3d printing again 7/18/2021 - Detecting a sound file by a color - Mr. Metal - simple eye - navigation - many other topics on this thread like voice commands

EzAng

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Here is Mr. Metal again for those who missed him.

Might need to turn up volume



Please leave a comment,

Thanks 

EzAng

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#1   — Edited
Thanks guys for the emails and comments:

Your community post was liked by 'Possession001'.
Your community post was liked by 'Nomad 6R'.


EzAng
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Yay...nice to see Mr. Metal again:)
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Thanks Dave and RoboHappy for your comments

Be well 

EzAng
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Thanks nallycat and JustinRatliff.

Thanks for the emails:
Your community post was liked by 'nallycat' and JustinRatliff.

be well my robot friends,

EzAng
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#6  
Good morn all,

Hard to believe it is Friday again - 9/18/2020 - should be back Sunday, 9/20/2020

All be well, have a nice week end.

EzAng
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#7  
Welcome to another thread of mine,

9/22/2020 "fall" today starts -

I am looking at Mr. Metal over there, may have to work on him a little.

Also printing is on my mind, Perry has the same 3d printer as I, hope he comes back with a few pointers for me  :-)

have a great day,

EzAng
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#8  
Good morning again on Sunday, 9/27/2020

How are you all?

Hope to be back Tuesday from the my farm life for a few days.


Be well,

EzAng
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Thanks Dave,

what are you up to today?


Should be on my way back to city life soon :-)

9/29/2020 Tuesday


Just made it back, only two things in my way, be tired and old -  lol

EzAng
#11  
Welcome back home EzAng.:)   and I know the feeling...tired and old , lol I feel it more lately. My Work on HEMI has slowed down some, in part to ongoing care for my mom needing my attention more. But will get back to it soon.
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Good morning,

RoboHappy, yes family comes first.

Looks to me everyone here has slowed down some, as I say, life gets in the way of living.  :-)

I guess we will see what happens today, the last day of the month of September, the 30th, 2020 in our robot world.

I guess no action today, maybe tomorrow Oct.1, 2020

be well,

EzAng
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Mr. Metal - Oct. 1,2020

 

Your community post was liked by 'Nomad 6R'.
thanks Nomad

So far, another slow day :-(    Did I miss something? Where did everyone go?

See you in 2 weeks - will be checking in now and then.

Be well all,

EzAng
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Have I mentioned before, I really dig the mouth!
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Thanks Justin

EzAng
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#16  
Hello again,
Back from the farm for a few days, may try to merge two on my projects - Mr. Metal with "train object by script".

what are you into today?

EzAng
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#17  
hi ezang

fixed my printer and am trying to make an inmoov hand .
#18  
I so wish my printer was working. I am once again having to get it repaired. Its under warranty yet alot of back n forth with with who is paying for shipping it ( a 3000 mile trip to Cali). Even they believe the printer was damaged yet again in shipping from them. Its been almost  a month now:(
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#19  
RoboHappy

sorry to hear that.wisch you more luck.
what kind off brand is the printer you have?
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Printer activities, wow I bought a printer and have not had had time to operate it.  

Sorry to hear about it RoboHappy, I hope they make good on it.

Nomad 6R - an inmoov hand, impressive, let me know how it goes please.

EzAng
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#21  
hi ezang

i am workin on the lower arm for now.here's a tip i found .
when downloading files from the internet .all messurements can be a little off.
on my topic ( jd head ) is more info about printing.
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#22  
I know I need time to do this printer,

all the points you can give I will login.

EzAng
#23  
Hi Guys and thanks .  My big printer is the SUPER from XYZ Printing. It has a pretty nice size print volume. Im already loooking into a second printer.
Good luck with your prints,  hope they turn out awesome:)
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#24  
robohappy

wow thats almost 30 cm build platform ,not cheap do.
and a second printer is almost a must .if i had room,
i bouth 4 printers:D
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#27   — Edited
Hi all,  how is it going?

This week, 10/18/2020

I have been using DJ's Train Vision Object By Script = very cool, works well.

Also I tried PtP's  YOLO object detection -  works well also

I also have a pixy2 cam - https://pixycam.com/pixy2/

instruction of how to run it https://dronebotworkshop.com/pixy2-camera/

This week, I plan t start my 3d printing episode  - my shot at this,  I am green at this 

I purchased a month ago Creality 3D Printer CR-10S Pro V2 with BL Touch Auto-Level, Touch Screen, Large Build Volume 3D Printer 300mmx300mmx400mm with Capricorn PTFE 2019 Newest 95% Pre-Assembled Printer

Be well and safe,

EzAng
#28  
So while am still waiting for XYZ to get back to me about the larger SUPER printer (its now been two weeks) I decided to buy a different brand, thats smaller and was cheaper. From Amazon, I picked up the Monoprice Mini V2. It has some good revies and can basiclaly print close to 5"x5"x5". I received it today and am already printing out one of the demo pieces (Ill show when done) :-)
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#29  
robohappy

i have a monoprize too .total worn out but still printing good.xD

ezang a tip for you.

when downloading stl files .print them like the are.
dont reposition the part.excample when a part i standing up,
leave it standing up .

