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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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A fun fact, I was heavily involved in the launch of the new Battlestar series way back in 2002 I think...we were discussing on the Sci-Fi forum about what Ronald D Moore could add to the new TV series and I was all upset at what the new Cylons looked like and the fact that they had none of that classic Cylon Voice, I was reall miffed at Ronald,but he would not budge on my suggestions and then I got into a heated debate with Ronalds wife She was talking about new Cylons communicate with internal internet and do not need a voice,Oh I was bummed out with the 2 of them. Any way, even though they screwed up the classic robots,I still enjoyed the new show. I even entered the contest they had "Build a cylon" and I converted my first Rad robot and another RSV2 Robosapien to both look like Classic Cylons. I won 3rd prize which was a DVD box set of the entire series. I still have the video of them somewhere online,LOL! I still think the Classic Cylon was the best looking,you can see it in the middle there,The other 2 newer ones just look like *rainbows and buttercups* mechanical Dracula,that can't even talk....
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MAN....ComicCon!!! Great idea!! That you be the best!!!:D
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Oh ya man, How cool would it be if someone like Grace Park from the Galactica series was there at the comicon, she played that Boomer chick,she also was the judge that awarded me 3rd prize for the build a Cylon contest! You never know who you will see at those events. Definitely some weirdos too! I would even think about adding a "Powered by Synthiam" Label on the robot,but only if it was running good ,if something screwed up I would just hide the Label with a towel,LOL!
      Edit-----I guess that's it for tonight,hooked up the main batteries inside,ready to test tomorrow.User-inserted image
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Ya I know my wheels are not straight,I need to cut that axel bar a bit shorter so I can tow in the wheels,job for tomorrow,getting tired,all the wiring I did last few hours and still more to do. I am going to end up making some kind of newer wheel base anyway later on. Prefer a track system,like those plans for the lawn mower robot,those tracks look awesome! Not the Lady bug mower but the other one he had a while ago.
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Spent the last hour getting wheels straight and adjusting for weight of batteries,Almost ready to test run around the apartment!
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Well I have done more to finish this cylon in the last 2 days than all winter! I have the 3 watt Star L.E.D.'s super
bright white machine gun simulators attached to both hands. It's going to be fun programming this on the EZB, as normally the fore arms are pointing down but when the command is sent to rotate the fore arms ,they spin and move up showing the machine guns flashing with loud sound effect. Then they reverse rotate and move down once again showing the Chrome only. Excuse the wiring mess, I will end up neatly hiding them and using plastic zip ties to secure them. I also had to install the L.E.D. driver boards on the hands, so now I just need to start soldering the connections and test.