Great News – The new Click Packs for the FlowPaw Claws arrived today!
The cool thing about our Click Packs it that all of the pins are pre-soldered and ready to use out of the box!
There are two different versions:
Click Pack 1:
7 Segment Dispaly
Click Pack 2:
SpeakUp Voice Recognition
RFID card reader
These are now in stock and avaliable to order Here
We’ve uploaded some new FlowStone STEM software and FlowPaw firmware.
Go to the bottom of this page to get your software updater: Here
In this new version your FlowPaw now supports more Click boards:
8×8 Led Display
7 Segment Display
SpeakUp voice Recognition
Also the new Balancing Bot PID function (like a Segway TM)
Buy new Click boards Here
The guys at Micro Mart Magazine have just written a comprehensive review of FlowPaw, click on the image below to read the full pdf:
We have made a mini balancing robot similar to the famous Segway (TM) using the FlowPaw board and the Accelerometer, Gyro, & Bluetooth click/claws.
We used the FlowStone programming language to send the values for the PID maths and display the sensor and PID values on screen.We also made a new DSP module that runs the PID etc. on the FlowPaw hardware, we then just send the PID tuning values from FlowStone to the FlowPaw via the Bluetooth wireless connection.
Here’s the motor controller and battery underneath..
And a short video:
Our Kickstarter campaign has now completed and we’re incredibly pleased to say that we got all our funding and some more on top!
It’ll take a week or two for the funding to reach us but as soon as it does we’ll be sending out the very first batch of FlowPaw kits. To say we’re excited is an understatement
To all our amazing backers:
Interested in the Internet Of Things (IoT) then use a Bluetooth Claw with FlowPaw and go wireless!
Here we have made a rover that can be controlled via FlowStone, in the beginning we use an Xbox controller to drive the rover around, then switch to Autonomous Mode and let the rover drive itself using IR distance sensors to avoid obstacles!
All of the decision making (code) runs on the Laptop so you can literally edit the code as it drives around!
Here we use the Servo outs on FlowPaw to control a simple Pan/Tilt mechanism for a webcam.
We are using an Xbox controller connected to FlowStone to control the Pan/Tilt and also displaying the webcam inside FlowStone From here you could do motion tracking, colour detection, take photos or record video!
We just got the RFid Click working on FlowPaw, so now we can read RFid swipe cards in FlowStone!
Here we show how to make a key card door entry system using FlowPaw and the RFid Click board:
The key card sends a unique serial number to the FlowPaw board and FlowStone which in turn activates a relay if the code is a match.
We ordered 100 of the final production FlowPaws last week and these have now been made and have been shipped out today to DSPRobotics HQ ..
The Paws have landed!
The 1st ever production FlowPaw opened!
FlowPaw was one of the main features at the Raspberry Pi Jam/Hackathon at the National STEM center in York on Saturday. Carl Owen CEO of DSPRobotics did a ‘Big Talk’ on FlowPaw & FlowStone in the main lecture theater as well as demoing FlowPaw connected to FlowStone and the Raspberry Pi in the demo area.
It was a very busy day with hundreds of people in attendance and FlowPaw was a big hit with people literally queuing all day to get a closer look!
We had the new FlowPaw Bluetooth wireless Rover whizzing around he floor avoiding obstacles controlled from FlowStone, FlowPaw controlling an robot Arm from LynxMotion via Raspberry Pi using a Python Script. A cool Pan-Tilt Webcam controlled via the servo outs with the webcam video displayed in FlowStone, even a software musical synthesizer controlled from the proximity and accelerometer sensors and a DMX disco light!
People were amazed how easy it was to program in FlowStone!