Ez-b Project V3.0

imrisaac

USA
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This is sort of a survailence tank i've been building the past couple of days. At its heart is of cours the EZ-B connected wirelessly via an xbee xsc 900 which gives awsome range even through several walls. The Android phone is for video which is running a IP Camera app to stream High Quality video back to my computer over wifi.
Other parts include:
Vex tank treads (modified)
Servo city servo Block's
Robo Claw regenerative 2X5a dual motor controller
cheap brushed esc to act as a dimmer for the headlights
two turnigy 5000mah packs in series to power everythinrg



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#36  
@imrisaac long time no talk....was wondering i f your offer still stand about the xbee kits....ive been looking at the prices and it looks for the parts you suggested the total would be around 90.00

do you think you can help me out with the set up?
#37  
i just realized i have to get 2 xbee 900 so yeah now 200 sounds like a freaking deal........i want it
#39  
actually i fyou look up the link posted fo rthe xbee i think prices have droped the xbee 900 pro is like 42.00 i think the full set up should not be like 150


@imrisaac

can you confirm please?
#40  
there is an xbee pro 900 and an xbee pro 900 (xsc). I use the xbee pro xsc which are still $67 a piece. the xbee pro 900 (xsc) is slightly more powerful then the regular $42 xbee pro 900
#41  
i also found a slight flaw in my origional setup. the voltage regulators on xbee adapter boards i was using were not capable of supplying the xbees with enough power. The xbee pro xsc can draw up to about 300mah but i found a new adapter from parallax that can put out up to 400mah. without enough current the xbees cannot reach their maximum range.
#42  
COOL THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I think ill still go with the 42 version. It should still be a huge upgrade from the existing Bluetooth. I will start a new poet with what in going to buy and maybe you guys acan help me out...( step by step cuz I'm a boob) in mostly worried about the bypassing that diod or whatever....but I'm sure WE can make it happen.
#43  
Also what servo cable did you use to connect the xbee to the ezb. is it a specific 4 pin male cable or did you remove the Bluetooth chip and the adaptor....just nit sure how to connect the cables to the ezb.
#45  
I just used a standard servo connector within extra wire glued to the end to make a 4 pin plug but you can buy readymade 4 pin cables too.. I'll post a wiring diagram and pictures of how to wire everything later
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#46  
here is a crude diagram of ho to wire the xbee to the ezb



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#48  
its the same tracks i am using on my omnibot 2000 project ,it looks great,did you buy the tank upgrade kit for it ,ann are you using the vex 393 high torque motors ,adding latter encoders
#49  
yes im using the 393 motor, and i did not buy the tank track upgrade kit because it didn't look like it was going to do what i wanted so i used strips of rubber and glued them to the standard tracks.
#50  
mine before i change to use it on my omnibot,i made a vex robotic tank and had it climb rocks,over logs and on flat surface so very good,those track upgrade made a very big improvement
#51  
Do you need to use a special software or change something in the ez-software to use the xbee?
#52  
Imrsaac , where you been man. Worked the motors I sent you into the project yet?
#53  
jstarne1, sorry man been very busy lately. I moved and have a heavier load of classes so i might no be able to work on anything for a while. I started it a while back, made a mount for the motor to mount to the compressor but thats it. ill try to post some pics later.