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Hello everyone! My name is Sebastian, I am from Sweden and I thought today would be a good day to introduce myself to this community.
I’ve actually been lurking around these forums quite actively for about a year now, but as I did not have the time to start my own journey into robotics, I decided to remain quiet until a time when I would be able to start working on my own projects. Meanwhile I’ve been visiting the EZ-Robot forums frequently, keeping an eye on what kind of projects you guys work on, and watching you solve one problem after another helping each other as a community has been very encouraging to follow!

Today I am happy to present my first robot that I’ve been working on for some time, the robot is a retro-style silver metallic coloured humanoid that goes by the name Dorian. Standing straight it is about 40 cm tall (1’4”) and is built with parts mainly coming from the JD set. I bought a JD in order to get a feel for the EZ-Builder environment and these products, and after trying some things out I decided to use the parts to make my own robot instead, adding a couple extra servos and also an ultrasonic sensor.
I’ve designed the chassis myself, but used the STL files for the servo brackets and such to make my life easier. In some cases I’ve made some modifications to them like when designing hands for the robot, using some of the designs from the EZ-Robot hand and expanding on that design to make it the way I wanted it to be for Dorian.

I’ve never built or programmed robots before and from what I’ve seen so far I have picked the best place to start learning, so I’m very excited to start experimenting with this little robot and getting to know all of you better!

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Sebediah
Commented November 2017
Hey there Nomad, thank you very much! This year turned out to be a lot busier than I thought it would be, and so progress on Dorian has been very slow. I'm just now getting back to actively developing him and some other projects.
There are a couple videos of him on my youtube-channel but your timing is actually great since I am going to be uploading some new content very soon.

How is your darth jader coming along?
Nomad 6R
Commented November 2017
Hi i have look on your youtube.great thanks
Mickey666Maus
Commented November 2017
Cool looking robot...I know the feeling that at times you would like to do so much more with robot building but your day job and all the stuff in life keeps you from doing so!

Great to see your project out there! It must have been very rewarding once you have seen him completely assembled! :D

Did you get him to do some cool stuff in the meantime? :)
jstarne1
Commented November 2017
Very retro style, like iron giant style retro, I like that it looks metal too.
Sebediah
Commented November 2017
@Mickey666Maus and @jstarne1 thank you very much. It is indeed tough when you really want to work on a project and other things get in the way, feels great now that I'm making progress again though!
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Asked on Thursday, February 16, 2017