To be used as a small test platform for testing ideas and developing my software ideas for use with EZ-Builder. Parts Used:
EZ-b v3, firmware 16.6, 2 continuous rotation servos for drive wheels, servo for neck (up/down), wireless camera (EZ-Robot 1st generation), HC-SR04 sonar, servo controller BigGripper (from www.BudgetRobotics.com
- discontinued) Power:
The main body is a very old frame built of wood which includes the torso down to the base where the wheels mount. It's something a childhood friend made 20+ years ago. I revived it with a black base coat, Plexiglas front and back panels and aluminum side panels. The arms are for decoration and come from an old 80's "RoboFan". The drive wheels are old Lego Technic wheels with servo horns screwed into them. The head is a plastic box from a dollar store with a printout of Bender's face from the TV show "Futurama".
On the back of the head is a label which includes the firmware revision and date, along with the pin assignments. This is handy since I use him as my testing platform. There are also two
caster wheels in the back. I have found two caster wheels make small robots like this more stable.
He is currently decorated for the 4th of July (I had to copy cat what MovieMaker did).