Published on March 9 2017

Inmoov Conversion

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Hello all,
I wanted to start my own thread to discuss my Inmoov and my conversion to EZ Robot.
I appreciate all the work by the MRL guys but I struggle with it. I am indebted to the help they gave me but I needed something a little more along in development with some documentation.

So here is my guy. Pretty standard build as far as inmoov's go.

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Here's the back. All the standard inmoov components. Dual 256 Megas, Nervo boards USB hub, Power supplys etc.

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So the tear down begins. I need to clean up that wiring too. What a rats nest!

I just received my EZR controller and camera so I have no idea how to program it yet. I figured I would at least try to set up a GUI that allows me to manually move the servos like the MRL swing GUI. Five or six hours later and a few tutorials and I have this three screen model. I was easily able to add way more than basic servo control.

Here is the main control screen. Contains the face tracking speech functions and a custom Pandorabot for AI. Some MS cognitive stuff as well.

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Here is the second screen. Head functions with a mouth control servo, neck, torso, and the 2 neopixel rings I have.

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Third screen is for the arms and hands

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So now I pretty much have all the same functionality I had in MRL give or take. I am pretty sure I am not doing this entirely correctly but it will come with time. Need to get into the scripting. I guess there are some tutorials to watch. So far my experience has been pretty good and in a day eclipsed my MRL progress of the last 6 months.

I'll update this thread with my progress and appreciate any feedback.
November 2 2018


Question: Is EZ robot easier to calibrate the servos?

EZ-Robot - EZ-Builder makes all things servo related easier. You can download ezbuilder software for free and mess around with it. Super easy to learn and lots of examples and videos.
November 2 2018
See this EZ-Robot Tutorial about initializing servos:

The short answer is YES! I converted from MRL a year or so ago, and after getting over the first few bumps of the learning curve with help from everyone on the blogs here, and help & other EZ resources I had my InMoov doing more in a couple of weeks than after a year of fiddling with MRL... who are great bunch of talented guys, volunteering their efforts to an on-going open source exploration of running things InMoov and etc...
November 2 2018
Thanks 3dGuy and mayaway. Mr. mayaway I have used some of your improvements that are on thingiverse, in particular the square pot holder for inmoov's shoulder.
November 2 2018
Toby looks great! I like the color scheme.

I would say it is a little easier to configure the servos. More importantly for me it is a stable platform that is backward compatible for the most part. When I used MRL there would be a code update and endpoints or scaling had errors and I would burn servos.
November 3 2018
Thank you Perry_S, I admired your bot and all of the work you put into it.