Building your own Slack bot

There are many cool things one can do to leverage the power of Slack – private channels, embedding various content, searching all the messages from one place, sharing files and code, using some of the many available integrations or building one yourself. In this post I will focus on the last one. I have finished such an implementation myself recently. My project was a creation of a simple Slack bot for scheduling foosball games for my teammates called Foosie. It is a Spring Boot application that I open-sourced and it is available on GitHub. In this article I will share some of the noteworthy aspects of this little project and hopefully entice you to give it a try yourself. Continue reading “Building your own Slack bot”

Build your own robot arm – remote control

In previous installment of this micro series, I discussed the way to control all the servos at once. Programmatically without any outside interaction. This just won’t do. Final step in this project is obviously remote control that is going to add another level of complexity and also fun. Join me and lets take a look at what it takes to hook this MeArm robot arm to PlayStation 4 controller. If you missed the introduction to programming of this arm check out my previous post Build your own robot arm – programming.

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Build your own robot arm – programming

Now, that the arm is assembled it is time to take it to the next level. It is time to unleash the beast and gain full control of the whole robot arm. By the end of this post you should have an idea of how to program this robot arm to do what you want it to do. To see how I got here please visit my previous article describing the assembly process – Build your own robot arm – assembly.

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Build your own robot arm – assembly

I have written a few posts about software development, coding and Java related topics. This time I decided to share with you a more fun project I did. I am a fan of Arduinos, Pis and other platforms for home automation as well as just pure fun with electronics and mechanics. In my pursuit of better understanding of the ways how servos work I made a decision to build my own robot arm. This series of posts will detail my journey as well as achievements along the way.

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