Guys here is a quick update of my robot build.
I have done a complete over haul of the body and arms. Its working out great
Attached are some photos
The face is a screen and the face animation will be projected using a mini dlp projector. And will be called up by an ez script that calls up vlc media player. So an Idle animation on a loop then video overlays of reactions when given commands.
An ezb camera will also be attached to AVAs forehead for object recognition and all of that ezb goodness
Here is the code for controlling the actuators in the neck
It uses H-bridges and standard dc motors with simple CW and CCW direction with the Movement Panel 1 for every 2 dc motors and then on top of that more scripts to do a specific movement then on top of that it does one script to put all of those movements together.
I have to add loads more on top like the video function e.t.c but this will come after I have rigged up the arms and chest for the arms I am using all metal gear servos and high torque metal gear servos for the forearm and up wards with a planetary gear dc motor for the shoulder rotations.
I will convert arduino unos into ezbs for the body pinouts and hook up a small windows 10 pc inside the body