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November 29, 2013 AT 1:00 am

Sid the Office Robot from Si digital @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Sid, the latest lab experiment from Si digital, “combines the digital and physical worlds to allow you to control a robotic arm live in our office” -

Drop a ball into one of the many holes surrounding Sid. The smaller, harder ones net you more points. Beware though, they take longer to reach and reduce the amount of attempts you might get, so don’t miss!

A Raspberry Pi “tells Sid exactly what to do. 8 lever switches connected to the GPIO pins of the Pi control the scoring system”

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Sid was created as one of our many hack weeks here at Si digital. The underlying objective is always to create something as a team that we wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do with client work. Ideally it will expand our skill set and expose us to new technologies and methods that we can bring back into our client projects.

Connecting the virtual and physical world is always a lot of fun. From real time socket communication to live webcam streaming, theres a lot going on to allow Sid to be controlled. We’ve listed all the technologies used and how they interact so you can hopefully be inspired to try something similar yourself!

Try it out here!


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