Community Question

Welcome to poetry corner.

I wanted to start this to have a light hearted thread on the forum, and have a bit of fun. The idea is that any of you guys who have robots that can talk, you can teach your robot a poem, rhyme or limerick (a clean one of course) that can be about anything you like, and post a video for all to see and enjoy.

This is not a competition for finding the best one, and you don't have to be a professional writer or anything. This is just a chance to unleash your creative side, and a chance for others to see and hear your robot do something a little different. The poem/video can be as long or as short as you like, so get creating.

To start off, K-9 is getting the ball rolling, so check out the video and let us know what you think. And if you are EZ Robot staff or a community member, and you listen carefully, you might just hear a rhyme about you :). Unfortunately I couldn't include everyone. That would be a loooong video.

So I hope you take part, and if don't, then I hope you enjoy the video.

Steve G. :D

Steve G
Commented January 2015
@Aislinn.

I thought you might like the video. I'm really pleased you liked it, and thanks for your kind words. :D
Dave Schulpius
Commented January 2015
Steve, What a gas! I'm jealous of both your poetry skills and the way K9 can recite your work. I cant do either at all.


I love the work you've done with Pandorbots. I truly wish I had that flexibility with my B9 but for the want to have him sound like the original robot I'm stuck with voice files.

Thanks for the mention in the poem. I'm honored. What the heck though? Rich got two stanzas and I only got one? *confused* :P

Seriously though, very nice work. Thanks for the entertainment!
thetechguru
Commented January 2015
@Steve G,

Sorry to go off topic, but I know you are following this thread. If this was in your build video and I missed it, I also apologize. Can you provide info on how you did the synchronized lights in K9's mouth with the voice? You could actually answer in this thread where we are discussing how to do it. http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/Thread?threadId=5376&page=3

Thanks,

Alan
Steve G
Commented January 2015
@Dave.

Your welcome for the mention and really pleased you liked the video. I completely understand what your saying about choosing between having an authentic voice but limited to sound files, or going with a different voice and having dynamic speech. It was something that kept me awake at night, trying to decide what way I should go. it as he is "2.0" and wanted the latter, there was only one choice in the end.

Also thanks for you kind comments. Keep up the great work your doing. :)

@Alan.

No problem at all. I'll post some details on the other thread to keep the subject all in one place. Funnily enough, I was looking that thread yesterday looking for another way to do something similar using the EZ-B on my next build. ;)
Steve G
Commented January 2015
Here's another one for you guys. :)

A Dalek wouldn't eat his greens,

and refused by any means.

So to get the strength to dominate,

He said his phrase "exterminate"

and tried to cook some beans.


User-inserted image
Question
AvatarSteve G
Asked on Saturday, January 10, 2015