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My name is Rex and I am building a large robot. His name is Magnus. He is 6 ft. tall and will weigh around 300 lbs. He has wheelchair motors driving tank treads. He looks similar to the B9 robot that appeared on the old TV series called Lost in Space but , I claim no ties to Lost in Space. I will post more pictures soon. I was very excited when I found the E Z Robot kit. I want to order but have some questions. Looking forward to discussing all kinds of topics here.
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My EZ Board kit ($235.00)should arrive any day now. My items from Sparkfun for long range XBee control are already here($136.00).
So, You are saying that I can eventually use the EZ Board instead of the LEAF Micro? I may wait then. Money is a little tight now since I ordered this stuff. Got to start saving up again.
How long do you think before ROBOREALM is ready? Have you heard any news?
I will be downloading the software you mentioned tonight.
I WOULD TRY leaf out get use to itan run on windows 7,its is very hard to install
Anyway I can still try out the software. Hope I can get it installed without too much trouble. May have to get you guys to come to the rescue:)
While I've got your attention I would value both of your opinions on my idea for a servo mimic. See the threads at Hardware >> Turn Dc Gear Motors Into Servos
Turn Dc Gear Motors Into Servos
thats what i really do alot on
I would like your opinion for my idea for a servo mimic See my drawings and explanation on page 2 of thread category .........Hardware >> Turn Dc Gear Motors Into Servos.
Thanks for the kind words. Yeah....I'm still planning to finish Magnus. It has been my dream to build a robot like this for the last 40 years. I not going to let my dream die out.
Time is my enemy. I don't have the time that most of the people on this forum have to work on their bots. Magnus is my dream robot and I have not given up on him. Building something that size from scratch has been a daunting task so far.
As for building robots.....I do have another smaller one in the works. One that I can work on inside the house, using a much simpler design. I will unveil him soon.
I am guardian to three children that we took in a few years ago. My wife's nephew and his wife lost custody of their children due to domestic violence and drugs. So we took them in to keep them from going to foster homes. It has been quite a task. One girl and two boys. Brittany is now 13 years old, Jacob is 11, and Justin is 7. Justin is now hooked on robots and he is helping me with the new smaller bot. I also have a 20 year old daughter who is now in college. So money is now becoming an issue.
I work at a power plant (140 Megawatt) in Clarksville, VA. Usually by the time I get home and all the chores around the house and yard are done, cooking, cleaning, repairing, etc. I sometimes have a little time to work on the robot. Unfortunately most of the time I end up falling asleep at my desk
Sorry....didn't mean to drop the life story bomb on ya.
Anyway...thanks for your verbal support. Now go build robots!
@ DJ......Thanks for creating such a wonderful device that is inspiring young and old to dare to dream again and enter into the amazing world of robotics! You are my hero sir!
Instead of a hour or so a day
MY girlfriend kinda helps me build robots
Yes family first.
Sometimes dreams take time, but that just adds to the fun of making progress and finally building something you always dreamed of.
Thanks to DJ many robot dreams can come true.