Posts Tagged ‘Desktop RoboTurret’

Laser Dazer!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As you may know, our Desktop RoboTurret is incredibly versatile and can perform a huge number of tasks. Latest on that list is : entertaining your pets! Just load up our Laser Dazer code onto the RoboTurret’s Arduino Compatible controller and you can turn your RoboTurret into an autonomous pet toy. The RoboTurret will fire up its built in laser, then pick random points to aim the laser at Your pet will be chasing the laser around in no time flat.

The code is ready to use out of the box, but we’ve also made it very easy to modify the variables that control the Laser Dazer’s behavior. You can change the speed, range and more on the RoboTurret to suit your pet’s personality. The Laser Dazer Code is available in the standard Desktop RoboTurret code download

Desktop RoboTurret Face Tracking Project

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Desktop RoboTurret Face Tracking

Christian Penaloza just posted a great demo video with one of our Desktop RoboTurrets running his custom face tracking code. He’s using OpenCV and C++ to do the facetracking, and C# for a user interface. This is a great example of the kind of thing you can do with the RoboTurret.

We’re really excited to see the code for the project, as well as what else Christian has in store for the RoboTurret.

Desktop RoboTurret in Action!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The new Desktop RoboTurret does it all – from defending you against other robots to following you as a faithful servant, the RoboTurret is pretty versatile. But what else can it do? Well, tune in to see some of its amazing feats, incredibly caught on camera…until it saw us!

Announcing the Desktop RoboTurret v2!

Monday, June 25th, 2012


It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally happy to officially announce the new Desktop RoboTurret! The Desktop RoboTurret v2 is a customizable, Arduino compatible, robotics platform. It’s great for learning about the Arduino environment, as well as deploying your own projects. You’ll be able to control your kit right away with the Wii Nunchuk controller included in the kit – you can control your turret via joystick or motion controls. You can even use the controller to activate the RoboTurret’s built in laser!

Once you’ve built your RoboTurret and have it up and running, you can start customizing your turret. The kit comes with a sensor shield, so it’s easy to connect a wide variety of our sensors and outputs to your turret. We’ve also made all of the Arduino code available, so that you can build on an adapt our code to your own needs.

In addition to the basic Desktop RoboTurret, we also have a version with the Vision Tracking Starter Kit. This kit comes with a webcam as well as a copy of RoboRealm software. With the Vision Tracking Starter Kit you can turn your turret into a color tracking machine. The turret’s default behavior will allow it to track any red colored objects, but once you start customizing with RoboRelams, you can track different colors, motion, and more!

We’ve got some killer ideas about projects we can build with the Desktop RoboTurret, but what about you? We want to see what you can do with this platform and push it to its limit!