Live Robot Hack Session

Botmatrix Live Hack Session 6

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Even though I have a bunch of projects that are half finished, I do have another project idea that I'm excited about: Converting a VHS tape into a Robot! If you have some old VHS tapes that you don't mind re-purposing, hack along with me!

Materials I'll be using:

1 x Vintage VHS Tape (but not popular enough to keep :D)
1 x EZ-B IoTiny robot controller
2 x 360 Servos
1 x LiPo Battery
x Hot glue sticks

For the rest of the time I'll be taking things a bit more casually, probably testing out some different ideas I have and improving on ROB and Voltron! 

Hope to see you guys on Friday night!


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#1   — Edited
xDHey Jeremie,funny you mention glue sticks will be needed. Yesterday I was at Wal-Mart and saw glue stick refill packs and I picked them up .Got home and realize I bought the wrong size sticks.Pack says PRO STRENGTH ,FULL SIZE. so I'm thinking There is different sizes??My dollar store gun was just a Mini version and uses mini sticks. So I just went out to find this Fabled industrial strength Hi temp,larger Pro full size gun. Yes it does exist at Wal-Mart and I picked one up for 12 dollars,not too bad a price. So now reading the gun package it says 4 times the power or projects that need 8 times the power...whoaa!

Edit ----when I re-read what I posted it just comes off sounding so wrong LOL! Had to edit some of it, I am talking about glue sticks people nothing else,LOL!
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Belgium
#2  
hi roborad

i use transparent hot glue sticks from 11 mm.one time i wanted to use a colored white stick.
and i put them in a new glue gun.10 min after, the gun blew up,even the main fuse in my house blew up.
it was a big bang.its a good thing to read the pakkage content.lol
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Canada
#3  
Wow @Nomad those are some dangerous hot glue sticks! 

@Robo Rad I guess my infinity symbol in front of the Hot glue sticks disappeared, lol. 

I'm glad that DJ's hot glue ways have rubbed off on you, it's a great way to build robots FAST:)

Good luck with your new powerful Glue Gun!:D ....reminds me of He-man....I...HAVE...THE....POWEEEERRRRR!
#4  
LOL! Ya Nomad no worries I only use the transparent glue sticks,hope it works good!
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Belgium
#5  
:(oh thats a bummer.9 more days.
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Synthiam
#6  
Looking forward to friday:D
PRO
Belgium
#7  
yes two more days and its night chift for me .lol
PRO
Canada
#8  
Looking forward to Friday too! @DJ want me to bring you a VHS tape to hack?:D
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Synthiam
#9  
That’s so cool. Super original
PRO
USA
#10  
Bummer...missed you on the last one too. Hopefully Next week!
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Canada
#11  
No prob Will, you can always check the archived videos. I'd suggest stepping through them as I'm not great at commentary. 

I missed last week so I'll always be behind DJ now:D

Hope to see you next week!
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USA
#12  
Yup  I watched them all, was just referencing that we missed you from last week as well. You’ll have to do two episodes to catch up to DJ!