creative computing

Gyro

With Gyro you can have fun while learning robotics and programming. You can use it to study other subjects, from math to arts. Gyro is an Edutainment Robot that is pre-programmed with many features: drawing, play sounds, remote control, and more. It's a great tool for parents and educators worldwide.



Gyro will be available Spring 2016. More information can be found at the webpage.

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Gyro has it's own programming environment called Gyro Creator (previosuly known as Visualino). Gyro Creator is a web-based visual programming tool for the Arduino platform. It uses a well known paradigm from the gaming industry called behaviour trees. Multiple people can be editing the same content and the content can be shared via link with other people for copying, cloning, referencing and cataloguing.

The project was initally developed as part of a research for the future of education, allowing any user (kids or adults) to create behaviors for arduino based robots using simplified behavior tree paradigms. Behavior tree paradigms work differently from standard linear programming. It is often used in game development to construct behaviors for non player characters and can also be used to trigger multimedia content events (show images, play videos, expect triggers).



Farrusco

Farrusco is a small robot based on the Arduino platform, in this case it’s using a Motoruino wich is an Arduino clone with a couple of enhancements – dc motor dual controller, servo and sensor plugs, possibility to select 5v or external power source for motors and PWM pins.

With Farrusco you will be able to make it avoid obstacles, follow walls, enter in free space mode, and in the future more add-ons will be available, just to name a few: line follower, speakers and light sensors, RGB leds, and so on.

This robot is intended for:
  • enthusiasts wishing to enter in the creative computing and robotics fields but don’t know where to start;
  • engineering and physical computing students who need a development platform;
  • digital artists and designers;
  • students of all grades;
  • someone who just wants a new geeky toy.

To find more information about Farrusco visit guibot page or this blog post.

Prices (excluding VAT): 85€ disassembled, 135€ pre-assembled, 150€ assembled. Additional 17€ for usb interface cable. Get in contact to order.

Motoruino2


Motoruino2 is a full featured Arduino compatible board designed specifically to work with DC motors, servos and various kinds of sensors. It operates at working temperature of 0ºC a 55ºC.

Sensors:
  • Gyroscope (±250/±500/±2000 dps)
  • Accellerometer (±2 g/±4 g/±8 g/±16 g)
  • Temperature Sensor Resolution 1ºC
  • Battery level sensor connected to an A/D
  • High Current Motor detection
  • 1 Microphone 40dB@16kHz with preamp

Actuators:
  • 1 Servomotor
  • 1 Buzzer
  • 1 Power MOSFET (1Amp @ 5V or VIN)
  • 2 Leds RGB
  • PWM Power Selection (5V or VIN)
  • Motors Power Selection (5V or VIN)

Interfaces:
  • 1 XBEE Socket @ 3V3 (with level shifter)
  • 1 USB micro with overcurrent protection 500mA
  • 1 Arduino UNO R3 Shield
  • I2C Communication between Main and Secondary Microcontroller

Arduino Shield:
  • Operating Voltage 5V, máx 1Amp
  • 14 Digital I/O
  • 8 Analog Input Pins
  • 40mA DC current per I/O pin
  • Bateria Li-Po
  • Charge voltage 4.2V, nominal voltage 3.7V, cut-off voltage 3.0V
  • Capacity 4400mAh
  • Charge Speed: 500mA USB or 1000mA External Supply

External Supply: 8V-19V

Microcontroller:
  • Main (Arduino Leonardo Compatible):
    ATmega32u4 @ 16MHz; 5V
    32KB FLASH of which 4K Bootloader
    1KB EEPROM
    2,5KB RAM
  • Secondary (Arduino Pro (3.3V, 8MHz) Compatible):
    ATmega328 @ 8MHz; 3V3
    32KB FLASH of which 2K Bootloader
    1KB EEPROM
    2KB RAM

Prices (excluding VAT): 90€ assembled and tested. Will be available Spring 2016, get in contact with us to pre-order.

Motoruino

Motoruino is an Arduino compatible board designed specifically to work with DC motors, servos and various kinds of sensors.

Its highlights are:
  • easy to understand, ready to use board
  • arduino shields compatible, including the original arduino Diecimilla and Duemillanove
  • L293D controller, can control 2 DC motors
  • user configurable controller pins
  • 5V or external power supply can be used with the motors or PWN pins
  • 3 different possible motor connections: screw terminals, male or female pins, or JST connectors
  • supports multiple servos or sensors
  • 2 possible FTDI/USB connections

Motoruino is Open Source Hardware: PCB source files

Prices (excluding VAT): 29€ disassembled, 39€ assembled and tested. Get in contact to order.

Einstein

Einstein VideoPlayer is a project initiated by Guilherme Martins during a dance performance entitled "Einstein Dreams" created by Rui Horta. All this took place at  Göteborg Opera in Sweden, September of 2010.

Current features:
  • playlist based on alphanumeric order
  • parametric crossfade between videos
  • parametric fade in and out to black and/or white
  • keystone / corner-pin adjustment
  • record and load custom presets
  • mask overlay with a PNG with transparency
  • customizable cue list to control everything
  • opensource GNU license

Here's a short introduction video, will have english subtitles soon:


Features we're working on for the next versions:
  • independent multiplayer system (optional)
  • one player as Master and the other player as Slave (optional)
  • customization for several outputs
  • edge-blend
  • subtitle overlay
  • Improve modularity for fast prototyping and custom projects
  • Improve performance
  • Create the same GUI paradigm to control audio and light
  • MIDI, DMX and OSC protocol to control Einstein, and to be controlled by Einstein

Releases for and

Github with the source code

If you require a quote for Einstein customization, please get in contact.