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Processing-Based SudoGlove Visual Debugger

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SudoGlove Instrument Panel

SudoGlove Visual Debugging Software

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently presented the SudoGlove Control System at Cornell’s BOOM Competition. I was concerned (rightly so) that I wouldn’t be able to drive the RC car around much due to the large amount of foot traffic for the event. So, I put together the simple “Instrument Panel” that you can see in the picture above. It’s written in processing, a programming language that I’ve demonstrated in several of my Arduino Tutorial Videos. By hooking up an XBee wireless module to the computer (the same wireless receiver present in the RC Car that is usually controlled by the SudoGlove), I can interpret commands from the glove and display them on the computer interface, in a fashion similar to how the RC car would interpret them. Whats more, I can even have the glove communicate with the computer and the car simultaneously by setting the ATID values for the two receiving XBees to the same value. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch this video about XBee communication.

As usual, you can download the processing source code for this project below. It’s licensed via Creative Commons.

Creative Commons LicenseDownload Processing SudoGlove Debugging Display

You can download the arduino code, schematics, laser cutting files, etc for the glove controller here.

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