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I saw that last year somebody had built a wheel chair robot and I am having trouble getting around in this new Forum. 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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Today will be a great day for testing all the Walking Gaits I want to program with EZ Builder,I also just changed the eyes to the correct color and brightness of the movie Terminators using automotive dash L.E.D.'s 12 volt, super terrifying now. The Terminator has already scared a few old people here and it is not yet even 6 foot tall,that comes later with the lifting cylinder I am buying, he will lift upper body when ever not moving to search for stuff or observe cams but Lower when booting across the field. Some of you may remember how the larger Robosapien V2 had different walking styles,that is what I need to start on today,it helps with balance.Ghost hunts would be Fun with T-800 but I bet the ghosts would even be to scared to come near it, LOL!
This was going to be the first outdoors test with the Large wheelchair battery installed as it was running slower but with a small Lipo battery Okay but just slower, with the extra power , it seems to want to tilt to far left or right on the 360 turns,too much power now! So I will add some side support wheels to avoid this problem.
Ya, that doesn't surprise me. He's pretty tall and heavy for such a narrow base. You have a great idea there with side support wheels. Do you plan to have them powered and part of the drivetrain or just freewheeling and suspended just above the ground to "catch" him when he starts to tip?
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Hey Dave I am looking to copy the DJ Snow robot design for better traction. Bigger ATV wheels and 2 larger castor wheels at back with wider axel.We had so much rain yesterday this bot design will only work on hard floors but not the mud. Stock
wheels need replacing with ATV bigger wheels for sure to gain some traction!
The 8 channel Relay board is on it's way so that I can control the old style DC motors in the Arms and wrists using along with the EZB to send the commands. This will be yet another learning experience getting the modern digital EZ to the old school relay board and figuring out the timing for each elbow to wrist movements. The Fingers gripping will likely need the HDD servo to work though. I will eventually replace the older DC motors to all HDD servos in the future. As this can all be controlled with just the EZ-B.
So I have gone back to the drawing board on outdoors mobility for the Terminator, Found an old Kiddy car that has the perfect sized wheels with rubber treads and the both corners at back have the larger wheels that spin 360 like castor wheels but are actual tire types. Will need to cut car body in half first to make it shorter and then add my window lift motors to the front,this should work on all terrain outside!