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Andy Roid

Country: USA
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Achievements

  • 2015-02-26 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2015-02-26 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2015-03-06 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2015-03-12 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2015-03-16 - Shared First Photo
  • 2015-03-23 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2015-05-16 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2015-09-13 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2015-10-10 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2015-11-02 - Shared First Video
  • 2017-05-06 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2018-02-14 - Used Cognitive Face Service
  • 2018-02-14 - Used Cognitive Vision Service
  • 2018-02-14 - Used Cognitive Emotion Service

Latest submissions

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What Is Really Needed For Indoor Navigation?

What Is Really Needed For Indoor Navigation?

I have read about many ways to develop Indoor Navigation. The Hardware recommended varies from an IPS system to a Lidar based system, even...
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Has anyone built a shoulder, arm and hand other than the Imoov design. I am looking for something with more strength. I want to get away from the cable design. I have linear motors and stepper motors and want to use a more direct mechanical design. Any ideas?
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I plan on...

I plan on Hacking this Robot by adding some servos, a camera and speaker. I know @jstarne1 had some. Any advice from him and the members? I...
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Can't Get Upgrade To Load In My Netbook

I am unable to load the latest EZ Builder in my netbook. It begins to install then cancels and I get the following message: "EZ-Builder cannot be installed on systems with .NET Framework versions lower than 4.6.1." Can anyone tell me how do I fix this? Thanks, Ron
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Navigation Indoors

Navigation Indoors

Many members have developed many types of navigation systems over the past few years. I would like to reach out to find what has worked out...
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12 Volt Battery 17 Ah For Large Projects

Harbor Freight offers an automotive Jump pack. It will be going on sale Labor Day with a coupon for $39.99. the battery is a 12 volt 17 ah lead acid gel cell. I have found this to be a great price when you consider it includes a charger, a condition monitor, and a low current 5 volt supply. When building larger projects this battery works well. The...
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Using Brushless Motors

Has anyone been using brushless motors for drives? Does the controller effect the ezb? Has anyone found how to control the speed threw the ezb? How do they connect to the ezb? I know larger brushed motors can cause noise which can effect devices connected. What efects to the ezb. Any feed back or experiences?
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New Products

Hello DJ, Any updates and approximate dates for the release of new products? Ron
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Remote Mouse

The Remote Mouse tool can display the position of the mouse by returning the coordinate values. Are the button signals, left click or right click able to be used or monitored ? ( high or low (zero or one) ) I want to use the left and right click of the mouse in a script. I know this may sound weird, but I want to use the input, local to the...
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Microsoft Cognitive Face

I have been playing with Cognitive Face. It is working well and I'm having fun with it. My only issue is the face data and names are stored in the Cloud. I plan on using it with young children whose faces and names I don't want being exposed "out there". Is there any way I can store the data locally? I prefer to keep it on my computer hard drive....
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Voltage Regulator Vs Dc To Dc Converters

Voltage Regulator Vs Dc To Dc Converters

My Antonn project is having a power problem which I hope someone can help me with. I am supplying the controls with 12vdc and 5vdc from an...
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Navigation Products

In the past, two products were shown in prototype development. One was a type of navigation system using cameras and a processor based on a beacon and an Io Tiny. Also a Lidar system was also being worked on. Has any progress been made in their development? I am just asking as to the viability of these concepts. Dj, go easy on me. Ron
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Auto Boot And Connect To Ezb

I have a fortune teller I built a couple of years ago, powered by an EZB. The computer which operates it is mounted in the cabinet. This allow security as it sits in a barn open to the public. To turn the fortune teller on, we have to open the cabinet, start the computer, go to EZ builder, make the connection, etc. then lock it up again. Few know...
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The Eyes Have It

Hello @ bhouston I am in the process of building "Dakota76" Inmoov style eyes for my new version of Antonn. I saw your name on his site. You were in the process of building them a few months back. Did you finish them and do they work ? I am finishing up printing the parts today. Do you have any tips on the assembly. I see the pushrods are the...
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Imoov Eye Upgrade

I plan on trying these out once my Halloween work is completed. Has anyone tried them? https://youtu.be/cBF2Chm6mJA
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Speech Recognition Database

I tried to get an answer to this question in the past but I think I never clarified what I wanted to do properly. I will try to explain with a simple example. 1. There are 10 objects or faces programed to be recognized by a camera. (a specific variable) One face is recognized. (x variable) This opens a specific database so the speech recognition...
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New Product Release Coming Soon?