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Thanks Nomad for the tip  

Robohappy, are 3d printers a big trip to get going?

Plan to start tomorrow, 3d world :-)

By the way, on a different thread, I read DJ said:

Quote:

There will always be a free version of ARC - I’ve committed to that. Providing the base features is probably the easiest way to get away with it. And having a paid version supporting newer features. That’s most likely the best option moving forward:)

that way everyone gets what they’re used to and can pay to experience the newer stuff
when will this start?

EzAng
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I was on "zoom" last night at the HBRC Wed. meeting, met some other robot people

DJ will be on it - HBRC DJ Sures Presentation - @ 7:00 Pacific Time - Wed. the 28th of Oct.

EzAng

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Im liking my Monoprice Mini printer so far.  While it prints small items, the items are certainly big enough for what I need right now, meanwhile I am still working on getting the big printer working (they are gonna send me replacement parts).  
Right now though, on the MP Mini, I would love to  know a really good way to remove printed parts off that bed. Seems everything really gets stuck to the bed, and a scapper can barely get under it, even when i use raft setup. Any thoughts?
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Good luck with your Mono price Mini printer!

Another week almost gone and I still never had time for my 3d printer - I hope soon.

What do you think about DJ's meeting next week?

EzAng
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#34  
robohappy

i removed the fim off the bed and print straight on the aluminium .
i use some uhu/pritt glue sticks .it  comes easley off the bed.
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What do you guys think about DJ's meeting next week?
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hi ezang

what is zoom ? any link ? any meeting is awesome .
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#37   — Edited
Zoom is a way to have virtual meetings 

check out https://synthiam.com/About/News/19882

download take a few seconds - then could see anyone "live" instead of this typing back and forth

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#38  
it will be great .my englich is very poor .so for me its diff.
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#40  
the technical language its to diff for me.
i do like pictures .
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#41  
"Live video" is better then typing technical language
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#42  
for me its same ,i dont understand much .:(
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#43  
ezang

i downloaded the zoom .whats next ?
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October 28th @ 7:00 Pacific Time - The HomeBrew Robotics Club was resurrected from the original HomeBrew Computer Club. DJ Sures will be presenting Synthiam's robot development platform live on Zoom. Click the article link to view details on joining

When: Wed at Oct 28 at 7PM

Where: It is a virtual meeting. If you have a high bandwidth connection use the video but if your bandwidth is limited we suggest use of the dial in number

Online: ZOOM_Meeting_Link - https://zoom.us/j/94650949953?pwd=VnBIY0piajVTdzBlT2RURElnYTJLdz09#success
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#45  
this is what i mean.it chould be clear what to do .but not for me.
dial in means, it needs to be payed for?
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My mistake, only people that purchased zoom can start a meeting, then we can join I think

I joined one last night for free

It says there is a free one
https://zoom.us/pricing

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#47  
ah okay then.belgium is very expencive ,doing somethin whit a phone.not duable.
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#48  
use the browser chrome, it says you can make a "free" meeting

I will wait for DJ's meeting, next Wed. the 28
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#49  
An old AIMLbot Roman



I will perfect this soon

EzAng
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#50  
Thanks Nomad for the email

Your community post was liked by 'Nomad 6R'.
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#51  
I have been using my Arduino, with my Arduino projects with ARC's "Serial terminal", works very well. (instead of using the Arduino serial monitor. 

I will post a few videos soon,

be well

EzAng
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#52  
Have a great weekend everyone, be safe

off to my farm, solar power, well water  etc...    

see you next week I hope  :-)

EzAng
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#53  
Just made it back from the farm life, how is everyone?

Anything new?


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#54  
Welcome back @EZAng!

Check out the bot libre skill, seems like there have been some new developments there.
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Thanks Jeremie,

my robot friend

I will try it again -  I did noticed on bot libre website, when I make a new bot, I put in "private", but "hidden" is checked and grayed out so I can't change it. I emailed them a few times to no avail. What to do?


It is working now, who knows, lol

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thanks
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#56  
Hi all,

Tonight is the HomeBrew Robotics Club meeting DJ was on last month.

7 to 10 pm pacific time - 9 to 12 pm my time central time  :-(

Info here:  https://www.hbrobotics.org/

EzAng
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#57  
meeting is on now
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#58  
Off to the farm life again - our son is coming in, it is deer season out here.

