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Can the Hovis Eco be made to work with the EZB? I have been looking at this bot for a while and am really close to getting it but I want to be able to intregrate the ezb with it for personality and a little better servo control.
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Now I am waiting to find out if it is last years model or this years model shipping and I am ordering it.
FYI the servo it uses is the HerkuleX DRS 0101 if you want to check to make sure I am looking at the right thing.
I only had a quick look over the user guide but it looks like it probably can be controlled by the EZ-B V4. Double check the communication protocol it requires and that of which the EZ-B V4 has.
I am ordering my ezbv4 in the next few days. I also want to get the camera depending on the eco's head size and if I can make it fit. Otherwise I may swap over to using the JD head on it. Won't know till it is here.
I am excited to be at the beginning of this project. The Eco is relatively new as is the ezbv4. As far as I know I will be the first putting the two together. There needs to be more videos of the ECO on YouTube anyway.
Even in Hovis's late 2013 catalog it only showed the plus model in it.
If for some reason it isn't what the seller says it is I will simply return it. But it is shipping from Korea so it is quite possibly being drop shipped. I can't imagine why they would still be shipping the original model at this point especially from their home country.
Also robotshop and road narrows are only offering the plus model now as well. Roadnarrows has yet to update their website to show the new model though.
I was really interested in the Genie but it was about double the price. And it is pretty advanced. Not sure an ezb would even be an advantage for it.
But since I couldn't find any videos of it in English and the higher cost I passed. Plus the eco gives you the option of upgrading down the road and make it a Genie if you want. Or the APP version of the eco.
I personally think it is a great base robot. Great price, good looks, upgradable. If it had speech right out of the box it would be pretty perfect for a hobby robot. And now confirmed I can ezb it. Which will give it the speech and voice control.
hovis is good choice.good finiched robot.do you have a link .
Here is the eBay link. I bought the unassembled version since building it I figured I would learn more about it but there is an assembled one available.
eBay was the winner price wise this time.
and rs media online in skype
There new one now that seems cool but still a toy.
the rsm is very cool whit skype.all you typ he says.
and i can move a rsm for ecample in california and wake my friend there.
P.S. I bought it for 300 so i sold it for 800, i made a 500 dollar profit
Now just to get the camera hammered out
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So compared to other bots around the same price range the Hovis really has a ton of features. And the thing looks great! At least in my opinion.
Really looking forward to getting it here, built and figuring out how to integrate the ezb with it.
great he's bin chipped.
It seems like the other bot company's just decided that aesthetics weren't important somewhere along the line.
I would have loved to have seen Sonys Qrio hit the market back in the day. The Darwin Mini looks promising. Depending on its specs that could be a great platform for an ezb.
But other than those along with JD there really hasn't been great looking robots in my opinion. Granted I am in the arts field so I tend to look at designs of things.
the jd looks cute but there's room for improvement do.
the qurio is great robot.i have one as webcam.
In regards to the Darwin they are coming out with a mini version that is supposed to retail for $500.00. It is half the size of the normal Darwin.
yes a mini darwin whit parts from ollo.the color is not great.
what you think off manoi AT-01 silver colored
I told my wife last night I am starting a savings fund for the Nao. When they were released to developers they were $4500. The US Nao distributor said they are also going to be released for retail. He didn't have a time frame as to when but said it was coming.
Only makes sense. They have been working on him since 2007 I believe. At some point a general release simply is good business.
And I will be right up front with money in hand.
special part hovis
I actually can buy a NAO if I want. I found someone who has one they are selling but even used they are expensive. It is too bad because it is the latest model that they released. I would love to get it but as I confirmed yesterday they are going to have a public release quite possibly this year.
awesome you get a hovis