Everybody, Meet "phil":)

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Just got my EZ-B today, and I hit the ground running:) This is my robophilo robot. He's the cheapest 20 DOF robot on the market. PHILO stands for "Programmable Humanoid In Lifelike Operation". I Think the creators may have overlooked the cryptic acronym lol. I just set up the AutoPosition with his first movement. I cant believe how easy this is, I got him to this point in just a couple hours:) These are all standard servos, but with all of them running off the EZ-B, the regulators make some serious heat. Even had a couple brownouts. For now I'm using a 12v 3A power supply. The onboard battery is a 2 cell 750mah Li-po (8A continuous 15A max heli batteries lol) that I haven't tried yet.The next step is to give the servos external power, I don't want the EZ-B carrying all that juice:) Here's a short video and some pictures:)


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bret.tallent
Commented December 2012
I have a sound clip of B9 saying "Energy cells exhausted"
Kenny Storm
Commented December 2012
I decided to change the arrangement of the elbow servos. I had been watching Robobuilder humanoid videos on youtube and saw that the servo joint was rotated 90 degrees. I set up some punching and throat chop moves with AutoPosition, then assigned the motions to joystick buttons.

mcsdaver
Commented December 2012
Cool work.
Looking good
Kenny Storm
Commented December 2012
So,I just downloaded the 12.13.12 update. I was ecstatic to see the camera resolution dropdown:) I don't want to seem ungrateful, but I'm havin some issue here. It seems that the menu only changes the resolution of the processor, but not the actual video capture pin. So the camera is still in 640x480 all the time. I tested this by uninstalling ezbuilder, then installed an old copy(8.08.12-will not upload to anyone, don't ask) when the old resolution menu was still available. Worked crazy fast(30fps) @160x120. Of course, I can't use that copy because there's no autoposition. I mean it, I'm grateful for every update, this software just keeps getting better:)
irobot58
Commented December 2012
@Kenny Storm, awesome! An inspiration for anyone with little experiance to "make it work". I am so jealous of your yet to be newly named robot!.....and thanks to DJ for the EZ-cooling "shield"
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Published on Saturday, October 20, 2012