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DJ Sures

Country: Canada
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I am the founder and CEO of Synthiam Inc and EZ-Robot. As you can tell, also super passionate about robotics and community. I spend as much time on the forum as possible to help others build robots. Most of my inspiration comes from people here! I envision a future of Synthiam powered robots living among us... Aiding the elderly and disabled, or simply being a friend. Robots are our future :) The world is ready...

Achievements

  • 2011-02-10 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2011-02-10 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2011-02-12 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-01-22 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2012-04-17 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2013-06-24 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2014-07-28 - Shared First Video
  • 2014-07-28 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-07-29 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2014-08-14 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-10-04 - Submitted First EZ-Bit
  • 2014-10-06 - Posted First Tutorial
  • 2018-01-03 - Used Cognitive Emotion Service
  • 2018-01-03 - Used Cognitive Vision Service
  • 2018-01-03 - Used Bing Speech Recognition
  • 2018-01-30 - Used Cognitive Face Service
  • 2018-03-05 - Used Cognitive Text Sentiment Service

Latest submissions

Movement Panels
Irobot Roomba Movement Panel
By Synthiam Inc.
FREE

Irobot Roomba Movement Panel v10

Control the iRobot Roomba and read sensor data
Misc
Advanced Twitter Recognition
By Synthiam Inc.
FREE

Advanced Twitter Recognition v8

Retrieve twitter tweets and process them to have your robot do cool stuff via twitter posts.
Camera
Target Overlay
By Synthiam
FREE

Target Overlay v7

Display custom transparent PNG overlays on the camera control video output.
Servo
Feetech Serial Bus Servo
By Synthiam
FREE

Feetech Serial Bus Servo v3

Control Feetech serial bus servos from UART or PC COM port.
Servo
Dynamixel
By Synthiam
FREE

Dynamixel v34

Connect and control Robotis Dynamixel Servos to ARC. This open-source plugin converts the Virtual Servo ports on ARC (v0-v99) to control...
Servo
Servo Recorder
By Synthiam
FREE

Servo Recorder v14

Record and play back servo movements on your robot at specified speed and direction
Servo
Servo And Camera Server
By Synthiam
FREE

Servo And Camera Server v5

Servo & camera video server for Unity which allows a remote client to move servos and receive video stream from a camera device.
Machine Learning
Exosphere
By Synthiam
FREE

Exosphere v55

Exosphere combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and human assistance to give autonomous behaviors to cloud robotics.
Servo
Lewansoul Servo
By Synthiam
FREE

Lewansoul Servo v23

Control LewanSoul digital servos from the EZ-B UART or PC COM Serial Port
Misc
Joystick (Xinput)
By Synthiam Inc.
FREE

Joystick (Xinput) v6

Joystick control for XInput devices (xbox controllers, etc).
Audio
Advanced Speech Recognition
By Synthiam
FREE

Advanced Speech Recognition v36

This is an alternative to the Bing Speech Recognition module for ARC. This skill is a paid service from Microsoft.
Movement Panels
Sabertooth Movement Panel
By Synthiam
FREE

Sabertooth Movement Panel v5

This control supports the Sabertooth HBridge Motor Driver as a movement panel with variable speed in Simplified Serial mode.
Movement Panels
Ohmnilabs Standalone
By Synthiam
FREE

Ohmnilabs Standalone v4

This control connects directly to ohmnilabs servo/wheel hardware within ARC
Navigation
Movement Joystick
By Synthian Inc.
FREE

Movement Joystick v4

A joystick that controls any movement panel
Camera
Picture In Picture
By Synthiam Inc
FREE

Picture In Picture v5

Super impose a camera image on another camera image
Camera
Camera Click Servo
By Synthiam
FREE

Camera Click Servo v11

Attaches to the camera control to enable servo panning by clicking on the video image.
Scripting
On Variable Changed
By Synthiam Inc.
FREE

On Variable Changed v2

Execute a script when a variable has changed
Audio
Google Speech Recognition
By Synthiam
FREE

Google Speech Recognition v7

Use the online Google Speech Recognition Service (test beta)
Audio
Total Speech Recognition
By Synthiam
FREE

Total Speech Recognition v7

AKA the worst speech recognizer :) By request of users who wish for unusable open dictionary offline speech recognition xD
Scripting
Servo Script
By Synthiam
FREE

Servo Script v7

Bind a script to servo position movements.
Movement Panels
Ubtech Alpha 1 Bluetooth
By Synthiam
FREE

Ubtech Alpha 1 Bluetooth v18

Control UBTech Alpha robot via bluetooth
Scripting
Get Line Containing From Array
By Synthiam
FREE

Get Line Containing From Array v6

Adds a new ez-script function GetLineContainingFromArray() that will return an item from the array that contains the specified text.
Misc
Myo Gesture Armband
By Synthiam
FREE

Myo Gesture Armband v6

Myo Gesture Armband with support for multiple devices
General
Screen Recorder
By Synthiam
FREE

Screen Recorder v19

Record your screen to a video file to play back later
Artificial Intelligence
Aimlbot
By Synthiam
FREE

Aimlbot v16

Localized chat bot client that uses AIML
General
Command Duplicator
By Synthiam
FREE

Command Duplicator v5

Control more than one ez-b with the same commands.
Misc
Kinect Body Control
By Synthiam
FREE

Kinect Body Control v7

Control robot servos using your body and a Microsoft Kinect
Misc
EZMQTT Client
By Synthiam
FREE

EZMQTT Client v7

MQTT Client Control for ARC that can also work with the server
Servo
Kondo KRS ICS Servos
By Synthiam
FREE

Kondo KRS ICS Servos v5

Control Kondo KRS servos with ICS 2 & 3.5 Protocol
Misc
EZMQTT Broker
By Synthiam
FREE

EZMQTT Broker v3

MQTT Broker that runs as a control in ARC
Artificial Intelligence
Dialogflow
By Synthiam
FREE

Dialogflow v19

Use Google's DialogFlow (formally API.AI) to create an artificial intelligent chatbot for your robot.
Audio
Frequency Detector
By Synthiam
FREE

Frequency Detector v5

Have servos respond to audio frequencies detected by the PC Microphone
Audio
Output Audio From EZ-B
By Synthiam
FREE

Output Audio From EZ-B v4

Example with source code of how to play audio out of the EZ-B when making a plugin in C#
Misc
SMTP Client
By Synthiam
FREE

SMTP Client v8

Allows your robot to send email or camera images using SMTP.
Navigation
EZ-LIDAR SLAM
By Synthiam
FREE

EZ-LIDAR SLAM v18

Control for the EZ-Robot plug'n'play Lidar with SLAM. This control is a test for hardware development. .
Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality Robot
By Synthiam
FREE

Virtual Reality Robot v20

Plugin for all SteamVR supported virtual reality headsets (Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive, etc)
Scripting
Variable State Saver
By Synthiam
FREE

Variable State Saver v5

Save and Restore variable data to a file.
Camera
Train Vision Object By Script
By Synthiam
FREE

Train Vision Object By Script v5

Enable real-time object vision training using scripts
Audio
Midi Control
By Synthiam
FREE

Midi Control v13

Connect a MIDI musical instrument or your soundcard to your robot.
General
EZ-B Settings
By Synthiam
FREE

EZ-B Settings v5

Configure saved WiFi settings directly to the EZ-B v4
Servo
UBTECH Alpha Servos UBT-12HC
By Synthiam
FREE

UBTECH Alpha Servos UBT-12HC v10

Control the UBTECH Alpha Robot Digital Servos (UBT-12HC) with ARC
Camera
Programming With Pictures
By Synthiam
FREE

Programming With Pictures v8

Program your robot using images printed on paper.
Camera
Augmented Reality
By Synthiam
FREE

Augmented Reality v8

Overlay images on detected objects, colors, faces and more.
General
TCP Client
By Synthiam
FREE

TCP Client v5

TCP Telnet Client for connecting to TCP Servers and diagnosing data channels.
Camera
Camera Overlay
By Synthiam
FREE

Camera Overlay v8

Displays the detected object name on the video stream.
Misc
Remote Mouse
By Synthiam
FREE

Remote Mouse v7

Control your mouse with this control from EZ-Script. Get creative and use your voice, camera control or switches on the EZ-B v4 to move the...
General
Connection Diagnostic
By Synthiam
FREE

Connection Diagnostic v3

If you are experiencing issues with EZ-B v4 connection, this is a diagnostic tool to help.
Misc
Display Popup
By Synthiam
FREE

Display Popup v6

Popup a custom window with custom text to the user from a command
Games
Tic Tac Toe
By Synthiam
FREE

Tic Tac Toe v5

A tic tac toe game that you can play with your robot.
Graphs
Graphy
By Synthiam
FREE

Graphy v8

This is the graphy control for creating graphs and plotting data using the ControlCommand() commands.
Navigation
Indoor Positioning System
By Synthiam
FREE

