well started in elecronics in age i think 6 taking apart my first a/c outlet,then latter on worked on radio reparing,then started to repair TV'S and other electronics,and got a small degree in tv repair,so i open my shop for a few years,then went to college (FSU)
AND got my electronic engineering degree,.then started working for electronic equipment company designing very high precision pcb ,in-house and final testers for 18 years
my field is mostly sensor testing,dc-dc converter circuits and precision AC/DC source (not a power supply) its used for calibrating meters,i got my biggest bonus ever $65,000 for a ultra high precision AC/DC source .001% specs and very pure sinewave
ROBOTS ? i guess was about 10 made a cardboard box robot,and they during work i guess 10 years ago started building robots
i work for many other companies repairing slot machines ,pinball machines,all types of appliances and just about anything electronic,including computer repair for best buy,
programming ? LISPWORKS very powerfull AI SOFTWARE,scripts,basic stamp,arduino
and working on learning C++
SO GUYS lets here about you all
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I have been thinking about a Leaf bot. I tried to get it installed and function on my desktop prior to moving to a stand alone computer. I got it to a point where all installed and it says Hello I am Leaf but cannot seem to connect with mic etc.
Interested in giving me some pointers. My email is email@example.com I have posted a few things on the board for group but no one seems to respond. Not like this great group here. One of the big things I like about EZ. The community ;o)
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/leaf_an_AI_robot/ fairly east to set up once a few minor changes made or using a different operating system,also need to train the microphone with a bould in windows program,plus need to ask the right question ,that always start with (leaf) then question "leaf this is bruce" or "leaf this is robin",latter on easy to change robin name to your name
aso need to install sapi and i think there is a small change for the new sapi (sapi is voice)
do you have windows xp pro or vista or windows 7
I am running Windows 7. The directions specify that if you have 7 don't install the SAPI because it will mess up the preexisting SAPI. I did not try saying who I was. I was starting with Hello Leaf...
OK that's will see what they say.
Mine uses the SMD atmega328p-MU version, it is only 15x20mm in size so about 3 quarters of a square inch (i think).
Your arduino is cool, i also made one of those with DIP IC that is only a bit larger, sent it to Lloyd
but found out not worth selling it to make any profit,to many others have it and selling cheap
are you using a webcam,second in windows 7 you need to place the files in the right folders,
and did you sign up and joined the yahoo club,cant post if you didnt
and in voice you need to train your voice
if still having a problem posting you can contact alex that set up the club at firstname.lastname@example.org he is the moderator
will be much easy to post message and get answers
I had my PCB's manufactured at Seeed studio's. Really good quality and price.
I bought the components from Mouser and hand-assembled them.
problem they only make blank PCB like all pcb companies do
if you have a bad board,i may be able to fix it for you,surface mount is very hard ,but can see if ca n be done
this one is one of the cheapest in usa with free pcb making software
Long story short I got Spykee, had a Linux developer help me set up my machine to play with his files. At the end of it he told me ok here's your new firmware. PS. I did nothing to the file.
I was then like ok new firmware, so I sent it to him and he broke.
I ordered the Max232 RS232 adapter. Tried following these directions (note they might as well be written in Greek to me) but uboot does not load and he is talking jibberish.
Bad Firmware Instructions
The Spykee forum is just about dead, no one helps and they don't really respond.
Now my goal is to use spykee's base, get rid of the body, make my own. I'd like to add an ez-board.
DJ said he hopes to add support for Spykee.
I was thinking about putting a mini itx in him, I got ideas to make a new body. His camera is terrible.
Probably way to big of a project for me :o)
i guess you have spykee wifi
also on LINUX it is very hard to use and install any drivers or firmware
took me a long time to get LINUX ROS software installed
Here's a great site that shows his insides.
Here's what I'd like to keep functioning. Motor control. Would be great to be able to use his IR auto parking feature. Also on the bottom he has these connectors that allow his internal battery to charge. Would be nice to use that too.
main cpu is 200mhz 5 times faster then EZB cpu
but then is is running a operating system
check the page mostly only need the motor ,battery source and few other stuff
so dont think it will be to hard to hack,EZB has some sensor can add to him
just need a dremel tool and hot glue(boy i hate that stuff)
like using hardware to mount sensor and stuff ,more professional
i dont think i ever saw anyone except the members in this forum use in on thier robots
but does make easy fast design
if you read other say in the post you will see same thing ,they tell about them self some started at 4 years of age and and what field they are in
thats main reason of this post i made to tell about your self
and field you are in,also to find out if anyone is a programmer,electronics designer or machinest, or others
like i am not much into programming or documenting or art like SFOY,so buy finding each other talents to can better understand what others can do
my help is always free,and same in designing circuits for anyone is free