A Blog About Vector The Robot
Category: <span>Software</span>

Vector, Emo, Loona, Doly: I am thinking about giving up this page

Originally this page was set up to write about coding and expanding Vector the robot, especially with OSKR, the Open Source Kit For Robots that Digital Dream Labs financed via that infamous Kickstarter campaign.

Interface with Vector using Node-RED

Two years ago Daryl Stultz created a contribution for Node-RED to interface with Vector. For those that are unfamiliar with Node-RED: It is a node.js based workflow solution that is able to interface lots of sources together to create workflow, mostly used for example in home automation, but also in industrial production workflows.

Digital Dream Labs, Open Source and a missing Escape Pod

Digital Dream Labs promised something called OSKR, that is an acronym for Open Source Kit for Robots, in their Kickstarter campaign that closed in March 2020 and raked in half a million Dollars. They promised to open source the firmare of Vector the robot, so everyone would be able to create “open Vector builds” or new functions for Vector.

You can now tether any prod Vector to Wire’s Open Source Escape Pod

Thanks to the ingenuity of Wire you are now able to tether any production Vector to his Open Source Escape Pod, so far that was only possible with OSKR bot.

Updates for wire-pod: additional text-to-speech model and Windows!

There are a number of updates for the open source Escape Pod solution that Wire provided using the open sourced libraries for Chipper and Vector cloud.

Vector: Wire released early Open Source Escape Pod on Github

Wire just released a kind of early alpha for an Open Source Escape Pod on Github. He used the chipper and vector-cloud repositories that were provided by DDL on Github some time ago.

Confirmed: Digital Dream Labs also broke Cyb3rdog’s Escape Pod Python SDK

In their ongoing crusade to make the lifes of Vector users everywhere miserable, Digital Dream Labs reached another milestone.

Is it even legal if DDL updates your Vector from firmware 1.6 without your consent?

The short answer is: most probably not. But a longer answer will now follow. Be aware of the fact that I am not a lawyer (but have some knowlegde about tech-related laws because of my …

Enroll new faces with Vector Explorer or Cyb3rVector

Vector Explorer is a nifty Windows program by Wayne Venables, that not only enables you to control your Vector. For future reference you can find a link to it in the sidebar of this blog …

Droid Division Rat Catcher Droid – IR controlled eye illumination with Arduino

This has nothing to do with Vector, Emo or Eilik, but it definitely has to do with Droids. On Etsy you can buy multiple STL files by Droid Division to print and build droids based …

Help Vector recognizing other Vectors

Are you a proud owner of multiple Vectors? Great! Amitabha Banerjee has created a custom Python SDK that has Amitabhas machine learning routines implemented so one Vector is able to recognize another one. You can …

EscapePod Extension SDK for Python by cyb3rdog

Cyb3rdog released the EscapePod Extension SDK for Python on Github. With it you can access Escape Pod intents via Python SDK and you actually can code new intents and react to voice commands. From the …