Indoor Positioning System v15

The indoor positioning system is a combination of IR transmitter and IR dual camera receiver. The IR transmitter is mounted on your robot,...
Movement Panels
Inverted Pendulum
By Synthiam
FREE

Inverted Pendulum v6

This is the movement panel for the inverted pendulum firmware running on an Arduino Mega with SainSmart shield and mpu6050.
Navigation
Wheel Encoder Counter
By Synthiam
FREE

Wheel Encoder Counter v5

Compatible with firmware that counts wheel rotation for left and right wheels with wheel encoder.
Camera
Sighthound Cloud API
By Synthiam
FREE

Sighthound Cloud API v11

The Sighthound Cloud Detection API returns the location of any people and faces found in robot camera video.
Servo
PWM Servo Feedback (ADC)
By Synthiam
FREE

PWM Servo Feedback (ADC) v6

This control will allow hobby pwm servos to have positional feedback in ARC.
Servo
PWM Servo Feedback (I2c)
By Synthiam
FREE

PWM Servo Feedback (I2c) v5

This receives ADC data from the arduino of servo positions via I2C to an EZ-B
Servo
Lynxmotion Smart Servos
By Synthiam
FREE

Lynxmotion Smart Servos v6

Compact, modular actuators which were designed to be an evolution of the standard RC servo for use in multi degree-of-freedom robots,...
Scripting
User Defined Function Example
By Synthiam
FREE

User Defined Function Example v3

Example of how to create a plugin that becomes an ez-script function.
Scripting
TCP Script Server Raw
By Synthiam
FREE

TCP Script Server Raw v2

TCP server that listens for script commands.
Scripting
Filters
By Synthiam
FREE

Filters v3

Filters for dampening and averaging means.
robot
DJ's Robotis XM430 Dynamixel Arm With Open CM9.04

DJ's Robotis XM430 Dynamixel Arm With Open CM9.04

I was using a robotis arm for picking stuff up - albeit nothing special, but thought the process might be useful to some...
robot
DJ's Wowwee Roboquad

DJ's Wowwee Roboquad

The WowWee RoboQuad makes for a perfectly affordable unique robot platform, with the aid of EZ-Robot. Description: After adding support for his WowWee RoboSapien, DJ continued on...
robot
DJ's Robot Blinds Control

DJ's Robot Blinds Control

Lazy much? Blind control to major tom... I can now control the blind/shades on my deck from my phone! With a little bit of hot glue, a couple wood screws and some pieces...
robot
DJ's The Real Wall-E

DJ's The Real Wall-E

It's been a very crazy past few weeks. I took a day off today. Yes! I admit it. I took a day off... And I built a robot :) Felt great to be back in the hacking saddle! This Wall-E...
robot
DJ's Self Docking Robot

DJ's Self Docking Robot

I used an Ohmnilabs Telepresence robot to write some self docking code as an example. I really like their docking mechanism, which uses magnets. Something like this can be...
robot
DJ's Robot Head

DJ's Robot Head

With an animatronic robot head, DJ created a new feature for EZ-Builder. This robot was used as a platform for the Relative Servo Tracking Camera Control option. Description: Animatronic...
robot
DJ's Revolution Snake

DJ's Revolution Snake

I dived into the box fresh injection molded parts from our manufacturer tonight and built this EZ-Robot Revolution Snake! It uses a SIN wave for each servo position.
robot
DJ's Hasbro R2d2 Hacked With Iotiny

DJ's Hasbro R2d2 Hacked With Iotiny

This build was in two parts. The original build was hacked live at Comic Expo in Calgary Alberta with an EZ-B v3 in 2012. It was a fun hack, because I...
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DJ's JD Humanoid Puppet

DJ's JD Humanoid Puppet

Credit for this robot idea goes to @Nink, who suggested it based on my PWM Servo Feedback behavior control. I wrote a quick script that reads the realtime servos of one JD...
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DJ's How Do I Shovel My Snow?

DJ's How Do I Shovel My Snow?

With a robot, of course! What did you expect? :) This is a robot shell that I built with some students in the summer for a robot challenge. The robot chassis is...
robot
DJ's Machine Learning And Cognitive Services  Jd Humanoid Robot

DJ's Machine Learning And Cognitive Services Jd Humanoid Robot

We had been working on plugins for the Microsoft Cognitive Services, and I was testing them with...
robot
DJ's Drd 3D Printable Robot

DJ's Drd 3D Printable Robot

I wanted a robot that was super easy to 3D print and was least number of parts to make. This robot was inspired from the Farscape DRD robots. There's merely 2...
robot
DJ's And Now For Something Completely Different (Pdp-8)

DJ's And Now For Something Completely Different (Pdp-8)

This isn’t robot related... although I used EZ-Builder to make the software vc8e emulator. Read on... I’ve...
robot
DJ's Autonomous "Robocar"

DJ's Autonomous "Robocar"

Here's a robot that I built last year to follow the lanes of a small test track. This was built 24 hours before attending Chris Anderson's DIY Robo Cars meetup. I was...
robot
DJ's Adventurebot Chasing Red Ball

DJ's Adventurebot Chasing Red Ball

Have you ever found something so hipnotic that you can sit and watch it for hours? That's what happened to me after programming this AdventureBot to...
robot
DJ's Roli Rover Robot Chasing Red Ball

DJ's Roli Rover Robot Chasing Red Ball

It seems that programming an EZ-Robot to chase a red ball is a popular exercise of mine. I've done it with this hexapod and an AdventureBot to!...
robot
DJ's Six Hexapod Robot Tracking Ball

DJ's Six Hexapod Robot Tracking Ball

This was a fun use of EZ-Builder to configure a Six Hexapod to track and chase a red ball. Earlier this evening, we had a group of teachers and...
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DJ's Jd Humanoid Controlled By Microsoft Kinect

DJ's Jd Humanoid Controlled By Microsoft Kinect

Microsoft had sent me a Kinect a few years ago, and I embarrassingly finally got around to doing something with it. I created...
robot
DJ's DJ's Omnibot 2000

DJ's DJ's Omnibot 2000

I just finished a short video with clips of building my Omnibot 2000, you can watch it here. This robot contains all of the great new features of EZ-Builder - Wii Remote...
robot
DJ's Ips (Indoor Positioning System)

DJ's Ips (Indoor Positioning System)

For quite a few years, i've been mentioning that I have been working on a positioning system for ez-robots. I guess it's time that i share my...
robot
DJ's Apple Watch Robot Control

DJ's Apple Watch Robot Control

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but we added Apple Watch support to the EZ-Builder iOS app! For the longest time, no one knew what an Apple Watch was...
robot
DJ's I Taught Jd To Serve Snacks

DJ's I Taught Jd To Serve Snacks

Did you know I'm a huge fan of M&Ms? Only the peanut butter kind! There's an event tomorrow at google (BotLuck), and my JD will be serving snacks....
robot
DJ's Imperial AT-AT Walker Robot - The Force Is With Me!

DJ's Imperial AT-AT Walker Robot - The Force Is With Me!

This year i made a decision to get back into building robots. So, I'll start with this! Kind of ironic, an...
robot
DJ's Darth Vader Humanoid Robot

DJ's Darth Vader Humanoid Robot

I made this Darth Jader for an upcoming The Robot Program episode. Wanted to share the robot exclusively with the ez-robot forum before the real episode goes...
robot
DJ's Omnibot TV Watching

DJ's Omnibot TV Watching

The latest version of the EZ-SDK and EZ-Builder contains an enhanced motion tracking update. The quality and edge detection algorythm has been modified and seems to work...
robot
DJ's Tomy Omnibot

DJ's Tomy Omnibot

This was probably the funnest robot I have created yet. It is a wicked platform with a lot of room to grow. I've been adding sensors and programming to it ever since I got it. Project...
robot
DJ's Fisher Price "Chatter"

DJ's Fisher Price "Chatter"

This is the strangest robot that I've ever built... But i had to, can you blame me? :D
robot
DJ's Super Six Hexapod

DJ's Super Six Hexapod

You may have seen this video of a real large ez-robot hexapod... That is a robot i built over the summer at my cabin with a 3d printer for the Intel IDF16 conference in San...
robot
DJ's Ez-B V4 Dalek

DJ's Ez-B V4 Dalek

I built a Dalek EZ-Robot tonight. Well, i upgraded my EZ-B v3 hack to the v4 and added a few more servos. One to control the nose plunger thingy on their face up and down. And two...
robot
DJ's Jd's Friday The 13Th

DJ's Jd's Friday The 13Th

Beware of the robots on Friday the 13th! Thanks for the face mask Justin :D
robot
DJ's Teddy Ruxpin Robot Version 1

DJ's Teddy Ruxpin Robot Version 1

I added a new robot today. It is a Teddy Ruxpin, if you remember him? He was a talking toy from the 1980's that used a tape player. His mouth and eyes...
robot
DJ's Robot Head

