Release 2012.06.18.00

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Do you have a RoboSapien toy kicking around? Time to do something awesome with it! This EZ-Robot release implements a few new awesomeness! Yeah, "awesomeness" is a word. With the new firmware update from this release, you may now follow our tutorial video and control your RoboSapien v1 and v2.

This release also implements a long over due feature for file associations. The .EZB files are now associated with ARC, this also includes downloadable internet files too. When you are on the community forum, and someone has pasted an EZB file, you can click and select OPEN. The file will be openned into ARC directly. Also, you can double-click any EZB file on your drive and open ARC.

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I use the newest version of ARC
thats come when i debug
EZB 0: Attempting connection to COM5
EZ-B reports EZ-B Firmware V16
Attempting connection to COM5
EZ-B reports EZ-B Firmware V16
Error with speech recognition init: Toegang geweigerd. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Error loading phrases (Custom): Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: collection
Error loading phrases (Custom): Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: collection
Error loading phrases (Custom): Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: collection
Vuzix Open Error: System.ApplicationException: Could not connect to VR920: 55
at EZ_B.Vuzix.Open()

EZB 1:
EZB 2:
EZB 3:
EZB 4:

im using windows 7 normally it needed to work or need i connect something extra
for voice
"Toegang geweigerd" means access denied.

Your user profile does not seem to have permission. If you are not the administrator of that computer, ask for speech recognition permission. Otherwise, your account is limited.
hey Dj

I wanted to ask what how do mean by Digital Controls - Set Digital for robosapien on port D19 it goes automatic on but i dont connect the port how does this port work then

and i didt connet the ez controller direct to robosapien but i did i used 6 x AA Battery Holder & Adapter does it matter
i wanted to ask where to get those Glyph pictures which you use in one of your videos
and i tried the new ARC the most updated one but i can not work on that maybe is it because my laptop is dutch on mine other laptop is use the old version and this work great mayube you need the english version of window seven
Also, pressing the ? on the Camera Control will bring you to the settings page:)
I am currently using the robosapien v1, how can I send command to the EZ-B for the arms and finger movements?
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@pjdatechy please make a new topic or post in one which is relevant, you will find that you'll receive more help that way.

All robosapien commands are in the script manual. Add an EZ-Script control and look in the right hand panel of the configuration/script dialogue, every command is listed.
thx for the glyph pdf
DJ did with the omnibot with a bal when the omnobot sees the ball he says with the command or script Say(I see the ball)
can this work on the Robosapien
and for glyph picture first you upload it i did and you have also glyps script
glyph 1: Robosapien(walking forward)
maybe its wrong or you need to write something else to move the robosapien

bcse its mine final project and i am nervous thats why i ask so much question and thanks
Hello! I wonder how you connected the camera on the robot and made it move using qrcode.
you have a tutorial on using the camera robosapien? *stress*
Hello to the group. I'm a total newbie to robotics but, have RC experience with airplanes, helicopters, and cars. When I'm not building, repairing, or flying my planes, I scour the internet for interesting stuff. I'm fully retired (yee haww we say in Texas) and there are days when I "need" something to do.
I have recently discovered and become fascinated with the E-Z Robot site and systems offered. I'm particularly interested in the mods/hacks DJ has done to the commercial "toy" robots and in particular the Wow Wee brand of bots. I am very excited about the Robosapien mods, both versions, and am currently scouring the web for the right bot at the right price.
I'm strongly drawn to the V2 because of it's interactivity. The wiring issues with the V2 worry me. Is there a mod to enable the V1 to use the vocalizations of the V2? If so, that would make my decision very easy.
I'm looking forward to this project and the challenge it presents. Today a Robosapien, tomorrow ...who knows?
Welcome rowdyjoe! and happy retirement. You will find lots of great community and support here at EZB! Good timing on the Robosapien V2 topic. A friend of mine just gave me a robosapian V2 he acquired from a garage sale and everything works perfectly......but first things first is to review ALL the support videos and go from there!:)
Thanks for the welcome. Congrats on your V2. I'm still scouring for a decent unit at a decent price but, I did snag a V1 a few minutes ago from ebay. Now the fun begins. I need to scrounge up enough dough from my piggy bank to buy the EZb, etc. I should have the V1 in about a week and can hardly wait.

BTW ...I am happy in retirement but, my wife thinks I'm too happy sometimes. :)

Ahhhhhhh ! I just discovered that ARC requires Win. 7 or 8 and I'm still running Vista. Is there an older version I can download and use? I hate to change OS because Vista is really working well for me.

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You must be one of very few people who have Vista running well...

Vista has issues in itself which cause issues using ARC. There are some older versions (12 months old or so) which can run on XP and Vista however you lose a lot of functions, may include some bugs and are unsupported. They are not available to download from here, your only saviour would be if a member has a copy.

It's highly recommended that you upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. You will find huge improvements in everything if you upgrade. The cost to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 should not be too much at the moment and both should run on anything that could run Vista however you may require Windows 7 Starter or a low rent version/stripped down version.
Thanks for the reply. I've had this PC for a long time and have since tamed Vista ...with whip and chair.:) Actually, it's been a solid OS for me from the beginning.
I was afraid the answer you gave was the answer I would get. Guess I'd better start looking for an upgrade.

Computers a dirt cheap now days... Just bite the bullet and get yourself a used Win7 machine... ;)
That's a good idea. Maybe I could find a laptop so I won't be tied down to a fixed position.
Win. 7 is still available for purchase and if I can find a reasonably priced "upgrade" I won't have to reformat and reinstall everything on this machine.
I just went through that when this computer crashed during a lightening storm. Power flickered on and off faster than I could hit the off switch and it scrambled my OS. The remedy was a complete reinstall. Ugh.

Looks like it might be better and a bit less expensive to go with Win 8.

In regards to the RoboSapien, I opened mine up today and my board has the ground and IR in the right spots but mine is labeled IR-Out. Is that the right one? I'm just asking because I think it would be an IR Receive (or something) since it's receiving commands from the ezb. Could someone clear this up for me? Also, is he soldering the pads or the pins in the video?

And my power switch has a slightly different board. I'm geussing possitive would go to the Vcc but where should I solder the negative? There's an In, Out, Vcc, 2x Fr, and one (bottom left in the pic) that isn't labled unless that's another In?

The power switch:
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Here's my board:
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I'm just not sure what one to use. I know the Black circle is Gnd but would I solder my other wire to the Red, Yellow or Blue circle?
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Thanks in advance.