Revolution JD

Building JD Humanoid

Introduction

EZ-Robot Revolution Software Apps include assembly instructions for your JD Humanoid 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 to assemble your JD Humanoid robot.

Don't Have a Windows PC?

Many of the tutorial videos demonstrate how to build JD using the Windows software. If you do not have a Microsoft Windows computer, watch the video below and follow along to build JD. Once JD is built, you may skip the Windows lessons and jump directly to the Mobile App Lesson.


Let's Get Building!




Identify JD's Servos

If the stickers on the shoulder servo wires have fallen off, visit the tutorial HERE.


Connecting Camera

The EZ-Robot Camera connects to the EZ-B v4 with a 6 pin cable. Notches on the male connector match the EZ-B's female connector. This prevents the plug from connecting incorrectly. The camera connection is unique, making it easy to identify where to connect. It is impossible to connect the camera cable to the wrong connector, as it only fits in the matching plug.



Connecting Servos & I/O

Much like your home theater speakers, the cables of the EZ-B and peripherals are color coded. The BLACK cable on the peripheral (i.e. servo) will connect to match the BLACK side of the EZ-B connector.


Servo Orientation

*Note: 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!



Reference Image

Use this image as reference for correct Servo Orientation during the building process of your JD Humanoid Robot.

Step 1

Add Humanoid Body as Chest and Shoulder Servos
  1. Connect Left Shoulder to Servo port D3
  2. Connect Right Shoulder to Servo port D2


Step 2

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


Step 3

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Upper Arm
  1. Connect to Servo port D4


Step 4

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Forearm
  1. Connect Servo to Servo port D5


Step 5

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


Step 6

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Upper Arm
  1. Connect to Servo port D7


Step 7

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Forearm
  1. Connect Servo to Servo port D8


Step 8

Add Servo Gripper as Right Gripper
  1. Connect Servo to Servo port D9


Step 9

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Upper Leg
  1. Connect Servo to Servo port D12


Step 10

Add Humanoid Left Foot Assembly as Left Foot
  1. Connect Ankle to Servo port D14
  2. Connect Knee to Servo port D13


Step 11

Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Upper Leg
  1. Connect Servo to Servo port D16


Step 12

Add Humanoid Right Foot Assembly as Right Foot
  1. Connect Ankle to Servo port D18
  2. Connect Knee to Servo port D17



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Last updated 5/9/2017

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