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#31  
I must vouch for fxrtst' and his work. He creates the high end rubber legs & arms of choice for the B9 Builders Club and does amazing work. I am lucky enough to have bought a set from his last run. They will last a 100 years! Truly amazing work and a truly honest and hard working guy. He has learned from the best in the Special Effects industry and is now among them. He's the real deal. I've been waiting for his "coming out" announcement and it looks like it's close.

Dave Schulpius

PS. Will, Hope you don't mind me speaking up here. If so send me an e-mail and I'll edit it.
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#32  
I am shooting for procucts that are aesthetically pleasing. I will sell them without servos and the EZB. That will allow the hobbiests to use Servos off the shelf or their own stock. So the price will be lower than if I sold them completely rigged. Although I could keep a fully rigged as an option.
#33  
That sounds good
mostly me i am looking to make my own,using very little serovo's but still have many emotions
DONT need servo's to do all emotions,there are other low cost idea's
but still hope to see what you have and cost

Have any video's of your design

second will the eye take web camera to place inside
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#34  
Thanks Dave! I'm just a regular guy who started in my basement doing rubber monsters at the age of 12! I've always had a passion for robots. The EZB has given me a plethora of ideas for products. And with new pricing on these boards I'll be able to throw one in every prototype!
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#35  
@robotmaker, no video of design. Keeping it under wraps. As for the eyes , no the sizes are based on human sizes and to get the camera and moving parts of the eye in there together would be impossible. ( I am speaking of the wireless camera that comes with the kit ). Maybe there are other micro wireless cameras that would fit!?
#36  
@fxrtst

There ones at .75 inch square and some even smaller,most eyes are about 1 inch round,like the one the sell on ebay,and DJ has and i have the same one too,camera fits easy in it.

Also with all your servo's using in it have you check the current,in a normal face it should draw so or alot and more or less depending on the emotions its showing

Thats a major item in battery controlled robots,in animation i think its not important mostly i would say it run off a AC line

Need to keep the battery usage as low as possible or use a much larger battery and then higher torque motors or charge every 15 min

I was able to reduce the current on servo's,you make your own servo with feedback circuit
and pick higher torgue motor and the right gear ratio to give you double the torque you need
and run the servo at half the current and torque,

Been designing my own servo's for a very long time

Look at my omnibot 2000 problem the arm has lift power of 200 pounds at 1 amp
but only using less then 100lbs and under 500 ma

Same servo from servocity draws 2.5 amps at near 200 lbs

Feedback is easy only need a servo board and 5k pot and upgrade if needed the h-bridge chip on the board
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#37  
Keep in mind, that face is not part of Revolution:)

We have not filled the second Solidworks position yet. Over a hundred applicants locally - we're the engineering capital of Canada (and I think also USA) - plenty of people are excited to work in robotics! It's awesome... Although all the submissions will make interviewing next week very difficult.

We have had a solidworks employee for the past 2 months. We are hiring our second:)
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#38  
I sleep and wake wondering when the revolution will begin and dream of what it will contain. When my friend will you announce the revolution? A month a week? When?


Omg good luck on those interviews! That's a lot of interviews.
#39  
Will, umm, I mean fxrtst, Do you have any pics of those rubber monitors you made in you basement years ago? I'd love to see where it all started. You had a web site once a few years ago wiht more of your work. Is any of that still available?
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#40  
LOL I am sure my mom has a picture of those early days in the basement! All my personal stuff has been moved to Facebook. I will share an album there, some work over the past 10 years and include austin powers, peral harbor, planet of the apes (2001), the watchman, benjamin buttons..and on and on..lol, just a fraction of the past 25 years.


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#41  
Thank You for sharing! and its an honor to have you on the Forum:)
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#42  
You are welcome. I'm just another robot fan, and builder.
United Kingdom
#43  
This has turned in to an awesome thread, but my bank manager wont think so... Rubber arms, legs, faces etc. all fit perfectly in to my big project I have planned (once my smaller ones are done and I have the experience required for it).

I now have images of Robin Williams half way through Bicentennial Man springing to mind (thanks irobot for mentioning it, I finally got round to watching it the other day).
#44  
Your welcome RICH:) I am convinced 20 years from now we'll be seeing a lot of personal bipedal robots. I watch your threads closely bytw because they are SO informative.....and I too understand about the "budget"....Its hard to "keep up" sometimes with new developements happening daily but we just have to jump in at some point!
#45  
I mostly like bipedal robots ,last one i bought sells for over $3000 ,i got a good deal on it and its hard to find in USA. japan is the only place you can get it
another is ROBOPHILO robot i am getting this week ,this one going to use EZB
and that will be number 74 robot i have
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#46  
@irobot I try to be as informative as I can be and fill posts with as much information as I can so it's great to get confirmation on that. The way I see it is if I can help someone then I'm going to. If I see something that doesn't sit quite right with me I'll mention it and give constructive advice. I do that because I appreciate all constructive criticism on my own posts and ideas etc.

I started out on a budget, that went out the window in the first week. Too much temptation on ebay is another killer... Originally I wanted an Omnibot, I got one... then I picked up the Hearoid... then another Omnibot for parts... then a RAD... a Robosapien V1, A Robosapien mini and only today my Roboraptor turned up... So much for just wanting an Omnibot:) But I digress... what was the topic here?:)
#47  
@irobot i give the best advice i know too,mostly designing circuits witch i am close to a expert on and sensors i am the same,plus i know a lot about designing making your own servo's

I say the same as RICH, I give constructive advice if someone doest agree with me its ok,i dont think they really made it or tried it but will still take there criticismon my posts or thier posts

Only item i lack is programming,witch i started to learn

Some would say programming is easy and electronic designing is hard,mostly becauuse the are into programming

Once i get good at programming most likely i will tells others its easy
#48  
74 robots! Robotmaker what an amazing collection! I am finally getting to understand your "accent" and better able to understand your information. Thank you so much for being so busy on this forum:) As for Rich's accent ..I just hear a "wonderful brit accent":)
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#49  
Oh it's not wonderful, it's often slurred and words run together but that depends on how much I've had to drink:D
#50  
I NEVER DRINK OR SMOKE,nor have i tried them too :D :D