Robot
Published on April 18 2018

My 1st Life Size Robot Build

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Hello All,

this is Rob-bot. He is my first shot at building a life size robot and 90% of him was custom made by me. I started him approx. 3 years ago in my spare time (working family man) and slowly built him piece by piece. I admit I did steal some of his look from Johnny 5, but it was because I love Johnny 5's look and wanted mine to resemble him a little bit. He is 100% battery operated, utilizing 4 12v 35ah batteries and uses 12v and 24v components. His normal standing position he is 6 feet tall and can stand straight up to about 6.5 feet tall. All of his actuators/servos are rated at 150lbs or more with the exception of his hands and his body is made from high quality thick aluminum alloys and stainless steel. Also, all moving parts have ball bearings. Both of his eyes are HD night vision cameras and the tiny hole between his eyes is where the EZ-Robot cam is located. His nose and mouth are high intensity leds and his mouth moves in sync with the words he will speak. His ears are 300 watt motorcyle speakers that are connected to and amplifier and in sync with his mouth for words or music. I accented him with a miniature spinning satellite dish on top of his head, a plasma light effect on his chest and high intensity color changing leds throughout his spine for a glowing effect. Now that he is finally built, I am ready to start learning how to program him via his EZ-B V4. My programming skills are no where as good as my mechanical skills, so I'm hoping between my knowledge of electronics and the tutorial videos and all of you, my fellow robot enthusiasts, I will be able to finally complete Rob-bot. And thank you to the many of you that have already answered some of my many questions and your patience. I hope you all enjoy the pics...

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May 10 2018
Dj Sures i know its off topic just want to say love the news feed artical about a.i and safe robotics, people need to know that with greatness comes responsibility and that awareness is key with a.i and im glad ez-robot is here to give people that understanding, And Rob-bot love the bot youve built i cant wait to see a video on it, it look amazing keep up the good work my friend
May 15 2018
"Really love this robot - any idea of when we'll see a video? Would love to have it included in a news letter someday!"

DJ, I should be posting some test videos soon. I just finished adding all of the potentiometers for feedback, to the linear actuators. I just need some play time to practice programming with the EZ-B V4. I also, got sidetracked the last couple of weeks restoring a 1954 Silvertone console TV I picked up at a really good price. I know... I have too many hobbies. *eyeroll*
May 16 2018
" I know... I have too many hobbies. *eyeroll*"

Hmmm, I doubt that! :D

I'd be willing to bet a servo that a majority of the people here have many, varied interests that they jump between. I enjoy building/collecting replica movie props, my EZ-B interests overlap with building my life-size B9 robot, I enjoy plating music (guitar) as well as trekking off into a forest or swamp to do some photography. There's never enough time...

I've come to believe that my original homeworld had a 36-hour day rather than 24. :P
May 19 2018
Looks like an amazing robot!
Very cool work!

David
May 25 2018
Awesome build!

Yes.... Yes... must have some videos for this bot....