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September 30, 2012

First Golden Lion Tamarin bot

This is the first GLT bot, and the first Babuino family member featuring servo motors.

Although Lizard and Babuino interpreter have been ported to TI Launchpad, I still need to finish some I/O functions. Since they are hardware specific, I need to code and test them one by one.

We will keep working to provide people with affordable, easy to use programming platforms. And now you have another option.

September 28, 2012

Babuino v4 and Golden Lion Tamarin


As I mentioned since I released v3, I planned to release a version based on an embedded operating system. An OS will allow us to add new features easily and to port Babuino to other hardware platforms.

I started this project but I really didn't have enough time to debug the system. And it gets more difficult to debug something you are not familiar with. So I just gave up to use any available RTOS and start writing mine.

In the past 4 months I've been working on Lizard OS. It is a lightweight RTOS for small footprint microcontrollers. And the first applications running on Lizard is the Babuino v4 for Arduino. I finished this project one month ago and it is under evaluation since then.

After I finished Bv4, I started porting Lizard do the TI MSP430 Launchpad. It was not easy to make Lizard + Babuino code fit the 512B RAM in MSP430G2553 microcontroller, but I finally did it. So, Golden Lion Tamarin is the newest member of Babuino Project. I am to finish GLT software this weekend and will start some tests. I'll let you know when it's done.

December 07, 2010

100 members... and growing

We just reach 100 members in Babuino Project discussion group in Yahoo!

Our goal is to make Babuino the most innovative community on Free, Open Source platform for teaching Programming Languages, Technology, Robotics and Automation.

And there is much more coming soon.

We count on you!

To join Babuino Project discussion group click in the little monkey below.

Thank you.

Babuino in Open Source Bridge, Portland, 2010


The slideshow from Open Source Bridge Conference 2010 presented by Brett Nelson and Jim Larson is available in BabuinoBot home page.

To download the slides directly click in this link.

I'd like to thank Brett and Jim for their valuable contribution to Babuino Project.

Well done guys.

Thank you!

November 18, 2010

Babuino + BRTOS on Arduino

We started working together with BRTOS team to make Babuino integrated to BRTOS running on Arduino.
BRTOS is a real-time operating system for small microcontrollers. It is being ported to Atmega328p, and will be available in BRTOS Project Home Page.
You can find more information about BRTOS in BRTOS blog.

Babuino & Blocos in TR-TWR2010


Babuino/Blocos teams had the paper Cheap, Easy Robotics for the Non-Programmer accepted for TR-TWR2010 - International Workshop Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics, hold on Nov 15th, Darmstadt, Germany.

I'll make the poster presented in the Workshop available soon.

September 14, 2010

More about Babuino

You can find the latest, interesting content about Babuino/Blocos on web.

The first one is the session Making Robots Accessible to Everyone presented by Brett Nelson and Jim Larson at Open Source Bridge 2010, Portland, Oregon.

Also, there are two Instructables by Jim Larson about developments with Babuino/Blocos:

1. Cheap, Easy Robotics for the Non-Programmer
2. Simple Robotics Breadboard