The project formally known as GengisIO
This is a snapshot of a project I worked on for a while.
It combined a web application and and Android app, over websockets, to allow for direct Python-based robot programming (and control) of the Sphero robot in a web-based IDE without installing any drivers.
The back-end was a Google App Engine application (later a flask app) communicating via a web application and websockets to the server, and a mobile Android application using websockets (in a WebView) to bridge to the Sphero robot using bluetooth.
The Python dev in the browser was supported by empythoned.
I abandoned this project due to the complexity and difficulty I was experiencing "selling" the multiple "problems" it solved. I figure the right thing to do is to share it with the world :)
Make programming interesting robots easy.
Programming interesting (non-predictable and interactive) robot behaviours is hard. So is programming in general if you haven't done it before.
This project aims to:
- Simplify the learning curve into programming - without removing the amazing power of Python.
- Allow for the creation of non-deterministic but reactive robot behaviours without a physics degree.