ZOE : a machine that resembles a living creature in being capable of moving independently

Mickey666Maus

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Since my robot is running on a Raspberry Pi, which is now supported by EZ-Builder,
I decided to evolve my current project K[8] into a new one called ZOE...
First steps will creating a new servo setup which supports Dynamixel Servos, 
and a new Conceptual design!! 

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Hey, I am having another question here,
I was looking at a lot of robot builds and the setup is most of times kind of the same as I build it...

But now that I started to do some motion tests, I realized how much weight there is on those shoulder servos.
Its the weight combined with the angle, that worries me a bit!

Would you keep the design as it is, or should I add some stress relive to those shoulder joints?

I was thinking of building something kind of like a big ball-bearing, maybe using soft air bullets...
The diameter would be the same as the shoulder hinge, and could help stabilizing this particularly heavy loaded joint?

Or maybe even buying a crossed roller bearing could be an option, since it can handle the load in axial and radial direction?
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So finally I got all the electronics needed attached to the head servo!
For now there are, two Neopixel, and a Rasperry Pi Zero plus camera.
The Rasperry Pi Zero also has the AIY Vision Bonnet, for offline object classification and emotion recognition...
#22  
Very cool work!
Hope to see ZOE moving about soon.
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reinforments is always a good thing.your desing is stunning.
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Hey Mickey,
That's a really nice looking design. Artistic and functional. Great job so far.
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Thanks guys... I was getting a bit bonkers and added 58mm bearings to stabilize my shoulder servos!!
I will make some movement tests soon, lets see if I can feel a difference!!
I might use some smaller bearings for the elbow joints though!!:)