DJ's Robot Head

I started on a little project for a humanoid-type platform. I have ideas for the body and such, but i'm starting with the head because i'm adding new features to EZ-Builder for it.
robot
DJ's At Home With Jd

DJ's At Home With Jd

I took the evening off to chill at home with JD for my first time :). I tweaked many of the existing motions to be more fluid and not as clunky, it was a lot of fun! I didn't know...
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DJ's Myo Gesture Tutorial

DJ's Myo Gesture Tutorial

The MYO is a creative controller for interacting with your ez-robot. It uses gestures and an accelerometer to trigger actions, events and move servos. This tutorial...
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DJ's Introducing Jd

DJ's Introducing Jd

JD finally gets a little introduction video...
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DJ's Jd Wants His Rubber Duck

DJ's Jd Wants His Rubber Duck

Should I give it to him? lol
robot
DJ's Mobile App Developer Tutorial

DJ's Mobile App Developer Tutorial

So, you've built your ez-robot and now you would like to make your own mobile app. Did you know EZ-Robot has a robot appstore? And that you can easily...
robot
DJ's Detect Multiple Colors

DJ's Detect Multiple Colors

One of the features that makes ez-robot so special is the camera that can detect faces, objects, glyphs, qr codes and multiple colors. For this tutorial, we will use...
robot
DJ's Wii Remote Controlled Robot

DJ's Wii Remote Controlled Robot

Recently, I've added a great deal of support to the Wiimote Control in EZ-Builder. This includes EZ-Scriptable buttons and a few other goodies. I set Wall-e...
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DJ's Ez-Builder Overview

DJ's Ez-Builder Overview

The ultimate robot software EZ-Builder is leading the way for the next generation of robotics. Here's a short video I put together to introduce some of the features.
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DJ's Jd Connects To Nest Thermostat

DJ's Jd Connects To Nest Thermostat

I put this little tutorial and robot together to show how you can connect your JD to a Nest Thermostat. It's neat because you can be anywhere in the...
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DJ's Elastic Band Shooter

DJ's Elastic Band Shooter

In parallel with James' Elastic Band Turret build, we were building a robot today. I came up with a slightly different elastic band shooter that uses a servo with a...
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DJ's Hey Jd, Need A Lift?

DJ's Hey Jd, Need A Lift?

JD was a little lazy today...
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DJ's Taught Jd How To Somersault

DJ's Taught Jd How To Somersault

Don't try this at home! :D
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DJ's I Shall Call Him Norm

DJ's I Shall Call Him Norm

Norm is a very fitting name, no?
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DJ's So, I Taught Jd How To Play The Piano

DJ's So, I Taught Jd How To Play The Piano

This is just the first version... I think it'll be a good idea to put a robot band together after the holidays :)
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DJ's Six Hexapod Demo Dance

DJ's Six Hexapod Demo Dance

Playing with the Six Hexapod tonight... thought I would share this :)
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DJ's Funny 3 Legged Robot

DJ's Funny 3 Legged Robot

Some of the guys around the office were thinking of creative combinations today. I stumbled across their final "creation" this afternoon and wondered if I could...
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DJ's How About A Dance-Off?

DJ's How About A Dance-Off?

Hey community, how would you feel about an ezrobot dance-off contest? Here is the STL file for the microphone:...
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DJ's Philo Junior Color Tracking Test

DJ's Philo Junior Color Tracking Test

Hey there! I was playing around with the Philo Junior. This example uses the camera option "Track By Relative Position", in case anyone wanted...
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DJ's Revolution. The History Of

DJ's Revolution. The History Of

I created this thread in the Project Showcase because, well, it was once a project... and now it is a company. I'd like to tell you a little story about the...
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DJ's Choose Your Ez-Robot!

DJ's Choose Your Ez-Robot!

I created a little video to summarize the current supported EZ-Robot Platforms - of course, this list will grow. Supporting existing platforms is great, but nothing...
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DJ's Multiple Robots With One Joystick

DJ's Multiple Robots With One Joystick

Demonstration how I controlled 6 robots with one joystick in my Pecha Kucha presentation. In this video, I use an Omnibot, Omnibot 2000, Wall-e,...
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DJ's Project: Scarab

DJ's Project: Scarab

I started a new project today... But I didn't get very far. I stopped right after I started because I decided to wait until next week to finish it. Solarbotics had asked me to do a...
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DJ's Trs-80 Model 100 Controlled Wall-E

DJ's Trs-80 Model 100 Controlled Wall-E

Watch the video :) I think the title say it all! I hacked my 1983 Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Portable "Computer" with a TTL Bluetooth Module to...
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DJ's Ez-Robot Takes The Secret Challenge Competition

DJ's Ez-Robot Takes The Secret Challenge Competition

EZ-Robot is sponsoring a team of awesome children to build a robot to compete in the Western Canadian Robot Games!...
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DJ's Brookstone Rover

DJ's Brookstone Rover

DJ saw the potential of the Brookstone Rover right away. Adding support into his EZ-Builder software greatly enhances this product - from a boring remote control toy, to a...
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DJ's Irobot Roomba Hack

DJ's Irobot Roomba Hack

DJ modifies an iRobot Roomba to be wirelessly controlled with the EZ-B. He also adds a webcam and voice recognition! This is all done by soldering only two wires from an old...
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DJ's Tomy Omnibot V1

DJ's Tomy Omnibot V1

This was an exciting project that DJ Sures had been planning for weeks. He purchased the Tomy Omnibot off Ebay and started hacking it within hours from the post office. He modified...
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DJ's Cyborg Snowman

DJ's Cyborg Snowman

What do roboticists do when it snows? Click to find out :) Description: We had a big snowfall in Calgary Canada this weekend. What do roboticists do when it snows? They make robot...
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DJ's Master Blaster Robot

DJ's Master Blaster Robot

DJ Sures named this robot Master Blaster. Don't ask us why, he still doesn't know. But he's pretty simple and is remote controlled. He has no sensors for object...
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DJ's Teddy Ruxpin Robot V1

DJ's Teddy Ruxpin Robot V1

DJ Sures built this Teddy Ruxpin Robot from a toy that he purchased off Ebay. The toy was broken, so he didn't feel bad taking it apart (or cutting off his head). But,...
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DJ's Scarab Creepy Robot

DJ's Scarab Creepy Robot

Some people say this is creepy... Others think he's cute. You be the judge :) This was a remote control toy called the Scarab. DJ has modified it to host an EZ-B with an...
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DJ's Dalek

DJ's Dalek

Are you familiar with Doctor Who? The longest running Sci-Fi TV show from Britain! Some would argue who is the Doctor's worst enemy... Is it the Cybermen? Daleks? The Master? DJ Sures is certain the...
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DJ's Robot Dog Chases Ball

DJ's Robot Dog Chases Ball

Are you allergic to dogs? Well DJ Sures is! So what's the next best thing? That's right, a robot dog that chases red balls. Description: What to do when you are...
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DJ's Omnibot 2000

DJ's Omnibot 2000

Standing 26 inches tall, the Omnibot 2000 was the latest from Tomy in their series of Omnibots. DJ got hold of a damaged one off eBay and converted it into a Personal Robot - One which...
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DJ's Voice Recognition Robot

DJ's Voice Recognition Robot

Re-using the Cookie Monster shell to show off the EZ-B's Voice Recognition ability. This robot will respond to voice commands. Description: You may have seen this...
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DJ's Tamiya Bulldozer Robot

DJ's Tamiya Bulldozer Robot

This is a tutorial on how to modify the Tamiya Bulldozer to be driven by modified servos rather than the DC motorset. The software controlling this robot is...
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DJ's The Real Wall-E

DJ's The Real Wall-E

DJ Sures has made a few Wall-E mods in the past, but this one is sure to be unique! DJ added a camera and a vertical servo to Wall-E's head. With these new additions, EZ-B and...
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DJ's AR Drone Parrot

DJ's AR Drone Parrot

DJ connects the AR Drone Parrot to EZ-Builder and has it chase a red ball around the room. This adds many great new features to your already awesome AR Drone Flying Robot!...
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DJ's Vision Tracking Robot

DJ's Vision Tracking Robot

This is a test robot DJ Sures created to trial a new module that he has been working on. It tracks and follows objects by their color. This robot was sadly never given...
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DJ's Cookie Monster Robot

DJ's Cookie Monster Robot

A few years ago DJ Sures had built a Cookie Monster robot that ran on its own with 2D autonomous programming. Today DJ had removed the old circuit board and replaced it...
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DJ's Spider Robot

DJ's Spider Robot

This robot uses two DC motors instead of modified servos. The ADC Distance Sensor detects objects and the autonomous mode has many random delays for a jerky spider movement. Description:...
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DJ's Robophilo

DJ's Robophilo

The RoboPhilo Junior is a fantastic and affordable Humanoid Platform for the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. Description: The RoboPhilo Junior is a fantastic and affordable humanoid platform. The...
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DJ's Snow Shovel Robot

DJ's Snow Shovel Robot

DJ Sures builds a robot that he equips with a shovel. The robot shovels outside in the cold, while DJ stays warm inside. Description: DJ Sures from EZ-Robot builds a robot that...
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Ez-B V2.1 Owners?

