Marty Learns to Swing – Part 3 Q-Learning

The third part in the Marty Learns to Swing series. This time out Marty pursues Q-Learning but finds that an Exhaustive approach suits him better.

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Marty Learns to Swing – Part 2

In this, the second part of the series, I develop an OpenAI Gym to model Marty the Robot on a swing and get it to the point where we can start testing strategies for keeping Marty swinging once he gets started.

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Marty Learns To Swing – Part 1

Marty is an amazing walking robot designed by Sandy Enoch and the Robotical team. Here we’re starting the process of teaching Marty how to use a playground swing.

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What can you do with an RC2014 (+ BusRaider)? Part 1

Someone on the RC2014 forums asked “What can you do with an RC2014”. I decided to answer, perhaps somewhat tangentially, with a post about developing RC2014 hardware.

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Say NO to Headless Dogs

The Ender 3 is a cheap 3D printer which turns out to be amazing. The only snag is that it prints headless dogs. So here’s an upgrade to make sure you get the whole hound.

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SpeakUp – WiFi Log-on over Audio

Have you ever had trouble trying to get a “thing” (bathroom scales, ) onto your WiFi? Does it have to be so hard? Follow this post to see how to send WiFi credentials using nothing but sound from a browser!

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Is Yours a Face that Opens Doors

Using a combination of OpenCV and Amazon Rekognition for a fast-response facial recognition – to open doors and other things.

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Raid the Bus and the Speccy Lives!

A retro project to make a ZX Spectrum live on an RC2014. It’s been a bit of a labour of love but I’m now ready to say this is finished-ish, so take a look!

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SandBot Software Revamp

Built the robot, now for the software. How to draw smooth patterns in sand by describing the pattern as a mathematical expression. And with a nice new web-based UI to make it all easy.

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A New SandBot

A totally new design for the SandBot which creates Sand Art by moving a ball-bearing on a bed of sand using magnetism and a SCARA robot.

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