JD Candy Dispenser

Created on 6/28/2017 1:43:40 PM
Last Modified at 6/28/2017 1:46:24 PM

We taught JD to serve snacks - either Skittles or M&Ms from a bowl and put into a cup. The Auto Position and Speech Recognition controls was used in EZ-Builder. The original JD was modified to move 2 servos from his legs to the arms for longer extension.

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 D3
  2. Connect Right Shoulder to Servo port D2


Step 2

Add Humanoid Head with Camera
  1. Connect RGB Eyes to i2c port
  2. Connect Camera to i2c port
  3. Connect Horizontal to Servo port D0
  4. Connect Vertical to Servo port D1


Step 3

Add Humanoid Left Foot Assembly as Right Leg
  1. Connect Ankle to Servo port D9
  2. Connect Knee to Servo port D8


Step 4

Add Humanoid Right Foot Assembly as Left Leg
  1. Connect Ankle to Servo port D11
  2. Connect Knee to Servo port D10


Step 5

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Shoulder
  1. Connect to Servo port D12


Step 6

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


Step 7

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Wrist
  1. Connect to Servo port D5


Step 8

Add Servo Gripper as Right Gripper
  1. Connect to Servo port D6


Step 9

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Shoulder
  1. Connect to Servo port D20


Step 10

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Elbow
  1. Connect to Servo port D21


Step 11

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Wrist
  1. Connect to Servo port D22


Step 12

Add Servo Gripper as Left Gripper
  1. Connect to Servo port D23