Hey everyone - I was wondering if anyone on here owns an EZ-B v2.1? There were only 100 sold before the v3. I'm curious if there are any around...
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I2c Help

* This document is outdated because EZ-Builder now converts the address for you. This document may be referenced for educational purposes. Binary i2c is not entirely about binary. But the address sure is! That is because most addresses are defined as 7 bit values. And if you keep reading, you'll see that changes need to be done to use that value in...
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Bing, Cognitive Emotion And Vision Update

Bing, Cognitive Emotion And Vision Update

FYI, the Bing Speech, Cognitive Emotion and Cognitive Vision plugins no longer save the API Key and End Point with the project. They are...
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Affordable Compact Mini Pc's

Here's a page on GearBest that filters all mini pc's which will run Windows 8/8.1/10 http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-c_11262/nt1_windows~10__nt1_windows~8__nt1_windows~8.1/?gclid=COL--dbYyMkCFUwkgQodmOcOpA For the prices, i'm impressed!
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Ez-Robot New Facility Update

Ez-Robot New Facility Update

Quite a few contact us messages have been flowing in about our facility and what's going on. Guess it's about time I provide an update :) Ezrobot has been growing...
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Windows Release 2016.05.17.00

Windows Release 2016.05.17.00

Changes: - Updated IoTiny firmware updater - mobile interface supports image checkbox *Note: The image checkbox for mobile app works with the latest Android. The...
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Compaq/Hp Wifi Connection Questions

Compaq/Hp Wifi Connection Questions

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Apollo Computer

Apollo Computer

It's amazing we made it to space at all! Wow, how far we've come...
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Face Mouse

Face Mouse

You might get a kick out of this. I use the Remote Mouse plugin to control the mouse using my face... Plugin: http://www.ez-robot.com/EZ-Builder/Plugins/view/37
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Ez-B V4 Supports Dynamixel Ax-12 Servos

Ez-B V4 Supports Dynamixel Ax-12 Servos

We have listened to your requests for supporting Dynamixel servos with the EZ-B v4... The firmware now supports them... See, we listen :)
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What Do You Think About The New Server?

How many of you got the "server down" message last night? Yesterday day I went into the office, furious! Flames and lighting bolts projecting from my eyeballs - green hulk kind'a angry! The night before, the hosting company Ez-robot was using decided to perform "another" unscheduled maintenance and bring the servers down without...
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New User Tutorial Section

Have you seen the User Tutorial section? We have migrated all of the community forum tutorials into this new section. Your user community forum posts that were labelled as Tutorials have been converted into awesome tutorials. The user tutorials map to EZ-Builder controls! This means it works both ways, when users view the EZ-Builder Manual, they...
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New Product Updates

New Product Updates

As you know, I have taken a little time to distress and focus on what's coming for 2015. Yes, it was only a few days but it was my first time off in 4 years - and during that time I...
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Bbc: Humans

Bbc: Humans

This show premiered tonight, it's from Britain BBC called Humans. I think it's going to be a good series. The message is interesting about jobs being taken over by robots. Now sure, there's the...
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Brookstone Demo Jd's (For Wbs)

Brookstone Demo Jd's (For Wbs)

In another thread, wbs asked about all the jd's in the office - if they were Brookstone demos. The answer is yup. They are attached to black pexi glass base....
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Win A $400 Ez-Robot Roli Rover Robot Kit

Robotics Trends has partnered with EZ-Robot to give away an EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Kit - a $400 value. The United States needs to get more kids involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Fifteen percent of current job openings in the country are in the tech field, but only 16 percent of high school seniors are...
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Guess Who's Visiting?

Guess Who's Visiting?

Have a peak at the camera tomorrow during the day and see if you can guess which two of our forum members are visiting. Winner gets a high five!
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Building Robots In Your Garage? Get A Darpa Contract

This is interesting: http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/dod-asks-maker-community-robotics-technology/113080/ Potentially critical to national security -- could be happening in garages and other "maker spaces" never to be discovered by the Defense Department. That's what DOD is trying to avoid with a new pilot program aimed at getting...
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Jeremie Says Hello

Jeremie Says Hello

Welcome to Saturday nights with DJ and Jeremie
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Ez-Script Builder Idea

Ez-Script Builder Idea

I was in the EZ-Script compiler tonight and came up with a little idea. I was wondering if I continued this path, if it would be useful to any of you? The idea is you can right...
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Rgb Array Tutorial

Rgb Array Tutorial

I've added a video to the 18 RGB LED Block, Humanoid Head with Camera & RGB Eyes and 18 RGB LED PCB to explain how to use them. There have been questions in the past on how to set it...
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Learning Photography

Learning Photography

We've hired a photographer to start taking photos of our products for the store. Now they need to be crisp and clear, so it's easy to see the parts. This is somewhat of a challenge...
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Mouser Robotics Challenge

Mouser Robotics Challenge

This is the perfect opportunity to strut out stuff! Post your ezrobot on the mouse robot challenge: http://www.mouser.com/robotics-challenge/?entry_id=18855827
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Intel. Behind In The Times

Intel. Behind In The Times

Here's another example of how EZ-Robot is way ahead of even the big guys! I was sent this video the other day. The guy who sent it to me was super excited about it!...
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Robot Building Workshop (March 29, 2015)

Robot Building Workshop (March 29, 2015)

More Information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-building-workshop-tickets-16159108328 Build and Program your own autonomous robot in...
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Get Connected: Win An Ezrobot Six Hexapod

Win an EZ Robot Revolution Six Hexabot! This hexapod robot kit is a creative robot platform. Assembled with ez-bits, Six is a very customizable robot with 6 legs and 12 degrees of freedom. The joints are powered by 12 heavy duty servo motors, allowing unique, dynamic movement. The removable ez-bit joints and top mounted camera enhance Six's ability...
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Jason And Jeremie's Robots Sneak Peak

Jason And Jeremie's Robots Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak video I took of the robots that Jeremie and Jason are building!
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Any Forum Members In Seattle?

Any Forum Members In Seattle?

I'm in Seattle for a meeting Friday (tomorrow) and I was wondering if any of our active members are here? If so, do you have a lipo charger I can borrow this...
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Nominate Ezrobot

Hey everyone, nominate your favorite robot company! http://roboticsbusinessreview.com/article/2015_rbr50_nominations_now_open
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Lte Ez-Robot Connectivity

*Disclaimer: Do not relate what I am about to ask you to Terminator's SkyNet. However, we hope it to be much friendlier :) In an internal "moving forward" discussion, the topic of WiFi range was brought up. We notice many individuals would like to have a much longer range. However, due to the bandwidth limitations of long range...
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Our Ezrobot Christmas

Our Ezrobot Christmas

It's too bad our cameras don't show outside of the office. We have a 28 foot tree and a fire place to enjoy the holiday :)
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Robots Are Making Your Breakfast

Robots Are Making Your Breakfast

Aislinn has been working with James Patterson on a little project - she's done a terrific job! What do you think?
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Nasa Posts Free Space Sounds

Nasa Posts Free Space Sounds

This might be super useful to you all :) NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You’re Free To Use Them And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds...
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Current Revolution Owner Question - Servos

This is a question for Revolution owners. I'm in China right now checking up on our factories. Boy is it ever a great experience! I've been here a few times throughout the last year, researching available products and manufacturing abilities of factories. There are quite a few factories and companies involved in the manufacturing of the product...
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Look Who's Joining My Robot Collection - R2D2

Look Who's Joining My Robot Collection - R2D2

I have some plans for this guy. There's a few other EZ-Robot people building R2 units also. This is an exciting platform to start...
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Thanks Troy Doctor Who Ftw

Thanks Troy Doctor Who Ftw

Very cool! I tried to take the day off today and walked around the zoo. However, the zoo is only a few blocks from the EZ-Robot hq. I stopped in to see this little...
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Jd Eyes And Rgb Led Array Ez-Bit Sneak Peek

Jd Eyes And Rgb Led Array Ez-Bit Sneak Peek

There's been questions about how JD's eyes work - and the 18 RGB LED Block EZ-Bit. Well, I shot this quick video to demonstrate how...
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Ez-Robot In Scientific America

Ez-Robot In Scientific America

Hey everyone, we had a short article published in Scientific America today - and I mean short! Needless to say, I'm very disappointed in the outcome of my...
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Instructables

Have you all seen www.instructables.com? I have some of my robots up. They have great contests for robots and stuff. There is one robot contest right now! With the stuff going on here, if you all entered, I bet one of you will be taking home a prize!!! I can say it helps to make a video also... Pictures are really important. The more information...
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Everyone Loves Updates

