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in the red corner XLR 1 and in the blue corner altair EZ:2 with Doombot as referee
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1) EZ:2 has a gear motor drive (not servos) with encoder's for power and precise control... I think he uses a sabertooth and a Kangaroo controller combo....
2) EZ:2 has much stronger motors for joints in general
3) EZ:2 has ir sensors in at least one of his hands to sense objects
4) EZ:2 has a more custom expressive face
5) EZ:2 is bristling with sensors in general
6) Tony's brilliant programming of EZ:2 alone is worth "the price of admission"
7) EZ:2 is not made of 3d printed PLA (PLA becomes brittle with time).... It is a robust strong molded plastic/ metal frame chassis....
With Tony's EZ:2 you get the whole package...
Anthony's is a great designer, but he needs a programmer on staff to at least give his customers something more than a remote controlled robot....
Again, just my opinion....
EZ:2 has sensors, XLR-One has none. Therefore EZ:2 will be able to move away from XLR-One's attacks. XLR-One would not be able to move away from EZ:2's attacks.
This alone puts the EZ:2 one up before we consider the strength of each robot's shell, structure and joints.
XLR-One may be faster moving around with a quick drive train however lacks accuracy which means supervision at all times. EZ:2 could fight the fight autonomously.
I'd favour the EZ:2 too. XLR-One needs sensors and a lot more programming - unless Anthony has just neglected to tell us about what's going on under the hood of XLR-One.
That would not be a fair fight. Doombot would chew both them up and spit them out.
My take on this is that with my fear of creating Skynet, I have made the ALTAIR EZ:2 a pacifist, so he probably will not win the fight!
Just a thought
Hilarious! Although I think @Richard R's InMoov should referree, and serve me booze while I watch my Doom crush the children's robots...
I think EZ:2 is fiberglass, and fiberglass is not plastic, unless some of the panels are plastic. Sure, XLR-One is PLA for now, but wait till @Anthony and I partner up (if we do) and reproduce him in better materials!
Love how the EZ:2 evolved so much, however I never got those motors you promised me? Everything cool?
I think intelligence-wise, Doombot is the dumbest because he is NOT autonomous (strictly R/C only). Maybe that's why he's the referree? It's gonna be different with Dirge though, I already talked to a reputable programmer on here in private (shhhh secret!) so watch out!
I think Doom Is still the best as he is METALLLLLL! \m/ \m/ \m/
Anyway this is great guys kinda like Celebrity Death Match!
If you still need these motors, I will send another shipment but will need to check if I have your right address.
I'm sure the XLR series of robots will become more intelligent as time goes on. If you think about it though, we are comparing a robot built from revising older robots (EZ:2) against a very new robot that hasn't really been given any time on the programming side of things other than scripted actions and moves.
I've always said I'm on hand to guide for any scripting and EZ-B projects and Anthony has come to me for one specific idea he has (which I can't divulge any information on) and once the kickstarter gets those robots out I'm sure we will see revised robots with more sensors and better programming.
P.S. Jarvis would win any fight, he is much like how God is depicted, you can't see him but you know he is there
That's what I'm asking on my Dirgebot post...I know what I'm good at, I know my limitations. That's why i need an in house programmer... I'd like a right out of the box commercial software package. But it has to be spectacular, because it would be a shame not to use the EZb's capabilities...it's just that amazing.
When I finish the Dirgebot prototype I may give away some samples out here...for software development. I'm not going the Kickstarter route. When the proto is done I will go into production immediately. Like I said I already have a warehouse I'm ready to use and I got all the tools and machines I need.
NO! I never got that dude. You know I wouldve said something on here if I did. Id still like to give it a try if youre still willing to send it. I was gonna send you some stuff too in the future.
I'll take you up on that. send me an email with your personal contact if you want.
Oh yeah the address is correct. Send me your email address again please Use the above address. Thanks!
I have several of these motors that Toymaker sent me last year. I wont be using them. I did mod one of them but it's still just like new I think. I can send them to you free of charge just like Tony did for me. Let me know and I can get them to you next week.
They're Bosch worm gear motors with an internal potentiometer. If both Dave and Tony are sending me some I'd throw some out your way... Not literally of course!
I use these motors extensively on the EZ:1 (and EZ:2) robots as they have plenty of torque and are virtually silent in operation and because they are worm driven they have no holding slippage and require no holding current.
On the MD5DOF arm above I use two for the shoulder their voltage is upped (from the main 12v battery) to 18v for the extra torque required. Another is used in the bicep and a further one is used in the wrist. They also work great for pan/tilt in the head. This arm can pick up a can of drink with no problems.