Software Project


The goal of this project is to establish a desktop environment for Android. Specifically for a living room setting, connected to a large LCD television.
The platform will be partially open source using the Android OS and the Android Marketplace. The Box will be controlled via a Bluetooth All-Inclusive-Trackpad.

The proprietary trackpad will include the following:
Bluetooth 2.1 Capability
Multitouch Capability
QWERTY stationary monochrome trackpad backlight
(Optional features could include, compass, gyro, and a VGA camera)

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TiroKart: the Total Immersion Remotely Operated Go-Kart

TiroKart: the Total Immersion Remotely Operated Go-Kart
This is a specification for what I am trying to achieve with this project:

* Off-road and racing go-kart adapted for computer control.
* Ruggedized on-board PC cluster runs the kart control software and interfaces to the steering, throttle and brake actuators along with the cameras and other sensors.
* Sensors on the kart include stereo cameras, rear view cameras, stereo microphones, GPS, lidar (for collision detection) and telemetry for the kart data (speed etc).
* Wireless data link (802.11n) back to the remote PC cluster.

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Open Hardware Mobile Manipulator

Open Hardware Mobile Manipulator is a mobile manipulator robot designed as open hardware.
total build price under $1k
target audiences: (a) univ edu (1 unit/4 students; up to 10 groups/class); (b) maker/hobbyist
This is a design only — users (customize and) build their own from scratch

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Small autonomous football robot

The project is to build an '''autonomous robot''', which plays football with golf balls on 2m x 3m arena by rules of Robotex . Robotex is an annual open Estonian competition of robotics mainly between three largest informatics related universities: University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian IT College. The goal of the competition is to raise popularity of exact sciences and computer science. Our team is one of participating teams from University of Tartu.

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The objective of this project is to enable/run knoppix-adriane Linux Operating System on PandaBoard.
Adriane knoppix is a debian based linux operating system,with accellerated boot procedure: Independently from the usual SysV bootscripts, multiple tasks of system initialization are run in parallel, so that interactive desktops are reached very fast.

What's Adriane ?

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Social Media Player

This is about a portable media player with the best balance between price and specs:
-Android 2.3.3 or better
-The device should be social-oriented ( custom and intuitive UI with facebook, twitter, myspace, etc) (something like the INQ smartphones but not facebook exclusive)
-Sound quality must be highest possible (licensing DTS-codecs?)
- Must have a "good" screen (640x360 OLED?)
- Minimalist-industrial design
- Gaming would be an strengh taking in account the 4430 SOC

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Alex mobile robotics platform

The Alex platform is a small robot composed of the following parts:

iRobot Create base
2 arms made of Bioloid parts
2 eyes on pan tilt mounts made of Nexus One phones and Bioloid parts
A PandaBoard for central control

Alex is part of a larger project to advance artificial intelligence through embodied ai. Check out the project website for details.

Why Alex is awesome:

Willow Garage had the right idea with the PR2, but the wrong pricepoint. Alex will be the PR2 for the rest of us. We're targeting a pricepoint just north of 1k, as opposed to 400k + for the PR2.

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Pandacomb Project page with the website

(This is the Pandacomb project submission with the official Pandacomb website link.)

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In-System Diagnostics for PandaBoard

Kozio, Inc. ( has made available free use of their kDiagnostics® Suite, for owners of PandaBoard. The Kozio download gives users an interactive guided tour of the inner workings of PandaBoard, along with a full design verification and hardware validation solution. The download is immediately available directly from the Kozio website Kozio also provides the same expert solution set for customers designing custom devices.

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Pandacomb Tablet

This project is to port honeycomb onto the panda, use hardware acceleration, have a capacitive touch screen, and make the whole project run on recharcgable batterie. What do you get? A powerful dual core tablet. Doesn't it just sound nice.

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