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Dave Schulpius

Country: USA
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Achievements

  • 2012-05-20 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-05-20 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-11-08 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2013-01-20 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-10-04 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2014-06-19 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2014-07-15 - Posted First Tutorial
  • 2014-07-27 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-07-27 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2014-08-03 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-08-05 - Shared First Video
  • 2015-03-07 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2018-01-06 - Used Bing Speech Recognition

Latest submissions

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Converting EZ-Robot Listed Stall Torque To Oz-In

I feel kinda like a moron here. I'm having trouble understanding how to convert the stall torque listed on the EZ-Robot product page for their large HDD servos into oz-in. Here's the stat they list: Stall torque: 190.20kgcm (7.4v) . Can someone point me to a calcaulator where I can figure this out? What am I converting from when it states kg.cm? is...
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I started...

I started my robot today that sports 4 v4 EZB's (one is an IOTiny) then started EZ Builder up wanting to show him off to guests. None of the...
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Streaming Audio From Other Program Through Ez Builder

Streaming Audio From Other Program Through Ez Builder

Hi all, Has anyone been able to Stream audio triggered from other programs through EZ Builder over wifi to an EZB? I know the PC soundboard...
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Ezb Ver 4/2 & 5G

Can the EZB V4/2 connect to a 5G network? I've been running the four EZBs that are running my robot on 2.4G for a long time now. Sometimes when there's lots going on with my home 2.4G network I get some lag. Most noticeable when I'm using voice recognition and the Bing VR API to control my robot and possible other stuff going around the house. I...
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Bing Speech Error - Unknown User ?

Bing Speech Error - Unknown User ?

I just fired up my B9 after he's been shutdown for months. When I try to talk to him through Bing Speech Recognition Plugin I get the error...
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Email Notices And Updating Email Address

I've noticed I've stopped getting email saying there is a new post in a thread I've posted in or started. Has that service stopped? Also I don't see a way to update my email address if I get a new one. How do I do that? *confused*
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Turning Off A Asabertooth

Turning Off A Asabertooth

Hi gang, I've been struggling and making slow progress with my rewiring of the DC motors in my B9. I decided to replace all my Pololu...
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Lumpy, Lets Compare Notes On Kangaroo X2 Please

Hey Lumpy (or anyone who can advise). I'm addressing this first to Lumpy because I know he is using and working with the Kangaroo X2 / Sabertooth setup. If anyone has some insight please chime in. Anyway, as mentioned in other posts I'm working through issues with my Kangaroo X2 / Sabertooth setup where I'm using two DC motors that have pots for...
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How To Update Installed Plugin

How To Update Installed Plugin

OK, I give up. How do I update an already installed plugin in EZ Builder? I asked once before and was told EZ Builder automatically asks if...
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Updated Microsoft Cognitive Emotion & Bing Speech Recognition?

Updated Microsoft Cognitive Emotion & Bing Speech Recognition?

I noticed that EZ Robot has published an update to each of the Microsoft Cognitive Emotion & Bing Speech Recognition plugin's. What was done...
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Ot: Spock / Leonard Nimoy

Ot: Spock / Leonard Nimoy

Way off topic here, kinda. I watched "Spock" on Netflix last night. I was putting it off because it had such low ratings. However afterwards...
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Need Advice - Servo Helper Material

Need Advice - Servo Helper Material

I need to find a material that will assist my bubble lifter servo lift the weight of my B9's finished bubble. It probably weighs about 5 lbs...
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Bing Vr Start Button

Bing Vr Start Button

I'm having an issue with starting Bing to listen right after EZ Builder starts. I cant start it listening by clicking the Start Recording...
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Weird Bing Script Behavior - Skipping Sections

Weird Bing Script Behavior - Skipping Sections

Either my code is miss written or there a a bug in the works. Here's what's happening; I'm writing a script to place inside the Bing...
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Ot: Need Help With Dead Roomba

Ot: Need Help With Dead Roomba

Hi all, This is off topic but I know there are a few people here that may be able to help. Please forgive. I've got a Roomba model 531 and...
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Personality Generator Broke After Merging Projects

