DJ Sures... Teaching Old Toys New Tricks

These are robot companions personalized by our visionary roboticist, DJ Sures. In his spare time, he finds old toys and converts them into robot pals using the innovative EZ-Robot Complete Kit and EZ-Builder Software.

For quite a few years, i've been mentioning that I have been working on a positioning system for ez-Robots. I guess it's time that i share my tribulation with you,...

This is the strangest robot that I've ever built... But i had to, can you blame me? :D

You may have seen this video of a real large ez-Robot hexapod... That is a robot i built over the summer at my cabin with a 3d printer for the Intel...

I built a Dalek EZ-Robot tonight. Well, i upgraded my EZ-B v3 hack to the v4 and added a few more servos. One to control the nose plunger thingy on...

Beware of the robots on Friday the 13th! Thanks for the face mask Justin :D

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but we added Apple Watch support to the EZ-Builder iOS app! For the longest time, no one knew what an Apple...

This year i made a decision to get back into building robots. So, I'll start with this! Kind of ironic, an Imperial AT-AT Walker that doesn't know how to walk......

JD finally gets a little introduction video...

Should I give it to him? Lol

So, you've built your ez-Robot and now you would like to make your own mobile app. Did you know EZ-Robot has a robot appstore? And that you can easily create...

One of the features that makes ez-Robot so special is the camera that can detect faces, objects, glyphs, qr codes and multiple colors. For this tutorial, we will use the...

The MYO is a creative controller for interacting with your ez-Robot. It Uses gestures and an accelerometer to trigger actions, events and move Servos. This tutorial demonstrates how to add a Myo...

The ultimate robot software EZ-Builder is leading the way for the Next generation of robotics. Here's a short video I put together to introduce some of the features.

I put this little tutorial and robot together to show how you can connect your JD to a Nest Thermostat. It's neat because you can be anywhere in the world...

In parallel with James' build, we were building a robot today. I came up with a slightly different elastic band shooter that uses a servo with a hexapod leg...

JD was a little lazy today...

Don't try this at home! :D

Norm is a very fitting name, no?

I'm excited to introduce the new items that we will be adding to the store in a week or two. This is a new ez-Bit which is an all-In-One Accelerometer/Gyro/Temperature...

This is just the first version... I think it'll be a good idea to put a robot band together after the holidays :)

Playing with the Six Hexapod tonight... Thought I would share this :)

Some of the guys around the office were thinking of creative combinations today. I stumbled across their final "creation" this afternoon and wondered if I could make it walk. So,...

Hey community, how would you feel about an ezrobot dance-Off contest? Here is the STL file for the microphone: Http://www.Ez-Robot.Com//uploads/JD-Mic-635514751288593750.Stl

I took the evening off to chill at home with JD for my first time :). I tweaked many of the existing motions to be more fluid and not as...

I dived into the box fresh injection molded parts from our manufacturer tonight and built this EZ-Robot Revolution Snake! It uses a SIN wave for each servo position.

I created this thread in the Project Showcase because, well, it was once a project... And now it is a company. I'd like to tell you a little story about...

With a robot, of course! What did you expect? :) This is a robot shell that I built with some students in the summer for a robot challenge. The robot chassis...

Hey there! I was playing around with the Philo Junior. This example uses the camera option "Track By Relative Position", in case anyone wanted another example. The also uses...

I created a little video to summarize the current supported EZ-Robot Platforms - Of course, this list will grow. Supporting existing platforms is great, but nothing beats the rewarding satisfaction...

Recently, I've added a great deal of support to the Wiimote Control in EZ-Builder. This includes EZ-Scriptable buttons and a few other goodies. I set Wall-E to be controlled by...

Demonstration how I controlled 6 robots with one joystick in my . In this video, I use an Omnibot, Omnibot 2000, Wall-E, Dalek, R2D2 and a flying AR Parrot Drone. All...

Watch the video :) I think the title say it all! I hacked my 1983 Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Portable "Computer" with a TTL Bluetooth Module to control my EZ-Robot Wall-E....

EZ-Robot is sponsoring a team of awesome children to build a robot to compete in the ! We selected the hardest challege - !! We selected a fantastic platform and...

I started on a little project for a humanoid-Type platform. I have ideas for the body and such, but i'm starting with the head because i'm adding new features to...

I just finished a short video with clips of building my Omnibot 2000, you can watch it here. This robot contains all of the great new features of EZ-Builder -...

It's been a very crazy past few weeks. I took a day off today. Yes! I admit it. I took a day off... And I built a robot :) Felt...

