Live Robot Hack Session
Jeremie
Synthiam

6 Foot JD Live Hack....Run for your lives!

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6 Foot JD Live Hack

Change of plans ladies and gentlemen! Astro Boy is being benched for a little bit while I work on an extraordinary project for EZ-Robot! It's a 6 Foot tall JD robot! This JD is for trade show installations and it's upper body and head will move around. JD will run off of a 5V 20A power supply and will have giant servos like the inMoov. It is made out of Styrofoam.

Things are looking up!

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Synthiam
#1   — Edited
I just had a thought, this could be a community project if you guys would like to be involved in the design! Just be forewarned, I may not always use your ideas but I will certainly consider them. That being said, every idea will contribute to pushing the project forward.

If someone wanted to tackle researching the OLEDs that we should use, please do! (Around 2" tall)

If someone wants to tackle finding the silicone type + coloring we should use for Astro's skin, have at er'!

If someone wants to research which TTS voice we should use (and the settings), it would be greatly appreciated!

If someone want to find a low profile male USB connector that can fit in a tight space and interface to a USB 3.0 HUB that would be awesome, I guess I could always make my own with a vertical A male and vertical A female on a perf board.

*Edit: This is referring to the Astro Boy Project
Synthiam
#2   — Edited
Yay, I found the complete schematic for the Atomic Pi here!

It has all kinds of good stuff, turns out there's an upward facing connector called "Webcam" CN16 that is actually a USB port, so I can interface my hub to there!

I'm also looking to see if I can use the Audio amplifier with only 5V. Maybe if I bypass Q3.....

*Edit: This is referring to the Astro Boy Project
Synthiam
#14  
Sorry Josh, the comments at the beginning of this thread were referencing the Astro Boy project since I was originally going to Hack Astro. I then switched this Live Hack to the 6 foot JD project half way through Friday. The 6 foot JD is commissioned by EZ-Robot, I am contracting for them. It is built with foam pieces that will be sealed and painted after the dimensions are right. It will be run with a 5V 20A power supply.
#15  
Hey Nomad I just use a universal battery charger,does every type of battery,usually takes all afternoon to do them all but then I can go 3 or 4 days before recharge again.
#16  
Any new pictures of the Giant JD? Human sized robots are the future by the way:)
#17  
hi robo rad

i was just thinking about the live hacks. if they are continue ?
#18  
yeah been very very quiet over there........
Synthiam
#19  
It's been touring around a bunch of conferences. Haven't seen it since he left a month ago:D
#20  
I believe Humanoid JD escaped and went crazy,possibly?
Synthiam
#21  
Sorry guys, the Mega JD project ended taking a ton more time and effort than I expected. All of December and early January was dedicated to the project. After it was completed I ended up taking a week off of work to reenergize. The week after I had family visiting. The week after that I had planned on doing a live hack but felt I needed to put some priority on ARC testing, and that gets us to this week, where I ended up taking care of my sick daughter and inevitably got sick myself in the process . Haven’t been sick in years, it sucks! I’m not better yet, but recovering slowly. I hope to start back up next week. Here’s a photo of the project that you may not have seen (sorry we had to hold back on the photos originally so EZ-Robot could make a splash, it definitely was a hit!)


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#22   — Edited
Great picture,looks awesome! Take care of your health,get well. Did you actually get it to walk? would love to see a video of that in the future thanks.
Synthiam
#23  
The feet were made to be anchors for Mega's JD's stability so unfortunately their weight makes walking improbable.
#24  
Ha ha ya ,could you imagine the sound those large feet would make in a conference hall? Thud-Thud Thud...
#26  
I love it! I wish you recorded more of the progress and did a time lapse or something with the footage.
#27  
OMG that is truly amazing...is it moving or poseable? Looks great!!!:D
#28  
Hey Jer, since you live out closer to the West coast ,did you possibly catch that Cornholio Flu virus coming out of China?

#29  
Man roborad....I peed my pants laughing!!! Best comment ever!!! You are killing it!!!!:D
#30  
soo... when is Jd's big brother gonna be on sale? its time  for the robot revolution to  begin, Just think, a robot unlike the NX5 in our homes helping us.
Synthiam
#31  
Naw, I didn't get the Cornholio virus, lol, it was the common flu.

I had mentioned that I wanted to a hack night tonight but I completely forgot that I volunteered to drive for a skateboard event this weekend so I'll have to postpone.
#32  
Hey Jer ,I have a mild cold myself. Which is odd because I have not been sick for 5 or 6 years. I have a feeling all the Flu and cold bugs are really strong or mutated this winter. Like with all the snow we got lately I have not really gone out to the store or visit any people lately but I guess you can even get cold bugs from picking up old tools and stuff working on the bots.
#33  
Cool to see the giant JD all put together.
Hope you post a video of it moving soon.
Do the eyes light up?
You did an amazing job.