PyQt vs PySide

PyQt vs Qt for Python (PySide2)

6 minutes read
In this article, you will learn the differences between PyQt and Qt for Python PySide2 so you can decide which Python Qt binding you want to use. Why two Python Qt bindings? When reading this article, you will probably be confused about why there are two Python bindings for the Qt GUI framework and not only one. To understand this ...

Blender 2.8 industrial robot

Animating Industrial Robots with Blender

3 minutes read
In this article, you will learn about the opportunities of using Blender to animate industrial robots. Blender is an open source 3D animations software, which is used by 3D artists all over the world to create 3D art and cinematics scene, including blockbuster movies. A couple of weeks ago, someone mentioned to me that Blender 2.8 will be a revolutionary ...

Machinekit ROS controlling an industrial robot

Machinekit ROS controlling an industrial robot

5 minutes read
In a previous article, I explained how Machinekit and ROS could be combined to build fully autonomous robots. In this article, I focus on my project of retro-fitting an industrial robot arm with Machinekit and using it with ROS. The combination of ROS and Machinekit leverages the low-level real-time motion control capabilities of Machinekit and the high-level robotic tools that ...

Up Squared PREEMPT_RT

Compiling an RT Kernel for the Up Squared

3 minutes read
In this blog post, you will learn how to compile a PREEMPT_RT kernel for the Up Squared (Up2) board. DISCLAIMER: This article was posted end of 2018. Things have changed since then and I decided against using the Up Squared for my project because I couldn't get the RT latency to a reasonable level with this hardware. Please don't take ...

Live Coding Workflow

Speed Up Your GUI Development with Python Qt and QML Live Coding

4 minutes read
Are you still hitting the Run button every time you want to verify a GUI element in your Python Qt and QML application looks as you expected? Or are you relying on your working memory to imagine the changes in your mind? Both approaches work, but you are wasting a lot of time and energy, which you could spend more ...