Everyone Loves Updates

Well, I have been quite busy and therefore haven't been around much - sorry :). EZ-Robot has been getting some amazing attention from a few very large and awesome companies,...
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Ez-B V4 Gets Another Uart Serial Ttl Port

While the plastic injection molds are being verified and the PCB's are being assembled for delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the EZ-B v4 firmware to see what else I could pull out of it for features... You know, to make your wait worth it :) While the molds are checked over for quality injections. Well, I discovered there was just...
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EZ-Robot Complete Kit

Ta-Da! Happy Binary Day!!! (11-11-11) What better way to compliment an important holiday than something that brings people together (remember, it's Remembrance Day :))... The EZ-Robot Complete Kit is now available! Following the overwhelming response from the Real Wall-E Video, I found myself in a challenging position. With so many questions and...
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Ez-B V4 115,200 Baud Rate On All 24 I/O

So, Jeremie and I were checking the latest EZ-B v3 firmware against the existing and new functionality of the EZ-B v3 communication. I'll get to that in the release notes, there's a new EZ-B v3 firmware coming this weekend... Anyway, we were playing with the EZ-B v4 and decided to see if we could push the speed limits of the old limit of 57,600...
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Ez-B V4 Gets 2 Uart Ports

The most recent version of the EZ-B v4 firmware now includes 2 high speed UART ports instead of 1. The ports can work up to 3,750,000 bits/sec. The standard UART Expansion Port has 10,000 Byte Buffer. The new Port uses 2 Dx pins and has a 4,000 Byte Buffer. You're welcome :)
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Getting Schooled With Ez-Robot

Getting Schooled With Ez-Robot

Much of my involvement in education is with young entrepeneurs who want to know what it is like to start a company. Being that I didn't expect EZ-Robot to...
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Android Tutorial

Android Tutorial

I have published a tutorial on how to create an Android App... You may read the manual here: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Help.aspx?id=196
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EZ-Builder Online Help

EZ-Builder Online Help

We have been building an online help with video tutorials for EZ-Builder. If you have any suggestions or questions for tutorials, let us know. You can find the online manual...
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Android Mobile Beta App Demo

Android Mobile Beta App Demo

Everyone has been asking about the Mobile App lately - and for a good reason! Because it's absolutely brilliant! Any projects from EZ-Builder can be loaded into the...
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Ez-Robot Six Testing

Ez-Robot Six Testing

I know that everyone sees a lot of Six and less of the others, but he's my favorite - surprising, considering JD is named after me! Today I was demonstrating the embedded streaming...
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Androbot Inc.

Androbot Inc.

I had no idea the founder of Atari made a robot company in the early 80's. Here are some neat videos of Androbot - Topo and Bob
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Hello World!

Hello World - 7:30 am Friday (GMT) As you are aware, the EZ-Robot Complete Kit is in high demand. We launched our product in May of 2011 - since then, we have made new friends to develop a great robot community. The recent media response was unexpected and a great surprise to us! Our goal to make advanced robotics accessible to everyone is becoming...
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Getting Started With EZ-B

I received a few emails asking if there is an update to the Getting Started document that is shipped in the EZ-B package. The latest document can be found on two places on this website... By clicking here -or- On The Buy Now Page The Buy Now page also displays the last updated date and tiime beside the link. You will be able to see updates easily...
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Ez-Robot Evacuated

Ez-Robot Evacuated

You may have seen this on our office cam... Well, we had to leave because of this... Here is a good summary video.. It came out of no where. There has been a lot of rain lately....
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Serial Serial Serial Ports

Hey everyone, I have released a new version of the EZ-SDK (2011.02.12.05) that contains a great new feature. Every port can now send uart serial data. Each port can send serial data at common baud rates of 300, 1200, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, and 57600. Is it easy to use? You bet! Easy as this......
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Irobot Roomba Is Now Supported!

Irobot Roomba Is Now Supported!

That's right, the iRobot Roomba is now supported by the EZ-B. No more wires! Bluetooth connectivity to your Roomba with the EZ-B. All you need is a PS2...
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Where Is My Ez-Robot BBC Documentary

I'm watching this documentary this evening...
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Away For A Few Days.

I haven't been very active in the website for a bit, and won't be back for a few more days. Sorry everyone.
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Radio Shack - The Great Creation

Radio Shack - The Great Creation

Have you built a robot from a radio shack toy? Have you used any Radio Shack parts in your robot? If so, get exposure of your robot by posting a video,...
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Script Command Manual

Functions Sleep (milliseconds) Pauses for specified milliseconds Example: Sleep(1000) SleepRandom (lowMilliSec, highMilliSec) Pauses for a random millisecond delay between the 2 provided values Example: SleepRandom(1000, 5000) Servo (servoPort, position) Move servo to the specified position Example: Servo(D14, 25) ServoUp (servoPort, count)...
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Crunchies

I was just sent this and thought it would be great to share with you :) Clickity: http://crunchies2012.techcrunch.com/nominate Anyone feel like nominating EZ-Robot for best hardware startup? :D
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DC Motor Current Sensing

DC Motor Current Sensing

My omnibot robot has been getting stuck the odd time. I had a conversation with the guys at Solarbotics and they suggested I through in a current sensing circuit. Wicked...
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Autoconnect With Ez-Script

Autoconnect With Ez-Script

Here's a little tutorial video on how to autoconnect with the latest version of EZ-Builder :) And in case you missed how to use the Shortcut Creator...
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Ez-Robot Item Weights

I was asked for the weights of some EZ-Robot items, and posting on the forum felt like the appropiate place :) EZ-Robot Camera With Battery And Case: 77 grams EZ-Robot Camera PCB With Battery: 28 grams EZ-Robot Camera PCB: 20 grams EZ-B: 54 grams
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First Version Of Ez-Builder

First Version Of Ez-Builder

The first version of EZ-Builder was released on February 2011. I was going through old code and came across numero uno! So, for fun - here it is. If you are...
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Ez-Robot Review Response

I came across an EZ-Robot review that has an inaccuracy that I would like to clarify for consumers considering their purchase of an EZ-Robot product. It's my personal passion to make advanced robotics accessible to everyone; which is why I've put my heart and soul into this platform. I stand by the reliability, easiness and scalability of the...
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L298 Official Howto Video

L298 Official Howto Video

For those of you who have a 2.5 Amp Motor Controller, here is a tutorial video that we did yesterday - hot from the render! For more information, visit:...
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2D Environment Mapping Code

2D Environment Mapping Code

I have almost completed my Omnibot code as an autonomous pet. I am about an elegant and effecient solution to AI. Of course, giving the impression of awareness is all...
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Smash Kaboom

Smash Kaboom

Oooops. At least our flying quadcopter robot didn't get stuck in a tree this time! However, it did fall out of the sky and hit the ground from about 100 feet. Nothing that a little bit of glue...
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Good News! Drone Has Been Rescued :)

Good News! Drone Has Been Rescued :)

The EZ-Robot Drone was outside running a few tests... Chasing its favorite red ball and such... When suddenly a gust of wind (we're going to blame...
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Robot Art

Robot Art

Just playing around... :)
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How A Servo Works

How A Servo Works

This is a short tutorial on how a servo works at an electrical level. The position of a servo is determined by the pulse, which is normally between 1ms and 2ms. However, many servos have...
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Pwm Duty Cycle Trick

Pwm Duty Cycle Trick

Here's a neat trick to ramp the PWM duty cycle automatically by using the Servo Speed Control. Because the Servo and PWM share some code, the Servo Speed effects both features on...
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EZ-Robot Is Our Life

EZ-Robot Is Our Life

I write everything from my head onto paper. The walls of my home are covered in large sheets of paper with ideas and theories about robotics. I learn from you, the EZ-Community, to...
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Beta Ez-Builder 2012.04.10.00 (15.5 Firmware)

This is a beta firmware for anyone with ports going high randomly. Let me know if it still happens with this version. I'm struggling to find out what is going on inside the PIC. I'm starting to think I found a static bug in the PIC itself. I need more testing before I can make that claim :P 2012.04.10.00BetaInstaller.zip <- Right Click, Save As
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Flying Robot Stuck In A Tree

Flying Robot Stuck In A Tree

This might be an interesting story, the new age version of a cat stuck in the tree. This time, it's a robot. I was testing one of my flying robots outside and...
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Mit Gets How Much?

This is insane. $10,000,000 (10 million) for paper robots. I can't believe that. Must be an april fools joke, no? The quote from the MIT interview is interesting. Did no one do their research before wasting that much money during an economical crisis? Click for article I wonder if they've heard of EZ-Robot? I guess not :)
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Hifive - Good Things Come In Two's

Well, HiFive has been repaired. Firmware 15.3 is available for download again. The bug was between the two different bluetooth modules from the two versions between 3.1 and 3.0. The differences are minor, and not many can recognize them. But there is a strangeness with the bluetooth communication that we discovered today :) The great thing about...
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Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Wonder what it's like at EZ-Robot? :) It's not always fun and games - but when it is, we take advantage of it!
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Did You Ask For Servo Speed?

