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created 5 EZ-Robots, received 8 achievements
A package arrived in the mail a few days ago. I must admit this might not be exactly how the un-boxing went. I seem to remember a bit more assembly and servo alignment. But this video captures the true moment best...
The Six Chronicles
Day One: The Box Hello, my name is Peter. I have been playing with robots for some time now. I have owned a few of the WowWee products, including the original Robosapein. I have had Roombas, Wall-Es, Robbies and many other toys. I like experimenting with Arduino circuits and have done a little with the Raspberry Pi. I owned two of the earlier EZ-Bs v.3, the Bluetooth model. Well, now it’s time I came into the revolution. I plan to be using the Revolution Six. I hope to undergo a continual exploration of all the things I can do with this robot. And, of course report back, so that others can critique and offer comments. I expect to make quite a few mistakes, but I hope to share these, so th...
Ez-bo, My Experimenting Robot
I enjoy experimenting with the different controls available with easy builder, and exploring all the different options available, using the script language. With this in mind I decided to build a small, simple robot based on my old Boe-Bot chassis. I have tried to incorporate all the different sensors and LEDs I had hanging around so that my experimenting could be broader based. At the present time, I have added these devices to experiment with 3 servo motors 2 modified servos 1 PIR Infrared Two axis accelerometer Sonar detector Photo resistor Two RGB LEDs Two standard LEDs Bicolor LED I have made the front and back panels removable in case I have some new ideas. Video comin...
I may have added just about everything I can for a while to the ole GarBot 1. My latest garage Sale expeditions netted the following "bubble-blowing" Wall-E for 50 cents. It was a bit rusty inside (water and electrics just don't mix well), but I got it going long enough for the video. I believe I can fit my EZ-Board inside, and then add a servo for a moving head, and some blue LEDs for eyes. Perhaps a motion sensor or two would be nice. Unfortunately, this Wall-E cannot move, so I considered adding a pair of wheels I removed from another garage sale find. But then, Wall-E saw this: Let the fun begin.
Ez-robot And Garage Sales
My plan is to create a platform for experimenting with robotics with parts gathered from garage sales, using EZ-Board and EZ-Builder. I love EZ Board and EZ Builder, because it lets me get right to experimenting with the stuff I get from the garage sales. I can test all kinds of electronics right off the bat. Later I may convert some things into code so that the robots can be small and autonomous. Other places I consider within the realm of "garage sale" are Goodwill, thrift stores, and the trusty old Dollar Tree. First I need to build a platform or chassis to "lay out" the parts I plan to experiment with. Of course, everything cannot be found at yard sales. Try as I could, I could find n...