So one day at work I was bored and was searching for items on craigslist. I searched for robot and found the little omnibot in my avatar for 35 bucks. I got it for 25 and bought a new battery. It came with the remote so I was going to see if it worked. I always wanted one of these when I was a kid but they were boo coo bucks back then. Fortunately he didn't work. I searched youtube for omnibot looking for the instruction manual and found DJ's videos and was instantly hooked and knew I had to give this bot a new life. My son and I have built our own bot but he is just remotely controlled. My son keeps asking me how do we make him autonomous. The next day I found the Omnibot 2000 on craigslist Chicago. I paid 50 bucks for him and he didn't come with a remote but that didn't matter because my plan is to get the EZ-B v4/2 Developer Kit and start on the Omnibot 2000 first. I would like to make him have an autonomous mode and a voice controlled mode. I plan on putting a servo in his head and not sure if I'm going to put them in the arms or not. I would like to do exactly what DJ did to the little omnibot but with the 2K. Anyway the moral of my story is Props to Mr. Sures for doing what you do! You have inspired me to dive deeper in to robotics and this is the coolest thing to do with my 7 year old son. We are so excited to start this build. I asked my son what we should name him and he said Omnitbot Amazing 2000. I said that's a great idea and said how about OBA2K for short and he said YAY!
Now for the questions.
The instructions I have been looking for have dead links including the little controller board I need for the motor. So basically I'm going to start with the EZ-B v4/2 Developer Kit. Do I still need a controller board for the motor? Do I use a similar battery? I have to assume the motor is still good. In the videos it looked like he put the whole motor in the dishwasher is that true?