Published on February 27 2012

Niek's Omnibot Adventure

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I loved the idea about modding my own omnibot so i found one on ebay and bought it:P

My initial plan is pretty basic, just put in some servo's for the head and arms, i have an H-bridge for the movement and put in a camera.

I bought it for about $51 and $64 shipping, but I ended up paying an extra $45 on import duties (which I think is ridiculous because it's not even sold anymore) I just got the box with my omnibot (it was shipped inside a burger king box ):

Look at all those stamps!
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thank you!
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Here comes the head
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What a beautiful baby..
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Fortunately, he wasn't that discoloured from the sun so I just washed him and didn't have to repaint.

Here's the entire collection of video's. Please excuse my poor English, I wasn't doing bilingual education back when I shot these:

I'm currently working on renovating him. He was very poorly glued together and his arms snapped off. I'm planning to release a final video before my visit to EZ-Robot in July.
August 1 2013

Wonderful job on the robot. That was how I was with computers back in 1964, a long time ago in another ...

Keep up the great work, learn all you can from DJ and others.

As I tell my kids, look at something from a 10,000 foot view, step back.

Danger! read your post of the 17th, thanks for the info.

DJ maybe we could have a new post area called tips and hints plus Rich's post too.


August 1 2013
Good Job, Niek!

I was wondering how you attach your Asus. Is it with Velcro?
August 1 2013

Yes, I used the ultra-strong velcro that can hold up to 10kg.
August 2 2013
Thanks for the reply. Keep up the good work, Buddy.

August 4 2013
Fantastisch ! Je hebt het echt in je vingers ! Proficiat en doe zo verder.