God Bless The Ez-builder Software!

 
#1

Hello guys and gals. I just received a email from a viewer who saw my ez-robot promo video. it had its good and bad comments and a link to a video of a arduino graphic user interface which the guy says is as good if not better than the ezbuilder program. i watched it and then open ez builder and kissed the screen. what a piece of crap. this software does nothing more than frustrate the user and make one turn away from going any further. complicated to use and as powerful as a Casio 1978 calculator( sarcasm ). graphical interface? stick figures compaired to ezbuilders Monet's. Just wanted to express my feelings about our phenomenal ez builder software.

heres the video



#2

You're (well they're) comparing apples to oranges. EZ-Builder and Minibloq are two different tools.

Not to mention that in 2 years since that video was made minibloq is still in beta...

#3

still need to know how to program. Yes, Ez-Robot is the way to go.

Smile Smile Smile Smile
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#4

Not in the same league as EZ-Builder.... However, other than being seriously simplistic (flashing led? seriously?), it actually would be very simple to learn... It definitely looks like needs way more features... motors, sound, sensors, servos, serial, input/output etc.... Not bad for simple arduino stuff... I use EasyC for my vex stuff and actually like it... I am sure I will opt EZ Builder more once I get my EZb4 stuff... I have a few projects that will require the power of EZB , but for basic stuff, arduino and vex suits me fine.....

#5

Honestly, learning how to use Minibloq looks harder than learning to program an arduino anyway. I use an Arduino and it didn't take me that long to learn how to read from a DHT11 sensor and send the temperature and humidity to an LCD display (eventually it will send over RF or WiFi for logging).

#6

That's a neat idea for programming. it's too bad he is upset about EZ-Robot. It would be nice if he understood we are all working toward the same goal Smile Thanks for sharing the video!

#7

hey AA, ive been following your youtube post (great robot you got there.)
ive also been following the comments.

I think the bad comments are because you kind of come off as the new kid on the block talking to most mess.

just my 2 cents.

#8

@hoolagen1 not new to the block. i had 2 omni 2000's in my basement. back in 2007 i wanted to bring my omni's to life using arduino. a friend got me one. i was all sighed to get my omni's to work like a real bot. i tried to do simple task's and it was failure after failure. i gave it 3 months only to be let down again and again. it was hard especially when i am not interested in coding, just building and design. when i caught DJ's videos i was inspired again. it looked so ez but i was Leary to get too excited. when i went to ez-robot.com and d/l the software and played around abit. it was the ease of use and the power of the software that made me order my first ezb set. i speak from experience. i have been making props,gadgets and such since 1990! I had a comic book shop on west 57th st. in NYC. I was popular because of my unique custom toys. robots were my main sellers. i would use r/c 4x4's, disect them to move custom designed artoo looking bots. granted they had no ai, just r/c controlled movements and lights and voice. the voice was rigged from those talking hallmark cards. i took out the gizmo, recorded the sayings and connected a switch r/c unit to activate the speech. it was very ghetto but worked. i motorized horizon brand models such as the t800 endo-skeleton, the arnold t800 with led's in the eyes and a voice chip with the "i'll be back" for that time it was a tech marvel, today i would be laughed at. so ive been around and tried many a plan to do a 100th of the things the EZ-Builder does. and had no real success. so when i said the comments about arduino, they were from experience.

#9

Don't have time right now to read the whoke thing...but not that your new. The ezb is new to the block.