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I posted this in the wrong section I guess, but here is a link to my newest bot - RoboRAD. I am combining a RAD 2.0 base and a robosapien.
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RoboRAD project list:
MP3 with lots of music and nice speakers
EL wire neon lighting
Plasma Ball brain
Camera head on pan/tilt mount
Mechanised tow hook so he can tow a cooler/trailer around

and open to other ideas for cool functions!

I got the legs removed from Robosapien...he looks kind of sad. I think I am going to use the same 12V battery I used in B9 - it works great in these RAD bases and should give me plenty of power for some of the stuff I want RoboRAD to do.

I removed his legs and just set him in the RAD base for this pic, but it gives you the idea. After creating two bots wherein I had to build everything (arms, claws, etc.) I wanted to try out the EZ-B with one of the supported platforms - less building and more programming. I do want to make RoboRAD a cool bot - new paint, new functionality, cool devices. But I think this will be a fun platform to start with. I will keep you posted as I proceed. I think my next step is to remove the RAD labels and run it through the dishwasher. Then I guess I am going to lose the cupholder (like Josh did on one of his MechWarrior bots). More later.
LOOKING cool BRET,mine i found out my camera fits inside it
Wow Bret, all that work is really paying off. I love the camera sitting where it is. Kinda looks like a Cyclops robot.
I started on mine BRET i cut some of the plastic for my plasma ball and my laser show like your

one item i like about my plasma ball would be easy to mount with any filler

I guess monday will start on the speakers i got the same as yours since the fit well

SOUND circut mod for plasma ball i have was simple change ,it uses a microphone so changing it over to audio input was easy for me.

i GUESS one you have doesnt have sound,i think only one company on ebay has it
That thing looks pretty damn awesome. Get the wires all permed and she's gona look like a prom queen, haha. Now I don't know if there is any sort of camera present in the stock head, I'm assuming not as DJ also took off the head, but that camera looks like it was made to be where his head is.
DJ has the camera mounted on one side of the robot,i like inside the head,on robosapien v1 you cant ,but on robosapien V2 you can

But on BRETS design is also look cool
He needs to get red pipe cleaners and make a Mohawk for it;)
sparkfun is selling pipe tubes and all you need is a led RED ,so it will look like a mohawk

I use the pipe tubes alot
Sounds like something off a Tony Hawk game. Make a skateboard chassis for him, haha.
Soon I will be able to get back to RoboRAD. He too had a little damage in the move (cosmetic), the hardest thing will be to find all my parts haha.
Hope to see some cool stuff done to it,looks like everyone is buying a house and moving.
Looking to buy a big house near the lake for $200k this weekend
BRET my friend i did some more work on my roborad project i bought some press fit screws to hold the same speaker you are using,just drill a hole and tighten the nut and it blends in to the plastic.

Also cut the hole for the laser and plasma ball,next is to make both be controlled by audio input (not voice) so it doesn't pick other sounds thats not needed.
RoboRad looks cool!
Hope you get back to building soon!
I will be back once I get my 3d printer working the way I want.
Hopefully things will settle down around the house now so I can get back to my robots. I hope to finish up Gunslinger Bob and Robo Rad pretty soon. Then I will start my new bot and do some much needed repair work to Mini-B.
RoboRAD is now for Sale. He needs to be completed but everything is there and included except a battery. He has the plasma ball, laser light show, cool speakers, and is nearly ready for your next party. If you are interested in him, please email me at
Very Cool!;

What motors did you use to update the motors?
Ah....Thanx Bret. I'm working on my RAD base and trying to learn from all you PRO ROBOs:)