Introducing DJ Sures

Who is DJ Sures? Well, let's just say that he is not a musical Disc Jockey. His name happens to actually be DJ Sures and as the real-life Tony Stark, DJ's responsible for tens of thousands of robots in over 80 countries.

"Robotics must start with education... Otherwise, there are no skilled workers, and worst of all, no consumers who understand the products." - DJ Sures

DJ Sures is a passionate Canadian Roboticist, CEO and Visionary. His career began many years ago as a software developer in robotics for the oil and gas industry. Eventually found himself in network and computer security, while continuing to work in parallel with robotics and A.I. research. Over time, many of his his robots and ideas gained publicity on the internet which formed the EZ-Robot Community.

"Build a robot for yourself and have one. Share what you know and have a million."

The idea of EZ-Robot originated in August 2011 at DJ’s summer cabin while building a robot with his grandfather sitting nearby. His grandfather asked if DJ could teach him to build a robot… Knowing the many disciplines involved in robotics, he told his grandfather how challenging it is to build a robot. His wise old grandfather sat back in his chair under the bright Ishkibibble Beach sunlight of Northern Lake Superior and said "Well, you can build a robot for yourself and have one, or develop a product to help others and have a million".

As a result, he bootstrapped EZ-Robot and created the world’s easiest and most powerful robot R&D, education and building platform, which enables anyone to invent and share science fiction grade robotics.

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

The EZ-B Robot Controller, EZ-Builder Robot Control Software and The Revolution Clip'n'Play Robot Kits were born! Focusing on smart, autonomous, and interactive EZ-Robots with machine vision learning, voice recognition capabilities, 3D printing and cloud community engagement. EZ-Robot products are used by educators, enterprise licensing and consumers in over 80 countries.

"Simplicity Inspires Creativity" - DJ Sures

EZ-Robot encompasses DJ's vision of empowering anyone to do something never thought possible... build robots!

Videos Of DJ Sures

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DJ Sures... Teaching Old Toys New Tricks

These are robot companions personalized by our visionary roboticist, DJ Sures. In his spare time, he finds old toys and converts them into robot pals using the innovative EZ-Robot Complete Kit and EZ-Builder Software.

JD finally gets a little introduction video...

Should I give it to him? Lol

I put this little tutorial and robot together to show how you can connect your JD to a Nest Thermostat. It's neat because you can be anywhere in the world...

The MYO is a creative controller for interacting with your ez-Robot. It Uses gestures and an accelerometer to trigger actions, events and move Servos. This tutorial demonstrates how to add a Myo...

One of the features that makes ez-Robot so special is the camera that can detect faces, objects, glyphs, qr codes and multiple colors. For this tutorial, we will use the...

So, you've built your ez-Robot and now you would like to make your own mobile app. Did you know EZ-Robot has a robot appstore? And that you can easily create...

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but we added Apple Watch support to the EZ-Builder iOS app! For the longest time, no one knew what an Apple...

This year i made a decision to get back into building robots. So, I'll start with this! Kind of ironic, an Imperial AT-AT Walker that doesn't know how to walk......

Playing with the Six Hexapod tonight... Thought I would share this :)

This is just the first version... I think it'll be a good idea to put a robot band together after the holidays :)

Some of the guys around the office were thinking of creative combinations today. I stumbled across their final "creation" this afternoon and wondered if I could make it walk. So,...

Hey community, how would you feel about an ezrobot dance-Off contest? Here is the STL file for the microphone: Http://www.Ez-Robot.Com//uploads/JD-Mic-635514751288593750.Stl

Norm is a very fitting name, no?

Don't try this at home! :D

JD was a little lazy today...

In parallel with James' build, we were building a robot today. I came up with a slightly different elastic band shooter that uses a servo with a hexapod leg...

The ultimate robot software EZ-Builder is leading the way for the Next generation of robotics. Here's a short video I put together to introduce some of the features.

It seems that programming an EZ-Robot to chase a red ball is a popular exercise of mine. I've done it with and an to! Well, third time's a charm......

This isn’t robot related... Although I used EZ-Builder to make the software vc8e emulator. Read on... I’ve always been a HUGE computer history buff and until recently, I’d get my fix...

Have you ever found something so hipnotic that you can sit and watch it for hours? That's what happened to me after programming this [sku:34] to track and chase a...

This was a fun use of EZ-Builder to configure a [sku:30] to track and chase a red ball. Earlier this evening, we had a group of teachers and educators attending...

We had been working on plugins for the Microsoft Cognitive Services, and I was testing them with the [sku:31]. This EZ-Builder project uses a few controls, including Bing Speech Recognition,...

Microsoft had sent me a Kinect a few years ago, and I embarrassingly finally got around to doing something with it. I created an EZ-Builder plugin that is available here,...

Lazy much? Blind control to major tom... I can now control the blind/shades on my deck from my phone! With a little bit of hot glue, a couple wood screws...

It occured to me that I had never done a project showcase on the R2D2 I built last year. The original build was hacked live at Comic Expo in Calgary...

Here's a robot that I built last year to follow the lanes of a small test track. This was built 24 hours before attending Chris Anderson's meetup. I was...

This is a tutorial on how to modify the Tamiya Bulldozer to be driven by modified servos rather than the DC motorset. The software controlling this robot is EZ-Builder. ...

DJ Sures named this robot Master Blaster. Don't ask us why, he still doesn't know. But he's pretty simple and is remote controlled. He has no sensors for object detection,...

DJ Sures built this Teddy Ruxpin Robot from a toy that he purchased off Ebay. The toy was broken, so he didn't feel bad taking it apart (or cutting off...

This was an exciting project that DJ Sures had been planning for weeks. He purchased the Tomy Omnibot off Ebay and started hacking it within hours from the post office. He...