I will be checking with you guys to see any new things

be well all,

EzAng
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#59  
hi ezang

have a great time .
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Voice commands: Jd Robot

Here is the video
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#61  
hi ezang

awesome .it never gets bored to see jd in action.
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#62  
Thanks Nomad

I guess this can be done with any robot

EzAng
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#63  
hi ezang

indeed but jd comes inmediately to mind .
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#64  
Well, my wife and I finished "our first" 3d print example -  a success!

I am using the Creality  - Cr 10S pro v2 printer - PETG filament

Now on to move exciting prints -   :-)

EzAng
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#65  
ezang

pictures pictures pictures haha congrats.xD
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#66  
Thanks Nomad for all your help 

When I print something worthy to show then pictures , lol

Just printed a dog -  with much experiments, and leveling,  trial and errors - we succeeded.

Thanks all of you for you help and advice.

EzAng
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#67  
good start . print smal stuff and gradully go bigger and bigger .
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Def want to see pics ! I have been playing around with my Monoprice Mini and I love it. Its great for small parts. As for my larger printer,  Im  still working on the refund, and will be replacing it with the new SynDaver Axi .
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#69  
hi robohappy

what kind of things do you print ? whit the monoprize?
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Hi all, printing is going great, 

My wife was an engineer, scientist, at 3M = did in the 1980's injection molding, with big robot arms, different variables then a 3d printer - she knows ALOT about plastics and other things -  she used ABS, which had a strong smell = VHS, cassettes, parts for communication - In 1979 she made the last 8 track tape, remember?  Time flies when you are having fun.... now it is almost 2021

Anyway,

I using PETG filament

using the Ultimaker Cura 4.8 for settings, slicing etc...

we figured our for our 3d printer: I am using the Creality - Cr 10S pro v2 printer

"glass" bed = 87
nozzle = 237
speed = 20 to 60 max
fan off
Z = -2.29


no magigoo
printing at a slower speed is so much better

make surer you tighten the printer head (nozzle) so there is no play - tighten everything :-)

printing some eye mechanisms to use with ARC

EzAng
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Finished earlier today a new 3d print, simple eye moved up, down, right and left


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on to bigger projects  :-)

 EzAng
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#72  
ezang

awesome and you have allreddy your own design .
#73  
Hey, thats very cool !  I have some PETG, but havent tried it yet. Im sure I will try it when the new printer arrives soon.:)
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#74   — Edited
Thanks Nomad,

RoboHappy:

Did you see my figures above for PETG?

We search the net, got results

Here they are:

I using PETG filament

using the Ultimaker Cura 4.8 for settings, slicing etc...

we figured our for our 3d printer: I am using the Creality - Cr 10S pro v2 printer

"glass" bed = 90
nozzle = 237 - 240
speed = 20 to 60 max
fan off
Z = -2.29


no magigoo
printing at a slower speed is so much better

make surer you tighten the printer head (nozzle) so there is no play - tighten everything :-)

Also watch the filament roll from not getting tangled


See the servo holder how nice they can out?
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#75  
"make surer you tighten the printer head (nozzle) so there is no play - tighten everything "  (when the temp is reached , then tighten the nozzle ).

other figures?
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#76  
Nomad "make surer you tighten the printer head (nozzle) so there is no play - tighten everything "  before you start

We learned printing slower give a better print-
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#77  
the Ultimaker Cura 4.8 we set retraction to 7, put our printer in there, add PETG

leveled the bed, them mapped the whole bed with our software, it tell us the highs and lows of the bed ( we use a glass bed) at 87 heated no maggigoo is needed
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#78  
Make sure your bed is clean, I used warm water, a little soap, dried, then isotopic alcohol - I have a creality glass bed

EzAng
#79  
Fun fun fun...I was just watching Mr. Metal too...I never thought to try bots with skin.

I see we shop in a lot of the same places...EZ Robot, Actobotics, ServoCity I am guessing.

Nice job.  You are cookin' up some great stuff.  Are you sure you've only been doing this for 2 years?

What kind of bot are you thinking of designing/printing?

I will mention this here because I think it saved me a lot of time...

For a large bot, consider using a combination Actobotics metal and 3D printed plastic parts that screw to it.  Trying to do a large bot all in plastic can have many additional planning challenges (notches, screws, etc.) to attach multiple parts together, unless you have a huge printer.   Using the metal also lets you reconfigure and change the dimensions early on when you might still need to make large design changes.  Later you might be able to replace some of the metal with plastic if that is desirable to save weight or looks...or not.
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#80  
Thanks Martin, 

Yes, I am two years old in this robot venture, like I said  - I am a quick learner  :-)

My robot with the latex skin is Roman.

