Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kickstarter Success!

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:


FlowPaw goes wireless with Bluetooth

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!

FlowPaw Pan/Tilt Webcam

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!

FlowPaw at the National STEM centre Pi Jam/Hackathon

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.

FlowPaw STEM1

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!

FlowPaw STEM2

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!