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6 Foot JD Live Hack.....Send in the Jets!
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6 Foot JD Live Hack (Part 2)
Astro Boy is still being benched 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 with camera, huge custom servos and a massive rgb 18 rgb eyes... all controlled by EZ-Builder. JD will run off of a 5V 20A power supply and will have giant servos like the inMoov. It is made out of Styrofoam.
This week we'll be working on the motors and electronics for the eyes!
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My last entry for 2019 before I go on Holliday to visit Friends and Family for Christmas, Let Synthiam the robot revolution continue...
The idea was to keep the design as much like the regular scale JD as possible, to be able to use the standard JD ARC project. Unfortunately, using H-bridges + steppers wouldn’t allow us to use the auto-position control. The customer is not familiar with solutions outside of normal servo auto-position control.
so many questions
is that martha in the first pic with jeremie , if i may ask ?
Shirley the artist who cut and prepared all the foam pieces is in the picture with me.
Yeah unfortunately I couldn’t do the live hacks over the holiday break due to how busy I was with this project.
No videos yet since EZ-Robot wanted to debut the project at the conference.
I can’t talk too much about the servos as they come from an EZ-Robot supplier but I can say that they were augmented with a 3D printed worm gear design that originated from the inMoov shoulder.
Power comes from a 5V 20A Meanwell power supply that is adjusted to 5.5V to give the servos their ideal operating voltage to maximize torque.
When is the conference / debut date ?
What is the total weight ? Is it moving ?
With the hard coating they put on it it’s definitely heavier than I expected.
I don’t know the exact weight but it’s over 200lbs.
Every joint (except the neck) has a servo in it and can move. The feet were built too heavy so the robot can’t walk but it can move it’s arms and it’s head (side to side). The eyes light up as well and use the same RGB eyes controller as the regular JD, it’s just heavily modified.
Here are my versions: