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I've been scanning around YouTube and seen some R2D2s using the "A_____o" boards and/or Yost Eng servo controller. Seems to me that the EZ-B is just what they need. Do the R2D2 enthusiasts know about how much more simple DJs board and software is? Maybe DJ needs some face time on the astromech.net board,
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I total ditched my J.E.D.I. system (I kept the display controller for dome) and switched to
over to the EZ-B. The J.E.D.I. was simply too complicated and support wasn't the greatest.
For some reason they have it in their head that an "autonomous" RD-D2 is dangerous. lol
I would promote it but sometimes the "snobbery of thought" over there it's just not worth
My R2 which is approx. 250lbs will be fully controlled via the EZ-B. I have him setup to work
on voice command and Wii remote.
I also built in a magnetic pull "fail-safe" if he should happen to go rogue on me.
Let them play with their Arduino's and such!
Was wondering if you used scooter motors for your R2D2?
If so, do they move that much weight easy?
I am trying them in my new robot and a little unsure about exactly how much weight they can move around.
Sorry to hijack this tread guys!
motors can handle a full aluminum build. I think the scooters motors work best
with A&A/Wood/Styrene builds.
@hoolagen1 I'd like to see that dance.
My point is just put the bug in their ear and maybe they will poke around here and see what DJ's awesome product can do.
I'll be bringing R2 back into the house for some more tinkering and
programming. I had him back in the garage for a dome gear upgrade.
I'll try to make some vids to post over at Astromech as I progress along.
- Periscope Code is done. Disco Disco!
- Sabertooth 2x25 motor control is done.
Next up -
Working on scripting for dome control (Syren10)
Mounting new holo eye control panels for Wii control and randomness
Skip to 2:50 if not interested in assembly.
Dang dome is going to weigh 20lbs.
I wonder if the "snobbery" might be due to the amount of money and effort they spent on their projects. Making things cheaper and easier (i.e. EZ-B) would somehow devalue their efforts? I wouldn't think so. Technology and practices develop over time but that can't be helped.