Robot Blinds Control

DJ Sures

Canada
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Lazy much? Blind control to major tom... I can now control the blind/shades on my deck from my phone! With a little bit of hot glue, a couple wood screws and some pieces of 2x4 ends I had lying around.

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#19  
i read UB places some safety stuff in the robot.but that is not the only problem.
if you make poses and you get an update ,your poses are gone.
i had bouth a alpha2 on indiego,but now i cant get on there server,
means i have a useless robot.

great text about the batteries
#20  
i just saw the video again end it solved a problem i had some time ago.i got a message in ARC saying your main project is not set ,(mobile ).
i just saw you can set it in the cloud save under ezbv4 is main control for mobile.

in post #6 alan speaks off a batt Lead Acid gel cells .do they excist for 7.4 volts?
and its only for an ezbv4 whit cam,nothing els.also would it be save to use the ,
ezbv4 for lets say 12 to 18 houres on power?
#21  

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in post #6 alan speaks off a batt Lead Acid gel cells .do they excist for 7.4 volts?
and its only for an ezbv4 whit cam,nothing els.also would it be save to use the ,
ezbv4 for lets say 12 to 18 houres on power?


Typically 6v or 12v. EZ-B with just camera could use either. You only need 7.4 if using servos.

How long it will run depends on the amp-hours the battery stores vs the amps drawn by the EZ-B and camera (which is not much).

Alan
#23  
Those look fine. It will take about 6 hours to fully charge the battery, but with 12 amp hours that battery should last a long time between charges. The EZ-B and camera draws just 180ma, so it will run for a couple of days between charges if I am doing the math right.

You will need to set the low voltage alert to lower voltage or disable it so the EZ-B does not complain.

Alan
#24  
alan thank you.now i have something to go on.set volt to 6 volt on the web page
#25  

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alan thank you.now i have something to go on.set volt to 6 volt on the web page


I would set it to 5, not 6.

Alan
#27  
hi alan

stil have a question.would it be connected like this.see pic.

i would use six body cause it has an on/off swiths


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#28  
Why are you using the Hexapod Base over the Power shell?
#29  
Offiously

one reason could be,the six body has a on/off switsh.
and some connections for if you using cube's.
#30   — Edited
I never saw this one. Cool. Love it!

I just powered my outside blinds last week. Looks like I have the same ones you have DJ. I was thinking of a way to get an EZB to do it but I ended up just attaching a battery powered drill to the crank. My drill has a removable key less chuck that stays on the crank shaft. I just pop the drill into it and pull the trigger. My friends were teasing me and saying I needed to do something like this. Now I'm going to have to do it this way. 

How does your setup stand up to rain, snow and humidity?
Synthiam
#31  
That version wasn’t good for rain or anything. 

I’d use an esp32 instead of an ezb. They’re super cheap. And won’t matter if they get damaged cause they’re like $4 usd
#33  
Hi @DJ, do you think that it would be possible to use the ESP32-cam model (ESP32-cam) and in particular have access to the camera with ARC? They are as cheap as the 'classic' ones and could be used for small surveillance bots
Synthiam
#34   — Edited
Unfortunately not. The camera for that device is 1 frame per second. It’s just not worth the effort
#35  
Oh, I didn't know. Thanks for the info.
#37   — Edited
Yeah, it's really not that great of a camera.
I found a esp-32 board with camera on a special sale ($6.97) awhile back and figured what the heck give it a try for that price!
It was pretty bad, in fact I thought the camera module was bad and ordered another from Ebay.
Same thing, not very clear.
If you cut the small glue mark on the outside edge of the lens you can focus it to what you need.
I did that and then set it up to monitor my 3D printer to watch it from a cell phone.
It worked out great for that.
Although you see the printer head jumping the rest of the picture is super clear, if that makes sense?

Hope this might help someone.
Synthiam
#38  
Good feedback herrball. 

it would just be such a poor user experience that I can’t support such a poorly implemented product. We’d have so many people asking why their camera experience was sooooo bad - and that’s not good for us:)