I merged a bunch of controls from one project to my main project. Ever since then I've been having trouble with my personality generator. It will run a few times and then it wont run any of it's scripts. It will try to cycle through them but after that each time it tries to launch one it will throw an error. Here's what I'm getting in the debug...
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Script Question

Please have a look at this script. Will it run all the way through or will the Halt() command in the first "if" statement cause it to stop before it gets to the "Elseif" section? Thanks for looking.
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Starting A Autoposition Action From A Script In A Different Action

Starting A Autoposition Action From A Script In A Different Action

I'm having troubls starting a AP action from a script located on a different AP frame while it's running from within the same autoposition...
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Odd Servo Failure

Hi guys. I'm looking for some ideas on what could have happened here. I know there are several servo experts around here and I'm hoping I can get a little welcomed feedback. Richard R. You always seem to have good solid knowledge with servos. I'd welcome your comments if willing. I had a servo burn up a couple days ago. It's not an EZ Robot servo...
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Adding Scripts To Autoposition Frames

Adding Scripts To Autoposition Frames

Just to set up this conversation; the way I've learned the AutoPosition control it's basic setup is: *You set an image of your robot....
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Error On Line 25: Missing String Quotes

Error On Line 25: Missing String Quotes

I'm getting an error message in one of my scripts that is giving me some trouble. It's a random error meaning that it will happen every few...
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What Would Cause This Screen Blurring Question

What Would Cause This Screen Blurring Question

I've been struggling with this issue forever on a kinda new HP Envy laptop. It seems to be isolated to this computer because the other...
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Virtual Servos On Second Or Third Ezb?

Can we have virtual servos assigned to more then one EZB in a project? I'm trying to run a script pointing to watch a virtual assigned to a second EZB in my project. I get the following error: Here's my script: [Code] :start WaitForServoMove(1.V1) $ElbowPos = GetServo(1.V1) #Commands for moving motor to position and #speed based on the variable...
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Ezb V4 Injection Molded Shell

Will EZ Robot be offering a EZB V4 hard case cover in the store? I do remember seeing one on DJ's parts video a few weeks ago. I'd like to replace the 3d printed one that came with my v4. If so, any idea what they will cost?
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A Lotiny Blitz

Oh yeah! It was like lightning Everybody was fighting And the music was soothing And they all started grooving Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah And the man in the back said everyone attack And it turned into a LoTiny blitz YA! Just ordered two! :D
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Pluginscratch Or Ezplugin Designer

I really wish I knew how to write the type of code needed to make a plugin. Sounds like I need to add this to my bucket list. However I may never get the time to learn enough to do it. Maybe one day DJ and the EZ Robot team will make an EZ Builder add-on like he did with RoboScratch for the plugin feature. It would make it EZ for people like me...
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Remember When?

Remember When?

Taken from one of the earliest threads when EZ Robot was a baby. Dated - 2/26/2011 4:01:18 AM Thread #9
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Servo Recorder Plugin - Can't Add To Project

Servo Recorder Plugin - Can't Add To Project

Full Disclosure: I've never tried to install or use a plugin yet. This is my first. I may be doing something wrong. I'm trying to add the...
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How I Got Started With Ez Robot And My Three Year Journey Using It

Hi all, There has been an ongoing conversation over on the B9 Builders Club forum about using EZ Robot or other Arduino type of controllers. I'd like to share a post I added to that thread. Get a cup of coffee and a comfy chair and enjoy: -------------------------------------------------->>>> Hi B9 Builders, I thought I'd add to this thread. Sorry...
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V4 Two Way Serial Communication - Where Do I Connect To Read?

V4 Two Way Serial Communication - Where Do I Connect To Read?