Curiosity has gotten the best of me. Any time frame on when the navigation system and maybe other items, will be released?
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Auto Shut Down Of Ezb And Computer?

Auto Shut Down Of Ezb And Computer?

I have been successful with the Help of Alan (@thetechgruru) in having my robot automatically start by applying power to the EZB and...
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Power Io Tiny Using Digital Port

Can I apply my 7.2vdc power to the D0 port to power up my Io Tiny instead of using the power port plug? My load is 3 micro servos (using a 5vdc converter attached from the ports D1 thru D3).
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Indoor Navigation System

Is there any updates on the Indoor Navigation System? Is the possible release still around the end of summer ?
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Ez Builder Library Tag?

Ez Builder Library Tag?

All at EZ Robots, Over the last few months a CONSIDERABLE amount of new and improved Plug Ins, added features, updates, changes, etc. have...
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Need Older Copy Of Ez Builder

I have an Io Tiny project which will be run in a barn. I don't believe a tablet can run the project because of the scripting and I want to run audio thru the Tiny to a sound system. Due to the location, security and environmental issues, I prefer to use an old Dell 4700 computer which is running XP and has 2 gig of ram. ( was stored in the barn...
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Amazon Echo Hacks ?

Amazon Echo Hacks ?

Has anyone seen or heard of any hacks to the echo yet? Currently, I have my "personal assistant, Antonn" using Alexa. Key voice commands by...
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Speech Recognition

I am using speech recognition in my robot Antonn. I have about 50 commands and responses. Right now there are 4 basic topics these commands fit into. They are introduction conversation responses where the robot talks about himself, conversational responses for verbal interaction, Alexa command interaction and commands which operate digital outputs....
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Moving 2 Servos With Personality Generator

Moving 2 Servos With Personality Generator

Hello to All, I have 2 Eyes mounted on 2 servos. Each servo is connected to an output via Multi Servo (D0 and D1). I assigned servo D0 as...
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Microsoft Face Cognative Service

Has anyone tried to used this to identify a person's name yet? This would finish off the group of Plugins quite nicely. A robot who knows your name, and can tell if you are happy about it. I do not have the skills to investigate this idea, but I think it would be cool. Ron
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Save Servo Speed Settings

Is there a way to save the Servo Speed settings. I can't seem to find any info on it. I loose the settings when I re-load a project. Ron
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Camera Grid Lines

I find when using the Camera, the grid lines change or fail to stay as set. I try to save the set locations of the lines, but when I reload the project I have to reset the grids again. Thanks, Ron
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Working Indoor Navigation?

Many members of this forum have discussed and built many styles of indoor navigation. Some designs were fairly simple with minimal accuracy. Some were developed with great sophistication and complexity and of course the resulting ability was very good. Some controls were based on camera feedback using glyphs, colors or objects as way points,...
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Compass Heading Tracking

Compass Heading Tracking

I have been messing with this for a while and can't make progress. I want to track forward on a set compass heading. If there is a variation...
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A Variable Range

A Variable Range

I cannot get a variable range function to work. [:loop sleep(1000) #get compass value print($CompassHeading) sleep(1000) if ($CompassHeading...
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Compassforward()

Compassforward()

Hi Dj, Way back when, there was a command, CompassForward(). Can it come back or do I have to build a script? I want to have my AdventureBot...
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Camera Navigation

Hello DJ, A while back you had talked about an indoor navigation system using the EZ-Robot cameras. Now that the Io Tiny and camera are available, and cost effective, do you think you will again consider the building of the scripting? Ron
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Usb Connectio

