Ez-bo, My Experimenting Robot

pashley

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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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#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.