Resurrection - Another Full Sized Lost In Space B9 Robot coming to life

Dave Schulpius

USA
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There is no control yet in this robot. However with the upgrades I'm planning for this robot, Synthiam ARC and the EZB are going to be center stage.

I was asked by a fellow Lost In Space and B9 Robot fan to help him rebuild his B9 Robot. He bought it a few years ago and was a bit overwhelmed in getting this poor old robot put together and working. I agreed to try to help and give it a try. I couldn't bring myself to see an old B9 Robot left to exist in boxes and never see the light of day again.

Hopefully this is the first of many videos documenting my journey rebuilding an old friend and a hero of my childhood.

Hopefully in a few months I can have him blinking, flashing and rattling off sound clips. Please enjoy this first of many video to come  where I first see what I have to work with as I unpack and discover. LOL.

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#127  
Wow Dave, that looks great. You really have these down. What did you use for the voice?
#128  
Wow, it came out awesome. Can imagaine the fun at any party. Great job.
#129  
Thanks my friends. I appreacheate the nice things you said. Parties are a blast with him running in the background. 

Perry_S, For the robot's voice I used pre recorded sounds clips that the original actor, Dick Tufeld did years ago before he passed away. A little trivia about Dick, He also did the voice for Tony the Tiger in the Kellogg Cork Flakes commercials back in the day. As far as the clips of the different actors and robots my B9 does impressions of I recorded them from Lost In Space Blue rays, and other sound clips I had and found on the internet. I then cleaned them up and resampled them in the sound program Audacity.
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#130  
Truly Amazing work as always Dave!!
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#132  
Dave,
  Amazing how you turned that into an awesome robot.  I like how there was an option for RC control for safe maneuvering.
Great video and it shows your work that was accomplished.
Thanks for sharing.
Steve S
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#133  
Well, what can I say, as always, you are "the" B9 robot builder, great job!

EzAng
#134  
Thanks again guys. Steve and EzAng, your kind words mean a lot to me. 

@Steve, good to hear from you my friend. Hope all is well and you and your loved ones are safe and happy.
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#135  
Your Final B9 robot video was great to Watch after years of reconstruction.  Very impressive.  Great job!  Thanks for sharing your videos as you put your B9 back together.
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Thanks Merne. I appreacheate the nice comment. Thanks also for hanging in there with me and keeping track of this undertaking.:)

The owner of this B9 seems impressed and excited to get him home. He also just told me he acquired another B9 robot that needs work and wants me to do the honors. I'm not so sure I really want to take on another project on this level for someone else though. I have so many thinks I want to do of my own and these big robots take up so much time.;)
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#137  
Ouch.  That would be another big commitment on your part, however, you’ve done a great job on both your B9’s I can see why he’s asking you to do another.  It seems like you need a break to work on your own projects or just may be a little relaxation.
#138  
@Merne, I totally agree. Unless this new one is a "quick fix" I don't see myself taking it on.
#139  
Hi everyone! I'm calling this project complete! It's now on the way home to Road Island, NY and a hopefully happy owner. The shipping company picked him up yesterday. This B9 robot is packed up in wooden crates and HD boxes and strapped down to three pallets. I really tried to protect this robot as much as possible. I'll attach a picture of the three waiting on a puck up from the Shipping Company.

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One problem I have is guiding the new owner in assembly of this rebuild. He's over 1000 miles away and the owner is somewhat non-technological. I built it to be able to easily take him apart and reassemble. Mainly three parts and then the arms. Still there are tricks and tips that make assembly quicker and easier. So I decided to make two separate videos. one to assemble, one to dis-assemble. These two vids are really only for the owner but I thought I'd make them public. Maybe someone will find them useful or entertaining.
Here's the YouTube links. Have fun!:

Robot Assembly


Robot Dis-Assembly
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#140  
Spectacular Dave and Jeff

You are Mr. B9 robot builder :-)

EzAng
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United Kingdom
#142  
Brilliant work Dave!!
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Synthiam
#143  
Wow so cool!! So that’s what keeps you so busy:D
#144  
Thanks guys! 

Yes @DJ. This project has taken way too much of my time. I've neglected to many of my other passions. I'll miss the old guy but now I can get to other things that are important to me. Like reprograming and upgrading my personal B9 robot. I have so many ideas from the improvements in ARC since I last worked on him. One of my goals is to learn JavaScript and redo most of my B9 scripts. I have a lot of them. *cool*
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Synthiam
#145  
That's a good idea to move to javascript. let me know how i can help!
#146  
Yes @DJ. Thank you for the offer. I'm sure I'll have some questions.