Carambot Update

This is work in progress, so see it fail :-). What you see in the video is an update about the robot I am currently working on. It uses a Carambola MIPS SoC which communicates to a MSP430G2553 on a TI Launchpad through serial line. The Launchpad runs a „special“ firmware I am currently working on. The robot has a range finder mounted on a servo, and a HD webcam, also mounted on that servo. Currently the robot is yet not able to drive autonomously, but it is controllable through a client program sending UDP packages to the server running on the Carambola. It is already possible to move the server with the range finder/camera, and get the range from the range finder … well expect more to come …
Both, the client and the server are written in Python.

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