Launcher Shuttlecock - Baddy - Cheap - Open Source

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  1. phihag

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  2. Jay Ng

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    I’m still waiting for delivery as I only placed the order last week. I’d expect it to take longer than normal as I live on the Isle of Skye and not mainland.

    I’ll definitely give my opinion on Baddy on how it is to build as well as what it’s like to use.
     
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    I've just seen on facebook they're releasing a metal version ! Looks really steady. If I purchase right now will I get it?
     
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    I made the purchase over a week ago and they confirmed that it will be V2 version so I’ll let you know when it gets here.
     
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    Hello Jay, do you receive it ?
     
  7. Jay Ng

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    Haven’t received it yet as it’s a 2 month wait from payment received as I guess they need to source the parts.

    I’ll try and give a breakdown on receiving, building and using the Baddy
     
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    Any news on reviews?
     
  9. tipper1

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    Any update on the Baddy as I'm really interested.
     
  10. ralphz

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    I haven't got one but just going by what they say..

    If I understand this right, i'm a bit puzzled as to what they mean by 'open source'..

    I'm not sure how "open source" it is..

    Their software/app is not open source!!

    According to this it looks like it may not even be possible to view the code for the app that lets you control it

    https://www.baddy.space/
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    3/ GO BADDY basic application (Android or IOs) is free but not open: as our website or forum, it allows us to administrate BADDY community - it's our role as a company so, as of today, open source in this case is not applicable and doesn't really make sense (it would be like making our BADDY website open source...)
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    It's a funny argument that they liken their software to their website, 'cos the software is what lets you control the thing!!

    Maybe i'm misunderstanding them. Or you..

    Maybe they crowdfunded it as open source but then made it closed source?!?!?!

    Looking at their website now it says "open badminton robot"

    So the hardware is hackable..

    The website is very strange,

    https://www.baddy.space/faq

    "BADDY aims to be open-source, so why is BADDY for sale ?"

    indeed open source doesn't mean no cost.

    but it either is open source, or it isn't, what is "aims to be"?
     
  11. LoaS

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    First you might want to check the definition of open source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source as you seem to be confused about what it means.
    Then have a look at baddy's github page. You will find the lists of parts, the documents needed to laser cut and assemble the shuttle launcher and the source code of the software to control it, all under an open source licence.

    I'm not sure what else you need to make it open source.
     
  12. ralphz

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    Please quote where you think I am confused about what 'open source' is. Particularly given that I quoted you this

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    3/ GO BADDY basic application (Android or IOs) is free but not open: as our website or forum, it allows us to administrate BADDY community - it's our role as a company so, as of today, open source in this case is not applicable and doesn't really make sense (it would be like making our BADDY website open source...)
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    If you read that, which I quoted in what you were replying to, and which i've quoted for you again here, does that not tell you that their basic application is not open source?

    If you look at their github page I see some source code for some e.g. arduino related stuff, but I don't see their app, do you? https://github.com/baddy-lab/baddy-makers-edition

    Their app is not open source, that's my point

    You could reply to that and say "well write your own". but all i'm trying to tell you is the basic fact that their app is not open source. (as far as I can tell).

    When you say "I'm not sure what else you need to make it open source"

    You're writing like this is just so open source and you can't see how it could be any more open source. But did you not read what I quoted you?!.
     
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    I see how this might be confusing now.

    In your original post you're ranting about baddy not being open source and quote Go baddy as an example. These are two different projects.

    Baddy (the shuttle launcher and associated software) is open source as I explained in my previous post. This is also what is explained on their website.

    As you've noted in your posts the GO Baddy app which can be used with baddy is not open source. It is however an entirely different project and no claim is made about it being open source. As baddy is open source anyone can write their own app for it.

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  14. scanminor12

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    Maybe this is a cheaper option to baddy[​IMG]

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  15. s_mair

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    Would be good if you could share more information. What is it? Where to get it from? How much is it? Pretty useless without some more info.
     
  16. scanminor12

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    So I bought this from AliExpress . It comes with a standard fixed stand . I had a tripod so modified the original stand to fit it to the tripod [​IMG]

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    Would like to see this alternative in a video of some sort showcasing it's available functions and shortcomings.
     

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