Rider The Ball Kicker
12/24/2014 12:59:54 AM
Last Modified at
3/12/2015 10:51:47 PM
A very creative use of ez-bits to make an even more creative robot. This ball kicking robot uses a humanoid leg to kick a ball. The tail and humanoid leg provide balance while it moves around the floor.
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.
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!
Add Humanoid Body
Connect Left Shoulder to Servo port
Connect Right Shoulder to Servo port
Add Extension Cube as Bottom Center
Add Extension Block as Bottom Left
Add Extension Block as Bottom Right
Add Continuous Rotation Servo as Right Wheel
Add Continuous Rotation Servo as Left Wheel
Add EZ-B v4 Camera
Connect Camera to Camera port
Add Lever Servo - 135 Degrees as Rear Tail Closer
Add Lever Servo - 45 Degrees as Rear Tail Further
Add Hexapod Foot
Add Lever Servo - 135 Degrees as Front Kicker
Add Humanoid Right Foot Assembly as The Foot
Connect Ankle to Servo port
Connect Knee to Servo port
Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Left Upper Arm
Add Extension Block as Left Forearm
Add Servo Gripper as Left Gripper
Add Lever Servo - 90 Degrees as Right Upper Arm
Add Extension Block as Right forearm
Add Servo Gripper as Right Gripper