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Work-E has grown antenna

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Thanks again to Ray's suggestion, I purchased a $9.00 DC-DC buck converter from Amazon - which will be powering all the 12v devices on Work-E such as the wifi router and the kinect ... Progress !


Virtual Joysticks are Un-Breakable ! .. (mostly)

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It took "too" long, but I got virtual Joysticks working ! ...  
To be precise, any device (joysticks, gamepads, keyboards, touchpads, .. etc) which the Joystick service can see can now be "virtualized".

Ok, so what the hell does that mean ? :)


MotorControl and MotorController - Range Mapping, Min Max, Input Output

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One of challenges with the old mapper was what to do when setting new values of min & max.
In the above diagram we see a range established by a min & max. 

e.g.  mapper = new Mapper(-1, 1, -1, 1)  

min & max input will be -1 & 1  .. min & max output will be -1 & 1


Learning Dexterity

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Thanks Jeff Schneider !!!

Original Link :

https://blog.openai.com/learning-dexterity/

Very Lovely Doc :


Speech and Security Updates

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AbstractSpeechSynthesis

Inspired from moz4rs initial work here.  


ServoOrchestrator and InMoovGestureCreator for the Ogre

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Lets keep organized, do some research, and define some requirements & a plan for the "Ogre" release of MRL.


Nixie - successful Maven integration

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Yay for Nixie !
Yay for Maven and integrated Ivy !

This appears to be working (some bugs still need to be flushed out - but this was the major new functional objective for Nixie.  Several other things got implemented or partially implemented in this release, but now is the time we are switch our mission and go FULL ON BUG HUNTING....


Language - so important, so many options, so much confusion - what to do ?

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Yep, the tower of babel ..  
We live in the age of Information and Information Exchange...  humans are spongey and adaptable and evolve communication all the time ..

And if everyone is using different interfaces ... how can we understand ?


The Cookie Factory - aka deployer

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http://build.myrobotlab.org:8888/ 

Ahoy !
In order to provide a stable platform and continuously build the new Nixie release of MyRobotLab I made a new Nodejs application called the "deployer".  The source code is posted on github.