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juliandasilva

Member Since: September 2, 2009

Country: Argentina

Profile

Bio

I make robots.

Organizations

RobotGroup / Multiplo LLC / minibloq.org

Spoken Languages

Spanish, English

Programming Languages

C/C++, QT, wxWidgets, Python (a bit), Delphi/Pascal, AVR assembler, 8051 assembler

VHDL

Associations

IEEE member

Atmel AVR Consultant for South America

Universities

UTN, UBA, SEPA Diegep 4667

Expertise

Working since 1994 (soft developer, hardware designer, teaching, and mainly: making robots!). Here are the details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliandasilvagillig

Interests

Robots, programming, microcontrollers, FPGAs, Arduino, epistemology, dogs, books… I don’t know, a lot of things.

Websites

http://minibloq.org

http://multiplo.org

http://robotgroup.com.ar

Publications

Some papers here and there.

  • Hi! I’m glad to (finally!) announce the new miniBloq.v0.82 version. It has a lot of improvements, and it supports the SparkFun ReBot, the Redboard (both integrated during my HIR at SparkFun), the Arduino Leonardo, the new DuinoBot.v2.3 (both in HID and in CDC mode) and a bunch of robots. There is a lot of new features too: small 2D simulator for kids (miniSim), more blocks, better usability, improved performance, and a new XML backend to easily add new hardware and new blocks without recompiling anything! This last feature makes it really easy to hack, since miniBloq now can generate code not just for C/C++ Arduino-compatible boards, but also for Python and nearly any imperative/OOP language Take a look at the release post in miniBloq’s website: http://blog.minibloq.org/2014/05/minibloqv082-released.html

    Enjoy! Julián

  • Hi! I’m glad to announce the new miniBloq.v0.82 version. It has a lot of improvements, and it supports the SparkFun ReBot, the Redboard, the Arduino Leonardo, the new DuinoBot.v2.3 (both in HID and in CDC mode) and a bunch of robots. There is a lot of new features too: small 2D simulator for kids (miniSim), more blocks, better usability, improved performance, and a new XML backend to easily add new hardware and new blocks without recompiling anything! This last feature makes it really easy to hack, since miniBloq now can generate code not just for C/C++ Arduino-compatible boards, but also for Python and nearly any imperative/OOP language Take a look at the release post in miniBloq’s website: http://blog.minibloq.org/2014/05/minibloqv082-released.html

    Enjoy! Julián

  • Thanks mexchip! Michael: thanks too! I will stay in Colorado for the next 15 days, and then will go to California to visit family. Perhaps we can meet each other next time! Thanks again!

  • Thanks! I sent it again and no error message by now.

  • Hi Toni, thanks! However, I have sent 2 emails to that email address, and got the following message from Google groups:

    “We’re writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (hackers) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren’t able to post:

    • You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
    • The owner of the group may have removed this group.
    • You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
    • This group may not be open to posting.

    If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at http://support.google.com/a/sparkfun.com/bin/topic.py?topic=25838."

  • I have 2 questions: 1. Is it aimed to people who lives outside the USA also? 2. Is there a preferred range of dates to participate? Something like “before the end of 2013”, or “until March / 2014”… Thanks!

  • Thanks! But it is a real product. After the rewards has been delivered, kits, spare parts and sensors will be available for purchasing. Also, the blueprints, schs, soft and documentation will be soon released with sources for free.

  • Thanks guys for for the mention of Minibloq!

  • Hi, finally Minibloq v0.8.Beta has been released today. You can download it from the project’s page:
    http://minibloq.org
    It’s still a Beta, may have some issues, and there is still a long roadmap, but I will continue improving the project every week…
    My advice is to read also the prelimnary documentaiton page:
    http://blog.minibloq.org/p/documentation.html
    Cheers!
    Julián

  • Thanks for your answer too. I’m doing my best, I don’t have experience getting funding, and I don’t have experience building up an open source project that really works either. I published a port of FreeRTOS for Arduino in 2009 (called DuinOS), and some people really helped with it, but it was a very small project compared with Minibloq. I think with time, will need to setup a code repository (Mercurial?) too.

No public wish lists :(