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Resolved by Steve G!
I bought an extra battery with my JD robot, but I can't find anywhere how I open up his body to switch the battery. I wanted to be able to run one down and then switch in the other one.
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i dont see any tutorial how to change the batt.
maybe this pic can help.
At one time I thought I would just join two bodies together and go from there. All sorts of possibilities from that. Another battery, another EZB4. Use the extra shoulder servos as joints for legs. But I found that was way too heavy and impractical. Still, a joining of just part of another body might work out.
Nomad has a point about there being no tutorial for this. So here's a quick step by step on removing JD's battery I've put together for you.
1.) Turn off the power switch, then remove the EZ-B from the body section.
2.) With a Phillips screwdriver, remove the 4 screws located on the four corners of the body section (pictured below).
3.) Disconect the battery leads plug and remove the battery (seen below).
4.) Replace the spare battery putting the charging leads through the cut out on the side of the body section, reconnect the battery lead plug, and place this battery plug in between the servos and battery (as seen in photo below).
5.) Replace the body section cover and attach using the 4 screws.
6.) Connect the EZ-B back to the body section.
Hope that helps.
For anyone who wanted to redesign and 3D print a new body shell, maybe do it in such a way where you could have a separate compartment or tray within the shell, with a separate battery cover held on by a clip or single screw to make the battery removal process a little easier.
Just a thought.