How is your new code coming?  What are you working on ?

EzAng
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#81  
Well tomorrow is another day, we hope, a good day to start again :-)


Good night all
EzAng
#82  
Im already thinking of a couple of possible new robot concepts I might do next. Think ive gone as far with Hemi as I could for now. I still have Cy kickin around here too:)

I look forward to my new printer . I will be doing both robot goodies and some work related projects for the boss soon.
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#83   — Edited
Good morn,

One of my new projects is to print a Inmov hand and create a "my "Thing " - hand form the Adams Family show a long time ago , lol

I see how it goes...

EzAng
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#84   — Edited
just got back

One of my new projects is to print a Inmov hand and create a "my "Thing " - hand" " form the Adams Family show a long time ago , lol

try tomorrow on Sunday

EzAng
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#85  
ezang

you mean like this?

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#86   — Edited
lo, that's it Yes Nomad

thanks
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Nomad what is the best fishing line for string for the fingers?

I will use braded fishing line, 

is this good enough?
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#90  
ezang

i dont know witsh one .i donr use it for now .
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#91  
I bought the braded fishing line

I have been printing the hand, fingers etc...
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#92  
ezang

picturesxD please .are you happy with the result sofar ?
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#93  
Thanks Nomad,

I will make some pictures and videos soon of the InMoov hand and fingers moving.

I am figuring out my own system  :-)

EzAng
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#94  
hi ezang

you are fastxD . cant wait to see the video.
one thing i notest is for the wrist movement.
set the servo to 1 degree ,the hand in normal position.
then you have full range of 180 degree in wrist.
here is my hand sofar .

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#95  
your hand looks great, any video?

thanks for the advice

EzAng
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#96  
am still tinkering the design . i wil make a smal video soon.
here an older video.

#97  
Totally cool hand. Cant wait to see it in action.
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Well here is a picture of the InMoov right hand for my project, waiting for the screws

my "Thing " - hand form the Adams Family is coming alive soon!


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#99  
that is a very nice print .did you get the support inside the palm easly out?
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#100  
don't understand? et the support inside the palm easly out?
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#101  
where the wires  goes thru .

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#102   — Edited
Oh I have a modified  piece

Hand_Palm_1.stl

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only has  3 big wholes


send me your files for the bottom piece
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#103  
do you have a pic from bottem pieces ? and do you have link to the modified hand?
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#105  
What do you think?
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#106  
that hand palm is good one .i got the older version .
what do you mean with bottem piece?
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#107  
ok I got the updated piece - all good

bottom piece  - wrist?
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#108  
here the link wrist .

wrist

click on the little arrow ,you can choose all parts.
click on the part you need .another page opens and choose download.

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Wow. Very cool. How long did it take to print all those pieces of the hand?
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#111   — Edited
bigger parts are longer then others - a few hours...

fingers maybe  1 and a half hours


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Today I will print the wrist pieces.

My printer =  Creality - Cr 10S pro v2 printer with auto correction

my setting I use for my environment is:

speed = 22
nozzle  = 237
bed = 87
z axis adjustment = -2.29

my "Thing " - hand" (Addams family) . project is coming alone, I am using my nylon guitar strings, they work well,  them I will add the tips of the fingers



EzAng
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#113  
thanks for the InMoov oarts

Nomad your prints is coming alaong
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#114  
Today is Tuesday, 12/15/2020

What are you into today?

EzAng
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#115  
hey ezang 

am doing the schoulder pistons inside the chest .
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#116  
Did you print them yet?
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#117  
hi ezang 

yes they print well .little sanding is needed .
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#118  
I am printing the rotation wrist

send pics or video when you can

Thanks

EzAng
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#119  
hi ezang

here some pic's .make sure you can rotate the wormgear with two fingers .
the wormgear holder goes here .
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#120  
Are these parts the neck?
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#121  
ezang

ni in the chest .these are for letting the choulder move up and down .
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#122  
what do you use for the neck?
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#123  
for the neck are 3 pistons similar like pics above  but smaller .

ps is it me but i dont recieve no mails from here.
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#124  
where are the stls for the neck pistons?
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#125   — Edited
ezang

here you can choose witsh part you need. click on it ,next page download.
neck parts

one thing .make sure you dril a hole 3 mm on top piston to let the air escape.
the hole ontop is for a screw so the piston wont rotate .
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#126   — Edited
here a picure
make sure the pistons goes very easly in and out.
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#127  
thanks, Nomad for the parts
#128  
Nomad is great with the printing, he is my go to guy if ever I need a part!:D
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#129  
I agree robo rad
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#130   — Edited
Here is an something interesting
I asked Frank where did he go :