Did You Ask For Servo Speed?

The best is getting better! Did you ask for servo speed? How about 255 servo speeds? Did you also ask for double the servo resolution? Oh, and a few other speed...
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Robot Eyes

Robot Eyes

check this link out... I stumbled across their ebay store today and i'm impressed with their products. Some real neat stuff! http://shop.ebay.ca/roboticssquared/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25
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First Flight

First Flight

I completed new support in the EZ-SDK and EZ-Builder yesterday. We'll be releasing it this week. Here's a sneak peek :)
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BV4113 Motor Controller

This is an EZ-Robot Certified Economy Motor Controller. It is capable of 1.5 Amps (5 Watts) between 5 and 12 volts DC. This convenient motor controller connects to the EZ-B by a single cable. The cable to the EZ-B provides +5, GND and Signal for the Motor Controller Communication The other connections are for your motors and motor power. * The IC...
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Ez-Community Rocks!

You are all awesome :) it's such a great group we have. And more great people coming daily. Soooooooooo I wanted to say I think ur all awesome. Super duper supportive and positive energy. Soon the world will be ez robot'd!!
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Sssssshhhhhh :)

Sssssshhhhhh :)

Happy Valentines Day fellow ez-rrrrrrrrrrrobot lovers :) Don't tell anyone yet... We haven't made a proper press release. But that video we just filmed 30 minutes ago. Give us another week...
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What Do You Think Of The New Look?

What Do You Think Of The New Look?

We've been busy! Now that kits are flying out of our lab, we've had some time to tick off items on the to-do list. I personally like the change to the...
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Ez-Robot Takes Over Endeavor Arts

Ez-Robot Takes Over Endeavor Arts

EZ-Robot took over Endeavor Arts with our robots during Calgary's First Thursday. We brought Omnibot 2000, Wall-e, Brookstone Rover, Flying AR Parrot...
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Android - Coming Soon

Android - Coming Soon

What version of Android are your devices? I picked up an Android Tablet this evening - Samsung Galaxy 2. I started working on the Android library for the EZ-B. Most of the...
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Fan Cooling

Fan Cooling

I had some heat issues with my Omnibot 2000's arm servos. I recall a mod someone had done before by adding a fan to the EZ-B. I also did a little mod - and here are instructions to do it in the...
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Axlon Andy Robot

Someone HAS to get this and turn it into an EZ-Robot... UNREAL! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Axlon-Andy-Robot-Rare-Topo-Head-Androbot-Pedigree-Vintage-Computer-Atari-800-/110773099146?_trksid=p4012.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D8%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D4223645895891923578
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Ez-Robot Visits Endeavour Arts Studio

Ez-Robot Visits Endeavour Arts Studio

We were asked to attend a small function at Endeavour Arts tonight. I managed to free up a bit of time and brought a few of my most recent robots....
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Happy New Year! Bring On 2012!

Happy New Year! Bring On 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! It has been exactly one year since I launched EZ-Builder - that excites me. It is hard to imagine how far EZ-Robot has come. Everyday I...
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MMA7455L Accelerometer

MMA7455L Accelerometer

*Note: this is temporary until the next SDK is released. Then this page will change because there will be an embedded class in the EZ-SDK and EZ-Builder. Address i2cRead -...
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EZ-Robot @ Beakerhead.Org

EZ-Robot @ Beakerhead.Org

Beakerhead.org held their launch party this evening. EZ-Robot was invited to contribute with our robots. Omnibot v1 and Omnibot 2000 were my dates. All of 5 hours old,...
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Blinkm

This is how you use the blinkmk in ez-builder. The address of the blinkm is default 0x09 (that's 7 bit). you need to turn that number into an 8 bit number to write, that's 0x12. The LSB of the i2c address is reserved for the direction of data. A 1 in the LSB means READ, and a 0 in LSB means WRITE. If you look at the datasheet (google search blinkm...
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Auto Robot Hand Control Preview

Auto Robot Hand Control Preview

Automatically closes the hand and executes an ez-script when an object is placed in the hand
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Some New Website Features

Hi! I jumped into website code mode tonight. Attach File You can upload either a JPG or EZB file. It will upload the file and automatically insert the link text into the message window for you. RSS Feed Some of you may have already seen this. But I added it a few days ago. You can add the RSS feed to your phone or desktop gadget. Now you can see...
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Robot Documentaries

Robot Documentaries

I found these documentaries on youtube. It's pretty cool
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EZ-Robot Wallpaper

EZ-Robot Wallpaper

Fellow facebook friend Ryan Davis asked for the wall paper on my laptop background in the videos. So Here it is... Feel free to make your own also :) Right click and select Use As...
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Spoiler! Firmware V13

Coming Soon: Firmware v13 (Codename: OMG) Whoa! What's this? Firmware v13 for the EZ-B Robot Controller is in testing phase!... Isn't that supposed to be an unlucky number? Well, unlucky for ME because I haven't slept in a week :) ... So let's see what is new in the coming-soon Firmware v13... For those who haven't seen the progress over the past...
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Ebay Servo Deal!

I was looking for new servos today and came across this link on ebay! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150618805318&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT I just ordered a billion of them. For the price, works out to a little over $4 USD per servo (including shipping) Thought i'd give you cats a heads up :D
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EZ-Builder Voice Recognition

As of version 2011.02.28.00 of EZ-Builder, voice recognition has been implemented and works in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It will not work in Windows XP, although we are investigating how to make it happen. Each phrase can be user defined. And for each phrase, there is a corresponding script command. The Config window displays all available...
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Found A Source For U-Command Wall-E's

I was just forwarded a link to this company who sells the U-Command Wall-E . It is priced a little high, but I guess that's what you get if you buy new. I'm surprised to see someone selling it new still. Wonder where they got them from? Click
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Everyone Cross Your Fingers!

After months of searching, I found the company who produces the camera that I use. I sent them an email and they replied, in very broken english. They're going to provide a price for me to buy bulk. If the price works well, then we'll have wireless cameras for cheap! I'm really excited :) Let's hope they co-operate.
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EZ-B V3 Available Now!

Hello and Happy Monday! :) We are excited to announce the EZ-B V3 is now available for purchase online! The purchase price of $119 USD includes shipping the V3 Bluetooth Robot Controller and Battery Pack. The new EZ-B V3 hardware was redesigned in partnership with Solarbotics. The new hardware board includes a I2C header, a smaller high output I/O...
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Embedded Computing

Embedded Computing

Some applications may be large enough to support an embedded PC motherboard. Mini-ITX motherboards are a great solution for this application. The Mini ITX motherboards are usually 17cm...
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Missing Posts

Hey there! So last night we had a hard drive crash. Sad thing is, the database wasn't backed up for 2 days. I had been building a new server and had the backup disabled, thinking "what could go wrong in 2 days?". Well the HD died. All orders are recorded through paypal, so there are no problems there. However, some user accounts that were made over...
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Make Magazine Video Of DJ Sures

Hey!! I was just sent an email with a great little video clip that Make put together from their visit to my workshop. Check it out! Click to watch
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DJ Sures Talks About EZ-Robot

DJ Sures Talks About EZ-Robot

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Omnibot @ Maker Faire 2011

Omnibot @ Maker Faire 2011

Hey everyone! Omnibot has finally returned home from his month trip down the California coast... Starting in San Mateo Bay Area for the Maker Faire 2011! For those who...
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Arduino Shield Kit

Here is a snapshot of the assembled Arduino Shield Kit that is shipped with EZ-B v3. I will create an assembly video shortly.
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EZ-B V3 Update

Great news! The EZ-B V3 will be available for purchase on May 16th 2011! Visit us for updates on availability or ask us to notify you. For those following the us, the EZ Robot Project has experienced some fantastic changes and growth over the past few months. The latest news is the development of the EZ-B V3 (rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?). The...
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BBC Radio Five Interview

Hey everyone! It has been a very busy few weeks with the project and partnership with Solarbotics. The new Version 3 EZ-B has been consuming a large amount of time. During this hectic time, I managed to find a little bit of free time to answer some questions for BBC Radio Five. For those interested, here is the link to the podcast entitled "Robots...
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EZ-B V3 Prototype Testing

EZ-B V3 Prototype Testing

Jeremy @ solarbotics was playing with the EZ-B Version 3.0 this weekend... He made us this little video :)
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EZ-B Tested By Solarbotics

EZ-B Tested By Solarbotics

Well! There hasn't been much (any) activity on the Forum since we put it online. Today I met with Solarbotics and passed an EZ-B onto them. Jeremy quickly grabbed the...
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Atari 600Xl - Another Retro Game Night Hack

