Vertical Mounting Of Ez-b4, Hero-1 Reboot

 
#1

Good Afternoon Community!
I'm making slow but steady progress on rebuilding my Hero-1.
I have a question:

Has anyone run in to issues mounting a EZ-B4 vertically?

See the attached photo.


I've looked at all the EZ robots...all are horizontally mounted.
From what I can see, the power connector and the magnets are
the only "things" holding the processor in the base.
I'll have to come up with a way to secure the processor in the
base so it doesn't vibrate out.

-Greg

Ok...Let's try this again https://www.ez-robot.com/emicons/emo_smile.gif

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#2

Hi Greg!

It seems that somehow the picture didn't get attached.

I've mounted an EZ-B vertically in my 18" R2D2 I just used some good ol' hot glue with the Power base.

#3

Thanks Jermie
Photo now up loaded....
So you didn't hold processor module in the Power base.
It never "wiggled" out while the robot was moving?
-Greg

#4

That's a nice photo! Pretty awesome that you are converting the Hero-1 to use an EZ-B!

I've never had it wiggle out but if you're a bit fearful of it happening you could always place a bit of hot glue around the legs of the EZ-B enclosure and quickly mount it back in the power base. If you ever make a mistake, spray a little isopropyl alcohol on the affected area and the hot glue will easily release Smile. It's a little trick someone taught me some years ago.

#5

Thanks Jermie
That's a neat trick!
In my head, I had some kind of "rubber band gizmo" that would hold
the module in the base. I was wondering if anyone had come up
with a wiz-bang way of holding in the base.

Thanks
Greg

#6

Come to think of it, I've not sure how old your ez-b/power base are but if they are fairly new the installed magnets should be sufficient to hold the ez-b in place. The magnets are there for that very case. The ez-b is mounted vertically in JD.

#7

If it is older and doesn't have the magnets, you can also just run a strip of tape around the edge of the base and the EZ-B to hold it in.

Alan

#8

Alan:
I tried your idea last night.... It totally worked!
I used 4 pieces of electrical tape around the lower edge of the power base.
See the attached pic.
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I did a shake test afterwards... the processor module is stoutly held by the power base.
I took a video the of the shake test, but I haven't figured out how to upload an
MP3 file yet....("add YouTube Video" only loads a URL ?)

Thank you Alan
-Greg

#9

You'd probably want to create a YouTube account if you don't have one yet and upload your video there, then you'll have a link to your video and you can share it.

#10

Ok Got it
Thanks!
Greg