Wall-e From Czech Republic

 
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The first real but not main reason for Wall-E construction was that my son loves movie Wall-E and the second one was that I lost my son because of his abduction by his mother from his home and subsequent divorce in a country where the law is just a piece of paper. This (Wall-E robot construction) was and is a way I could be with my son.

So back to the project. Wall-E from Louis T was an inspiration for me. But I found own way how to solve construction challenges, how to replace wrong or destroyed servos etc.

List of necessary parts:
EZB Board V3
Metal gear digital high speed modified continuous servos for wheels - HS5245MG
Micro metal gear servos for wheels tilt -HS81MG.
Mini metal gear servos for vertical arms movements - HS81MG.
Micro servos for horizontal arms movement -HS56HB.
Micro metal gear servo for vertical neck tilt -DS-939MG.
Micro metal gear servo for horizontal neck movements-HS81MG.
Micro servos for individual eye movement DYS 0202.
Sub-micro servos/mods for eye's lid animation HK 282 with voltage regulator 5V/3,3V.
Get rid of dummy cables in the head, run all servos/camera wires from head down the same way and use heat shrink/black nylon mesh for realistic look.
Red and white high power LEDs between eyes.
Mock up left eye's lens.
Analog Sharp GP2Y0D805Z0F IR Range Sensor
HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder
Wirelless 2,4G camera
199MP3 Module
SD memory card
Dual 3W amplifier
BT module
BEC 5V separate power supply for amplifier
LiIon Battery monitor and old toy U-Command Wall-E from eBay
LiIon Accu - 3,4Ah 7,2V and with protection circuit 5A

One image replaces a thousand words, so now I will use pictures with short description:

1. Dissasembly:
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2. Installation of 1st Floor
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3. For installation of hands I used little bit different approach then Louis T
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4. Installation of 2nd Floor
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5. Installation of 3rd Floor and Neck
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6.Installation of Head with Eyes
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7.Electronic circuit installation
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First proposal was not good
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Accu was too big and heavy
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I had to find another solution - smaller 2 accus LiIon 18650 Panasonic 3,4Ah cells with protection circuit
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Smalll update of Head -Eyes moving
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Better solution with final placement of cables, mp3 circuit, comm BT
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First charging process
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Charging connector and Wall e looking at my son
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Video with Wall-E object recognition and sensor tests will follow...

#2

Very good picture progress! Good job on the servo placement as well.... I am looking forward to seeing Wall-E move! Smile

#3

daaaaaaaamn! well done sir.

#4

Thank you Winky

#5

Details of volume control, IR sensor and Wall-E switch on/off
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Video from the first test is here:

#6

hey the IR sensor at the bottom, are hose for edge detection? does it work? i like the set up and was thinking of adding this feature to my wall-E

thanks,.

#7

Loved the video! The tracking went very well! Well done donesvarc!

#8

awesome how he spots the red item. Grin

#9

To @hoolagen1: Yes, it is hose for edge detection. I will attach video with test.

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"Edge detection test"