" Elvis Alive" Robot Hack with EZ Robot, lotiny controller, and software.
I purchased a non functional unit from E-Bay that would not complete startup.
My intention was, if I could not repair it, it would be useful for a robotic build.
After evaluation, one motor gear was not completing startup sequence.
I repaired that, and the unit completed the startup sequence.
Merne kindly sold me an extra controller that he had.
The WowWee Robot was great, but it lacked any realistic rotation motion.
I planned, and built a Rotation Pedestal that adds so much more realism to the
"Elvis Alive" Robot. I can program it for each song or let it choose up to 6 random rotations, as I did in the video.
I used a new EZ Robot HDD servo that was superior to another digital servo that I experimented with.
My plan of an extra additional servo to rock the body, was not necessary, because the lazy-susan pedestal had enough flex
with the 10 lb. robot to move with it's many head gyrations.
yeach yeach yeach i like elvis.and cap ann and lall.the HDD are really good.
wonderful, and I am not even an Elvis fan.
Thank you Patrick and Alan.
My older brother and his wife saw him in Las Vegas years ago.
I remember my sister taking me to some of his movies and playing his records when I was very young.
George York designed the Alive Elvis. He originally founded YFX Studios in 1995, which is now YoHa Technology.
Impersonator Jamie Aaron Kelly provided the voice.
York never grasped the Elvis phenomenon. Now, after touring Graceland, studying mountains of photos and hours of films, and laboring for almost three years with a small crew on this project, he finally gets Elvis.
"He has a charisma unparalleled by any performer I've seen," York said. "When he sings, he puts his whole heart and soul in it."
i grow up with elvis.we had only one record ,elvis live via satelite.
first singer going live on satelite.my parents had 11 kids hehe
good job there dad.
Cool Elvis robot. I find the video oddly disturbing and fascinating.
I'm glad you're back at it Steve. You do such good work and have fun toys like this. As always, Creepy but so very cool!
@Steve S(USA) loved you upgrade to Elvis. It does give it a more realistic looking look. Not sure why everyone thinks it's creepy looking? Lol. Thanks sharing your video.
Thank you for your comments.
It is called the Uncanny Valley, when someone feels somewhat uncomfortable with a human like robot.
Thank you also.
I received many comments about my Elvia Robot also being creepy, but cool.
The "Elvis Alive" is a fun and entertaining toy to show company, but I wish it would have included one of his Gospel songs.
I first built a rotation pedestal for Elvia, but was not satisfied with the movement of the different brand servo.
I now plan to put a EZ Robot HDD servo in her rotation pedestal.
Thank you folks,
gospel songs i love.my fav is,nearer my god to thee.also the end song off,