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, 19 November 2012

Hexapod Programming for Robot Magazine

For the FlowStone Workshop 8 for Robot Magazine, DSPRobotics programmed a CrustCrawler Hexapod using FlowStone V3, Inverse Kinematics and an Xbox Controller!

Read the full article here:


 Here's a short video of this six legged beast coming to life:

Download the source code here:


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

DSPRobotics release FlowStone V3

UK based DSPRobotics today released Version 3 of their popular FlowStone graphical programming language. This version marks a cornerstone in the company’s development as it now includes the entire feature set from their sister software SynthMaker as well as a host of new features, developments, and expanded Ruby Code support.

As of today both products will live on under the FlowStone brand and continue to support an ever expanding market including Rapid Software Development, Engineering, Robotics, Test and Measurement, Education, Home Automation, Audio/Video Signal Processing, and Music plug-in applications.

Existing users of the software, both FlowStone and SynthMaker, will be able to upgrade to V3 for only £149.00 including 12 months of upgrades, whilst new users will be able to buy the software for $249.00 including upgrades or just $149.00 with no upgrades or support.
For more information please visit: www.dsprobotics.com

Thursday, 16 August 2012

FlowStone V3 Announced

Exciting times at DSPRobotics, V3 of their FlowStone software is announced for September/October 2012.

This marks the first version of FlowStone to fully incorporate the features of their sister application SynthMaker. FlowStone V3 will become the new replacement for SynthMaker and not only continue with the rapid development platform for EXE applications but also incorporate the VST plugin export features for making digital audio plugins.

FlowStone can be tried for free here:

Friday, 22 June 2012

New Home Automation Modules

coming soon in FlowStone are several new modules to talk to Home Automation devices. One of the more interesting ranges is the Netvox range of wireless Zigbee interfaces.

These include things such as:

Security products (PIR's, door switches etc)
Sensors (Temp, humidity, light, smoke etc)

Here is an article comming out in robot Magazine about FlowStone and Home Automation:

There is also support for the Owl energy monitors and the existing support for Marmitek X10 products.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Xbox Controller Hack

Here's the XBugBot Robot as featured in Robot Magazine:

This is an autonomous robot made by hacking an Xbox controller!

Here is the PDF of the article

Here are the Project Files and Manual

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

MIDI to Ruby to MIDI

New -  the Ruby module in FlowStone now supports MIDI in and out. This allows you to make accurate timing for things like sequencers etc.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

New Audio to Ruby & Ruby to Audio Modules in FlowStone

Yes you can now analyse or create audio inside the FlowStone Ruby Module.

This simple project creates a sine wave inside Ruby and sends it to a real time scope and out to the sound card running at 44.1Khz

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New Owl Energy Meter Suport

FlowStone now supports the Owl range of USB energy meters!

 Owl USB with LCD Display


Owl USB Without Display

Simply connect the wireless current sensor to your incoming mains cable and the Owl usb device to your PC and read the data directly inside FlowStone:

Monday, 5 March 2012

DSPRobotics on the RubyShow

Check out the 'Ruby Show' Pod cast 200:


The FlowStone bit is at arounf 17.26

Friday, 24 February 2012

DSPRobotics Sponsor BotBraw Ccompetition

DSPRobotics are the Platinum Sponsors of the 2012 BotBraw Robot competition in the US!

There are eight events during the completion where team get to compete against each other:

All of the winners will receive a copy of FlowStone Pro and all of the runners up will get a copy of FlowStone Enterprise.


Monday, 6 February 2012

FlowStone V2.01 Released

Earlier today the new FlowStone V2.01 was released. This new version builds on the success of the new Ruby programming components by adding several new Ruby based GUI elements.

for more information visit: http://www.dsprobotics.com/flowstone.html

Thursday, 19 January 2012

New Flowbotics Studio - Robot Software

In collaboration with Project Lead the way (www.pltw.org ) pioneers in STEM based education. DSPRobotics have created a new open source robotics programming application - FlowboticsStudio.

This incredible little application visually represents a real-time robotic arm on screen that can be programmed to perform various tasks. These movements are simultaneously output to the real arm that mirrors the software.

For more information: http://www.dsprobotics.com/support/viewforum.php?f=71