I had a chance to build the iitsii Robugtix hexapod and took some time to play with BigFoot Inverse Kinematics engine that comes with the platform. The engine really simplifies the gait management with the six legged platform. The build was easy, even though you have to manually position 18 servo motors by hand. The documentation is great and includes a serial command reference if you want to do some arduino interfacing work.
I’ve been playing more with slow motion video on IOS. Here is a shot from Hot Springs, Arkansas:
Hot Springs from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
I also took a very creepy carnival ride shot:
Memphis Cotton Carnival from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Pictures and video from the Fall 2010 Soccer season.
September 2010 Holy Rosary Soccer from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Experimenting with slow motion at the Memphis Zoo in July of 2010.
June 2010 at the Memphis Zoo from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
I’ve been a big fan of my Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 mainly because it takes fantastic high speed (300-1200 frames per second) video.
It makes for some interesting movies at a minimum. Coupled with my Mac Pro, recently upgraded with SSDs and 16GB of RAM, I can really take advantage of the slow motion video.
September At The Zoo from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Thanksgiving traditions are awesome. For example, we throw rolls at each other.
Thanksgiving Rolls from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.