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Hi everyone, i am almost ready to begin building my first robot, just waiting for the last key components to arrive, mainly servos and some cables.

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Once i start building you'll hardly see me.;)

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Australia
#1  
Hi again, i had to edit this for i had a re-direction for my first project.

I realized after buying many servos that they were simply too large, so they will be used for a larger robot which i building now, so i need to find some good micro sized servos for that one.

Im still waiting for the rest of the servos to arrive so i can start...can't wait...

So today i had this arrive to me from Greece. I haven't been able to find another one like it, its 1990's, called an acrobatic robot, but i dont know the brand name.
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Its eyes, chest and top of head light up, i think it has huge potential, its almost 16" tall, and in excellent condition, so this one will be my 3rd project i think.

Has anyone seen these before? Theres so much room in it for an ezb4, camera and sensors.
Going to be a great robot to give a new life to. : )
Australia
#2  
All settled in for the rest of the winter :)
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Time for a strip down and....the picture above tells whats happening next.;)

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PRO
Canada
#3  
Very impressive collection @NEWAGETOMY

Winter is always the best for Robot building! Looks like you have an exciting winter planned;)
Australia
#4  
@Jeremie,

thanks very much, they traveled a long way to get here and have finally found a new home.:)

The robot in between the Acrobot and the Bandai Lov Bots was purchased when i was in Taiwan at a night market 2 years ago, he was my very first robot.

The Lol Tiny will be going into the sitting down Robi once my humanoid is finished, so he's project #2.

He's going to be the companion chinese speaking robot for my GF.

I'm currently struggling with programming as it is...so programming Robi is going to be a hell of a challenge for me...but im hoping after the humanoid is finished i might have wrapped my head around it by then...:P
PRO
Belgium
#5  
cool famely robots.

are you building the big robi?
Australia
#6  
@Nomad,

many thanks amigo.:)

Do you mean the walking Robi by De Agostini?

If so that won't be built until next year until all the parts arrive. Just waiting for his arms and legs to arrive but that will be built overseas with my GF and i will leave it with her so she can finish the build.

The Robi sitting down will be getting the Lol Tiny/EZ Cam installed and a battery upgrade.

If you mean the old Radio Shack Robie Jnr's, one of them will be turned into a bed side touch lamp(whackhimonthehead) with an alarm clock installed.

Because of my struggling with programming at the moment im going to start Robi next week and put my humanoid on hold.

Just noticed it's been 2 months to this day since i joined EZ-Robot, and i almost have my first humanoid robot finished and soon to start another.

Best winter ever.
PRO
Belgium
#7  
hi

yes thats the one i mean.have fun building.
PRO
Belgium
#11  
i saw you have a little robi.i found this pic for you,look at the colors.


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Australia
#12  
That little Robi is supposed to be a companion robot for my GF...but i'm not sure i'll be able to do the programming on it for he has to speak a different language..i bit off more than i could chew with that one.

I don't see much in the way of colors, apart from red, black and the chrome..

I like the factory colors of Robi, there's no way i would paint him.
PRO
Belgium
#13  
i had a robi.what i found out is that the coting of the wires is too soft.
you can strip them whit your nails.but its an easy fix.put some transparent tape on.
the wires.but i burn out a servo before i found out.
PRO
Belgium
#14  
you can do this whit ez robot too.

look at 7.00 min



Australia
#15  
Not allowed to watch that video here sadly.
PRO
Belgium
#16  
oh really?if you want i can send it to you.
Australia
#17  
Do you know the name of the video in english?

Actually whats the video about, you said it can be done with ez robot?
Australia
#18  
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I looked for the video but its not allowed in my country sadly, but there's a simple way around that..but i found the link to the news about it, they might release that as an add-on if they have enough requests...pretty cool add on.
Australia
#20  
@Nomad,

thats awesome thanks very much...wow.
Australia
#22  
Just using this thread to say a quick good bye to you all.

Taking a short quick break, basically taking a step back and a re-evaluate, so i wish you all the best with your current projects.

Take care everyone.
PRO
Belgium
#23  
tomy

its good to take some time of ones in a while.hope we see you again sometime.

take care
Australia
#24  
Had my first robot rescue and repair moment week this week.:P

Had a 17yr old Tomy robot dog arrive earlier this week which had been sitting inside of a storage container in Canada for quite some time.
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Looked in great condition, but of course it wasn't working which i first thought to simply be a dead battery, but after installing a new battery he still didn't want to work.

So i had to open him up, and discovered that a certain wire was not feeding him the puppy power he needed.:P

Seeing the head move after applying some power in a test i knew the operation was going to be a success, so a new wire replaced the damaged one, and the very dead original Tomy 6v Nicd 600mah battery has been replaced with a 6v Nimh 2200mah battery, so run time from around a little over an hour to 4hrs now.;)
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If you leave him he goes to sleep, can leave him all night and when you pat him on the head the next day he comes to life again.

Anyway was fun to bring something to life after it had been neglected for so many years.:D
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Puppylove video :P
https://youtu.be/wVyTqLH9ZBE
https://youtu.be/G0cY7994EDg
https://youtu.be/oTKZHFXpVzY
#25  
Love the video! Cool music. Thanks for caring enough to rescue a robot. :)
Australia
#26  
Thanks Dave glad you enjoyed it.:)