Hi all, I'm trying to get serial feedback from a device. Does anyone know where on the V4 I should attach to read back serial information...
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Second Hbridge

Can I hook up 2 of the 2.5 Amp L298N Motor Driver H bridges to the the EZ-B? I see in the manual that you can only have one controller per project but I've read others say they are placing several H bridges in their robots. I plan to have at least 4 DC motors in my robot. If so how is it wired up? According to DJ's video there only seems to be room...
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Uart Feedback, Looped Script Error (Sometimes)

Hi all, I'm having a bit of "sometimes" issue with calling for feedback through the EZB's Uart port from my Kangaroo. Maybe I'm not writing my script properly. I guess I'm a little unsure how the bytes are read by EZ Builder and how fast to set a loop at and send it through the Uarts. I'm using the Kangaroo for position and speed control...
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Ot: Pinball Adjustment Suggestion For Dj

Ot: Pinball Adjustment Suggestion For Dj

Hey DJ, This is OT but I've noticed you leave your Pinball games on all the time. That's Ok because they are industrial machines and built...
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Auto Position Control

I've been working and learning the Auto Position control for the first time ever trying to program my newly completed full sized B9 Robot arm. I've played with this control a little last year but never really got into it because I've been concentrating on building the arm. My arm is heavy (about 12 lbs) and uses several different servos installed...
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Lack Of Christmas Morning Tech Support Questions

This must be great news for EZ Robot. I've only seen one tech support question coming through the forum this morning and we're moving into Christmas afternoon. Looks like things are working great for the tens of thousands of people getting EZ Robot kits and robots from santa this morning. :D
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Differences Between Old And New V4 Cameras

I just received my new Revolution Six robot I got through Brookstone. (Paid only $150 for it on sale!) How can I tell if it has the new V4 camera included? I have an older V4 camera that I got when V4 Revolution started shipping (years and years ago. LOL) and do see a few differences. Mostly only text printing on the little boards though. DJ did...
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Uart Baud Rate Speed

I'm not really up to speed on Uart ports and how fast to expect them to pass info back and fourth. I'm sending and receiving to a Kangaroo X2 at 9600 baud and when I ask for postion feedback the response seems a little slow. Can I raise the baud rate and speed this up? Can I even do this?
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Accessing Engenius Eap350 With More Then One Ezb

On the advice of fellow members of this forum I bought an EnGenius EAP350 a while back. The thinking was to give my EZB an access point with a stronger signal to access then my network's wireless router. It worked like a charm. Here's my question; I now have 3 EZB's in my robot and have noticed that only one is using the EnGenius EAP350 as an...
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Digital Pins Not Working

All the digital pins on one of my 3 EZB V4's stopped working. I rebooted and reset the unit and still can't get the 3 volts at any of the digital pins when I try to turn them on through EZ Builder. I probably burned something up on the EZB but was wondering what type of mishap would cause them all to stop responding? I'm a little leary to just swap...
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Help Using A Returned Position Value From Kangaroo In Ez-Script

I'm needing some help figuring out a way to use a returned position value from a Kangaroo X2 in a EZ-Script. What I want to do is take that value and use it in an "If"/"ElseIF" statement, do a couple "Less Than, Greater Than" comparisons and send the script to one of two sub sections. The problem I think I'm having is...
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Ez Robot - Project Showcase Structure Change Request

There has been some issues brought up lately. The problem is that sometimes when someone other then the OP of the Project Showcase up loads an image or Video that image takes the place of the OP's Showcase Displayed image. This is the one that displays as a thumbnail next to the thread in the forum. One of the solutions bouncing around is stop the...
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Humor But Not Really Too Far Ot

Humor But Not Really Too Far Ot

Hey everyone, time for a chuckle. OMG! Red-Green (a great Canadian philosopher and engineer) has come up with a design that can be used for...
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Waitforchange Command Verses Goto Loop

I remember DJ commenting a few weeks ago that using the waitforchange command takes just a little bit more resources then a loop using a GoTo command. It seems that most proficient script writers here are under the impression that it's the other way around. I thought so too until I read DJ's comment. Did I misunderstand what DJ was saying and the...
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Wheeled Base In Office - What For?

Wheeled Base In Office - What For?

