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Blast from the past (EZ-Builder February 28, 2011)

It doesn't seem that long ago when we created the first version of EZ-Builder to accompany the EZ-B v2 release. When the EZ-B was designed, the goal was to create agnostic robot software that didn't require complicated programming. 10 years later and here we are, with Synthiam ARC, robot skill store, exosphere, and the Synthiam cloud. There have been 3.2 million robot connections with Synthiam ARC! While sorting through old archives in source control, we came across the first copy of EZ-Builder (ARC's original name) from February 28, 2011. Wowsers! And of course, we would like to share the experience with you to relive how far the software has come.

How To Run It

The installer for the original EZ-Builder is outdated and will not compile, so we are providing the application in a ZIP file to you. Download the zip file, extract the files, and run the EZ-Builder.exe according to the instructions below.

Download EZ-Builder

  1. Download the file above
  2. Navigate to your Downloads folder
  3. Right-click on the downloaded EZ-Builder file and select EXTRACT ALL
  4. Navigate into the newly created folder
  5. Locate EZ-Builder.exe amongst the files and double-click to run


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lookin at the picture's it still triggers my heart to beat faster .
It changed everything for me! Wow, what a ride. Congrats guys!
Awe thanks guys. I ran that program the other day after it was brought up and boy what a blast. To think how revolutionary it was then - and still is compared to what else is available. Seems like everyone else thinks that making something easy means making more programming 

that’s like trying to heal someone who has a broken arm by breaking their other arm too! Hahahaha
I was not around until mid-2012. I don;t remember this one but it looks like the on I started using in 2012. Man. DJ and team really have come a long ways.  Thanks for sharing memory lane.
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It was awesome right from the beginning!
It’s funny when looking at how basic it was. At the time I guess that was pretty advanced. But the scripting was hilarious. It could do so little! 

thanks guys - our memory lane is a long one!
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The ease of scripting was the main thing that drew me to EZ Builder (ARC). It did everything I needed it to do back then.

It was amazing how the scripting evolved from then but still kept it's ease of use. You used to say years ago how many lines of scripting were in the background to make EZ Builder work. I can't even imagen how many there are now. Is it even possible to compare after the years of evolution of this platform? 

Also all the constant and quick support over the years still blows me away. Unmatched in todays world.
Since there really isn't any place to put this remark ; @DJ, I really like the Christmas hats you put on everyone;s picture.  Happy Holidays to you, your team and every member!  Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!