I just came across the Wall E DIY project yesterday and am seriously interested in making on of those. I am very confused regarding the parts list for the robot. All the links DJ Sures provide are expired. Are you selling the preprogrammed control board I would be really interested in getting on of those since it would provide me a better platform to start on. The kit EZ robot offers seems to have most of the components but I am doubtful about the actual controller board that does inside the robot since the space is so tight.
Please advise me on what controller board and components to get for the wall E robot. I would greatly appreciate it.
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You can use the servos here, and the EZ-B V4 for the controller. There are other sensors that you can use in the store. There are more sensors being added to the store this week that would offer more abilities also.
There are also a lot of builds that people have documented in this forum. Use the search and look up Wall-E and you will see quite a few projects.
Also, welcome to the forum. There are many people here who will be happy to answer any questions you have.
I had built a smaller wall-e, but it would not fit any of the ez-b controllers. It was way too small and only fit a custom controller. That wall-e wasn't much fun anyway The bigger Ultimate Wall-e is much more fun!
Get the EZ-B v4/2 Developer Kit and the build process is nearly the same. Maybe one day when I have time I will make an EZ-B v4 Wall-e
The 2 rotational servos would be for the tracks
2 of the 3 HD servos would be for the arms
1 of the 3 HD servos would be for the pan on the head
the micro servo would be for the tilt on the head
the V4 Camera could go in the eye.
The EZ-B V4 controller would drive all of this without any issue.
The two thick wires on the lipo battery can be cut to work with the alternate power adaptor.
If you purchased the kit ($229), you would also want to pickup the following
1 micro servo - $19
lipo battery - $15
charger - $30
camera extension cable - $3
Servo extension cable - $1
Shipping and duty fees if any apply...
Your looking at about $300 in parts on top of the cost of the Wall-E. I used the U-Command version of the Wall-E with my Wall-E V4 build. Its tight but the V4 will fit. I am not saying that you have to do this, but I ended up making some modifications on the V4 to remove the base and power it without the base to give more room. I have seen others who have left the base on and the V4 still fit inside the U Command version.
If you went this route, you would have these parts extra
AA Battery holder - Good to have anyway
2 wheels - Could be used on something else
ping sensor with voltage regulator - This could be added to your project
1 HD servo - Always nice to have a spare
Other than the body modifications, everything else should plug up nicely except for the camera extension cable. I pull pins from these to connect the two cables.
Good luck and let us know if we can help in any way.
The Wall-E EZ-B project should work with very few modifications with the v4 board. Just a change to the connection and camera controls to use the V4 IP address rather than the com port and the old 2.4ghz camera. However, I would also change the sound board to use an V4 soundboard so the sounds come from the EZ-B in the Wall-E rather than from your PC.
After running through some of the tutorials here, starting your project from scratch would be about as easy as modifying the Wall-E project from the EZ-Cloud.