I noticed a sweet looking wheeled base along the back wall of EZ Robot's Engineering Office. Would someone there reading this be able to...
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Questions With A Hd 1501Mg Servo

Questions With A Hd 1501Mg Servo

I have one of these HD 1501MG servos. I'm having problems with it fluttering towards the end of travel. I would guess it's the pot inside...
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Servo Speed - Only Fast, Medium And Dead Slow Available

Servo Speed - Only Fast, Medium And Dead Slow Available

Hi gang, I have no problem getting servos to change speed using the ServoSpeed command in scripts and if I don't set the speed they run at...
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Autoposition - Dc Motors & Servos

I have to admit I have not tried the AutoPosition control. It's still a bit of a mystery to me but I plan on diving into it in a few days. I've been focused on building a 7 pound arm with 4 joints for my B9 Lost in Space robot. I've now got it working smoothly; twisting and turning and lifting the weight. The first "elbow joint" lifts all the...
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How To Run A Script At Set Intervals?

It seems like an easy thing to do but I cant quite seem to figure how to trigger a script at set intervals. For example if I want to run a re-calibration script every 30 minutes to home an encoder. I did this and put it in the personality generator but sometimes it will run the homing script a lot more then necessary. Any advice is welcomed.
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E-Mail Notification Has Stopped

Hi EZ Robot, My email Notification has stopped and I haven't gotten anything for the past day or so. Is this broken? I know this happen once before. Maybe it's happened again?
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Ez Builder Screen Resolution

Ez Builder Screen Resolution

I'm almost embarrassed to ask this one. I've been working with Windows since the old 3.1 version back in the stone age. Anyway, since EZ...
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V4 - "My Batteries Are Low, My Batteries Are Low"

V4 - "My Batteries Are Low, My Batteries Are Low"

After whole weekend of working with the new V4 EZB I've been able to get two installed and working over my home network. It was a learning...
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Doubling Up 2 Servos For More Power

Doubling Up 2 Servos For More Power

Hi all, I want to tie and Double up 2 servos for more power. I'd like have the shafts will be tied together and facing each other. This...
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Want To See Dj Flip For Joy

As the orders roll out the door and the backlog of back orders quickly dwindle I know everyone at EZ Robot have got to be feeling a wave of relief and pride. They have done an outstanding job of bringing us common folk one of the most advanced, ez to use and industry changing robot control systems ever developed. What an amazing achievement and all...
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Why Is There A Limit Again On Recent Discussions In The Community Forum

Why is there a limit again on recent discussions listed in the community forum again? If I'm away for a few days the posts just scroll past the end and they seem lost forever. Am I missing something?
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Looking For Connector Plug For V4 Uart Port

Looking For Connector Plug For V4 Uart Port

I'm Looking for a source for a connector plug for the V4 Uart port. Any ideas where I can get one? Depending on what type it is I may be...
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Receiving And Using Uart Data In Script

I've been trying to receive data through the Uart port in EZB V4 and use it in a script. I've successfully been sending special commands to move my motor to exact points through a Kangaroo/Sabertooth combination and that's working great. I've even been able to read how many Bytes are in the buffer useing the below Script. This Script successfully...
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Command To Check Pause State Of Personality Or Speech Recognition Controls

Is there a command or other way for a script to check the Pause state of the Speech Recognition or Personality controls? I want to keep a PauseOff command in a script from running for these two controls if they are already paused? For example; I have several scripts written that turn on and then off these two controls while the scripts are running....
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Releasing The Magic Smoke

Releasing The Magic Smoke

Hi all, I thought I'd share what I've spent the past week working through;........... The top brain section of my B9 previously housed...
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Tip102 Switch Trouble, Electronic Question

Tip102 Switch Trouble, Electronic Question

We've discussed the very handy TIP102 electronic switch circuit that is controlled by a digital port on EZB hare many times. I have built a...
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Breaking Out The Sound From The V4 Ezb

Breaking Out The Sound From The V4 Ezb

Hi all, EDIT: the below post has been changed to reflect changes to correct wrong information and show the successes I had with the proper...
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Brainstorming Ideas For Self Tensioning Motor Mount

