CommonWealth Robotics

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BowlerStudio

Co-Engineering platform for robots

BowlerStudio is a robot development application that combines scripting and device management with powerful control and processing features.

BowlerStudio brings a Configurable kinematics engine based on D-H parameters, A Fully Featured JCSG based Cad and 3d Modeling engine, and a Built in WebKit browser capable of viewing documentation and executing code directly from Github Gists. Scripting langauges supported:

  • Java/Groovy
  • Python
  • Clojure

Scripts can be loaded from your hard drive and modified using an editor of your choice, or loaded from Github gists for a truly "backed up in the cloud" coding experience.

BowlerStudio features the Creature Creator, a co-engineering interface that lets users generate robots with slide bars. The application will generate 3d printable STL's that will walk just like the generated robot on the screen.

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BowlerStudio Alpha Release

BowlerStudio Minium Spec: 64 bit 2.2ghz Quad Core w/ 16GB (32GB RAM recommended) ram, OpenGL3.0+ and 512mb disk space

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BowlerStudio Minium Spec: Java 8 64 bit, and JavaFX u60+, 2.2ghz Quad Core w/ 16GB (32GB RAM recommended) ram, OpenGL3.0+ and 512mb disk space

BowlerStudio Standalone Jar

Kernel Minium Spec: 1GB RAM, Java 8, and JavaFX u60+ (x86, x64 and ARMv6 Hf supported)

Bowler Kernel Jar

Ubuntu 18.04 PPA Instructions

							
								
	sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mad-hephaestus/commonwealthrobotics -y
	sudo apt-get update 
	sudo apt-get install bowlerstudio openjdk-8-jdk openjfx=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-java=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-jni=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2
							
		

Ubuntu 16.04 PPA Instructions

							
							
	sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 71EA898B 
	sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mad-hephaestus/commonwealthrobotics/ubuntu bionic main" -y
	sudo apt-get update
	sudo apt-get install bowlerstudio openjdk-8-jdk openjfx
							
		

Rasberry Pi Instructions (Kernel Only)

							
							
	sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk openjdk-8-jre-headless
	export JAVA_HOME=$(readlink -f /usr/bin/java | sed "s:bin/java::")
	wget https://chriswhocodes.com/downloads/openjfx-8u60-sdk-overlay-linux-armv6hf.zip
	sudo unzip  openjfx-8u60-sdk-overlay-linux-armv6hf.zip -d $JAVA_HOME/../
	# replace this with the latest from https://github.com/CommonWealthRobotics/BowlerStudio/releases
	wget https://github.com/CommonWealthRobotics/BowlerStudio/releases/download/0.33.3/BowlerScriptingKernel-0.46.1-fat.jar
	# for a REPL
	java -jar BowlerScriptingKernel-*-fat.jar -r
	# to run a script
	java -jar BowlerScriptingKernel-*-fat.jar -g https://github.com/OperationSmallKat/greycat.git launch.groovy
						
		

Debian/Older Ubuntu back to 15.04 Instructions

							
							
	sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties
	sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 71EA898B 
	sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mad-hephaestus/commonwealthrobotics/ubuntu bionic main" -y
	sudo apt-get update
	sudo apt-get install bowlerstudio openjdk-8-jdk openjfx
							
		

Older Builds (Ubuntu 14.04)