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!