Brainstorming Ideas For Self Tensioning Motor Mount

Hi all, I thought I'd throw this out to our talented community and see if anyone has some good ideas on how to build a self tensioning motor...
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Cant Initialize Uart Port In Ez Builder & V4 Ezb

I've been working on sending position commands to my Kangaroo X2 through UART port 0. Using the example project "UART Peripheral" I can initialize UART port 0 just fine and send commands. I connected to my V4 EZB and initialized it with the already written script. I was able to send commands and move my motors through the new project...
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Peaking Under The Hood Of My V4 Ezb

Peaking Under The Hood Of My V4 Ezb

Hi all, I just unpacked ny new V4 EZB and thought I'd shoot a video of what it looks loke up close and with all the plastic caseing taken...
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Connecting To Two V4 Ezb's

Connecting To Two V4 Ezb's

First question and problem: I think the intent is to be able to connect up to 5 EZB's through EZ Builder. However I've hit a wall trying to...
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Love The New Look Of Ezrobot.Com!

Love The New Look Of Ezrobot.Com!

Your guys did a great job revamping the site. I'll be spending the evening browsing though the web site. :)
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Power In - Power Out On The V4 Ezb

Power In - Power Out On The V4 Ezb

In know this has been discussed before and I just posted this experience in another thread. However I thought it's interesting and could...
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Old Info Slowly Disappearing On New Web Site Format

Maybe it's just me or my poor searching skills but it seems we're losing a lot of valuable info for older devices. For example there used to be a nice area where you could find comparable and supported devices and how to hook them up. I wanted to find the video DJ made on how to set up the 2.5 Amp Motor Controller and just could not locate it. I...
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Old Ez Robot Hd Servo Voltage?

Old Ez Robot Hd Servo Voltage?

I asked last week about the old stranded servo voltage. Now does anyone know the old HD servo voltage range?
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Old Ez Robot Servo Voltage Needs?

I have been looking through all the old posts and cant find any info anywhere anymore on what the old standard servos needed for voltage feed. I used to plug them right into the old V3 EZB and they ran nicely off the 5vdc it supplied. Anyone know their max voltage?
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V4 - Chimes, Voices And Sounds

Is there any way (short of removing the speaker) to turn down or off the Chimes, voices and sounds that come out of the V4 anytime it connects, powers up or encounters any other event? While being helpful they kinda get in the way of the motif of classic robot recreation.
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Pizza Party At Ez Robot Tonight?

Pizza Party At Ez Robot Tonight?

Looks like the gang is celebrating! They have a get together going with what looks like pizza boxes laying around and they are walking...
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One Pot For Two Devices For Feedback?

One Pot For Two Devices For Feedback?

What do you all think? Is it possable to use one pot for two devices for feedback? I have one motor I have one pot attached to it so I can...
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First 20 Ezb V4 Shipping This Week!

I just got an email telling me the first 20 V4's are shipping this week. They say the remainder of the early orders we'll go out early next week! Hoo-ray. With any luck I should have my little unit here ready to install in 2 to 3 weeks. :D :D
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A Suggestion For Chrissi

Chrissi, is there any way to change or fix a Subject Title of a forum thread? I don't know if it is a bug or not, but sometimes when I enter text into the subject line of a forum thread I am starting it is saved oddly. For example; the last thread I started should have been" Shuttling Down A Sabertooth". However it was formatted and saved like...
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Advice Needed - Burnt Up My Ezb

Advice Needed - Burnt Up My Ezb

Hi Gang, Well, I finally killed my EZB by not being careful and getting in a hurry. Ya think I'd know better by now. I was moving a wire in...
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Ez-B V4 Conector Types

Ez-B V4 Conector Types

I saw in another post a picture of the new EZB V4 board sitting in DJ's hand. It occurred to me that there are few different connectors then...
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I've Been Upgreaded!

I've Been Upgreaded!

Hey! This may be good news! I just got an e-mail from EZ Robot that my order I placed the first day pre order for the V4 was opened has been...
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A Warning To Our Young Members Of All Ages On This Forum.

