Blog - Ubuntu
I've created an Extra for Robotics Programming 101 called Ubuntu Robotics.
I've long had a problem with using two web cameras at the same time in Windows and Linux. But now I've solved the problem and have Stereo Vision on my robot, Feynman 7.
I was also able to install Text To Speech via Festival and Festvox (voices).
It's taken me a few years, but I finally got a webcam working in Ubuntu. Click for the steps I took to get it working. Next, text-to-speech.
Instructions for installing UBUNTU 6.10 on a VIA EPIA M10000 Mini-ITX. This is a simple 5 step process and you will need the alternate i386 ISO.
Robotics Programming 101 shows how program a real robot, speech, vision, more...
This extra highlights all of the Ubuntu specific robotics configuration details in Robotics Programming 101.
This extra shows you how to write a motion detector for your robot with a network or web camera.
This was my first book on robotics and using the Java Language to interface between sensors, motors and microcontrollers with a PC capable of doing speech and vision.