Your first robotic arm with Ubuntu Core, coming from Niryo

Niryo has built a fantastic 6-axis robotic arm called ‘Niryo One’. It is a 3D-printed, affordable robotic arm focused mainly on educational purposes. Additionally, it is fully open source and based on ROS. On the hardware side, it is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 and NiryoStepper motors, based on Arduino microcontrollers. When we found […]

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Design and Web team summary – 10 June 2019

This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical.  Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web Web is the squad that develop and maintain most of the brochure websites across the Canonical. Integrating the blog into www.ubuntu.com We have been working on integrating the blog […]

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Snapcraft confinement & interfaces

Snaps. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the OSS Snapcraft. Its continuing mission, to provide snap users with simple, clear and effective tips and tricks on how to build and publish their applications. In this tutorial, we are going to talk about confinement and interfaces – how to restrict what your snaps can […]

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Snapcraft parts & plugins

Last week, we published Introduction to snapcraft, a tutorial that provided a detailed overview of the snap build process. We touched on the concepts like snap ecosystem components, snapcraft command line, snapcraft.yaml syntax, and more. We’d like to expand on the first lesson, and today, we are going to talk about parts and plugins, used […]

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Publish Your Unity Games in the Snap Store

We often feature and promote applications and games in the Snap Store and via our social media channels. Perhaps unsurprisingly, games are popular among our followers, and our users. There are a few great games already in the Snap Store, but there’s always room for more! Snap lends itself well to packaging and distributing free […]

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Fresh snaps for April 2019

April was another exciting month for the Snapcraft team with Microsoft releasing Visual Studio Code as a snap. As usual, we had hundreds of other new apps come to the snap store and here are a few of our favourites. MiniZinc is a free and open-source constraint modeling language. Model constraint satisfaction and optimization problems […]

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