We’re moving! Bought a VPS (thanks Linode!) and as it turns out my name was available as a domain. So if you are seeing this blog for the first time, content will start being migrated to http://nathanielrlewis.com/
Kybernetes is a robot I created at UC Merced for the Robotics Society. Up until now I have been the principle developer of both hardware and software, but we are working on teaching all of our members about hardware and/or software so the burden isn’t entirely on my shoulders. Either way, we placed second at Robogames by getting within 7 feet from the goal cone. Didn’t manage to complete the course for two reasons – We had a power problem and I spent three hours working on a solution with the spare parts I had, and the vision was not so great because I hadn’t had a chance to calibrate it, because I completed the software between our second and third run, in which our IMU malfunctioned and botched the run. A lot of work and love went into Kybernetes, and its practically been my pet this semester. It accompanies me to class many days because I worked on it during my sporadic free time. I’ve open sourced all of the code, because I like to share my work. One of the interesting things about Kybernetes is that I am optimizing the software for Linux and the ARM architecture, and am building a lightweight, optimized alternative to ROS on ARM platforms.
Kybernetes Linux Kernel:
So I’ve got a couple of new things up. I’ve updated my repository for the Beagleboard xM at 1 GHz to kernel 3.5.7. I know kernel 3.8.x is mainstream currently, but I didn’t want to deal with that much work before Robogames.
I’ve also uploaded all of the code for Kybernetes to my github
We did it again! Curiosity is on Mars! Here’s to all the men and women over at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and any others who worked on the project. Now the real work begins lol