Monthly Archives: January 2019

WordPress & Docker: solving the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE problem

Having messed around with Docker for the web app I’m using with my robot, Sheldon, I decided to dig a little deeper. Well, that’s probably overstating it. What I actually did was follow along with one of the videos from Traversy Media which explains how to create a Docker container to run a WordPress site. Here it is. It’s the… Read more »

Sheldon robot: the web app on Docker

In a previous post, I described how I’m planning to use a web app to communicate with my robot, Sheldon. Well, it just occurred to me that this is a perfect use of containerisation. Time to learn something about Docker. A web app is the perfect solution for this because HTML and JavaScript offer a very simple way to throw… Read more »

Sheldon robot: crash detection

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It’s sometimes handy to know when things are not going well – for example, when your robot’s collision avoidance systems have failed it and the poor, dumb critter has crashed head-on into something. You’d be surprised how often that happens. Work on my robot, Sheldon, is progressing slowly. I’ve just added some infrastructure (not shown in the picture) that will… Read more »

TTGO ESP32 board with OLED display and Adafruit library

These days, there’s a huge amount of support out there for virtually any device you can buy. But every now and again you need to do a bit of head-scratching. So this post is simply my way of helping out anyone who’s going through the same process I just did. I bought a couple of cheap ESP32 boards that have… Read more »