Ez Robot Railroad Observation Car

 
#1

This is my latest EZ Robot project, first w EZB4.
Using a EZB4, camera, and servo to direct the view on the Silverton O Scale Railroad.
I have always wanted a camera to ride the rails on my layout, and can even control it.
Now w EZ Robot I have it, combining my hobbies.


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Winky

#2

Whoa! That is so cool.... it's awesome! Great idea and great job! Grin

I wonder if you can do cool things with it like use the camera to make the train stop if there is something in the way.... Smile

#3

Thank you Chrissi,
I am sure my grandkids will have lots of requests.
Winky

#4

steve

great awesome video.to see the camera in action.

#5

Steve, that's amazing! Wow you have quite the setup - It's almost virtual reality driving through the tunnels!

#6

That's making me look for my old N gauge trains.

#7

That was beautiful ! I'm a newbie with model trains myself. Am doing N-scale since I have very little space. That reminded me of a recent train show I attended that had a small wireless camera inside a boxcar of an HO setup and the display was setup above the track for all to see the same kind of view. Awesome!

#8

Nomad,
Thanks, the video shows how cool the EZB4 and camera really are.

D.J.,
I was quite pleased with the performance of the EZB4 and the new camera, the tunnels are fabricated w metal screen, and my WiFi is upstairs.
Thanks, I built the layout about 15 yrs. ago, many hours of work.

Robot-Doc and RoboHappy,
Trains and robots are fun.

#9

That was sooo cool! I have always found model trains interesting, but this brings it to a whole new level! Your next task will be to create scenery on all sides so the camera footage truly looks like it is following a train through a "real" world.
Really great job!

#10

Jason,
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement to keep trying new things.
I edited my video removing some of my basement junk.
It seems funny I had so many ideas to try my new EZB4s with, but the first use was not inside a robot.
What started as an idea to make an observation car, turned into a test, then a video.
EZ Robot provides opportunity to explore ideas and have fun!
Thanks,
Steve S