Ez-bo, My Experimenting Robot

pashley

USA
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I enjoy experimenting with the different controls available with easy builder, and exploring all the different options available, using the script language. With this in mind I decided to build a small, simple robot based on my old Boe-Bot chassis. I have tried to incorporate all the different sensors and LEDs I had hanging around so that my experimenting could be broader based.

At the present time, I have added these devices to experiment with 3 servo motors 2 modified servos 1 PIR Infrared Two axis accelerometer Sonar detector Photo resistor Two RGB LEDs Two standard LEDs Bicolor LED

I have made the front and back panels removable in case I have some new ideas. Video coming soon.

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#1  

That's great, it's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking to build for testbot (except currently he is a box).

#2  

Here is a video of EZ-Bo getting blinking LEDs for his arms.

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Synthiam
#3  

That's super creative! Nice work and thank you for sharing:D

it's real neat that you put a story together with him. Adds a lot of character - rather than watching a robot just move around and stuff... Bo has a great personality

#5  

Lol neat , like the little skit you put together

#7  

MovieMaker I just posted my most recent version on the EZ Bo project on ezcloud in the "Incomplete Robots" category. I am currently working on a new video, so the scripts are a tad jumbled.

#8  

Good work! one tiny...small... suggestion regarding the text to speech. I often mis spell words to make them sound "better".....like I hear "robutt" coming from Bo which IS kinda funny too:) . You might try spelling robot like row bought ..or row bawt.......but Bo is looking pretty sweet!

#9  

New EZ Bo video. This time Bo awakes from a short nap and shows us all his "stuff",.

#11  

MovieMaker

EZ Bo's voice is the standard, "Microsoft David", that comes with Windows 8. It is accessible using the Speech Synthesis Settings control, along with a couple other voices.

I would like to see an option to change the voices using scripting, similar to SpeakVolume, so that I could have two or more different talking robots in the same script. Something like a SpeakVoice(value) command would be nice.

#12  

I wanted to ask where you got the arms.

;)

#13  

MovieMaker,

Bo's arms are parts from my box of robot toys, gathered from lawn sales over the last few years.