Posts Tagged ‘MosquitIO’

RoboTurret Vision Tracking Starter Kit

Friday, October 8th, 2010


Trossen Robotics is proud to announce our partnership with Roborealm to bring an extremely affordable and simple way of getting started with Machine Vision! We present to you the RoboTurret Vision Tracking Starter Kit- everything you need to give your next robotics project the sense of eyesight! At the core of this kit is the MosquitIO Pan & Tilt Microcontroller, an Arduino-compatible board that provides a USB connected pan/tilt unit, I/O, motor control and a solid state relay. We’re also including a ready-to-mount Lifecam webcam and a FULL license of Roborealm to tie everything together on the PC side of things.

But wait- there’s more! We’ve collaborated with Roborealm to create a customized module built specifically for the RoboTurret withing the Roborealm environment, making it easy for those of you with little or no programming experience to jump head first into the exciting world of machine vision! On top of the module to help you get interfaced, we’ve also provided a number of various colored object tracking demos with more to come soon. Want to break out of the GUI of Roborealm and program directly to it’s API? We’ve got you covered there as well with .NET C# and VB code project examples! Never before has it been this simple to get into vision processing, and at only $150 for the entire kit we can’t wait to see what awesome projects you guys come up with. Turrets, motion detectors, robotic-surveillance, object recognition, object tracking, the sky is the limit!

Here’s a quick video showcasing some of the basic colored object tracking that can be done, but remember- that’s not all it can do!

And here is a quick video demonstrating some basic features of the RoboTurret itself (Now, with 75% more Techno Beats!):

Introducing the Desktop Robot Turret!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

We’re proud to introduce the first of many products on the horizon, the Desktop Robot Turret! This Pan & Tilt platform is based around the custom designed Arduino-Compatible MosquitIO microcontroller!

The Desktop Robot Turret is the perfect starting point for experimenters, roboticists, and hobbyists alike to get started in the exciting field of physical computing! This easy to build kit is based around the exclusive MosquitIO Pan & Tilt Microcontroller and includes everything needed to build a fully programmable, Arduino-compatible Pan & Tilt platform. Add webcams, lasers, airsoft guns, a variety of sensors to the available I/O, up to two small motors, and switch things on and off with the built-in solid-state relay! The MosquitIO can also be custom programmed using the Arduino IDE for autonomous behavior using sensory input, or a variety of other custom applications- your imagination is the limit!

We are also working with Roborealm for a fully supported module for the MosquitIO, but for those of you who can’t wait; We’ve created a preliminary colored object tracking demo using Roborealm. Stay tuned for a full-featured Roborealm Module as well as special packaged deals!