Re: Freerunner application idea

rhn rhn at
Mon Mar 9 22:55:11 CET 2009

I'm planning on a similar thing as a part of my Master's degree.
It's about making a robot with the Freerunner as its core, optionally with a camera.
I haven't looked into this yet, but I suppoose that getting decent results will be problematic (low speed with USB, wifi or Bluetooth, power drain with USB, camera drivers...) - thus "optionally".
Anyway, I think we could join our efforts in trying this.
Please contact me on this email address, so we can talk more about it :)

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Od: rakshat hooja <rakshat at>

At IDA we have started a program of giving away Freerunners to
University students who have an interesting application idea and
the skills to make the application. One of our first applicants is
Sanjay Srikanth from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. I
would appreciate feedback from the community on the usefulness and
viability of the application idea and also if someone is interested
in mentoring the project.

Sanjay's wiki page and application idea is given below.

"I was thinking of a Handy tool for the free runner.I would
like comments from the people about this Project.Its actually about
the Image processing. (bot- robot) As the free runner doesnt have a
web cam we need to interface it with an external one.That is
possible through bluetooth or may be a data cable and then
configuring it.The bot which i am talking about is We will make a
bot which is fixed with a webcam.The image can be seen in the phone
by interfacing the phone and the webcam by means of wireless
communication.After taking a snapshot of an area we would mark a
region in that image.The bot would trace that area.I mean if we
draw a line on the image in the phone say from point A to point B
then the bot will trace that path."



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