Welcome to Synthiam!

The easiest way to program the most powerful robots. Use technologies by leading industry experts. ARC is a free-to-use robot programming software that makes servo automation, computer vision, autonomous navigation, and artificial intelligence easy.

Get Started
Asked — Edited
Resolved Resolved by Dave Schulpius!

Paranormal Robot Running E.V.P. Recording Script

This was the test done in the kitchen but I have video from a few days ago with a bunch of EVP sessions done at the Grave/memorial stone where the owner of the cottage burned himself to death in his mini-van, still going through the audio recordings and video, was a successful investigation, in the night we had bad thunderstorms and only got the day time footage. EZ Robot system performing Excellent outdoors ,I just need to make the script available for my cell phone in the EZ mobile phone app. Having trouble with ultrasonic conversion, I need to add the ping command to the current laptop script for it to work on mobile phone. I will add the current script for public anyone to use if they have a tank/H-bridge and ultrasonic sonar robot. Please add your own improvements modifications, I am learning something new everyday with the scripting but still new to it!


Upgrade to ARC Pro

Synthiam ARC Pro is a cool new tool that will help unleash your creativity with programming robots in just seconds!

Oh ya, those green burning lasers from China,can pop dark balloons!:D
Haha yeah i've seen that, funny how they can only pop black balloons and no other color. Good for engraving things though.

But you can create laser light displays with them i think, and use them for robot navigation, etc.

This is a good link about how to use lasers for robots, interesting read.
Get some reflective diffraction grating, shoot a laser through that and see what happens.:P

Uses for Lasers in Robotics:
updated the Battery and lighting systems as it was not good enough before for wandering around outside at night. now with the 7.4 Lipo 5000mah and 2 nimh 8.4 for the motors and lights, this little guy can show everything on it's video camera ,in pitch black night! I had it roaming around the campground almost the whole night at the end there!
Looks awesome at night, loved the on board footage, she travels over the ground really well! : )

Oh nice work with the batteries, whats your run time roughly now?
I am still experimenting with which battery to use for the EZB and the H-bridge motor controller because the H-bridge needs more juice for the motors but then also the EZB is running it's own Wifi server and video feed from the cell camera along with all the other data transmitting to my Laptop.It seems that using the 7.4 5000mah Lipo battery has never died on me yet hooked to EZB and the motors will die first on the H-bridge Nimh 8.4 volt 3000mah battery. (should buy another Lipo probably) The EZB with LIPO is superior to the Nimh.I will try switching the batteries to see what happens but the problem comes with Lipo will no longer have the early warning battery status from the EZB if it is on the motor controller.The robot was still running after 5 hours and if the motors did not completely slow to a crawl,The EZB seems to run forever so far LOL! No low power warning ever came yet! I am using the Venom brand Lipo with the new all in one balancer charger,can also recharge the Nimhs and Nickels. One further note is that I don't drive the wheels at full throttle I will often run at quarter speed and stop/pause for many minutes while listening for sounds and observing video,so this helps to keep juice in the motors.
Would continuous servo's be a good idea to drive the wheels instead of running them from a H-Bridge?

But wow your run time sounds really good, but yeah the ezb is very good with power consumption i've read. : )

Venom are good, i use their lipo low voltage alarms.
Wow great idea again! I should try newer servos as those can connect directly to EZ B right? Then I could use the H bridge for other control motors in the head and arms, dart gun!
I want to build a track vehicle, really looking forward to it.

But everything will be inside a shell, hd camera on a 3-axis gimbal so the footage is always smooth as butter across even the bumpiest terrain, 100% water proof, cctv camera, night vision, etc.

You notice all the other terrain recon bots have everything mounted up high, so if anything were to happen, equipment is going to get damaged, but when you look at the military grade recon vehicles, everything is inside most of them, their like a brick. : )
Yes I am going to buy one from China these awesome tracked Aluminum Tank base kits for proffesional robots,designed heavy duty for outside terrain. I was glad to learn everything on my cheaper Rad-bot and I will take all this experience to the more pro robot in the future.
User-inserted image
Thats really big, what are you planning on loading onto that?

Those springs look a little dodgy, you would need to upgrade that before you get it going, is there any video footage of it?
Ya the photo is mis leading,not as big as you think, more like 2 of my Rad bases put together in size but all metal and better motors all around for higher torque to climb anything.I think I did see one video on YouTube once, there are a bunch of different sizes available if you check Ebay.
All good, as long as there's video of it working then that's great. : )
#23   — Edited
Hey man, just came across this one...let's revitalize it for a cool Halloween event?:D
Ah ha ha ya that was afun project i had using the old rad robot. I still have it using the paranormal scripts but the psychic ladies in my paranormal group were frightened by the voices the robot would do investigating a haunted room,LoL!
LOL. Psychic ladies being frightened by a real robot using a recorded voice. However they are OK with sprites, demons and disembodied voices. That's a scream.
Ah ha ha! Ya Dave but you gotta understand these ladies think they are picking up psychic messages in there head so they would not know what to do if they ever hear a real noise in some of the more creepy places, like they would turn and run if they ever hear knocking sounds or just a cat scuttling about.LOL! I don't buy into the psychic stuff but am interested in anything my instruments really do detect and I have some really amazing voices that answered questions on my recording tablet. I do got to say that one time I kept thinking about the old cartoon Sylvester and Tweety bird and that phrase " I tot I taw a putty tat" Kept going in my mind and then later on the Owner of the house said they sometimes see the spirit of an old woman her nick name was Tweety. That completely blew my mind,LOL! One time at another place we had not yet started investigating at this 150 year old restaurant.We were just eating and chatting, I just kept seeing this lady in Pink dress at the other table just staring at us for like an hour after I went to get my cameras and came back the Lady in pink was gone but nobody except me ever saw her,she looked completely real to me so that left me scratching my head. Not sure if this stuff is real or not but it is fun to use new tech to find evidence. The XBox Kinect camera I have is something I want to try because they say if you catch a stick figure in the middle of a room with no chairs or tables near it ,you can ask it to raise it's arms or walk left...if it does that can be real evidence of something invisible following your questions...I will let you know the outcome when I try this out if it's true.
Cool, sounds like fun. Some believe, others don't and I'm not sure myself. However I've got an open mind and like to have fun with it. Either way it's very interesting.
#28   — Edited
Yeah man, keep it up!!
It is good to give robotics another flavour at times!!
When they are inventing algorithms that are a black box which is sealed for even those that created it, why wouldn't you have a device that is taping on another unknown source?

Also adds a little dystopian taste to it...

Did you hear about that robot priest in Kyoto, talking about robots that make connecions to deitys and ghosts!!:D
LOL! That's not a Priest, It's a Terminator in disguise! They can't fool me ! Ha ha!