The Real Wall-e By Louis T

Louis T

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Inspired by DJ Sures and many other Wall-E projects on here, i decided it's time to make my own Wall-E and he will be my first robot build. I wanted him to be as lively as possible. I give credit to Joc's and Glickclik for the geared neck tilt and wheels tilt ideas, i just made it my own using the same concept. I still have yet to fully understand ARC so additional help would be greatly appreciated. Here is what im at so far in the project, some of the parts are hand made from raw Carbon Fiber with only a dremel and i use some parts from a 450 R/C heli as well as bearings in some of the joints.

Done so far:

Metal gear high speed modified continuous servos for wheels.
Micro metal gear servos for wheels tilt.
Mini metal gear servos for vertical arms movements.
Micro servos for horizontal arms movement.
Micro metal gear servo for vertical neck tilt.
Mini metal gear servo for horizontal neck movements.
Micro servos for individual eye movement.
Sub-micro servos/mods for eye's lid animation.
Get rid of dummy cables in the head, run all servos/camera wires from head down the same way and use heat shrink/black nylon mesh for realistic look.
Red laser between eyes.
Mock up left eye's lens.
Other things to be added/changed as i go:)

Yet to be done:

Light up solar panel (most likely, still thinking)
Red LED in front in the black spot next to the solar panel (definitely)
Make his wrist rotate (don't know yet, still thinking)

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#118  
I really envy your Wall-e. What part do you need?
#119  
I appreciate it ;-) its the part I posted earlier that you said you already used it on yours.
#120  
ah yeah thats right. Can you craft a similar one? Have you checked servocity's inventory of aluminum parts that might work?
I remember mine had a problem too with threads. I got mine to work better by adjusting the driving servo but the flex of my plastic and joints were also a factor. I've not gone back to it since my omni2000 arrived in the mail.:)
#121  
I suppose it could but it'll be a lot easier just to go with the available parts. I almost gave up but i thought it would be suck because I already did all the modifications to get the tilt to work, so either I can lock up the wheel back to stock or fix it and so i played with more ideas and finally found the solution.

I've got Omni 2000 to work on as well, he's just sitting there now but for some reason I got attracted toward a spiderbot for my next project, like a quadruped or a hexapod. I'm leaning toward a quadruped because I would end up with more ports on EZ-B for some sensors and lights. My goal is to scratch build from ground up, not using any kind of frame kit which is very expensive. Will see after Wall-E is roaming:)
#122  
Here a video i just made to show you how i fixed the track problem or half the problem because only one side is fixed:)

#123  
WOW that's super solid! Yours truly takes first place for best hack!
#124  
Thank you! Now that you brought it up, I think DJ should have a robot building contest here, i think that is something missing from this community and need to have, may be given a project theme and dead line, 2-3 projects a year would be great given enough time for building, and of course a prize for the winner(s). I think this would really push for more robot buildings and get more attention to EZ-Robot.
#125  
Impressive. You could extend out that arm so you have more up and down track movement. You could make it look like walle is balancing on one leg!
#126  
jstarne1...Thanks man. That's a great idea but if i extend it it would look odd having a bar/arm on top of the wheel, just trying to keep it look stock as much as possible, im just so happy i got it to work with just enough amount of tilting than non at all:)
#127  
really great work 100% GREAT
@Louis T
and i ust want to tell you how did yo connect the two cameras at the same time?
and is the two cameras really work together ?
and what kind of the camera did you really use? :):)
#128  
I believe that only one camera was used.
He only makes it look like two if you look close.
He certainly does excellent work doesn't he!
#129  
yes of course 100 % excellent work
#130  
@DJ sures
when were you talking about the building an autonomus wall e



you are gonna need to build
wall e

My Autonomous HomeMade Wall-E Robot by djsures


- 18F4685 microcontroller @ 20 mhz for brain
so i want circuit diagram and what's to for make the circuit ?
and i want make wall e talk so where can i get it ?
and when you was need wall e command from ebay you need the body or the oard that makes wall e talks or the both
#131  
@Louis t

can I ask you......the wall-e head you built looks very intricate....do you ever have an issue with initial power up?
meaning do the servos twitch when connecting power to the board?
if so, does this mess with the set up in the eyes? (will they flip out to the point of destroying the set up?

if not, how do you do it?

in my wall e I have 4 mini servos controlling the eyes. 2 servos per eye.
they are set up very close to each other....but power up causes a jolt that breaks the set up.

so I have to re do the whole head every time I power up the board.

just trying to figure out how to minimize the power jolt.

@rich and @dj sures are helping but I figured would hurt to ask you since our project seem kinda similar.

thank you.
#132  
@hoolagen1

I don't have any power up issue with the servo going all over the place, it does twitch a bit but not to the point of destroying the servos or the setup. What you need to do is setup an initial servo position for each and every servo on your Wall-E so that they won't go out of place on first power up. So basically you want to tell EZ-B to execute that set of codes with different servo positions on start up go to those positions. I can't tell you what position because each servo is different and your setup is different. Hope that help.
#133  
I never get tired of seeing this awesome build.
#134  
Hello Louis.
awesome Wall-e !
What model of cameras you used? same model in two eyes?
i have wall -e toy and want to make my own robot follow your job.
Best regards
José
the new v4 cameras fit good in wall-e?
#135  
I will be following...as I am obsessed with all things Walle.  I hope you keep posting more.
#137  
No...thats great.  Thanks!