The latest version of the EZ-SDK and EZ-Builder contains an enhanced motion tracking update. The quality and edge detection algorythm has been modified and seems to work great!! Check out this...

I started a new project today... But I didn't get very far. I stopped right after I started because I decided to wait until next week to finish it. Solarbotics...

This was probably the funnest robot I have created yet. It is a wicked platform with a lot of room to grow. I've been adding sensors and programming to it...

I added a new robot today. It is a Teddy Ruxpin, if you remember him? He was a talking toy from the 1980's that used a tape player. His mouth...

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Snow Shovel Robot

DJ Sures builds a robot that he equips with a shovel. The robot shovels outside in the cold, while DJ stays warm inside.

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RoboPhilo

The RoboPhilo Junior is a fantastic and affordable Humanoid Platform for the EZ-Robot Complete Kit.

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RoboQuad

The WowWee RoboQuad makes for a perfectly affordable unique robot platform, with the aid of EZ-Robot.

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RoboSapien

DJ wondered if it was possible to control the WowWee RoboSapien from the EZ-B. After disecting the RoboSapien and examining the Infrared Sensor - he realized the communication protocol could be reverse engineered.

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Brookstone Rover

DJ saw the potential of the Brookstone Rover right away. Adding support into his EZ-Builder software greatly enhances this product - from a boring remote control toy, to a full-featured robot!

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AR Drone Parrot

DJ connects the AR Drone Parrot to EZ-Builder and has it chase a red ball around the room. This adds many great new features to your already awesome AR Drone Flying Robot!

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Robot Head

With an animatronic robot head, DJ created a new feature for EZ-Builder. This robot was used as a platform for the Relative Servo Tracking Camera Control option.

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Omnibot 2000

Standing 26 inches tall, the Omnibot 2000 was the latest from Tomy in their series of Omnibots. DJ got hold of a damaged one off eBay and converted it into a Personal Robot - One...

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The Real Wall-E

DJ Sures has made a few Wall-E mods in the past, but this one is sure to be unique! DJ added a camera and a vertical servo to Wall-E's head. With these new additions, EZ-B...

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Dalek

Are you familiar with Doctor Who? The longest running Sci-Fi TV show from Britain! Some would argue who is the Doctor's worst enemy... Is it the Cybermen? Daleks? The Master? DJ Sures is...

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Robot Dog Chases Ball

Are you allergic to dogs? Well DJ Sures is! So what's the next best thing? That's right, a robot dog that chases red balls.

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Cyborg Snowman

What do roboticists do when it snows? Click to find out Smile

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Scarab Creepy Robot

Some people say this is creepy... Others think he's cute. You be the judge Smile
This was a remote control toy called the Scarab. DJ has modified it to host...

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iRobot Roomba Hack

DJ modifies an iRobot Roomba to be wirelessly controlled with the EZ-B. He also adds a webcam and voice recognition! This is all done by soldering only two wires from an old PS2 Mouse or...

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Tomy Omnibot V1

This was an exciting project that DJ Sures had been planning for weeks. He purchased the Tomy Omnibot off Ebay and started hacking it within hours from the post office. He modified the robot...

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Teddy Ruxpin Robot V1

DJ Sures built this Teddy Ruxpin Robot from a toy that he purchased off Ebay. The toy was broken, so he didn't feel bad taking it apart (or cutting off his head). But, you have...

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Master Blaster Robot

DJ Sures named this robot Master Blaster. Don't ask us why, he still doesn't know. But he's pretty simple and is remote controlled. He has no sensors for object detection, so you can consider this...

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Tamiya Bulldozer Robot

This is a tutorial on how to modify the Tamiya Bulldozer to be driven by Modified Servos rather than the DC motorset. The software controlling this robot is EZ-Builder.

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Voice Recognition Robot

Re-using the Cookie Monster shell to show off the EZ-B's Voice Recognition ability. This robot will respond to voice commands.

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Vision Tracking Robot

This is a test robot DJ Sures created to trial a new module that he has been working on. It tracks and follows objects by their color. This robot was sadly never given...

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Spider Robot

This robot uses two DC motors instead of Modified Servos. The ADC Distance Sensor detects objects and the autonomous mode has many random delays for a jerky spider movement.

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Cookie Monster Robot

A few years ago DJ Sures had built a Cookie Monster robot that ran on its own with 2D autonomous programming. Today DJ had removed the old circuit board and replaced it with...

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Bluetooth Wall-E

Create a Bluetooth Wall-E robot out of an old toy and remote control it from your Laptop, Phone or over the internet using a web browser.