Norm

Created on 3/15/2015 6:14:09 PM
Last Modified at 3/16/2015 12:36:48 AM

Norm is a creative robot that uses servos to steer the rear wheels. His front servo powered claws help him creep and climb over objects. An interesting programming method used in this robot is how the Continuous Rotation Servos are used by the Auto Position Movement Panel. The speed and direction of the Continuous Rotation Servos are configured using servo positions.

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 Hexapod Body


Step 2

Add Extension Cube


Step 3

Add Extension Cube


Step 4

Add RGB LED Block
  1. Connect to i2c port


Step 5

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


Step 6

Add Extension Cube


Step 7

Add Extension Cube


Step 8

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees
  1. Connect to Servo port D1


Step 9

Add Continuous Rotation Servo
  1. Connect to Servo port D23


Step 10

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees
  1. Connect to Servo port D0


Step 11

Add Continuous Rotation Servo
  1. Connect to Servo port D22


Step 12

Add Extension Block


Step 13

Add Extension Block


Step 14

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees
  1. Connect to Servo port D4


Step 15

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees
  1. Connect to Servo port D2


Step 16

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees
  1. Connect to Servo port D3


Step 17

Add Hexapod Foot


Step 18

Add Hexapod Foot