Here is his response, sounds like what you want to do

Hello Angelo, EzAng

I’ve been focusing on some bigger robots such as Loomo and Temi for Elders note the drink delivery system

Here is my robot channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCETxxjaU981xReTul-6rA3A

Here is my Elder channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVxf646R95nXLHqVe3GPOw

I also now write a column for a senior-focused website where family members want to help their elderly parents with technology:
https://www.techenhancedlife.com/articles/diy-technology-solutions-things-bothering-my-aging-relatives

I’m also creating Alexa Skills for seniors:
https://www.techenhancedlife.com/solutions/time-day-dementia-patient-alexa-skill

Thanks for reaching out to me,
Frank faengelm@gmail.com


Interesting stuff

EzAng
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#132  
am printing a inmoov head for a friend .
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#133   — Edited
Hi Nomad

I am printing now a deer_hook for our hunting son  :-)

to hang up his jacket or shirt

printing PETG white, then my wife is going to paint it brown

hard to find brown filament 

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#135   — Edited
Hi Nomad,

Here is my print PETG

not painted brown yet or sanded

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#136  
ezang

that is a nice print .
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#137  
Nomad, finishing up on my "Thing" hand - tips are not on the fingers yet

Sunday I should have for parts

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EzAng
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#138  
ezang

that is very need printing .
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#139  
I am learning my machine, tweaking is the name of the game  :-)

I recently printed the rotation wrist, found out I can use this for any project I need the servo to rotate.

EzAng
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#140  
ezang

did you test the gears inside the wrist ? 
mine doesn fit properly .
its some 1 MM off .
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I had to sand and file the large gear to fit in the whole

After that, I used the large gear, screwed it on the servo, then placed it in the wrist. I had to drill two wholes on the wrist so I could screw the servo on to it.

I will take pictures
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#142  
ezang 

i test tomorow a new set .where you can screw on the real horn on.
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Here are my pictures:

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#144  
the gear in the gear on the servo wil not last long .
thats why i change the file a little .
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#145  
How did you change the gear? Do you have the stl file?
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#146  
Here is a pic of the hand file I used:

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#147  
ezang

i test print tomorow .when its correct i post the file here .
also i wil make a vid how to ad a real horn .
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#148  
You know you can use either gear, the small or the larger one for your project, depends on what you want to achieve
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#149  
i use the round horns .the original.
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#150  
Hey Nomad, here is an interesting video on how yo change a white filament to any color - cool idea


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#151  
ezang

not a bad idea and cheap too.

i have the wrist for servo reddy .
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original horn can be used .
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dont forget to put the servo screw in before screwing the horn on the gear .
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Looks great,

Are you printing the whole InMoov?
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I just printed a micro servo holder for 5 servos for the fingers of my hand

will try to copy stl file here
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#155  
ezang

did you mod the stl for micro servo's then?
the link is od ?
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#156  
I will fix later, I see the link does not work
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#157   — Edited
I use the file right?
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#158  
hi ezang

yes click on the stl file on your pc .
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How do you copy to here?
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#160   — Edited
I will Keep trying, so far no luck

I am using the File add above
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By the way,

Here is how the deer hook turned out after painting and sanding



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#162  
ezang

nice paintwork . ad file above .window opens upload files .choose file .your pc folders wil schow up .
open the folder where you store your stl files in . pick the file you want . 
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#163   — Edited
I understand how to open a file, for some reason, it will not upload properly, sorry
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#164  
ezang

do you store your stl files in a folder?
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Hi Nomad, 

Strange, it works today, who knows why  :-(

These are for micro servos - holders


ServoTestRahmen.stl
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the file above works


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#166  
ezang

the above file works .below dont.
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#167  
That funny they worked before
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#168  
Well, off to the farm life...

See you on my hotspot later, be well

EzAng
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#169  
ezang

have fun on the farm .
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#170  
lol, fun, its the farm  -  a lot work - lol


Hope to be back to city life, Mon. or Tues -

Be well my friend

EzAng
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Hey RoBoHappy, I wondered where you have been, what are you up to now a days? Any new projects?


On a phone hotspot at the moment -  should be back by Monday

Be well my robot friend  :-)

EzAng
#173  
Oh just the same ol,,, I have been playing around with the 3d printer at work alot. Hemi has been side lined for now. Some programming issues have stumped me for now.  Meanwhile, I am thinking up a new design, kinda wanna go bigger  :-) stay tuned !
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Hello again RoboHappy,

How is the 3d printing going? How is your SynDaver AXI printer doing?

Any prints yet?

I have been printing many things as I need them. Have yo seen the hand I printed?

Here it is:
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or the deer hook above?

I have been using PETG filament - works great for me.

