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Needs a pincher arm attached so we can move things.

And maybe throw on an LCD screen so we can type messages to you that you can read.
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Needs a pincher arm attached so we can move things.

And maybe throw on an LCD screen so we can type messages to you that you can read.
Or even better, one of those speech chips things, so it can say the message smiley-grin
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Good call. Voicebox shield. Then there would be 2 way communication. (Well, except from an iPhone. I don't get sound on it from the Rovio.)
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Actually, it supposedly has a speaker onboard and can be used.. though I don't see where in the web client that would be.  I know from the API that two-way audio is part of the spec.. and aftermarket user software has implemented Push-to-talk on the browser side, at least from one of the software descriptions I read online.  I'll be browsing what's been done, but since the API is entirely driven by the onboard web interface, probably the best solution would be to maybe wrapper it into an embeddable OCX or similar web lib.  From what i understand, the current implentation that uses PTT is IE6+ only.
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Actually, it supposedly has a speaker onboard and can be used.. though I don't see where in the web client that would be.  I know from the API that two-way audio is part of the spec.. and aftermarket user software has implemented Push-to-talk on the browser side, at least from one of the software descriptions I read online.  I'll be browsing what's been done, but since the API is entirely driven by the onboard web interface, probably the best solution would be to maybe wrapper it into an embeddable OCX or similar web lib.  From what i understand, the current implentation that uses PTT is IE6+ only.

I saw a volume slider for the onboard speaker, and turned it up, trying to get my computer to make noise
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I looked into the write_i2c command a long time ago. It would be great except that there is no way to set an I2C device address, it always writes to the camera chip address. Perhaps with some deeeeeeep hacking you could use the memory writing commands to set a new I2C address. But I had hoped to use I2C to bypass the nasty effect that every firmware update moves things around so that memory addresses are no longer valid.
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How are multiple connections handled?

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it appears that multiple users connected actually all have control at the same time (or can act as spectators).  A good portion of the time I've also been connected, just watching as others drive her around.  By the way, as I keep referring to it as "Her", she deserves a name, don't you think?  Got any thoughts, guys?

By the way, it seems when it docks and at other times, the camera brightness resets to unusable values.  This is the simple app I am using, typically I am setting the brightness to .6, min framerate to 1, and AGC ceiling to 3.  I leave the contrast.  Seems to be the best overall.

Interestingly, the debug command set also includes read and write memory.. so maybe it could be tricked smiley-wink  .. I sure don't want to reverse engineer the embedded application..

If you want to tweak the video values, here's the application to do it.  Remember to set the IP/port in the interface.. it's just an HTML form

http://www.robocommunity.com/download/17526/RovioBrighter/
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I can't hear you talking, sorry...

I did get my picture taken, I fully expect that to be uploaded

Do you got a funny shaped fan?
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Yah... I got it from Lowe's... nice kinda avant garde.

Like the Purple walls?
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Thanks for stopping it for me smiley-razz

It tends to want to drive to the left, could you look at the wheels and see if they don't have hair caught up in them or something?
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Hmm.. will do.  Kinda need to vacuum, could just be dust or something.  If I remember right, the fan was only like $79, I already had the chain and cord.  We like it so much we may be getting a second for our bedroom.
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 smiley-grin I attacked your vacuum cleaner

...and then your foot

...and then you when you tried to tie your shoe  smiley-grin

best laugh I've had in a long time, thanks!
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battery completely croaked on the way back to the base.. give it a few minutes to at least get a bit of a charge.  Kill this battery pack, it's spare AA's anyway, I'll be upgrading it soon enough.. well, assuming I can find a reasonable battery for under $20 or so..
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Quick- run over a MSP430 Launchpad -or- Pinhead from "Hellraiser"... your choice.  Or both smiley-wink
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