OK youngsters, off to bed with ya. Santa will pass you buy if your still awake when he gets to your house. If your sound asleep when he arrives he may just have a new EZB V4 for you in his bag! According to NORAD's Santa Tracker he's in Little Rock, Arkansas as of 1232 central time. Hope you were good this year!
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Downloading From Ez Cloud

When I download my saved project into EZ Builder from EZ Cloud into my already opened project it will combine both projects so have double of the same controls. Is this normal? I seem to remember doing this a few months ago and instead of merging both projects it would close the opened project before opening the downloaded one from EZ Cloud....
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Ez Wallpaper / My Wallpaper Setting

I noticed in the Options-Preferences section there is a check box to "Display EZ Wallpaper". When using my own wallpaper image as set in the Project-Details section what happens if this box is checked? I did have it checked with my own wallpaper set and as EZ Builder was starting up I did see the EZ Wallpaper appear for a second only to be covered...
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Out Of Memory Which Saving Project

I'm running the latest version of ez builder on win 7. Each time I try to save my project I get an out of memory error message. I click on the message and it comes back several times then finally saves . However the wallpaper disappears and background goes white. this is happening every time.
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Looking For The Right Control

Looking For The Right Control

I'm trying to decide which is the best control to use when operating three servos. Right now I'm operating them through timing in scripts....
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Josh, Why?

Josh, is it really nessessary for you to post on every unresolved thread? It's kinda anoying and is flooding the forum and my email. It's also making it hard to see liget posts and pushing others back. I know your trying to "Clean up the queue" but is that really going to happen? I think most people dont really dont care and and wont bother to go...
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H-Bridge And Camera Tracking

Hi all, The earlier part of this year I was trying to get my robot to track motion with the camera. I am using h-bridges and DC motors. When I set it up back then I remember a setting in the camera config to click if using an H-bridge. I'm back to the point where I'm ready to tackle that again. After resetting up the camera and reinstalling Camera...
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Virtual Desktops In The Latest Ver

I gotta tell ya; I'm really liking these Virtual Desktops and the ability to add our own wallpaper. What a class act DJ and his team are!
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Ez Robots; What Comes 1St, The Kit Or The Board?

Hi EZ Robots staff, I've got 3 EZB V4's on order. Who will you take care of first, the newbies who are spending the big bucks on the entire kits or those of us who are ordering the new boards to upgrade? I'm taking off work a few weeks in December and hope to have my 3 boards here and spend my vacation replaceing the 3 old V3's I have in my robot....
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New Preorder Camera Specs

New Preorder Camera Specs

Did i read somewhere a few days ago that the new camera that's being offered in preorder status is better and stronger then the old one that...
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No Use For 3D Printing At This Time But.

Hi all, Wow, what exciting times for EZ Robots and what bright things to come for them and us. I'm looking forward to the day I get a 3D printer or find myself needing something 3D printed. However..... As excited as I am in what is happening to EZ Robots and as happy as I am for everybody I dont really need much in this area at this time. That's...
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How Do I Connect To Ezb Using Usb

I have 3 ezb boards in my robot. I would like to connect to 1 of them to my laptop and EZB builder using USB. Is there a tutorial for video somewhere on this forum showing how to use USB instead of Bluetooth?
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What Does Dj Do For Fun On Saturday Night?

What Does Dj Do For Fun On Saturday Night?

Well, I'm having a boring Saturday evening so I thought I'd fire up the EZ-Office link wondering if DJ and crew were working late on a...
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Ez Script Control Button Keeps Showing "Stopping"

Ez Script Control Button Keeps Showing "Stopping"

Hi all, I have several EZ Scripts written that are triggered and stopped by other scripts. Every once and a while when one is stopped it...
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Video Of Ez-B Controlling The Waist Rotation Of My B9

Video Of Ez-B Controlling The Waist Rotation Of My B9

Hi all, I've been struggling and working on learning scripting in EZ Builder. With the help of a couple members here (Gunner and Putt Putt)...
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Need Guidance With Camera Tracking

Need Guidance With Camera Tracking

So, I've gotten my wireless camera I bought from EZ Robot temporally mounted on top of the brain of my B9 and powered from the 3rd EZB I've...
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3Rd Ezb Board Causing Adc & Variable Questions

