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My Son Is Applying To Mit

Hey guys this is my first post. My son is applying to MIT and has several projects going all at once. I need assistance. We don't have any money or at least not much. He and I are getting the SOY kit and a few other things to go along with it. He has until April of 2016 to present it. Right now all we have to work with is an old 90's RAD robot. Can anybody assist us with something better with a low cost?

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#38  
So..I'm eating a little crow tonight. I ppoligize for the complaint. I expected it in a couple more weeks... it's here today. My mistake for mentioning it. My son is super excited.
#39  
Yeah, it takes a while for EZ to ship, but once DHL gets it, typically 2-3 days to the US.

I ordered an adventure bot and some parts early last week, and I ordered the 4in1 sensor from Brookstone the next day since EZ was out of stock. Sensor arrived today, and just got a text from DHL that the adventure bot will be delivered tomorrow.

Other good thing with DHL other than insurance is that you can redirect to another location the day before delivery, or have them hold it for a day. My last order I originally planned on having it go to my office, but I redirected to my home when my wife got hurt (bike accident) and I had to stay home for a week to care for her. No other shipper does that without charging extra.

Alan
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Belgium
#41  
vulcangodoffire2000

awesome you have the kit.yeach stressing is a part off robotics.
dont worry about it.
#42  
Thanks...and I also got the parts donated today. He's picking them all up sunday. I can't wait to see what he doesvwi th it all.
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Belgium
#43  
same here,very curious
#44  
So finally got around to taking the base off of the robot. i plan on putting the ez-robot brain to near the front of the base. Thank again for all the help.
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#45  
sorry its been so long life gets in the way. i have a few pics to post later tonight.

i need to find out how to get a replacement data cable for the hbridge to ez 4 either has been misplaced or we didn't get one. either way my mistake for not noticing earlier im happy to pay for it as i have to order a camera extension cable anyway.
#48  
Anybody know what the equivalent servo is that comes in the DIY kit? The metle gear one. Is it similar to an mg995? Need to build a pan tilt.
#50  
Yes.I ment what is the equivalent? I need to get a 3rd party pan and tilt so i need to know the equivilant size ..i already have the servos frim the kit..what size are rthey ..equivalent modle number....
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Synthiam
#51  
The servos designed by ezrobot for the ezrobot products and included in the developer kit can be found here: HDD Servo
#52  
So i still haven't figured things out yet....is there a way to upload pics directly from my phone to show the progress made over the last while?. I f ont have a url to upload from. To be honest I dont know how to do that. Anthony isn't available to assist. ps...he got a free ride to SLCC for 2 years....first step to MIT.
#53  
You can upload pictures from your phone by scrolling down past the area you type your comment to the "file upload" area. First press the "choose file" button and your phone's browser will open a dialog box where you can navigate to your picture gallery. Once the picture is selected, you then press the "upload file" button. The picture will be uploaded to the ez robot servers and a link will be inserted into your post. You can do multiple files in one post. When you then hit post or reply (depending on whether you are creating a new thread or replying to this one) the pictures will be visible in your post.

The "add image" and "add youtube video" buttons are for adding links to hosted pictures and videos that will display in your post. You must do this for videos, but for pictures ez robot will host them.

Alan
#54  
Oh, and congratulations on the free ride. Very impressive.

Alan
#55  
Here are some images of the progress
We Added the camera here:
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This is the on/off switch
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This is some of the pictures taken while installing the motors to the rad:
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