Since I started with the EZ-Robot controller, it's given me tons of ideas, a whole new outlook on robotics, and seeing what others are doing with the controller is really something!
For years I used to make prototype robots for people as a hobby(nothing special, just proof of concept type stuff) and I had stopped because all of the things of life just got too hectic(kids,wife,job,etc,etc). not too long ago one of those things unfortunately changed for me and now I am what my wife affectionately refers to as "Mr. Mom" and that's still a work in progress and I think it always will be...
Just this week I got in a few robots to work with:
Both the rad robots are fully functional and the Omnibot just had a bad main battery:
The Omnibot does not have any issues, and there was even a cassette tape still in it that still works(what the hec is a cassette tape anyways?)
Long story short I am still trying to decide what I am going to do with the OmniBot(the guy I got it from said it stopped working years ago, and now that it's working I feel kind of guilty hacking it up), but the Rad robots I am working on making the heads pan/tilt among other things.
One of my downfalls is that I couldn't cut a straight line if my life depended on it, and trust me many people have tried, so years back when I was prototyping I had purchased this:
It can cut up to 14"x14"x14", which I recently got out of storage and has been all setup and still works great. The ideas that come to mind.....
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I know what you mean about the omnibot, I've purchased a few bots now and cleaned them up / got them working so it pains me to hack them. Thanfully the Omni2k I'm working never worked when I got it, so I don't feel so bad about that one
Great that you are getting back into it. Look forward to see what you get up to and home I can learn something from your years of experience.
What does the gold sticker on your Omnibot say?
@MikeDC - I was looking at that before, it says CHOLMONDLEY, I have no idea if that was someone's label for it or what, but it looks like it was made to be there, either someone did a good job with the label or something else...
That said, I checked my PayPal account last night and it looks like I have spent what can only be called a small fortune over the last couple of months on my collection, so it all adds up. Anybody want to buy some omnibot 2000 tires?
On a side note, something that made me breathe my coffee through my nose this morning, current listing for twinkees, someone is trying to sell a box of them for $5000.00?
Gee let me get right on that...