Garden-bot Aka Gb Robot

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Garden-bot aka GB robot

Parts:
1 - 6WD Thumper Chassis (sold by EZ-Robot)
3 - 2.5a Motor H-bridge controller
1 - EZ-B controller v4 update 9/17/14
1 - 6 pack battery holder no longer needed 9/17/14
1 - Std. EZ-Robot servos no longer needed 9/17/14
1 - Ultrasonic Distance sensor no longer needed 9/17/14
1 - EZ-Robot Bluetooth Camera - optional but fun to use. v4 camera update 9/17/14
1 - 7.2v Power 2800mAh, Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery Pack (more for backup can carry four of them).
6 - 1.5v AA Batteries no longer needed 9/17/14
2 - small round plastic containers no longer needed 9/17/14
1 - small Bertucci's reusable container (from Bertucci's Food, salad take out)
updated to new plastic 9/17/14
1 - larger Bertucci's reusable container holds 3 h-bridges...
2 - Milk shake straws for wire covers - optional. no longer needed 9/17/14
1 - jumper cablet kit a must
I also made my own cables, Speaker wire from Radio Shack, Female Crimp Pins for 0.1" housings, 0.1" Crimp Connector Housing, Do purchase a Crimp tool. Also used black heat shrink on connectors that I made.

Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gV7uCIgEiW8
Indoors use desktop computer in the apartment, smooth floors and carpet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dpYeWWXLSUY
Outdoors use tablet computer outside and testing in house.

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jdebay
Commented September 2013
What has take me the longest to learn was how to turn the 6wd thumper chassis. Finally got it work in arc's not sharp turns on carpet when indoors using PWM sliders one full and the other 50% to 30% for turns. Also this works outdoors to go in circles of various sizes.

Now working on writing scripts for wii controller to do movement. Also have camera working with GB too.

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Screen shot of EZ-Builder controls that are used in robot project.
Steve S
Commented September 2014
J,
Looks very interesting, I like outside robots.
Sonar looks like a little helper. EZB3 cam w EZB4 option, cool.
Looking forward to vids.
I luv seeing new EZ Robots.
Thanks for sharing.
Steve S
DJ Sures
Commented September 2014
That's an awesome robot POV video! It's like i'm actually there
jdebay
Commented September 2014
I posted video to face book friends, and I posted it to g+.

I am really enjoying what the v4 camera can do. Love how I can record on go.

j



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Robot Doc
Commented September 2014
That is a cool viewpoint. Great bot !
jdebay
Commented September 2014
new and improved garden bot with ezb v4 controller and camera.

as always it is never done, need to make a better landing and take off area.

j

;) ;) ;) ;)


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Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013