Author Archives: Micah Scott

Smart Camera Gimbal Bot – scanlime:027

In this episode, we’re building the Tuco Flyer bot itself, and giving it the power of computer vision so it can look around and follow my cat.

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Background music is my own original garbage, leave me alone copyright bots! Track list:
2016-08-metal-pirhana.aif
Revolute.aif
intro517.aif
20140304-yyzsfo.aif
reprise517.aif
progression-01.aif
foresty.aif
tucohunt.aif

bigclive’s LED Tree – scanlime:025

Join me in assembling a surprise LED lighting kit from bigclive himself!

Check out his channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/bigclivedotcom

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Boldport Stringy Synthesizer – scanlime:024

Last month’s Boldport Club kit was a collaboration with Madlab to produce this beautiful little guitar synthesizer kit, the Stringy!

You can learn more about the Boldport Club and get your own delighful kits by signing up at http://www.boldport.club/

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Flexible Keypad Experiment – scanlime:023

Fabricating a flexible pad of buttons using 3D printing, Ninjaflex filament, and a milled flexible circuit board made from Pyralux.

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Intel Euclid Teardown – scanlime:022

This is a teardown and quick look at the Intel Euclid, a new developer platform for robotics which combines an Atom CPU and RealSense depth cameras.


This video was filmed in front of a live Internet audience.
Stream archive: https://youtu.be/tIGvWYMwLzA

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Feiyu Gimbal Serial Hack – scanlime:021

Join this reverse-engineering journey where I wind through software and hardware in a Feiyu Tech Mini3D gimbal, in order to give it serial controls more suitable for my Tuco Flyer robot project. I start out by taking apart the wire protocol used by the settings app, then after accidentally breaking the gimbal we have to dig deeper into the firmware to fix it again.

This edit has been compiled from live streams between April 8 and May 12, 2017.

Software for this episode can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/scanlime/fygimbal

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scanlime:020 – TSG95 Color Bar Generator Teardown

Little teardown and exploration of an old bit of NTSC / PAL television test equipment, the Tektronix TSG 95. We’ll poke around with the oscilloscope and analog TV, and we even stumble on some helpful documentation.

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scanlime:019 / Gimbal SDI Camera Mod

This is a mechanical and electrical modification to the Feiyu Mini3D 3-axis brushless gimbal, so it can hold a Crazyfire HZ-100P SDI camera and LIDAR-Lite distance sensor. Now I can use this small and inexpensive gimbal for the new live streaming cat robot!

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scanlime:018 / Tuco the Cat’s Robot

Meet my cat, Tuco. He’s a polydactyl American Curl kitty who loves fetching nylon 1/4-20 bolts. This is a video introduction to the new project I’m building and streaming, a camera robot for interacting with Tuco online.

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scanlime:017 / Boldport #3, Cordwood Puzzle

Assembling the Cordwood Puzzle, an electronics kit from the Boldport Club subscription service. It’s a close look at a relaxing build with a vintage look and delightfully unique design. Check out Saar’s work: https://www.boldport.com/

This video was filmed in front of a live Internet audience. Stream archives:
Dec 2, 2016: https://youtu.be/OodND7hXA-A?list=PLhbhmdpDp9xFvxH7lYiD0mnCrw4dqgasJ
Dec 4, 2016: https://youtu.be/zGrPml4o_Cg?list=PLhbhmdpDp9xFvxH7lYiD0mnCrw4dqgasJ