Visual Circuit is an open source tool to develop robotic applications. It aims to make developing applications for ROS and Gazebo simple and user friendly by its intuitive block-based interface. Users have the ablity to drag and drop blocks to develop their logic. Users are also able to build completely custom blocks as well as edit code in the existing blocks, this makes Visual Circuit a robust and powerful tool to develop even complicated applications. The aim of this project is to make Visual Circuit cross-platform by porting wires to the Python Shared Memory Implementation. The requirements of the project are:

  • Update code in order to make inter-process communication work with Python Shared Memory Objects
  • Update block templates in order to work with the new Shared Memory Implementation
  • Make demo applications to showcase how Visual Circuit can be used


Official Repository: VisualCircuit
Github Issues: Summary
Pull Requests: Summary

Recent Posts

Summary Report

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Late nights, excitement and learning are how I would describe the GSoC period in a few words. These past two months have been a lot of fun, from starting off...

Week 11: Coding Period

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Going by the suggestions of my mentors, I spent this week working on the documentation of the blocks and some updates to my blog.

Week 10: Coding Period

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This week I looked into MultiProcessing Conditions and finished the video of the FSM.

Week 9: Coding Period

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This week saw the completion of the FSM video and the solution to the block size bug.

Week 8: Coding Period

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I made more progress with the documentation and some other auxillary bug fixes this week.

Week 7: Coding Period

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Another pretty busy week for me personally. This led to a bit of slowdown in the work done. However I started with the documentation editing through Jinja an...

Week 6: Coding Period

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This week was quite hectic for me. My college started offline after a while, due to travelling and a few other events the time I could spend on Visual Circui...

Week 5: Coding Period

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This was a week where I started to work on the Finite State Machine that I had mentioned in my proposal.

Week 4: Coding Period

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This week marked a focus on completing the remaining PRs from last week. I also finished adding a new IMU block and worked on general share() and read() func...

Week 3: Coding Period

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This week I finally finished the remaining templates from last week. I also managed to upload my created videos to the JdeRobot YouTube Channel.

Week 2: Coding Period

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This week was about identifying and solving some bugs I had noticed during usage of the tool. I also started with the work template updation.

Week 1: Coding Period

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This week marked the official beginning of the coding period. Going by last week’s set goals I started on the video creation part first and foremost.

Week 3: Community Bonding

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This was the last week of community bonding, however due to other commitments in college I had a hard time working on Visual Circuit.

Week 2: Community Bonding

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In my previous posts I had highlighted the challenges I faced while installing Jde Drones and getting code running on it. Next after these steps was to solve...

Getting Code Running on Drones

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After I got the drones running now it was time to actually write the code to solve some exercises. The goal for this week of the GSoC period was to get 1-2 a...

Installing JDE Drones

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Getting started with my GSoC period, one of my goals during the project was to make drone applications using Visual Circuit. JdeRobot’s Academy already has s...