desktop (excludes Collada and URDF modules as they were troublesome)
* Username: pi
* Password: raspberry
* SSH is enabled.

I am distributing as a torrent, please use this torrent file with your favourite Torrent client to download:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Unreal and Blender - Script for Collision volumes

I am now maintaining my Blender script at Github:
https://github.com/DingoOz/BlenderUnrealCollisionScript

This script for Blender will duplicate take your map / level / scene in Blender and take the necessary steps to us it with collisions in Unreal.