Rider The Ball Kicker

Created on 12/24/2014 12:59:54 AM
Last Modified at 3/12/2015 10:51:47 PM

A very creative use of ez-bits to make an even more creative robot. This ball kicking robot uses a humanoid leg to kick a ball. The tail and humanoid leg provide balance while it moves around the floor.

Introduction

EZ-Robot Revolution Software Apps include assembly instructions for your robot. When you load a project, the EZ-Builder software will download the required EZ-Bits and ask if you would like to view the assembly instructions. In this lesson, we will explain how the assembly instructions work and teach you to become an expert robot builder! Click here to view the software tutorial.

*Note: When connecting servos to the EZ-B, pay attention to match the colors. Just like your home theater, the BLACK wire of the servo connects to the BLACK side of the EZ-B pins. Here is a video.


Servo Orientation

Keep a close eye on the EZ-Bit's physical features so you can identify the orientation. In this example, notice the direction of the servo with recognizable features of the real physical EZ-Bit in your hand. If you connect an EZ-Bit backward, your robot will behave funny and not work as expected - but might be worth the laugh!


Step 1

Add Humanoid Body
  1. Connect Left Shoulder to Servo port
  2. Connect Right Shoulder to Servo port


Step 2

Add Extension Cube as Bottom Center


Step 3

Add Extension Block as Bottom Left


Step 4

Add Extension Block as Bottom Right


Step 5

Add Continuous Rotation Servo as Right Wheel
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 6

Add Continuous Rotation Servo as Left Wheel
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 7

Add EZ-B v4 Camera
  1. Connect Camera to Camera port


Step 8

Add Lever Servo - 135 Degrees as Rear Tail Closer
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 9

Add Lever Servo - 45 Degrees as Rear Tail Further
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 10

Add Hexapod Foot


Step 11

Add Lever Servo - 135 Degrees as Front Kicker
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 12

Add Humanoid Right Foot Assembly as The Foot
  1. Connect Ankle to Servo port
  2. Connect Knee to Servo port


Step 13

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Upper Arm
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 14

Add Extension Block as Left Forearm


Step 15

Add Servo Gripper as Left Gripper
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 16

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Upper Arm
  1. Connect to Servo port


Step 17

Add Extension Block as Right forearm


Step 18

Add Servo Gripper as Right Gripper
  1. Connect to Servo port