3Rd Ezb Board Causing Adc & Variable Questions

Hi all, I just got my third EZB board installed in the brain of my B9 and hooked up to everything. On it's own it works great and I thought...
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Bret.Tallent, Does This Little Guy Look Familiar:

Bret.Tallent, Does This Little Guy Look Familiar:

Bret, Thanks for selling me this little guy. R2 works great and looks nice. While he waits for an EZ-B upgrade he will be sitting among my...
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Found The Reason With Top Of Ez Builder Project Being Cut Off By Menus Bar

Hi all l think I may have found what causes the top of the project in EZ Builder to be cut off and hidden under the top menu bar for some of the users of EZ Builder. I noticed that this problem has continued for me but seemed to happen randomly. The only way to fix the problem once it happened was to do a "Smart Arrange" in the control...
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Price Just Dropped In The Ez Store!

Check it out. 2/2/13. Good prices! Ya gotta love this place! Edit: I see it was actully a few hours ago and other threads mentioned it. *blush*
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Welcome Back Dj!

Welcome back DJ. We missed you! We were wondering around like a herd of cattle. MR Rich Did a good job filling in for you. At least he kept us all together. I don't think anybody wandered off.
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Adc Value Monitor (Read Adc) Overload

Hi all, I "was" having major performance problems within EZ Builder that was getting worse and worse. The program would lag badly and sometimes lock up and crash. It was driving me nuts. Window 7 was not effected but I could not decide if it was my laptop, win 7 or EZ-B. The problem got worse to the point I couldn't even click on a button or drag a...
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How To Hook Up Home Made Shaft Encoder.

I have a 24vdc DC motor that has a homemade shaft encoder installed. The encoder is made form a common 2 button computer mouse and has four wires: 1 - Ground (Green encoder wire) 2 - Encoder sensor 1 (Blue encoder wire) 3 - Encoder sensor 2 (Orange encoder wire) 4 - +5vDC - (White encoder wire) The DC motor also has 2 other power wires: 5 - Motor...
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Speech Recognition Disable, Enable Phrase Still Has An Question

Speech Recognition Disable, Enable Phrase Still Has An Question

I know we discussed this before in this thread: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=2264 Forgive me if it's not...
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On Board Mini Itx And Sound Questions With Speech Recognition

On Board Mini Itx And Sound Questions With Speech Recognition

Using a mini itx on board a robot keeps popping up in posts here and each time I see one I start thinking. I would really love to go this...
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Controls Creeping Up And Under Manus

Controls Creeping Up And Under Manus

Hi all, I'm almost sure this is an issue with my laptop video settings but can't stop it from happening. I've done several Auto Arranges in...
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Need A Ez Script Hint

Hi all, I'm having a centering issue. I'm trying to have the waist of my B9 robot turn left, right and then go to center. Right now I have 3 scripts, one for each movement (left, right and center). My goal it to have one script that will let my waist move back and forth past center and then return to center. The motor is a DC motor controlled with...
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Cant Get Pwmrandom Command To Work

Hi all, As a disclaimer I'm very new to writing scripts of any kind. I'm just starting to wright an EZ Script in EZ Builder that will control the motor that rotates the waist back and forth on my full size Lost in Space B9 Robot. So far I've got 2 different scripts working; one to rotate left and the other to rotate right. I've got two scripts just...
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What's In The Last Ez Builder Update? I Gotta Know! I'm Addicted!

I see there was an update a couple days ago on 11/24/12. Anyone know what's in it? There is no write up on it like usual. These updates are like crack. I gotta keep up with them! I gotta know what they do for my robot addiction! Thanks, Dave Schulpius
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Help With Voice Recognition Disable, Enable Phrase

Somewhere alone the upgrade line the feather in the Voice Recognition panel where we can use Disable, Enable phrases to stop and start listening stopped working. I had voice commands written there that would stop the Voice Recognition till I spoke an enable phrase. Then it would start listening again. Could this have happened with and a result of...
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Speech Recognition Seems Broken After Adding 2Nd Board (Or Update?).