DJ modifies an iRobot Roomba to be wirelessly controlled with the EZ-B. He also adds a webcam and voice recognition! This is all done by soldering only two wires from...

Some people say this is creepy... Others think he's cute. You be the judge :)
This was a remote control toy called the Scarab. DJ has modified it to...

What do roboticists do when it snows? Click to find out :) Description: We had a big snowfall in Calgary...

Re-Using the Cookie Monster shell to show off the EZ-B's Voice Recognition ability. This robot will respond to voice commands. Description: ...

Are you allergic to dogs? Well DJ Sures is! So what's the next best thing? That's right, a robot dog that chases red balls. Description: ...

DJ Sures has made a few Wall-E mods in the past, but this one is sure to be unique! DJ added a camera and a vertical servo to Wall-E's head....

Standing 26 inches tall, the Omnibot 2000 was the latest from Tomy in their series of Omnibots. DJ got hold of a damaged one off eBay and converted it into...

With an animatronic robot head, DJ created a new feature for EZ-Builder. This robot was used as a platform for the Relative Servo Tracking Camera Control option. ...

DJ connects the AR Drone Parrot to EZ-Builder and has it chase a red ball around the room. This adds many great new features to your already awesome AR Drone...

DJ saw the potential of the Brookstone Rover right away. Adding support into his EZ-Builder software greatly enhances this product - From a boring remote control toy, to a full-Featured...

The WowWee RoboQuad makes for a perfectly affordable unique robot platform, with the aid of EZ-Robot. Description: After adding support...

Are you familiar with Doctor Who? The longest running Sci-Fi TV show from Britain! Some would argue who is the Doctor's worst enemy... Is it the Cybermen? Daleks? The Master?...

This is a test robot DJ Sures created to trial a new module that he has been working on. It tracks and follows objects by their color. This robot was...

A few years ago DJ Sures had built a Cookie Monster robot that ran on its own with 2D autonomous programming. Today DJ had removed the old circuit board and...

This robot uses two DC motors instead of modified servos. The ADC Distance Sensor detects objects and the autonomous mode has many random delays for a jerky spider movement. ...

I wanted a robot that was super easy to 3D print and was least number of parts to make. This robot was inspired from the Farscape DRD robots. There's merely...

I built a Dalek EZ-Robot tonight. Well, i upgraded my EZ-B v3 hack to the v4 and added a few more servos. One to control the nose plunger thingy on...

Beware of the robots on Friday the 13th! Thanks for the face mask Justin :D

I made this Darth Jader for an upcoming The Robot Program episode. Wanted to share the robot exclusively with the ez-Robot forum before the real episode goes live. So, here's...

Did you know I'm a huge fan of M&Ms? Only the peanut butter kind! There's an event tomorrow at google (BotLuck), and my JD will be serving snacks. Download the...

For quite a few years, i've been mentioning that I have been working on a positioning system for ez-Robots. I guess it's time that i share my tribulation with you,...

You may have seen this video of a real large ez-Robot hexapod... That is a robot i built over the summer at my cabin with a 3d printer for the Intel...

This is the strangest robot that I've ever built... But i had to, can you blame me? :D

Hey there! I was playing around with the Philo Junior. This example uses the camera option "Track By Relative Position", in case anyone wanted another example. The also uses...

Recently, I've added a great deal of support to the Wiimote Control in EZ-Builder. This includes EZ-Scriptable buttons and a few other goodies. I set Wall-E to be controlled by...

I created a little video to summarize the current supported EZ-Robot Platforms - Of course, this list will grow. Supporting existing platforms is great, but nothing beats the rewarding satisfaction...

With a robot, of course! What did you expect? :) This is a robot shell that I built with some students in the summer for a robot challenge. The robot chassis...

Demonstration how I controlled 6 robots with one joystick in my . In this video, I use an Omnibot, Omnibot 2000, Wall-E, Dalek, R2D2 and a flying AR Parrot Drone. All...

I just finished a short video with clips of building my Omnibot 2000, you can watch it here. This robot contains all of the great new features of EZ-Builder -...

I started on a little project for a humanoid-Type platform. I have ideas for the body and such, but i'm starting with the head because i'm adding new features to...

I added a new robot today. It is a Teddy Ruxpin, if you remember him? He was a talking toy from the 1980's that used a tape player. His mouth...

This was probably the funnest robot I have created yet. It is a wicked platform with a lot of room to grow. I've been adding sensors and programming to it...

I started a new project today... But I didn't get very far. I stopped right after I started because I decided to wait until next week to finish it. Solarbotics...

The latest version of the EZ-SDK and EZ-Builder contains an enhanced motion tracking update. The quality and edge detection algorythm has been modified and seems to work great!! Check out this...

It's been a very crazy past few weeks. I took a day off today. Yes! I admit it. I took a day off... And I built a robot :) Felt...

EZ-Robot is sponsoring a team of awesome children to build a robot to compete in the ! We selected the hardest challege - !! We selected a fantastic platform and...

Watch the video :) I think the title say it all! I hacked my 1983 Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Portable "Computer" with a TTL Bluetooth Module to control my EZ-Robot Wall-E....

The RoboPhilo Junior is a fantastic and affordable Humanoid Platform for the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. Description: The RoboPhilo Junior is...

I took the evening off to chill at home with JD for my first time :). I tweaked many of the existing motions to be more fluid and not as...

I dived into the box fresh injection molded parts from our manufacturer tonight and built this EZ-Robot Revolution Snake! It uses a SIN wave for each servo position.

I created this thread in the Project Showcase because, well, it was once a project... And now it is a company. I'd like to tell you a little story about...

DJ Sures builds a robot that he equips with a shovel. The robot shovels outside in the cold, while DJ stays warm inside. Description: ...