Waiting to see what you come up with :-)
EzAng
#175  
Gmornin there EzAng :-)
Love how the hand is printing out. How much different was it to set up using the PETG over PLA? Im still havent tried it yet.  Ive been printing work related parts on the SynDaver , no robot parts yet. Last time I printed a robot part was on the Monoprice. Had just printed an endcap to an Actobotics part. 
I got a lick out of the deer hook too  :-)
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#176  
Good morn, RoboHappy,

Thanks for your comments on my beginning printed parts.

I thought 3d printing was a bigger deal then I see here. Only I few people talk about it in this forum - The net is the place for many 3d printing groups I see for all sorts of printing and free  stl sites.

What CAD software do you use?

I might check out Fusion 360

Where do you work that needs parts?

I have never used PLA yet, only had 2 rolls of PETG, so that is what I use. By the net, YouTube and our own tweaking, I figured some good setting for my machine - I see my machine used different settings for PLA - If you want,  I can check later the settings...

thanks again,

EzAng
#177  
EzAng

Its been mostly PLA for me, I tried ABS once on that XYZ printer which failed for me. 

For my job, our drafter uses Solidwork, and we are currently making either small test jigs to hold circuit boards for rework or assembly, or prototypes of small boxes for upcoming product releases.

At home, most of the time I download from Thingiverse and try to tweek if needed with Tinkercad.  Im an old 2D Autocad user, so im still trying to wrap my brain around the the 3d part,lol esp while trying to learn Fusion360 when I have the time. 

Last week I was printing out some of those "Touchless" door hooks I got from the net for my fellow coworkers.
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#178  
"Touchless" door hooks?

I printed a deer hook, lol
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#179   — Edited
Just completes my first gcode file on Fusion 360 -  a case

Sliced it on Cura

printing now, I see what happens  :-)


EzAng
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Well, I succeeded the printing of my case in the Fusion 360 CAD program - came out nice :-)

Now onward...

EzAng
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Hi my robot friends,

did so many robot things in the last cold few weeks, time for farm activities again, nicer weather now 

time for drone, telescope, remote car activities. 

Will be checking in to see all the new robot activities, be well and safe my friends. :-)




EzAng
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#184   — Edited
Hi

navigation

I am using the Floor map and Touch path maps, nice navigation -  I am at my farm, on a hotspot and dangle with an IoTiny

my car follow it very nicely 

Video will follow soon

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#186   — Edited
Robots are everywhere:

here are just a few:

Below are some interesting ideas for you to view for your projects:

I see one on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Meccano-Meccanoid-Robot-Building-Education-Exclusive/dp/B019K8KMHS/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/142-3721130-8491000?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B019K8KMHS&pd_rd_r=002bb245-d3c3-438c-a495-06e541357ed4&pd_rd_w=4Q2qD&pd_rd_wg=Oi1yP&pf_rd_p=f325d01c-4658-4593-be83-3e12ca663f0e&pf_rd_r=RAQM7645MVDRM7NSNKTR&psc=1&refRID=RAQM7645MVDRM7NSNKTR

Here is some interesting robots for you to view https://www.knightscope.com/


Also if you just lookup security robots, there is no end -

This look like an I robot, but acts very different:

Trifo Max Original Home Surveillance Robot Vacuum in White
details
The Trifo Max Home Surveillance Robot Vacuum is AI-powered and sees, listens and speaks as it cleans. It is continuously learning its surroundings, increasing its mapping capabilities, route efficiency, maneuverability, and decision making skills.
AI-powered robot vacuum
Outstanding mapping capability and navigation system
Chooses the most efficient cleaning route and maneuver around obstacles
Sends alert notifications of a possible break-in, allowing users to see and hear what’s going on at home through Trifo Home app on your smart phone
Alexa-enabled and reacts to voice control
Users can speak and listen to other family members, pets or even intruders through Max’s onboard speaker and microphone when away from home


https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/trifo-max-original-home-surveillance-robot-vacuum-in-white/5533760?skuId=69618200&enginename=bing&mcid=PS_bing_nonbrand_vacuums_Online&product_id=69618200&adtype=&product_channel=Online&adpos=&creative=&device=c&matchtype=e&network=o&gclid=ad03a55142c31f4b3b56c506250ba2e8&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=ad03a55142c31f4b3b56c506250ba2e8&wmSkipPwa=1

On ARC https://synthiam.com/Community/Robots/Ez-face-514

works good
#187  
Oh ya that floor map touch screen to make a robot path is a really neat skill, I had that working with my Outdoors Terminator 2 years ago out at the cottage,works great if you have sonar working to avoid any rocks or trees that may be in the way. I think I can use that as well for my Target drones that I want to make.(Like more advanced robotic duck shooting targets)
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#188  
the small version mecca is very good for modified with ARC .
they are cheap also . the size of the mecca servo's are desame as HDD ez robot.