Today after I downloaded the latest update I tried to make a change in my Speech Recognition entrees and it would not let me save anything. When I tried to save I got the message "Santax error: This command requires 3 or 4 parameters. You passed 3". Not sure if the update is the cause but this is when I first noticed it. Also I cant get any command...
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Get Adc Variable Value For Second Board

Hi DJ, When you get a chance could you place this on your pile of 100's of things to look at? Could you verify that the following syntax can be used on a second EZ-B board? I cant get it to return a value for my script or see it in the Variable Watch Panel. No matter where I place the "1." in the syntax I either see no value or a 1.0 next to the...
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Motor And Potentiometer Script Help

I had this script working in ez builder with only one board. I added a second board and added a 1. to the beginning of each command in the scripts but now I cant get the ports to turn of or on. I also get Syntax errors after I've run the scrip a few times and (I dont think) I made any changes. I also added the .1 in the call scripts "move right"...
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Did I Burn Up My Hbridge?

Did I Burn Up My Hbridge?

Well, I spent the afternoon wiring up the 2.5 amp H-Bridge I bought from the store here to my dc motor. The motor pulls about 1 amp and runs...
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Only One Com Port On Bluetooth

Hi, While setting up my Bluetooth connection I noticed I'm only given one Com Port option to connect to. In all the instructions I read they say I'll see two choices. I've gone ahead and set everything up useing the one choice given (Com 3) and all seems to work nicely and has been for a couple weeks now. However I'm worried that may change if I...
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Dc Motor Position Switch Hook Up?

Hi all, I have a DC motor that will be rotating a large heavy robot torso side to side. The torso will be sitting on a lazy Susan and a gear ring. I know I'll need an H bridge and have already bought one from the store here (2.5 Amp Motor Controller). I'm open to getting something else like a motor controller if needed. Any suggestions is welcomed....
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Can The Ez B Do This

I've got a light control board that will send different light patterns to 10 number 47 incandescent light bulbs. To activate the patterns I need to ground 1 of the header pins on the board. The pattern will stop when the ground is removed. There are 2 rows of headder pins. 1 row is ground and the other activates each pattern. I can use a simple...
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H Bridge Voltage

Can I feed the h bridge sold here with 12 volts dc? From what I have read it will only take 5 volts. Thanks, Dave
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Wireless Microphone Suggestion Please

Can anyone suggest a good wireless microphone I can use with my win 7 laptop that will work nicely with Ez-B? I'd like to set it up close to but somewhat out of sight of my full size B9 Lost in Space Robot for Voice recognition. My Laptop has no built in mic so that's out. Thanks, David Schulpius
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Speech Recognition & Sparkfun Mp3 Trigger & Other Questions

Hi, I'm just learning the EZ-B and trying to work it into my full Size Lost in Space B9 robot build. I'm real excited about the speech recognition and have started working with it in the EZ Builder through my laptop. I have a couple questions; It's been suggested to me here in another thread that I should use a Sparkfun MP3 Trigger in my robot...
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Distance From Ez-B Board To Servos?

How far can my servos be from the EZ-B board? I'll have a couple within 1 foot and a couple that will be about 4 feet. Any problems with this? Will I need to boost the signal or make a long jumper with bigger wire for the ones that are farther away? I plan to have the servos powered from a different power supply then the board. Thanks, Dave
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Bluetooth Usb Dongle Wont Install

Hi all, I just received the Bluetooth USB Dongle I bought from here. I cant get my Laptop to install it. When I place it in any USB port I get a message: USB Device Not Recognized. I tried to let Windows find software updates but it cant find any and Device Manage shows it as Unknown USB Device. Any ideas? I cant find another people here having...
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Power Supply An Animation

Hi all, First, I'm very new to robots and controlling them. I'm currently building a full sized B9 "Lost in Space" robot with the aid from the B9 Builders Club. I heard about the EZ B over there and had to have one to control my B9. It seems to have everything I'll ever want. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions soon but here's the first couple:...
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