Tag Archives: Robotics

Notepad++ Plugin for ABB RAPID

If you cant think of programming without Notepad++ and you would like to write your ABB RAPID codes in Notepad++, then you are in the right page. Thanks to the chinese website whose link also follows (as source), I have found an XML file (plugin) that would add the ABB RAPID syntax highlighting to Notepad++. Download the XML file from the download link and follow the instruction with screenshots down here.

XML file download link.

View - User Defined Dialogue

View – User Defined Dialogue

User Defined Dialogue - Import - Select XML file

User Defined Dialogue – Import – Select XML file

Notepad++ with ABB RAPID highlighting

Notepad++ with ABB RAPID highlighting

Source : http://www.brucebot.com/2010/07/rapid-for-notepad/

Computer based instrumentation and micro controllers, FYS4240 / FYS3240

FYS4240 / FYS3240, is all about how Micro-controllers, PC Processors and busses are made and gives you a very wide perspective in choice of connection technologies and micro controllers. Topics from internal structure of micro controllers to interfaces on it and parallel programming on multi core / multi processor machines. It also includes LABView and C programming for AVR micro controllers in the lab assignments. This course is recommended to take by all electronics, Robotics students and I would have a much wider point of view if I had taken this course in the beginning of my studies (something that did not happen because of lack of communication between physics department and departments of informatic). Here you can download the exam paper for spring 2011. Continue reading

Ignite Oslo, Rapid Prototyping

On Thursday I hold one of the most difficult presentations of my life. I was representing Robotica Osloensis, a student community which I am deputy chairman of, at Ignite Oslo. I talked about Rapid Prototyping which we use as our main method at Robotica in our projects. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each.

The Ignite Oslo was a very nice event. They had 5 minutes presentations about different topics which were very interesting. Presentations about art, film making, music composition with applications on iPad, 3D printing, air balloons and fashion, etc. It was pretty stressful when it came to my turn. The whole idea of 15 seconds intervals and having a lot to say about a subject that actually belongs to the nerd world made me very nervous. Thanks to my friends Magnus Lange and Ole Jacob, who helped me both about the content and preparing in advance for the presentation, I was well prepared. Also I should thank my friends who came there to support me when I was actually holding the presentation. My presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

RepRap project, the beginning of an adventure

The RepRap project; an open source 3D printer, with all the technologies including inside it is a magnificent piece of technology to learn and study deeply. A combination of chemistry, physics, computer science, robotic technology and etc. Something that is produced by prosumers for prosumers(or even consumers as you don’t have to develop it further). A good that belongs to the non-rival(or even anti-rival), non extendable part of the production world. A product of CBPP in the public domain which in 5 years since Adrian came up with the idea, has managed to build a strong community in many different countries all around the world, dedicated developers around it and last but not least three functioning versions of 3D printers. I am honored to say that I am leading this project at Robotica Osloensis. Our first objective is to study and learn the RepRap concept and later take part in the development of this artifact. More updates on this project later.

Reprap Huxley

Reprap Huxley @ Robotica Osloensis

Super Crawler entering the design phase

As the programming phase is almost finished, we have entered the design phase. We are working on our 3D design and plan to buy tracking belts and sprocket wheels. At the same time we are discussing the sponsorship of the project with RobotShop.com & hope we receive a positive answer from them. You can read full reports on our activities & have full access to our codes and designs on Super Crawler worklog at Robotica Osloensis forum or the project weblog.

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Super Crawler back on track …

As the one in projects manager in Robotica Osloensis student robotic community, I am leading the summer project 2010 called Super Crawler. After planning and team building for the summer projects, my team members & I have made a very good progress up to now & we are working with full speed. The programming of the micro-controllers & the navigation program in Java has finished.  Right now Design team isworking on design & we are searching for the right design and materials for our super crawler. We should soon start video-streaming part as well and then we are finished with the first phase of super crawler :-)

Super Crawler weblog : http://supercrawler.blogspot.com/
Super Crawler worklog : http://robotica.ifi.uio.no/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5

Subprojects in Super Crawler :

  • Design / Redesign : Magnus, Shahab F., Andrei
  • Micro-controller Programming : Puya, Jonas, Ole Marius, Shahab F., Magnus
  • Navigation Program : Shahab F., Jonas, Shahab B.
  • Video Streaming : Jonas, Ole Marius, Shahab F.

Design -> SolidWorks
Micro-Controller -> Arduino boards
Video Streaming -> Not Decided
Navigation(Control) program -> Java

Student Robotic Community, Robotica Osloensis

I am now a member of student robotics community at university of Oslo, called Roboitca Osloensis. I have joined the board team and currently I am in charge of all projects at the community. Our first project will be my summer project from last year( Super Crawler ), which we did not finish it …

Build Your Own Underwater Robot and Other Wet Projects, My Review

This book is not written for my level of studies, but I fell in love with this book. I borrowed the book for the first time from a library after I started my master thesis in Robotics and then was left with no choice but to buy it …
The book is a good start to get you fast and with an easy language, through not just the technologies existing generally for underwater projects but assist you in building some functional underwater machines. The projects are not very complicated but a good start in building water proof machinery. You can always develop on and make something awesome out of the current simple projects.
In my case I have started a project called Project Seahorse at our robotics club here at university of Oslo.
The book is also a perfect choice for young students who want to start building something and feel great after it :-)

I recommend buying the book to all those beginners with underwater technologies and as a good present to your young family members :-)