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and these hands work perfect . maybe another head printing.

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#189   — Edited
Wow Nomad, where do you buy these small Meccano  on the internet? I could use some if they are cheap only if in USA or Canada as shipping is so badly delayed from Europe,takes many months.
#191  
Oh from Ebay,of course! Will have a look!
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#192  
re- mixed program from the past

red color activates a robot sound file

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#193   — Edited
7/18/2021

I am back to 3d printing.

Looking around for something to print that is usable.

 just printed 2 soap boxes for my granddaughter, she will be on her way to college soon :-)

I use PETG filament

using the Ultimaker Cura 4.10 program for settings, slicing etc...

we figured our for our 3d printer:

I am using the Creality - Cr 10S pro v2 printer -  auto correction - BLTouch sensor to detect exactly how far away the nozzle is from the bed.

Measures all the glass bed with points(16 I believe) to determine the ideal setting

I always level it first myself.

"glass" bed = 87
nozzle = 238
speed =  I start at 25, then I move up - depending on what you are printing
fan off
Z = -2.29

These settings work great for me. You may need to tweak a bit for your machine.

Make surer you tighten the printer head (nozzle) so there is no play in it- tighten everything

found out some things are better printing at a slower speed 

On to my next print

PS,

I do want to thank NallyCat, Nomad, RoBoHappy  and others for getting me interested in 3d printing



EzAng
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#194  
Anyone 3d printing lately?
#195  
I have. Mostly work related stuff, nothing robotic at the momentm but some neat little things people have asked for.
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For work, a SD card connector cover for an upcoming product (still a wip)
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Jewerly cases. these were fun to print. Found on thingiverse.
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#196  
hi all

am printing the famous M1 GARAND  with working inside.

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#197   — Edited
Thanks RoboHappy,

seems 3d printing is hard to come by


Hi Nomad, 

What happened to your InMoov head, body?

Nice riffle, did you fire it yet?

Be safe

EzAng
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#199  
Your Inmoov was looking good, when will you start it up again?
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#200  
hi ezang

yes problably when i moved out .
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#201  
hey ezang

look at this animation .cool graficks and colors.

animation
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#204  
hey ezang

those grippers look awesome and very cheap also . MrMetal going to be happy.
#205  
EzAng,
Very cool gripper find ! would be cool to see them in action on Mr Metal.
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Still waiting for another gripper

In the mean while cleaning off some older robots from the past, here is one:


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just fixed arm on left

Also on Mr. Metal, fixed mouth and speech 

Almost spring cleaning :-)

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#207  
ezang

i love old great memories . my first was a bioloid premium robot .
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I have been fixing my robots form the past,

Here is Mr. Metal with new grippers, video will follow:
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#209  
Here is the talking head robot, now has arms and grippers 

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#210  
ezang

these grippers looking good .
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Nomad

thanks for comments
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#212  
I have been using the cognitive emotions, cognitive vision, camera

works well, will soon try the cognitive vision it on a small car to see what it notices
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#213   — Edited
I connected 2 cameras to ARC - two camera devices in ARC

A USB camera - Logitech Pro 9000 to my laptop - Windows 11

ARC - EZB4 connected with its EZ camera

turned out Camera and Camera 2

Two different views  :-)

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I guess I can connect many boards in ARC with IoTinys or EZB4's all with different cameras


Two camera looking at each other for now
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#214  
Super. What fun. What are you going to use the two cameras
for?
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#215   — Edited
Hi Dave, right now I am testing these cameras.
I have a camera coming in today.
I have not thought of a project as of yet.
Maybe someone else can use this.
It is just nice to know with multiple connection board, multiple cameras may be used.
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2022 - My Metal InMoov

I left the "UnCanney Valley here -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

Can do more then what a 3d printed robot can do and possibly more :-)

ARC programing

EZB4, IoTiny, Arduino controllers

extension wires,

New Grippers, can grip anything- video next week

Arms with two ways that move

ServoCity Wheels base for moving him around

Audio speech, mouth moves, RGB panels for eyes, DFRobot Hexa Base Rotate Kit -  head left and right

Camera above, not in picture with servo the mover

many ServoCity parts



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#219  
Thanks,  JustinRatliff and Nomad for your comments
#220  
LOL. Looks like you're keeping servo City in business. He's a good looking robot.
#222  
I've used LaserPing.  I think they work well.
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#223   — Edited
I have been at the farm for a while, should be back in the city, 

Plan to get Mr. Metal InMoov operating again with a AIML conversation
#224  
EzAng
 Mr. Metal looking good these days :-) 
Was on Servocity recently, looks like many of the Actobotics metal plates are now discontinued. Some of the Actobotic kits as well. Think theya re slowly moving more to the GoBuilda series now its looking like. Im thinking about buying more of the Actobotic channel before thats gone next.
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many of the Actobotics metal plates are now discontinued
Oh My! That sucks.:(

However it looks like both brands offer much of the exact same products with the same specs. Must be a profit and loss thing. Follow the money to find the answers.
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#226   — Edited
Servo City has changed many products and others are discontinued.

