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Dancing Android Robot

Have any of you seen the "Dancing Android Robot" on insrtuctables.com? You can also find it at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/hitmithitmit

It looks like an absolutely great project! ( I think the current slang for this would be: "its totally sick!!!)

I have a Ardunio Uno , on order; but I am just starting with learning how to write code for it, and I do mean just starting. I'm at "Hello world"! Is there any way I might convince one of you roboteers out there to write a patch for it????? I'd owe you bigtime!!!!! I have the EZ-B, but I'm still a noobie with it too. From what I;ve seen thus far the EZ-B couldn't do the Dancing Android routine. If I am in error........PLEASE......feel free to correct me! ( Here's a challenge for you DJ) Hoping someone wants to do this project and will share...........................................hint, hint! Thanks fer yer time all.
Lloyd

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#1  
Haha, the dancing android would be extremely easy with the ez-b.

I guess i can make one if u'd like, to demonstrate. I'll order an android toy and do it for you
#2  
That would be entirely awesome DJ!!! I would really appreciate it!!!!!!!! Glad to hear its possible with the EZ-B. I'm so anticipating learning to fully use the EZ-B I'm also determined that I'm going to learn programming the Ardunio. Learning new skills doesn't come as fast to me any more. I had a mild srtoke a couple of years ago and I was determined to overcome it! I think I've managed fairly well. Still have weakness in left hand, and struggle with certain words; but I'm more then pleased with how far I've come. Looking forward to the "Dancing Android"with great expectations.
Thanks DJ,
Lloyd
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#3  
Sweet Lloyd! Glad the EZ-B can help:) .. I ordered a little android character. I suspect a few weeks for delivery, as everything seems to come from Hong Kong these days.
#4  
Yep......I'm guilty of it too. U.S. sellers just ain"t gettin" it, are they. Thats why its taking so long to get my components. I have another project in process as well. Its a hacked Power Wheels Jeep. I used a very strong and torquey motor off of an electric garden wagon. It has been ab.le to pull a 300 lb. load; so I'm thinkin" it outta be more then powerful enough. Its 12 volts, so lots of power available . I'm going to try to upload some pics of it here. If not I'll post a link later on.
Once I get familar with the EZ-B, I'm sure I'll be getting one for the Jeep. As of now I have a SyRen 25 motor driver which will also provide an R/C interface. With the EZ-B I should be able to mount all kindof sensors, camera, etc.


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Well......................that didn't work! I have a shutterfly online album. I'll post them there.
http://lostcreekstationminiatures.shutterfly.com
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Synthiam
#5  
That's a pretty wild jeep! Sure will make an interesting autonomous robot:)
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#6  
Working on one right now:


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It can turn its head, full body and arms:)

Was busy programming it with my Arduino(sorry DJ) but my SSD just decided to stop working so i lost EVERYTHING, even school essays i still need to let be examined:(
#7  
Its looking good Lyron. Man it really sucks to lose all that work. Are you going to share the setup with us?
Lloyd
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#8  
I could use the arduino code i made for
(arduino with 3 servo's and 3 potmeters) and build another android but with pot-meters in stead of servo's. I lost the code but it was easy, i could reprogram it for your arduino :D
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#9  
AAAAAAAAAAAH! The "A" Word
Netherlands
#10  
Don't be scared DJ, it's a very small Arduino ;)
#11  
The video was of great help. Could I impose on you to send me a copy of the "sketch" for Ardiuno, using servos?????? It would have to be "copy and paste" for me ; as I said eariler.......I'm just starting with Arduino. I would be in your debt.
Thanks Lyron,
Lloyd
#12  
Hey lostcreekstation, the only time the "a" word should be mentioned here is when your using an arduino shield for the EZB. ;)
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#13  
Lloyd, there's a reason Arduino is complicated... That's because it isn't the EZ-B:)

It'll take you 100 times longer to accomplish something in Arduino than with the EZ-B, which will take you 10 seconds
#14  
Advice is well taken. I would much rather use the EZ-B, and I'm sure I will after I learn to use it to its full potential. I would, however, like to learn some programming. I prefer to have options. As you can surmise by my eariler comments, I'm interested in doing the Android dancing bot. I'm looking forward to your doing that project. I willkeep in mind to exclude the "A" word in all future communications.LoL. My components are still slowly arriving. I'm planning on waiting until I have them all before I really get started on the OmniBot; which, by the way; I'm going to call " Gizmo" Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow DJ.
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#15  
Hahahhaa you can use the A word. It'll be a nice reminder of how much trouble ppl have with it:)
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#16  
The arduino code:

Code:


// Controlling a servo position using a potentiometer (variable resistor)
// by Michal Rinott
// Adapted by Niek (Lyron) for 4 servo's
#include

Servo fullbody; // create servo object to control a servo
Servo head; // create servo object to control a servo
Servo leftarm; // create servo object to control a servo
Servo rightarm; // create servo object to control a servo

int fullbodypot = 0; // analog pin used to connect the full body potentiometer
int fullbodyval; // variable to read the value from the analog pin
int headpot = 1; // analog pin used to connect the head potentiometer
int headval;
int leftarmpot = 2; // analog pin used to connect the left arm potentiometer
int leftarmval;
int rightarmpot = 3; // analog pin used to connect the right arm potentiometer
int rightarmval;

void setup()
{
fullbody.attach(9); // Fullbody-servo is attached to digital pin 9
head.attach(8);
leftarm.attach(7);
rightarm.attach(6);
}

void loop()
{
val = analogRead(fullbodypot); // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)
val = map(fullbodyval, 0, 1023, 0, 179); //0 and 1023 are the min and max values the arduino reads from the pot (play around with this) and 0 and 179 are servo min and max degrees
fullbodyservo.write(fullbodyval); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value

// do the same for the other 3 servo's and pots
val = analogRead(headpot);
val = map(headval, 0, 1023, 0, 179);
headservo.write(headval);

val = analogRead(leftarmpot);
val = map(leftarmval, 0, 1023, 0, 179);
headservo.write(leftarmval);

val = analogRead(rightarmpot);
val = map(rightarmval, 0, 1023, 0, 179);
headservo.write(rightarmval);

delay(15); // waits for the servo's to get there (ms)
}




You connect the pot-meters like this:


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See, it isn't THAT hard! even a 13 year old can do it (me!)
#17  
lyron,
damn, 13! Unbelievable! You make me feel young again. Bookmaker 66
Netherlands
#18  
Thanks,

I can't express how thankful i am to DJ (mostly because i'm Dutch) for making this wonderful product called "The EZ-B" :D
United Kingdom
#19  
Lyron,

Gosh 13 what amazing skill's you have when you get a bit older you can build one of these

It has a serial port to reprogram the engine map:)


Westfield
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#20  
Thanks!

I recently started a blog on my website and i'm now working on posting articles :D