Friday Hacks #105, January 22nd

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Welcome back to a brand new semester! For our first Friday Hacks of the semester, we’re having Fazli, a School of Computing student, talking about his homemade Roomba hack with Kinect and RPi.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027250797369796/

Date/Time: Friday, January 22nd at 6:30pm
Venue: Video Conferencing Room (COM1-02-13), School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Free pizza is served before the talks.

That Roomba Raspberry Pi Kinect Hack

Description

While procrastinating one day, Fazli thought it was a good idea to duct-tape a Kinect, a Raspberry Pi, a Roomba and an empty biscuit tin together. So, he went and duct-taped a Kinect, a Raspberry Pi, a Roomba and an empty biscuit tin together. It wasn’t such a great idea.

Come to the talk anyway to see Fazli describe what he learnt during his miserable experience in agonizing detail. Also, witness live demos of his robot attempting Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) of a totally untested environment. What could possibly go wrong?

Speaker Profile

Fazli Sapuan is a Year 4 CS student who likes to procrastinate and do stupid random stuff like duct-taping a Kinect, a Raspberry Pi, a Roomba and an empty biscuit tin together. His hobbies include: hacking stuff together, fountain pen collecting and not getting fined by the school for misconduct.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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