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Weekend Hardware Happy Hour!

Happy 2020 ROS community!

We just wrapped up our first full week of the year and many of us are finally getting the chance to hack on the hardware that we picked up over the holidays. In this thread I would like to know what sort of hardware people received over the holidays, what they did with it (or plan to do with it), and how it all went. If the holidays meant you got a solid week to write code and tinker we would love to know what you made.

I’ll go first. Over the holiday I picked up a used Oculus Dev Kit 2. I want to see if I can get video from my TurtleBot to stream to the Oculus. My stretch goal is to see if I can get stereo pair of cameras that roughly match the stereo baseline of the human visual system. For the holidays I also received a vintage set of letter stamps that I want to use to bling out my TurtleBot with a brass name badge.

So, what sort of robot parts or tools did you get over the holidays? Is there some cool bit of code you wrote over winter break? What projects are you working on in 2020?

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I wrote some ROS2 drivers for the Ouster lidars! https://github.com/SteveMacenski/ros2_ouster_drivers

Also bought an Anki Vector. Not really a project but also pictured. Wanted to use it for algorithm development. Ended up annoying me so much it stays powered off on my desk.

Video showing basic setup (feel free to subscribe :wink: I’m posting a set of videos on depth cameras and CES soonish ).

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