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Wheeler Chair Robot

I saw that last year somebody had built a wheel chair robot?. My idea for the new Robot will be as a stage mascot that can also pretend to play the drums on stage. My brother has a live Metal band every Saturday night and most of the time we have trouble with no drummer showing up. We end up using a Drum machine instead with the 2 other guys on real guitars and singing. So Terminator will be able to move around and substitute behind the drum kit with the Live drum machine signal activating terminator arms at the drums. Also need him to move around in a wheel chair , so is anyone out there that has done this wheel chair hack, looking for suggestions on power/motor controller connections etc...should not be too hard just larger than I'm used to building. This is a youtuber that bought what I just bought,takes a month to get from China and we are building the rest of the Endoskeleton to integrate in wheel chair....


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#792  
I removed the Auto Position Movement Panel that was modified to run all the Cylon servos. Only the Roomba Movement Panel still there. Now with forward movement, both Sonar sensors are clean with no False blips in the way. Could be a ground wire issue as I have had that happen before on previous bots.Will do some testing in the main living room today, fingers crossed!
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#793  
Could be power related for sure. I find sometimes they behave funny when not getting enough power - and a bad ground could do it.
#794   — Edited
Yes, agree DJ, I am sharing the 5 volt regulator with both sonic sensors and the heartbeat L.E.D.'s seems to be okay on power but then the grounds are getting shared all over the entire system. Sometimes a working servo can cause disruption on the grounds. To solve that in the past I isolated the power source for the sonar with a pack of double A batteries.Only 1 ground wire for both sensors.
#795   — Edited
Yes ,one thing I really love about Synthiam ARC like say you are just starting out to program any robot, not really sure how to write a Javascript or even Blockly script. You can pretty well use a pre existing program in the Synthiam cloud to download for your "any" robot design. Just make sure you set the limits of your servos so you don't get any sudden movements going the wrong way.Save the servo profile to Start up everytime you open Arc. Then you can have fun for example I use the revolution Hex 6 sample program from the cloud, save it as my own,try out what all the buttons do like on the mobile interface joystick window, try the attack button, walk,dance,wave etc...the chances are it will work with your servos! So I had Mr Cy wave at me,attack me,move forward everything worked  then you can go into the Auto Position movement window and modify how far,fast the servos move,add custom movements and delete the actions and servos that do not apply to your robot...I tell you what ,I have never had so much fun with a lockdowns hobby!:D
#796  
Another setback today, lost the hand cannon Star L.E.D. seems they can get so hot even with the back heat sink ,if the driver board is too close the Circuit board can melt the wires off! It happened to both my driver boards. Sollution now is to buy more expensive driver board with longer wires. Really sucks as that was the most fun part of robot. To be fully self aware with the room and detect movements, lift arm and fire the 3 watt super bright flash, add gun sounds...ah well.
#797  
I have better ground distribution now for all the sensors, going to neatly tie wrap all the wires away from chest. Also working more on visual responses to when it see me
 I will try to teach camera my face to recognize me.Get some conversations going.
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#798  
Wow you're making a lot of progress lately! All energized:D
#799  
Hey Thanks DJ! Of course I would not be able to have all this fun without all your hard work and dedication to making this hobby possible for any one that always wanted to build one or buy one ready to go,easy to program! Well, I have found the driver board that is an upgrade for my star L.E.D. blaster!....
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#800  
Oh man did quite a bit this night, ready for a rest as it is 2:30 AM. I am so tempted to let the Cylon/Roomba loose out in the main living room,clean some dust! Too much noise for now,people sleeping upstairs, LoL! That left servo is an older one, does buzz but still works good.
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#801  
The people upstairs must think you're a mad scientist! Who else would be making a Cylon robot at this hour!
#802  
Ha ha ya ,I could not resist and set it to the slowest speed for quietness and let it rip around the tiny work room at 4:30 in the morning. Had to test the new ground wires for Sonar, seems excellent but really needs at least medium speed and way more room to travel forward!
#803  
I had a few people request video to see Cylon actually vacuum my house independently full auto and collision avoiding A.I. ...had only issue that once I activated camera with movement detection, it would over ride the sonar detection...simple fix when vacuuming,turn off and pause detection,camera still on but no longer curious about moving light reflections.
#804  
And here is what happens with full curiosity mode going where ever it feels like going according to camera movements and light reflections also both sonar sensors avoiding chairs,walls.Then I gave the speak command to give RSS NEWS FEED from Alex Jones at Infowars.com while continue to explore house. I am not controlling at all just watching and recording with my phone, LOL! Little bud is alive!
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#805  
I like that curiosity mode. That’s pretty cool!
#806  
It is so much fun taking examples of what you did in the past and add to new projects, you are THE dude, thanks again DJ.
#807   — Edited
Final Test today, to see how well it can find the power docking nest to recharge after doing a vacuum cleaning for about 90 minutes.Again fully Auto ,success! I Did forget to program the left arm, thinking It will raise that arm when ever turning. TO make it look like it is alive and struggling to balance itself,LoL! ..Oh cool so my new driver board for the hand cannon Star L.E.D. will be delivered by Thursday, meaning attack mode back in the programming!
#808  
Wow so my star L.E.D. driver board came early today! Now the cool thing about this upgraded board is, no longer do I need to use my 8 channel relay board to send signal voltage from EZB digital pin to get to basic driver/L.E.D. to flash from EZB ARC commands.This new board includes an input pin for robot controllers PWM signal pin! Can now bypass the old relay! Makes wiring up these High powered L.E.D. so much more easy,less wiring and use standard pin connectors like what servos use! Now for the relay board, I guess I can use the existing wires to solder at the clean button on roomba panel. Just in case I cant get the signal to wake up from the Create 2 USB output pins. Has anyone ever opened up the Roomba to expose the Clean button contacts? I opened it a few times to look at brush wiring but looks like many screws to get at Clean button panel at top of Roomba....This is the image of new Star LED driver board,really neat!
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#809  
I sent Scott from Kropserkel a Link to show him, what I did with all the Cylon Chrome body parts I bought from his movie costume web site. He loved the video as most people only use the chrome parts to make Halloween or cosplay costumes at those Sci Fi comicon Festivals! Am I the first to build an actual Cylon robot with his parts? Not sure but how cool is that?xD
#810   — Edited
What the???Book of Boba Fett, that black laser sword is about the coolest starwars weapon  ever thought up! I should design that for the Cylon!......The Dark blade forged by Jedi-Mandalorian 1000 years ago....." This is the way."
#811   — Edited
So how much dirt can Cylon/Robot/Roomba actually clean? I put all kinds of dirt on the floor potato chips, cheesy bits,dust,BB's that were fired from my BB airsoft machine gun! This guy cleans it all up no problem. Unfortunately I forgot to recharge the EZB CONTROLLER battery before.So half way through ,EZB shut off causing the robot to keep going forward by Roomba with no control! Had to restart the Synthiam ARC robot software on my PC and turn robot back on at switch,connect back to the WI Fi ,then lucky I had enough battery juice to reset and shut off Roomba motors! To prevent this in future I will only need to keep the roomba create USB cable always able to provide extra 13--14.8 volts directly from Big Roomba built in battery!