Atari 600Xl - Another Retro Game Night Hack

Last minute notice of my hack - and something a little different. :) I'll be adding a Raspberry Pi 4 to an Atari 600xl with Retro Pie....
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DJ's 6Th Live Hack Event (Raspberry Pi & Neopixel With Arduino)

DJ's 6Th Live Hack Event (Raspberry Pi & Neopixel With Arduino)

In this 6th installment of DJ's Live Hack Events, we'll be installing EZ-Builder on a...
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"Robot Learn A New Object"

"Robot Learn A New Object"

I'll be using the camera and speech recognition to instruct the robot to learn a new object. I'll demonstrate how new objects can be taught and recognized. We'll...
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Irobot Roomba Live Hack

Irobot Roomba Live Hack

Gonna hack the iRobot Roomba and connect it to the ARC software... Making it into a real robot! Put a camera on it and all that jazz. We'll be using the iRobot Roomba...
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Dimension Engineering Sabertooth & Kangaroo

Dimension Engineering Sabertooth & Kangaroo

I'll be connecting a Dimension Engineering Sabertooth to their Kangaroo and controlling via Synthiam's ARC robot software. We'll...
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Live Hack! Using Robot As Puppet To Control Another Robot

Live Hack! Using Robot As Puppet To Control Another Robot

In this hack, I'll be showing how to control a robot with another robot as a puppet.
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Intel Up Board As A Robot Controller

Intel Up Board As A Robot Controller

I'll be installing ARC on an Intel Up Board and demonstrating its capabilities as a robot controller. I'll start from a brand new installation of...
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Exosphere Community Beta Live Q&A

Exosphere Community Beta Live Q&A

DJ Sures will be introducing Exosphere's community beta in a live Q&A session. Questions related to Exosphere are welcomed. He'll talk about why Synthiam...
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ESP32 Connect To EZ-Builder

ESP32 Connect To EZ-Builder

I'll be programming the ESP32 Doit DevKit v1 with a firmware which turns it into an EZ-B for EZ-Builder to connect and control. We'll hook up a servo and demonstrate...
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DJ's 7Th Live Hack (Neopixel, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Ezbpi Server)

DJ's 7Th Live Hack (Neopixel, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Ezbpi Server)

Today's live hack, we'll play with the Arduino and see if we can get it to control...
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Raspberry Pi Hacking Atari 2600

Raspberry Pi Hacking Atari 2600

A little different tonight, rather than hacking robots. I'm a retro gamer at heart, and have been on a mission adding raspberry pi emulation to my retro game...
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Commodore 64 Arduino/Raspberry Pi Hack! O_O

Commodore 64 Arduino/Raspberry Pi Hack! O_O

Last retro console hack before I get back into programming some robots. I'm taking my original C64 breadbox that I grew up with and...
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Hacking Decision... C64 Or Fairchild Channel F?

Hacking Decision... C64 Or Fairchild Channel F?

I know... I know... DJ's hacking more game consoles again? Yup! I do love robots as much as you, but I also love distractions....
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Hacking The Thermal Camera AMG8833

Hacking The Thermal Camera AMG8833

I'll be creating an EZ-Builder behavior control that receives and displays data from the Thermal Camera AMG8833. It'll be a long boring evening of...
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The Lattepanda Robot Hack

The Lattepanda Robot Hack

I'm hacking the lattepanda to control Robotis Dynamixel servos and use a USB camera for machine vision. This will be a fun hack because the LattePanda is a powerful robot...
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DJ's 9Th Live Hack - Raspberry Pi + Dynamixel... Together For Ever!

DJ's 9Th Live Hack - Raspberry Pi + Dynamixel... Together For Ever!

This is a short live hack where I will demonstrate how to... 1) Install EZ-Builder on...
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Live Hacking Microsoft Mixed Reality VR To Control A Robot

Live Hacking Microsoft Mixed Reality VR To Control A Robot

I'll be demonstrating how to control servos and see what the robot sees using a Microsoft Mixed Reality...
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PWM Servo Position Feedback

PWM Servo Position Feedback

I'll be hacking a PWM Servo to have positional feedback for EZ-Builder using an EZ-B v4. You can also perform the same functionality with an Arduino or IoTiny on...
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Dj's 5Th Live Hack Session

Dj's 5Th Live Hack Session

In this 5th live robot hacking event, I will demonstrate how to program an Arduino and connect it to EZ-Builder via USB and Bluetooth. I'll also control a Robotis...
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Hacking Robotis Opencm 9.04 With Bioloid

Hacking Robotis Opencm 9.04 With Bioloid

I will be hacking the Robotis OpenCM 9.04 controller with EZ-Builder using a Bioloid. We'll install the Arduino OpenCM library and connect...
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DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 2/2)

DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 2/2)

In this hack, I'll continue the Apple II conversion to the Pi. I created an Arduino PCB that converts the Apple II keyboard and 16 pin analog joystick to...
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DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 1/2)

DJ's Apple II Pi Hack (Part 1/2)

Remember my Apple II computer from a previous live hack event? Well, I'm going to add a Raspberry Pi to it's guts and use an Arduino to connect the Apple II...
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DJ's 8Th Live (Not) Hack... We're Playing Games!

DJ's 8Th Live (Not) Hack... We're Playing Games!

I was sick with a massive head-cold and made it through without overdosing on NyQuil last week and skipped a live hack...
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DJ's 4Th Hack Event (Arduino, Bioloid, Lewansoul, And More)

DJ's 4Th Hack Event (Arduino, Bioloid, Lewansoul, And More)

In the last event, some people asked me to demonstrate how to use the LewanSoul Serial Servos. Also,...
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DJ's Third Hack Night

DJ's Third Hack Night

We're going to play with EZ-Builder software, build Perry's robot eyes, make Dynamixel servo cables, demonstrate how to move dynamixel servos and record positions, and more! As...
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DJ's First Live Robot Hack

DJ's First Live Robot Hack

In this archived video, he gives a tour of the facility and discovers Build-a-bear costumes fit the EZ-Robot JD Humanoid perfectly! The hack he performs is on a...
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Connecting Arduino To EZ-Builder

Connecting Arduino To EZ-Builder

Program an Arduino and connect it to EZ-Builder to become an EZ-B.
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Make An ARC Skill

Make An ARC Skill

Have a fantastic idea for a new skill in ARC to publish in the Technology Store? This is the tutorial which explains how to create a skill for ARC. This tutorial will help you create an...
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Create Auto Position Actions From EZ-Script

Create Auto Position Actions From EZ-Script

This tutorial uses the ControlCommand() EZ-Script command that instructs the Auto Position control to create a frame and respective...
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Pulse Flash LED With PWM

Pulse Flash LED With PWM

Pulse Width Modulation is the method of having a digital port, which is only On or Off to have a varying output voltage. Use this approach to flash and LED with a pulsing...
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Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)

Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)

This tutorial demonstrates how to modify speech synthesis in real-time within your text.
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Control More Than One Robot

Control More Than One Robot

How to control more than one robot in a single EZ-Builder project. This tutorial uses Revolution robots that depend on the Auto Position control, but the similar...
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Calibrate Continuous Rotation Servo And Adjust Speed

Calibrate Continuous Rotation Servo And Adjust Speed

How to calibrate the continuous rotation servos and adjust their speed. AdventureBot is used in this example.
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Control Meccano Meccanoid

Control Meccano Meccanoid

Connect a Meccanoid to your EZ-B by using an Arduino as the translator.
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Use Arduino For Wheel Encoder Counter

Use Arduino For Wheel Encoder Counter

Have your Arduino count motor encoder rotations. Connect the Arduino to your EZ-B UART #0 port to send the encoder counts.
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Speech Recognition Say It Didn't Understand You

Speech Recognition Say It Didn't Understand You

The speech recognition uses a confidence level to determine if it understood your verbal command. This tutorial demonstrates...
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Make Robot Talk

Make Robot Talk

Demonstration how to use the Speech Synthesis Control to make your robot talk.
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Mobile App Developer Tutorial

Mobile App Developer Tutorial

So, you've built your ez-robot and now you would like to make your own mobile app. Did you know EZ-Robot has a robot appstore? And that you can easily create your...
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Myo Gesture Tutorial

Myo Gesture Tutorial

The MYO is a creative controller for interacting with your ez-robot. It uses gestures and an accelerometer to trigger actions, events and move servos. This tutorial demonstrates...
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Rgb Array Tutorial

Rgb Array Tutorial

I've added a video to the 18 RGB LED Block, Humanoid Head with Camera & RGB Eyes and 18 RGB LED PCB to explain how to use them. There have been questions in the past on how to set it...
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Detect Multiple Colors

Detect Multiple Colors

One of the features that makes ez-robot so special is the camera that can detect faces, objects, glyphs, qr codes and multiple colors. For this tutorial, we will use the JD...
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NAO JD

NAO JD

A NAO JD using the head created by Adolph Smith. This project was built off the original EZ-Robot JD project.
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Ohmnilab