Direct USB connection has been discussed in the past. Will both the EZB-4/2 and the Io Tiny be able to connect directly to a computer thru USB in the future? Will additional hardware be needed if it does happen, or will onboard ports allow communication?
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Madame Ninndo Needs A Brain

Madame Ninndo Needs A Brain

Hello to All, Back in October I built my Madame Ninndo Project. It was based on an old style cabinet fortune teller. I want to use it as a...
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Using Opto- Couple Relays With An Ezb

Using Opto- Couple Relays With An Ezb

There has been much confusion on how to add a relay to an Ezb. There are three style relays, relay only, relay with a built in transistor...
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Tablet Face

Tablet Face

Many robots are built with installed tablets. Often the tablet is in a head. I was wondering if anyone has seen or could build a face that...
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4 In One Orientation Sensor

4 In One Orientation Sensor

I have purchased a 4 in One Orientation Sensor. My desire is to use the compass function. Once loaded and running, I view the compass...
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110 Vac Outlet Turned On By An Ezb

I want a voice or auto position command to turn on a lamp or a radio in a room. This outlet is in a remote area. Can anyone advise me what I can use? Wireless is the way I want to go. I would prefer to not do to much hacking if possible. Ron R
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Can Anyone Recommend Pla And Abs

Can Anyone Recommend Pla And Abs

I had a failure again last night because of a nozzle clog after 17 hours of printing. This was my second try at the same part. I have made...
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Reading And Using Servo Values In Tracking

Hello, I have two cameras mounted on servos. They are set it up in tracking color mode (red). I have an 10 foot square area. The cameras are mounted in two locations (5 feet from a corner), 90 degrees from each other, against the outside wall . While tracking, I want to read the values the servos are at, and display the value. I know I can only...
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View Built In Scripts

Is there any way to look at how the script for camera tracking was written by Dj? I can read the variables, but I want to see the line by line script. My goal is to write a tracking script to an X,Y coordinate. Someone wanted to do a similar thing using a GPS module about a year ago. I see there is a camera coordinate X and Y in the variable list....
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To All, Happy New Year

Best Wishes to All the EZ Robot Staff, Forum Members and Friends. Ron R
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Inverted Pendulum

Inverted Pendulum

Hello to DJ and the staff, Is there any updates on availability for the Inverted Pendulum? Ron R
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Halloween Is Coming Soon

Halloween Is Coming Soon

Hello To All, This time of year my old plc controllers and arduino ends up at my friends Halloween Barn. I program a number of displays for...
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Halloween Project "The Great Madame Ninndo"

Halloween Project "The Great Madame Ninndo"

Here is my Halloween project. The Great Madame Ninndo. My Adventure Bot is lifeless right now because he gave up his EZB for Halloween. The...
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Can I Run An Ezb Using Xp?

Hello to all, I want to use an old computer running XP to run my Halloween project instead of my laptop. I can't get the software or the mobile app to load. Any suggestions?, or do I go get a cheap tablet. Ron R
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Indoor Navigation ?

Many members are waiting for indoor navigation. Some discussions have been posted about other software which is able to do this, but is a heavy duty learning curve, even though it can interface with the EZB. Dj had been developing a concept to take on this difficult task. Time has gone by and no true navigation system has developed. I am looking...
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Relay Driver Using An Arduino To An Ezbv4

Relay Driver Using An Arduino To An Ezbv4

Hello All, I have an 8 relay 5volt relay board, (compatable with Arduino) which I want to drive from my EZBv4. I have made a script to run...
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Mini Servos

Hello to All, I am in the need of 4 mini servos like the ones used in JD’s neck. If I buy the ez robot servo’s, the price comes to $80.00 plus shipping (ends up almost $100.00) to the US and the time to get here. Costly for mini servos. I have tried to get them online but when I ask for confirmation of them having the C1 spline, I never get an...
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Pla Vs Abs Settings

Pla Vs Abs Settings

I have been working with my new printer and find PLA seems to print very well on smaller flat pieces. I am still trying to figure out...
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Time For A Script

