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A Youtube Channel Called Reel Robots

So what is next? As some of you know I've been throwing around the idea of a robotics Youtube channel. The notion of giving back my knowledge to the community via YouTube is intriguing. At the very least, the channel will result in a repository of videos showing current robot technology, 3D tools, and how I to use them to build robots. The channel also allow me to explore the hundreds of robot ideas in my head. Every robot build will consist of several episodes to complete (approx 6 to 8 episodes) and will be released bi-monthly. The channel will be rebranded as "REEL ROBOTS" ("REEL" as in a movie reel, as most of my robots, will look as though they stepped out of a movie) and will launch in May 2020.
 
Robots are expensive to build as you all know, and support will be paramount. The success of this endeavor will in part be by interest, viewer participation, sponsors, merch, affiliate links, and Patreon members.  If you are not yet a subscriber, please stop by my YouTube channel and subscribe its free! 

All the best,

Will


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#338   — Edited
I used the same frames I created originally, then edited all the actions by dropping the speed down to 1 to all or most of the motions. I also played around with the steps to get a faster smoother motion. Its about 15 seconds to grab a cup and place it on the table and 15 secs to fill the cup.

When I return from vacation I am organizing a fundraiser for St. Judes Hospital. The kids want to do a lemonade stand with Arbee, So he will have a much shorter dialog and faster cup dispense and fill per customer. Trying to get it close to 1 min or 1 min 30- secs per customer. Pump 1 will be re routed into a 5-gallon container of lemonade. Kids will add ice and take money.

We are going to do a live stream on Youtube and see how long he will run before a breakdown. lol. We would like to run the event for an hour to an hour and a half. Expecting a big turnout. (we have great neighbors ). Last year the kids raised $400.
#339  
Nice! Will you have a way to call in to buy a virtual on line glass of lemonade? I'd surely make the call. That droid of yours will be a huge draw.  

I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the speed and steps of the Auto Position control. However once I played with it I was able to get a better understanding and got my arm's working a lot smoother. Looks like you found the sweet spot also.
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#340  
Yes, we will have all kinds of ways to buy a virtual glass of lemonade! I'll be sure to post here all the ways people can join in weeks before we go live!
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#341  
That’s so wild! You can connect it to exosphere and add a custom button script to pour the lemonade. Setup a camera for it:) that’ll be neat
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#342  
@Fxrtst

I love your videos, the work you do is original and fantastic!   We all ready donate to ST. Judes monthly and its great you also support them.   Just a thought, how are you able to clean or sanitize the tube in the arm?   I loved the Thirsty wars and all the other episodes too. 

Cheers,
merne
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#343   — Edited
Thanks Merne. The tubes are all food-grade silicone and are easily and cheaply replaceable. The parastolic pumps are never in contact with the fluid. The tubes are all there is to clean. I’ve taken the current set off and boiled them in water and reattached them a few times. I also have about 20 more feet of tubing (very cheap). Plenty of options to keep everyone safe and the robot and drinks clean.
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#344  
Hey guys, still alive. I've had alot going on and I've not been able to post or shoot a video for a long while. I've got a few more videos to do before I go to work on Guardians 3, including a scanner review, a printer review, and resin review as well as bringing the hexapod back to life. Many of these are overlapping and interdependant. If I can't catch up soon the next episode won't be until May 2022 when we finish shooting Guardians:( That's all I have for now.
#345  
Will, thanks for the update. I really look forward to seeing both your work on Guardians 3 and what your amazing mind will come up with for your upcoming projects.
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#346  
We're all looking forward to your videos! And of course, Guardians 3 O_O that's also exciting. Watching your videos is a big part of my entertainment list:D
#348  
Nice to hear from you again Will. Look forward to Guardians 3 and to see what you got next up your sleeve on your next builds.
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#349  
I got a couple of episodes coming up soon...mostly hardware and tools related. In one I unbox and review the Phrozen Sonic Mega 8K resin 3d Printer. That's a mouth full. This printer has a huge built volume and with an 8K mono screen, you can get some truly astounding details from this printer. I've been waiting for this printer for a few months and will be my primary printer to reprint all of my Hexapods (gars) parts, so he will be in high resolution.

In the next episode, I review the Einscan H 3D scanner perfect for reverse engineering. I'm using it to scan people but you can easily scan robot frames and then build your robot shells on top of your already built mechanics. Many great uses.

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#351  
Looks Good Will, 

Will be checking in...

Good luck

EzAng
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#352  
Finally got the video up for the Mega 8K. This resin printer is a beast..here is my review, tests and thoughts on this printer.

#353  
Will, Thanks so much for the review. I'm blown away. This printer seems to be close to eliminating all the reasons why I haven't gotten into 3D printing so far. Looks like things are getting close to plug and play in the 3D printing game.
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#354   — Edited
Hey guys, another video..here I use the Einscan H scanner to copy my kid's heads digitally so I can make custom-fitted 3d printed masks for them. Enjoy!

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#355  
Hi Will,
No wounder you're the king of FX!  Once you scan the head do you them print it out on your Mega 8K resin printer. (nevermind) I just your video again, it looks like you design the mask in Z brush then only print he mask. Could you just print the head that was scanrd then use the oil clay to make a mask the old fashion way. 

As always you do fantastic work! I love your videos as ways too!:D
Cheers,
merne
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#356  
@merne, Yes you can! That is what I suggested a couple of months ago in the email I sent you about the head cast. This scanner (EinScan) is quite pricey at $5k, but I got a scanner from a kickstarter called Revo Pop scanner. Its about $600 and it does amazingly high detailed scans. I think its available on Amazon now. But yes you could print out head from a scan and add clay on top to make your own masks.

Revo POP