DSP Robotics

DSP Robotics creator of the FlowStone graphical Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software. Used for Robotics, Test and Measurement, PID Control, DSP, Education, View Lab experiments, and embedded systems.

Monday, 27 December 2010

BRAT vs Alien Arm Video

Here's the video from the up and coming review in Robot Magazine!

Programmed using FlowStone.

The source code can be found here:

Source Code

Monday, 6 December 2010

FlowStone Review in Robot Magazine!

Check out next months copy of Robot Magazine.

 Current Issue

For an incite into FlowStone Pro!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

New FlowBoard DAQ!

FlowBoard DAQ is a new hardware data acquisition interface specifically designed to work with the FlowStone graphical programming language.

FlowBoard DAQ

1 Board 1000 Applications:

Machine Control
Home Automation
Test and Measurement
Data Logging
Test Automation
Rapid Prototyping
Etc. Etc.

For more information visit:

Sunday, 31 October 2010


New for FlowStone is the HTTP POST Module!

This allows you to communicate with various web servers and hardware products using the Http Post method.

Applications such as sending Emails or SMS's directly from FlowStone!

 Send Email via HTTP Post

Thursday, 21 October 2010

FlowStone Pro Released!

It's finally here! FlowStone Pro Release!

Download your own copy from the DSPRobotics website:


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Audio Streaming

Now in FlowStone you can do Audio Streaming! This is a cool module that can stream real time audio from just about any source.

For example it could be a streaming server like an Internet radio station, a remote file on a network, or a local file like an MP3!

Friday, 15 October 2010

New LynxMotion PS2 Controller

FlowStone now supports the USB PS2 Controller!

This is a modified (with a USB connector) PS2 Controller available from LynxMotion at a great price!

New Video Modules!

There are several new Video processing modules now in FlowStone:

Motion Detection (including zones and direction etc.)
Colour Detection (Identifies specific colour ranges used for Robot targeting etc.)
Facial Recognition (Used for forensics)
Video Recording (Records to a file using any of the available codecs on your machine, MPEG, H2.64, D1 etc)

FlowStone Motion Detection

Monday, 27 September 2010

FlowStone gets Video!

Play video using FlowStone!

Stream real-time video from IP Cameras, files, webcams, etc. Plus Digital video effects (DVE) !

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

New FlowStone Embedded PC Platform!

Here is the new Embedded Platform for FlowStone Embedded!

This is a mini PC with a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom CPU plus all of the ins and out needed for robotics and machine control, home automation etc.

We are looking at supplying these OEM systems pre-loaded with Windows Embedded booting directly into your own FlowStone EXE application!

For more information please email us at: info@dsprobotics.com

X10 Home Automation support!

New in FlowStone is the X10 Home Automation Support! X10 is a communications protocol that send commands through the mains system in your home and also through radio signals!

Using the The Marmitek CM15Pro computer interface and transceiver, FlowStone can now send and receive X10 commands to control your home automation system!

 Marmitek CM15Pro

Using this low cost USB interface you can turn lights on and off, open curtains, garage doors, read passive infared detectors (PIR), basically control anything in the home! FlowStone can read and send the X10 commands and ad intelligence to your system. Make you own FlowStone GUI on a touch pad to control your home how you always wanted!

FlowStone X10 Module

For more information on Home automation equipement visit:

X-Box 360 controller support!

New in FlowStone is the X-box 360 Controller support!

Control your robots with this low cost controller!

The FlowStone X-Box 360 module

Monday, 13 September 2010

NEW RoBoard for FlowStone

The new RoBoard is capable of running applications using Windows or Windows Embedded!

This tiny board (96x56mm) works from 6-24V and has all you need for your Robotic or Embedded Applications!

Check Out : www.roboard.com for more information

Unfortunately this board will not work with FlowStone as it has no SSE support on the CPU (used for graphics and multimedia)

LynxMotion Interview

Some of the cool stuff possible now using FlowStone:

Friday, 10 September 2010

FlowStone FREE + PAYG

Make EXE’s with FlowStone FREE!

We have had a lot of requests to make EXE files from FlowStone FREE, obviously this is one of the limitations of being a free version! Currently only FlowStone Enterprise and FlowStone Pro have the ability to make stand alone EXE files.

That was until now! Now there is a half way house where you can Pay As You Go (PAYG) for EXE credits!

Yes that right, using your exiting software, go to the Make EXE button and it will now allow you to purchase credits to make your own stand alone EXE files.

This means that you can use FlowStone free for as long as you like and only pay a small amount when you are finished and have fully tested your application.

Lots more users can see the power of FlowStone without having to commit to buy the more expensive full versions! If you are a power user then for sure it will be better to upgrade to a full version where you can make unlimited EXE files and gain some of the additional features etc. But at least you will know what you are investing in, before you commit!

FlowStone FREE + PAYG will be released shortly!

DSPRobotics TEAM

Monday, 6 September 2010

FlowStone controls the LynxMotion Brat!

Using the FlowStone FREE programming language and the new integration with LynxMotion. We were able to bring our Brat (Named Flow) to life!

For more information visit:


Friday, 3 September 2010

FlowStone and LynxMotion

FlowStone now controls the LynxMotion range of Robots!

Using the SSC-32 Servo Controller FlowStone can now read and write to up to 32 servos and read the various digital and analogue inputs.

