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Asked March 19 2015

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She is not dressed but has places to go!

I just wanted to share a progress photos. Doombot made me think she needed a more proper look, so I built a torso. His build will need a girlfriend some day.. My wife said she will get her a proper dress soon.. LOL

The pc board is a gadget I built to lower the voltage to my mini servos in the eyes, for longer life. I just used a EZ voltage regulator to feed the plugs from a port, and plugged the servos into a connector. From each connector I have a pin which allows a jumper to an output on the EZB. Only less than 1 amp draw allowed, even though there are 4 connectors.

My question is when I use the camera, the grids loose size while running and if I shut down and restart I have to reset them again from scratch. Also any recommendations on how to setup the camera for best face tracking? My bot looses track easily. Do I need a very bright lit area for best results, because room lighting will change while moving through the house, I will need to consider this.

Ron
March 19 2015
OOPS.. I meant an OUTPUT for the jumper from the servo board
March 19 2015

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Maybe if we ask nicely, DJ may look into it



I don't recall anyone ever mentioning it. I keep meaning to start a thread as a bug report but have had higher priorities.

If DJ doesn't respond in this thread I'll start one tagged as a bug report on the issue.

Alan

March 19 2015
I have also noticed the grid lines don't keep their default size...
March 23 2015
GREAT Design!
:-)
March 23 2015
MovieMaker ,

Thanks,

This was a test bed to see what I really need to do to get a robot to be stable and move through the house. I found I need to make a wide base to eliminate the unstable movements due to the changing terrain, and will need larger wheels or a different locomotion system.

I am also looking forward to DJ's indoor navigation system. Meanwhile I am learning and getting great help from all.

Ron
March 25 2015
sweet dude. Looks like we're using the same mask for our robots.
Jealous yours is moving around the house. Mine just sits on the couch all day watching TV. :S