Antonn

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Antonn started off as Lilian. She had the ability to move through the family room, react using voice commands, speak, and amuse as requested. She had a camera mounted under her nose, and eyes that moved, followed via tracking etc. Her arms were originally borrowed from Jd, but were replaced with a weak copy of “Poppy’s” arms. The arms were modified to use standard servos instead of the strong dynamixel servos. Being a prototype, she has been stored away and may come back as “Antonnett” some day if, Antonn decides to retire.

Due to a Halloween project called Madame Ninndo, which was developed using an Ez Robot's EZBv4, the idea for Antonn came to be.

Lilian gave up her life for now. Modifications to the mask were made to allow jaw movement. The original easter egg eyes are replaced with doll eyes, giving a better look. (pun intended)

The scripting is a continuing process. Antonn currently can respond to about 30 plus phrases, turn on lights and appliances,(using old technology built before Alexa). He also uses Alexa to perform duties he is to lazy to do because “she is very helpful”. He will soon operate and interact with my R2D2 and Minion Stuart.

A video will come, but my video graphic skills are lousy. I will plan a time soon to have a conversation with Antonn and record it.

The computer I normally use doesn’t have Win 10 installed yet, so the new plugins are not able to run with him yet. I will install the upgrade soon and see how he converses with cloud power.



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Andy Roid
Commented April 2017
Here are some construction pictures


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Additional pictures and a list of material will follow.
Andy Roid
Commented April 2017
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Andy Roid
Commented April 2017
List of Materials

2 Masks from craft store
1 foam head (sized to fit with mask)
1 Sheet of 1/8” foam board
1 Mixing bowl for base
2 Plastic eggs which are changed to plastic doll eyes
3 Micro servos with hardware
1 Ez robot lever servo
1 Ez Robot standard rotation servo
1 Ez Robot mounting plate
1 optional 3d printed support washer for standard rotation servo
misc hardware, screws, push rod, nuts etc.

2 Ez Robot IoTiny with hardware
1 Ez Robot camera
1 Scary Terry sound board (to drive jaw servo)
1 terminal strip
1 optional 3 station remote control board and outlets
1 optional relay board (to operate remote)
1 converted computer power supply for 5vdc and 12vdc
1 set computer speakers
1 9vdc power supply for Scary Terry board (to be replaced by DC to DC adjustable converter)
1 Audio cable and socket
misc wire,connectors, etc

I will update the list if I forgot anything.


Questions or suggestions appreciated
Andy Roid
Commented April 2017
Thanks , he is coming along. I'm on the road right now but I hope to get his interacting more independent with the plugins Dj made.
Andy Roid
Commented April 8
Quick picture of Antonn before he goes to Dinner at Moms this afternoon. His first time out.

The Latte Panda is working well. Except for the screen, the mouse and keyboard are Bluetooth so no wires. The screen is off most of the time. Used in case of errors.

He says "He can't enjoy the meal because I haven't built him arms or hands yet", but it is in the future plan.
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Nomad 6R
Commented April 8
how do you eat lipo's ,lol he looking cool. :D
Dave Schulpius
Commented April 9
Nice digs. He's looking good. He's wearing better shoes then I own. LOL. It would be fun to see his eyebrows move as he talked. :)
Andy Roid
Commented April 9
Hi Dave,

On his "new" face I was going to try just that. I was thinking about using magnets on a servo arm and the eyebrows. This way it would slide over the head without having holes. Once I finish the eyes I built which have full range and eyelids, I may try the brows. Need to smooth out his movements using Will's recorder first. Lots to do. LOL.

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Published on Saturday, April 1, 2017