Like the servo Gearboxes, "now" they only come with "their servos". (they all over 100.00)

In the past, I purchased the GearBoxes without their servos (less expensive) I used servos I had hanging around.
I feel that was a bad decision. (as of 2022)

GoBuilda has nice products also.


Today, I hope to get a video on Mr. Metal in action

You know, what most these robots can do is just move forward and back, mouth moves while talking, eyes light up, head moves left and right, grippers grab things, arms move in two directions, camera on head sees - all with ARC software

after the, it just sit somewhere in my home :-(

I guess on what I am saying is the planning, building and programming is what I enjoy  :-)
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#227   — Edited
Here is a short video for now, more videos later with auto position






I plan to have a conversation with Mr. Metal - AIML - Bot

re-worked the AIML code
#228  
Very nice ! good to see Mr Metal on the go again:)
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#229  
ezang

mr metal starts to look very human .
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#230   — Edited
A short Conversation with Mr. Metal 4/29/2022




Well, back to the farm, will be checking using my hot spot

All be well...........
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#231   — Edited
Above video:

2 EZB4, 2 IoTinys, in different location

extension wires,

New Grippers, can grip anything

Arms with two ways that move

ServoCity Wheels base for moving him around

Bing Speech
AIML  Bot -  wrote some of my own answers

mouth moves with speech

2 RGB panels for eyes

DFRobot Hexa Base Rotate Kit - for movement of head left and right

Camera above with servo 

many ServoCity parts

the end, lol
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#232  
Anyone see or notice my short Conversation with Mr. Metal above?
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#233  
hi ezand

yep 3 times .it sound great .
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You have done great work on this one. I love the AI feature. When I was younger I never thought I'd live to see stuff like this. 

How are you using the camera on his head? If for tracking movement how is that working for you? 

I haven't tried camera tracking for many years. Actually early 2013. There has been a bunch of improvement in the the way ARC and EZ Robot has implemented this. I hope to try this soon again in my rebuild of my B9 LIS robot. Back "in the day" it was kinda quirky but that was back in the V3 ez robot and v1 camera days. DJ and his team has made vast improvements in the way ARC uses the camera. You needed a lot of light but placing the camera on a static part of the robot that didn't move helped. Also I used to get false positive tracking with reflections. Here's a video I made of that attempt. Disclaimer: I had the camera mounted inside of a bubble with flashing lights inside along with it. It kept being distracted by the internal lights. This was a no go for me back then. 
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#236  
hey ezang

those claws are they assembled when you bouth them?
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#238  
ezang

great . i can get them here in holland too . prize is good ,big claws 10 cm long .
thanks for the info .
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#239   — Edited
Nomad, happy I could help



Hi Dave,

I made it back to my home in the city, back to internet :-)

I watched your video this morning, I can't make out what you were tracking in 2013

Tracking has improved here in 2022

Camera Input - here are a few controls

Ez-Robot site
Face Detection with RoboScratch
Face Detection with Blockly
Face Detection with EZ-Script
color Tracking with Servos
color Tracking with Movement
Detecting Multiple Colors
Line Following with Roli, AdventureBot and Shell-E
Vision - Object Training & Recognition


I like the Train Vision Object By Script control to detect different objects

Train Vision Object By Script - Camera - Robot Skills - Support - Synthiam

https://synthiam.com/Community/Apps/train-object-by-script-19553
#240  

Quote:

I can't make out what you were tracking
I was tracking my movement. At that time I wanted to have the robot recognize movement and track it then move a motor attached to a joint like a neck to move along with the moving object. So the effect would be like having a head follow whoever was walking past the robot.
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#241   — Edited
Ok, I understand now what you were saying. Almost 9 1/2 years past since that video

I suspect tracking has improved immensely in 2022 form 2013...

9 1/2 years ago I had nothing to do with robotics or electronics. Wish I knew you all here when I was younger.
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#242   — Edited
6/21/2022

Just got, back from my relative home, thought I mention, she has a robot (with sensors) to map out with a grid her swimming pool to clean the pool under water, very impressive.

Must be using a Waterproof Ultrasonic Sensors

I have the JSN-SR04T and a A02YYUW water resistance sensors

I believe she has the pool cleaner form Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N78IVWJ?tag=highlightreviews-67746-20&th=1
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#243  
Thanks for the email

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