My 1st Life Size Robot Build

 
#1

Hello All,

this is Rob-bot. He is my first shot at building a life size robot and 90% of him was custom made by me. I started him approx. 3 years ago in my spare time (working family man) and slowly built him piece by piece. I admit I did steal some of his look from Johnny 5, but it was because I love Johnny 5's look and wanted mine to resemble him a little bit. He is 100% battery operated, utilizing 4 12v 35ah batteries and uses 12v and 24v components. His normal standing position he is 6 feet tall and can stand straight up to about 6.5 feet tall. All of his actuators/servos are rated at 150lbs or more with the exception of his hands and his body is made from high quality thick aluminum alloys and stainless steel. Also, all moving parts have ball bearings. Both of his eyes are HD night vision cameras and the tiny hole between his eyes is where the EZ-Robot cam is located. His nose and mouth are high intensity leds and his mouth moves in sync with the words he will speak. His ears are 300 watt motorcyle speakers that are connected to and amplifier and in sync with his mouth for words or music. I accented him with a miniature spinning satellite dish on top of his head, a plasma light effect on his chest and high intensity color changing leds throughout his spine for a glowing effect. Now that he is finally built, I am ready to start learning how to program him via his EZ-B V4. My programming skills are no where as good as my mechanical skills, so I'm hoping between my knowledge of electronics and the tutorial videos and all of you, my fellow robot enthusiasts, I will be able to finally complete Rob-bot. And thank you to the many of you that have already answered some of my many questions and your patience. I hope you all enjoy the pics...

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#2

Fabulous looking build.

Alan

#3

What Alan said... but without a video it's just a robot statue/paper weight... Tongue

#4

Thanx Alan.

Thanx Richard, I think... *confused*

#5

Great job Rob-bot. Lot of hours put into your project. Good luck with programming! I'm more of a builder then a programmer but EZ-Builder makes it pretty easy. I was able to make sense of it. Start off with simple stuff and work your way up to the harder stuff, small steps.

#6

Wow thats a mega cool robot.terminator 1000

#7

"Great job Rob-bot. Lot of hours put into your project. Good luck with programming! I'm more of a builder then a programmer but EZ-Builder makes it pretty easy. I was able to make sense of it. Start off with simple stuff and work your way up to the harder stuff, small steps."

Thanx 3DPrinterguy. I'm taking baby steps, like you said. I waited 3 years to build it, so what's another 3 years to program! ??

"Wow thats a mega cool robot.terminator 1000"

LOL! Thanx Nomad. I tried to make it look friendly, to eventually take it to my 6 year old son's school for the kids to see and hopefully inspire them to get into robotics, being it is a STEM school.

#8

Very, very cool!

I think you'll find programming easier than you think. Follow the tutorials and you'll get the hang of it!

Can't wait for a video!

BTW - he looks friendly to me Grin

#9

Awesome build..that took a lot of time and skill to get it done! Smile

#10

Looks great! What an awesome build!