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.
There just was an announcement in the official Loona Facebook group: the chinese KEYi Tech division is struggling with Covid and that will delay development.
Wire posted the following on Discord a few hours ago
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.
I have a small Linux box in NUC style that works as my Wire-Pod but idles most of the time, since it is way more powerful than a RasPi.
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.
The first Vector 2.0s are arriving at customers. So far only in the USA, because … no, that is so incredibly unbelievable and unprofessional, it will get it’s own article.
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.
First: So, what is a jailbreak?
Let me quote a paragraph from Wikipedia:
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.
Wire did more work on his Open Source Escape Pod and since it came a long way since the alpha it was now renamed wire-pod.
From Saturday, june 4th 2022, on there are cloud service problems with the servers that run Vector’s voice recognition.
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.
In their ongoing crusade to make the lifes of Vector users everywhere miserable, Digital Dream Labs reached another milestone.
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 …
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 …
You can build an autonomous robot yourself, the nanosaur. On the project page you can follow the process to build it based on a Nvidia Jetson Nano computer
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 …
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 …
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 …