Time For A Script

I want to start writing some scripting, but don't know where to start. I need a format to follow to know what I should consider as first...
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Option To Having To Use Client Mode Due To Router Question

When I bought my first EZBv4 I had a problem connecting to my Wifi. With help from everyone I was able to get my EZB into client mode. (I had to use my phone to gain access). I reset it to see if I could connect in AP mode just being curious, but no good. Do I have any other way to get to have it use the AP mode or is it just best to put in client...
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Physical Servo Modifications

Physical Servo Modifications

This goes out to the guys who build bigger robots. I have taken standard servos and stacked them to build a "Spine" for my new...
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New Project Based On Poppy

New Project Based On Poppy

For my next project I am interested in building a Poppy Project style robot. I like the light weight framework and design. It looks strong...
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3D Printer Kit Review

3D Printer Kit Review

My goal was to get a printer which would allow me to learn 3D printing. This way I would be able to learn the design software, slicing...
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Dynamixel Servo Robot Scaled To Standard Servo Robot?

Has anyone tried to scale down a robot which uses Dynamixel servos to allow the use of a standard servo? I am still playing with the idea of printing a scaled version of Poppy ( Hi Richard R ) which could use normal servos. The frame of Poppy looks very light and it may work with standard servos. Any one have any thoughts? Ron
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Can I Use An Ezb V4 As A Programmable Logic Controller

I have a new project which needs a programmable logic controller. It requires 8 digital inputs, 12 digital outputs, 8 timers, 8 counters and about 48 internal relays. The program is in ladder logic. Can it be done with an EZB v4? Ron
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Imoov     What Is With All The Boxes?

Imoov What Is With All The Boxes?

He looks a little confused ! He says if he had legs he would help ! Ron
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Indoor Navigation System And Ezb Camera ?

Any updates on the indoor navigation system, camera and beacon system? There was discussion it was in the works. Just curious. Ron
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Parts Needed

Does anyone in the easrern US area have any levers from lever servos they would sell? I have a project and need two of them. I will go to the 3d forum if not available here. Thanks, Ron
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Track To An Ir Source ?

Hello to All, Happy Memorial Day, I want to develop a tracking system using a IR LED in a tube, which allows a focused beam (may require a lens). This beam would be able to travel across a room. It could also be a coded number. I want to receive this signal and have my robot track to it. The concept for testing would be to use a universal tv remote...
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Three Wire Ping Sensor

I have a three wire Ping sensor. Can I use it with my EZBv4? I have used the normal 4 wire sensor from EZ robot but would like to use the other sensor I have available. Thanks to All Ron
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Script Writing 101

Hello to All, I have begun to use the Auto position panel in my projects. I want to write a script to run the different action blocks. I also want to have events like a signal from the ultrasonic sensor or a digital signal from a sensor to operate an action panel. My first step would be to put the robot in a start position then have the actions,...
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Galapagos Bot

I was looking at the detail list for the Galapagos Bot. The photo shows 8 servos, but the listing states 4. Possible error? Ron
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Wireless Controlled Servos To Ez-B V4

Wireless Controlled Servos To Ez-B V4

I have two servos which cannot be hard wired directly to the EZ-B controller. They will be located about 10 feet from the EZ-B and I can't...
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Ezbv4 Without A Case?

Ezbv4 Without A Case?

Hello to All My little one is doing well. I have gotten busy working and ran out of hands on time, so the project has slowed down, Soon I...
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Camera Grids And A Update

Camera Grids And A Update

She is not dressed but has places to go! I just wanted to share a progress photos. Doombot made me think she needed a more proper look, so I...
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Using A Tablet

Using A Tablet

This is my first little friend. Her head has a camera installed, two eye servos, two neck servos, two continuous servos for movement and two...
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New User - Can't Get A Wireless Connection

New User - Can't Get A Wireless Connection

Hello I just received my developer kit and I am unable to get a Wireless Connection. I plug in the EZ-B, it goes thru it's enable and begins...
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