Ohmnilab

Ohmnilab robot that has been converted to use ARC with exosphere. This is used in Synthiam's office for remote telepresence.
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Ohmnilab Office Robot

Ohmnilab Office Robot

This is the project used for Synthiam's ohmnilab telepresence robot. It includes a docking script and exosphere configured for remote telepresence.
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JD

JD

The Official Revolution JD example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your JD up and running.
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Darth Jader

Darth Jader

This Darth Jader is a modified JD. The plastic brackets were painted black and the head requires manual modification to fit the camera, RGB Eyes and neck servos. Get out your hot glue gun :)
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Roli

Roli

Welcome to the Revolution Roli example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Roli up and running.
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Farscape DRD

Farscape DRD

This is the Farscape DRD robot that is 3D printable. It uses 2 Continuous rotation servos, And anything that you can think of for the antennas. If you can't find lights, simple pipe cleaners will...
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Virtual Reality Hexapod

Virtual Reality Hexapod

This project uses the Virtual Reality Robot plugin to control a Six Hexapod with Google Cardboard or Virtual Reality Headsets. The servos are configured to move the hexapod's...
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Adventurebot

Adventurebot

AdventureBot is an easy to assemble ez-robot built with EZ-Bits. This is the perfect robot for a beginner who wants to dabble in robotics without breaking the bank! The top mounted camera is a...
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Adventurebot - Bare

Adventurebot - Bare

This is the starter project for AdventureBot as used in The Robot Program episodes. For more information, visit www.TheRobotProgram.com
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Baymax JD

Baymax JD

This is a RoboScratch project for controlling Baymax.
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JD Candy Dispenser

JD Candy Dispenser

We taught JD to serve snacks - either Skittles or M&Ms from a bowl and put into a cup. The Auto Position and Speech Recognition controls was used in EZ-Builder. The original JD was...
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DIY Autonomous Vehicle

DIY Autonomous Vehicle

This project uses the camera on the modified adventureBot to detect lanes for a DIY Modified Vehicle.
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Six

Six

This is the EZ-Robot Revolution Six example starter project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Six up and running.
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Battle Flipper

Battle Flipper

Prepare to battle! Place two or more of these battle flippers together and have them fight to the flip. Use the front servo lever to flip your opponents. Get creative and explore many...
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Six - Bare

Six - Bare

Six Bare project is used for The Robot Program episodes. Visit www.TheRobotProgram.com for more information
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JD - Bare

JD - Bare

JD bare proejct is used for The Robot Program episodes. Check www.TheRobotProgram.com for more information. Enjoy your JD!
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Six Elastic Band Shooter

Six Elastic Band Shooter

Add an elastic band turrent to your Six Hexapod and shoot targets, pets and friends! We won't tell you in which order :)
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Do The Dab

Do The Dab

Make JD do the dab, just ask!
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Dancedancezumba

Dancedancezumba

Here's a fun dance... you should dance along!
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Roli - Bare

Roli - Bare

Roli Bare project is used for The Robot Program episodes. Visit www.TheRobotProgram.com for more information.
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Ar Drone Land

Ar Drone Land

When the "Track and Land" script is executed, the AR Drone will switch to the bottom camera and land on top of teh glyph that it detects.
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Fisher Price Phone

Fisher Price Phone

This is DJ's fisher price toy phone that was converted into a robot
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High Frequency Detect Game

High Frequency Detect Game

This game uses the PC Microphone to detect frequency. The higher the frequency, the more the servo connected to port D0 will move. 1) Conenct to the EZ-B 2) START the...
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Omnibot 2000

Omnibot 2000

DJ's Omnibot 2000
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Wall-E Iotiny

Wall-E Iotiny

DJ's Wall-e with IoTiny
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Dalek

Dalek

DJ's Dalekt Robot
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R2d2

R2d2

This is the mobile app for dj's r2d2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cR7eMd3GME
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JD With Hip Assembly

JD With Hip Assembly

The Official Revolution JD example project with hip assembly. The hip assembly can be 3D printed and requries 2 additional HD servos. There is a great tutorial course on our...
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ATAT

ATAT

Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walker. Find out more at http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/Thread?threadId=8554
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Edi Mech Warrior

Edi Mech Warrior

Inspired by Mech Warrior games, this two legged robot is armed with an elastic band turret. With legs and wheels, EDI is extremely mobile!
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JD With MPU9150

JD With MPU9150

The Official Revolution JD example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your JD up and running.
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JD With MPU6050

JD With MPU6050

The Official Revolution JD example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your JD up and running.
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Galapagosbot

Galapagosbot

This is the EZ-Robot Galapagos Bot example starter project.
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JD (No Eyes)

JD (No Eyes)

This is a modified JD project which does not include the RGB Animator. This project will perform all JD functions without using the RGB Eyes.
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Rover With Front Gripper And Elastic Launcher

Rover With Front Gripper And Elastic Launcher

This rover includes a joystick controlled robot arm on the front for picking up foam balls. The back includes an elastic band...
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JD MYO

JD MYO

The JD Project modified to use the MYO gesture wristband. When enabled, the MYO will control JD's right arm. You will be able to move your arm and JD will copy the movements.
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Elasctic Band Shooter

Elasctic Band Shooter

Load your elastic band to this robot and fire!
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Norm

Norm

Norm is a creative robot that uses servos to steer the rear wheels. His front servo powered claws help him creep and climb over objects. An interesting programming method used in this robot is how the Continuous...
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Six - 5 Servo Claw

Six - 5 Servo Claw

This version of Six uses additional EZ-Bits to create an extended arm with gripper. The Speech commands and scripts will open & close the claw for you to hand him a rag. Next, the...
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Robotic Arm

Robotic Arm

This robot was built by an ezrobot intern as a project to demonstrate how to help disabled. The speech recognition control has a few verbal commands programmed. If you have your speech recognition...
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Continuous Rotation Servo Speed Ramp

Continuous Rotation Servo Speed Ramp

This is an example of using the ServoSpeed() command for speed ramping with Continuous Rotation Servos. The ServoSpeed() slowly ramps the PWM...
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Rider The Ball Kicker

Rider The Ball Kicker

A very creative use of ez-bits to make an even more creative robot. This ball kicking robot uses a humanoid leg to kick a ball. The tail and humanoid leg provide balance while it...
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JD With Hips

JD With Hips

This is an expiremental Revolution JD with Hips example project. The actions and configuration are incomplete - We invite users to help us create smooth walking GAITs using JD's new hips!...
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PM Hobby JD

PM Hobby JD

This is the demo app used for an ez-robot retailler display case. JD's right ankle is fastened to the ground with a hinge.
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EZ-Synthesizer

EZ-Synthesizer

Play synethezed music through your robot's speaker! This example project demonstrates the SoundNote() command to play music.
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JD - Twinkle Little Star

JD - Twinkle Little Star

JD plays Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with a Microkorg sized keyboard.
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Six - Distance Sensor

Six - Distance Sensor

This project uses a distance sensor, extension cube and rotation servo to give Six the ability to avoid objects. Avoiding objects is done by using the Ultrasonic Radar Scan...
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Turtlebot

Turtlebot

This is a turtle four legged robot with an interesting way to walk. Making a four legged robot walk is quite challenging! Can you make this robot walk better? Give it a try :)
Bodies - IoTiny
Farscape DRD Bottom Chassis

Farscape DRD Bottom Chassis

This is the DRD bottom chassis from the DRD robots inspired by the TV Series Farscape. This robot chassis is designed to hold... - EZ-Robot IoTiny & Speaker -...
Bodies - IoTiny
Farscape DRD Top Body

Farscape DRD Top Body

This is the DRD top body inspired from the DRD robots inspired by the TV Series Farscape. This robot body is designed to clip on top of the matching bottom chassis.
Bodies - IoTiny
Farscape DRD Servo Clip

Farscape DRD Servo Clip

This clip holds the servos in place for the DRD robot inspired by the Farscape TV Series. This connects to the DRD Bottom Chassis.
Miscellaneous
Iotiny

Iotiny

This is the IoTiny, which is a small robot controller by EZ-Robot. This part is not 3D printable, instead this is used as a placeholder to demonstrate when building a robot.
Sensors & Cameras
Developer Kit Camera

Developer Kit Camera

This is the camera for the developer kit - used as a resource to demonstrate where it would be installed. This is not a 3D printable part.
Miscellaneous
6 X AA Battery Holder

6 X AA Battery Holder

This is a placeholder for the 6 x AA Battery Holder by EZ-Robot. This is not a 3D Printable part.
Servos
Continuous Servo With Wheel

Continuous Servo With Wheel

This is a placeholder for the EZ-Robot Continuous Rotation Servo with the wheel from the developer kit attached. This is not a 3D printable item.
Heads
Darth Jader Head

Darth Jader Head

The head used in ezrobot's Darth Jader