Also the entire range of Robot Arms:

 For more information visit: www.lynxmotion.com

Sunday, 22 August 2010

FlowStone Supports Robot Drive System!

FlowStone now supports the Robot Electronics RD02 - Robot Drive System.

This is a great little drive system connecting via RS232 (TTL Levels).

You can control the motor speed and acceleration independently for each wheel. Plus read back the encoder wheel positions and battery voltage.

Wheels 10cm in diameter, 12V DC powered.

Available from:


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

FlowStone gets more Wii

FlowStone gets extended wiimote support!

Now implemented is the Infrared (IR) camera motion tracking, not a lot of people know this but the wiimote has a powerful IR camera that tracks up to four point sources of IR light. This can be used for motion tracking, application such a digital white boards, head motion tracking, robotics guidance etc.

Also we have added the Nunchuk to expand the possibilities of your application and robotics control.

Why not make one of these projects:

Virtual Drum Kit!
Robot Remote control!
Robot balance system!
Digital Theremin!
Digital white board!
robot guidance system!
wii balanced Segway type robot!

All of the wii mote support is avalible in FlowStone FREE !

Dowload : www.dsprobotics.com/download.html

Sunday, 8 August 2010

FlowStone Gets Wii Mote support!

Control your Robots or DSP applications using the Wii Mote (wii remote) and FlowStone Graphical Programming Language.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Complete Phidgets Interface Range Added!

Completeing the whole range of Phidgets Interfaces FlowStone now supports these aditional products:

- New Phidgets Advanced Servo component

- New Phidgets Stepper component

- New Phidgets LED Advanced component

- New Phidgets Accelerometer component

- New Phidgets Motor Control component

- New Phidgets Spatial component

- New Phidgets Encoder component

- New Phidgets RFID component

Thursday, 29 July 2010

New Inverse Kinematics Module

Inverse Kinematics is the calculation of the required angles for a robot arm in order to reach a given target.

This is very useful in robotics as you usually know where you want the arm to go to but you don’t know the angles that will active this position.

A IK module is now included in FlowStone!

There is an example file on the fourum

Thursday, 22 July 2010

New Expanded Phidgets Support in FlowStone FREE

We have just uploaded the latest version of FlowStone FREE!

This version has an expanded range of Phidgets interface boards including:

Phidgets 8/8/8  (8x digital In, 8 x Analogue in, 8 x digital out)

Phidgets 0/0/4 (4 x Relay out)

Phidgets 0/0/8 (8 x Relay out)

Phidgets 0/16/16 (16 x Digital in , 16 x Digital out)

Phidgets Accelerometer 3-Axis - measures movement in 3 axis – see video:

Phidgets IR (Sends and Receives Consumer IR remote control codes)

Phidgets Temperature Sensor 4-Input (Sensors 4 channels of Temperature Sensors)

Phidgets Text LCD (LCD text Display)

Phidgets Linear Touch (Detects a finger touch through plastic or glass – liker a slider or fader)

More to come!!!

Friday, 16 July 2010

FlowStone works with Phidgets Accelerometer Gyro board

See how the Phidgets accelerometer gyro board can be used to control FlowStone applications. In this case it is controlling a real-time synthesizer (Also made in FlowStone) but it could be used to control any Robotic type application.

More information: www.phidgets.com/products.php?product_id=1056

or www.dsprobotics.com

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

FlowStone FREE Launched!

You can now use FlowStone for FREE !!

Download FlowStone FREE here:

Thursday, 3 June 2010

FlowStone Com port driver

In the Robotics world COM ports are still used quite a lot for control of external hardware.

 The FlowStone new Com Port Drivers (TX and RX)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Capture Video using FlowStone

FlowStone now works with video, capture video using standard webcam hardware. Then process the image data to sense things like motion detection etc.

 Edge detection using FlowStone

Saturday, 29 May 2010

FlowStone Pro Gets Netwoked!

Now you can network your FlowStone applications and transfer high speed data between systems using TCPIP

Available only in FlowStone Pro!

This works across a LAN -WAN 0r via the Internet!

Think of the possibilities, you can now control real hardware across the Internet, turn on your lights at home or send logged data back to base, the applications are endless.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

FlowStone Embedded OEM

Here is the new Embedded OEM system from DSP Robotics:

Everything you need to make your own OEM product and get shipping! This product comes with a pre-loaded version of Windows Embedded and all of the necessary drivers already up and running. All you need to do is replace the default FlowStone application with your own and you're off!

FlowStone and Phidgets

The new drivers for the Phidgets range of interface cards are now up and running:

Phidgets 888 interface driver running in FlowStone

Phidgets are basically a low lost DAQ (Data Acquisition) boards to get real time signals in and out of your FlowStone projects.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Embedded Systems Design

UK based Embedded Detection Ltd. have kindly released a articule on their recent Embedded Systems design using FlowStone as the DSP programming/ UI tool of choice.

 Universal Guard 8000 - Hardware

System GUI

You can read the full article here:

Embedded Systems Design White Paper

Friday, 7 May 2010

FlowStone Transducers

Here are just a few of the Transducers that are compatible with DSP Robotics FlowStone software & Hardware:

Motion Sensor
Force Sensor

Reflective Sensor

Mini Joystick

Magnetic sensor

Motion Sensor

Rotary Encoder


Ultrasonic Sensor

To see a wider range of compatible hardware visit: