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Hazbot

Country: Australia
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  • 2012-03-31 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-05-26 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-05-31 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2012-11-02 - Posted First Project Showcase

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How Can You Lock The Position Of The Control Boxes In A Project ?

How Can You Lock The Position Of The Control Boxes In A Project ?

Is it possible to lock in the position of the control boxes in a project ?
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Can A Kinect Be Connected To The Ez-B ?

This video gives an incredible insight into what potential the EZ-B could have - but is it possible ?
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Thank You Fellow Robot Makers And Happy 2013.

Hi everyone, Just a quick thank you for your help in developing "Bob" the Robot this year. What I didn't realize was just how the technology in Robotics can help in the approach to so many other things. The disciplines and application of things one does to develop smart machines ultimately become tools that can be applied to everything from fixing...
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Still Cannot Save Project After Using Recorder With Recording

Can't save Project after using recorder - Is this still a bug - Any Clues fellow Roboteers ?
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Robosapien - Next Generation

Full credit to DJ.. That old forgotten Robosapien sitting on the bench can live once more compliments of the EZ-B, of course it means I have to save and buy another board and camera but I can't wait. This is especially a bonus to those of us that lost or never had the original RC for the Robosapien. I'm interested to know just what, if any, the...
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E-Builder Speach Recognition Windows 7 - Failures

I discovered with the help of others at the forum that WINDOWS 7 needs to have the same Region English as that of the EZ-Builder - Being English (U.S). The immediate indicator of this is the error code" Voice recognition was not able to start. There is either no listening device or the your operating system is not supported", : Since matching...
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Any Closer To Being Able To Hookup A Kinect

There was some excitement a while back about being able to hookup a KINECT to the EZB. Does anyone know if DJ is any closer or done it ?
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Auto Connect Using Pc Timer

Looked at the Autoconnect using voice. Can someone give an example of how to turn on the connection via the PC clock. I've looked at the "waituntiltime" function but cannot figure it out. Thanks for any assistance.
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Kinect And Ez_B

Does anyone know if we are any closer to hooking up a Kinect to the EZ-B ?
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Experiencing A Gradual Drop In Voice Rec With Bob - Any Clues ?

First of all, the voice recognition on the EZ-B is excellent. I was blown away by the fact you can add so many actions and sounds to run at the same time with the same voice command. What I'm experiencing now is response drop out. All the commands seem to drop out from a 5 to 10 minute interval. For a while Bob obeys and behaves like a good robot...
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Using Ez-Builder To Naviagate Robot From A To B And Return

Using Ez-Builder To Naviagate Robot From A To B And Return

Sorry about TYPO - I mean Navigate... I'm trying to get the Robot to go from the Lounge room corner to...
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Floor Map - Was It A Bug Or Suitability Question

Sorry as this may have been resolved but what was the final outcome of Floor Map as it seemed to be unable to save distance traveled by a robot. I'm not even sure what Floor Map was intended for ?
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Ez_B Ai For Robots Question

Hi DJ, this question is mainly directed at you. All the talk of Artificial Intelligence in our Robots via EZ-Builder is great. I use the personality generator and it really gives the illusion Bobs up to something. I'm quite excited about extending this and was wondering how far away the next extension of this is via the EZ-Builder version update....
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Voice Rec & Control Command - Can Do Discovery

Most of us use this forum to ask for help on something that's a negative. I thought I would give something back thats a positive with the EZ-Builder. For those of you actually up to the stage of giving your robot verbal commands I was curios to see if a voice command like "Danger" could activate both a sound script and an action script (robot moves...
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Script Manager Good But One Extra Feature Could Make It Fantastic

Hi DJ, I've been using your script Manager today which is great, especially the way you can move their position up and down the manager. Now what would make this tool totally awesome would be if you could link the scripts together or detach them. The reason for this and why it would be so good is that you could then try different script...
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Ez-Builder Script For Pulling Up A Website To View Via Speech Recognition

I'm trying to get Bob to pull up different website I can view via voice command. For example I wanted to view the Weather Radar off Bobs screen. I know how rss works but this time I just want the web site to view (not to be read out). I've looked in examples and the cloud but can't see anything on it - Thanks if anyone can help. ;)
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How Can You Stop A Track Using Voice Command ?

I'm really enjoying the EZ-b voice recognition but can't seem to find an example of how to stop a music track once it starts playing. Can anyone help please ? For example I say "Bob play The Eagles" and the track assigned plays which is really cool but I want to be able to stop it if I can to go onto a different command. Any assistance much...
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What Would You Like Robots To Do  ?

What Would You Like Robots To Do ?

I thought I would start a fun forum on things we would like our completed Robots to do. As you may or may not be aware, I'm working on Bob waking up in...
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Microphone Options For Bob - Any Success With Microphones

Microphone Options For Bob - Any Success With Microphones

Just wondering what a good longest range mike option there would be for the robot. Or should I get a good...
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Script Manager Question

To Dj or anyone using new script manager. The instruction video is super fast. Is it drag and drop - or do you copy and paste them - how exactly do you get your scripts into the manager ? Sorry if dumb question ? ;)
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Living Next Door To Anna - Speech Synthisis Headache - Help !

Does anyone - and I mean anyone out there - know how to change the MS windows 7 voice of Anna. I've got a handle on the rss feeds but this girls voice drives me nuts. Besides Bob is a man, bloke, fella, guy - You know he eats hot dog batteries and watches the footy with those wacky disc eyes. He is getting traumatized when he heres me practicing...
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Rss Feed - Rss Address Copy & Paste Questions

I've been experimenting with the examples for rss feeds. I notice you cannot copy and paste the entire feed address in the left hand script column because it comes up as a hypertext link in blue. Is there something I'm doing wrong ? Also there are commas at the start and end of the address - should I also be looking for how the feed address ends as...
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What Is The Best Way To Get Sounds From Your  Robot

What Is The Best Way To Get Sounds From Your Robot

Mp3 triggers, wireless speakers , walkie Talkies - I'm looking for the best way to get Bob to speak, play music , make...
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Need More Screen Space In Ez-Builder

Does anyone know a way around getting more space to fit script controls in the EZ-Builder window. I'm running command control to run scripts from voice for Head turn, neck turn, arms movement, wrist movement , claw actions and personality generator. Thats a lot of windows. I've tried closing them but if I do that I loose that control.I've tried to...
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Is Anyone Using Urbi Sdk ?

Is anyone using URBI and if so, what are the advantages ? Thanks
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Robot's That Come Awake And Go To Sleep... Ideas Please

Remember that scene in the classic scifi "The Day the Earth Stood Still" where the giant robot powers up and comes to life - absolutely awesome. Just like the scifi movies where robots suddenly power up - do things - then go to sleep, I'm trying to do that with Bob. I just got the OK from my finance controller wife to order 2 X 12 Volt digital...
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Is There A Hardware Timer To Turn On Robot At A Set Time ?

Is There A Hardware Timer To Turn On Robot At A Set Time ?

Is there a neat hardware timer that will turn a robots power on and off at a set times. Something like...
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Celebrate The Worlds Greatest Robot Made It To Mars

Robot enthusiasts starting out with your EZ-B, check out the greatest most expensive robot ever made. Called " Curiosity" it recently landed on Mars, cost about $2.5 billion and is as big as a car. It has an amazing design and totally incredible.
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Floor Map Is Fun But Can It Be Used As Repeat Path For Robot ?

Just been playing with Floor Map...the drawings great but can you use to have the robot retrace his steps...sorry if I'm missing the obvious...
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What Is Best Way To Assign Wii Remote Buttons With Servos ?

The Wii remote is fun but I want to assign Bobs arm servos to buttons - and +. I tried servoup(d6,1) and servodown(d7,1) and his arms nearly flew off through the window. Any suggestions where I went wrong anyone ?
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Dj's Auto Connect With Ez-Script Video Is Fantastic

Saints preserve me..DJ that video on the autoconnect using EZ-Script is FANTASTIC !!!, If you could have step tutorials on script that run like your toy conversions you would win the day for all of us that have made the journey to completed robots. Your showcase would be full of video demos of what your system can do - Robots coming on with speach,...
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Ez-Cloud Needs More Examples

Hi all and DJ. First of all, I really loved the concept of the EZ-Cloud for generating examples within EZ-Builder... so what happened ... read on and let me explain... I'm fishing around for commands and ways to get Bob to do things through EZ-Builder script commands. Now I am familiar with the examples in EZ-builder and understand that everyone is...
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Has Anyone Used The Compass - Looks Cool But Need Help

We are trying to get Bob to navigate a certain compass direction. Has anyone tried it - if so could you share how you did it.
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Handy Data Base Link For Ez-Builder - Big Help For Scrip/Command Help

If your like me trying to understand what scripts and commands can do, try this handy database link. You'll need to copy and paste it into your browser favourites. Cheers http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/EZCloud/
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Ez-Builder Screen Blanks Out

I'm not sure if it's a genuine bug or just my Toshiba laptop but every so often my EZ-builder screen goes completely blank. Has this happened to anyone else. I have to be careful when it happens because if I save when I get out of it I loose the profile I was using (all the commands and scripts of that build).
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What Is A Good Universal Wire Connector - Solder & Screw

What Is A Good Universal Wire Connector - Solder & Screw

I don't know about everyone else but my biggest frustration in robotics is the simple task of joining wires...
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Can Wrong Polarity To H-Bridge Damage Ez-B ?

I accidentally plugged the wrong polarity into Bobs H-bridge. The bridge died instantly but I'm hoping there's no damage to the EZ-B. Do any folks know if I'm in the clear or could the board be damaged in some way.
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Obstacle Avoidance - Free Roaming Script Needed

Hi all. Like Moviemaker, I'm trying to work out the best script for the robot to avoid obstacles. Presently Bob roams around but now and then crashes into things. Simple Easy-Builder code would be great. Bobs tank treads have turned him into a stubborn sumo-pusher.
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Challenge To Dj - Color And Face Recognition But Can The Ez-B Play Chess

Challenge To Dj - Color And Face Recognition But Can The Ez-B Play Chess

Here's a thought, could the EZ-B enable a Robot to play Chess. Here's Bob...
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Get Your Ez-B Ports Connected With Leads That Are Labeled First

Get Your Ez-B Ports Connected With Leads That Are Labeled First

A tip to budding new EZ-b users - get all your ports on the board plugged with connector...
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Servo Control - Best Way To Control Rate Of Turn ?

Any suggestions on the best way to have a servo move in a slow continuous motion. I'm trying to get "Bob" to move his arms up and down in a driving (hands on steering wheel motion). I need alternating arms moving in a fluid up and down motion.
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Speech Recognition That Can Achieve Several Commands ?

Current speech recognition can operate one command line but is there a way a speech line can effect a series of servo scripts for a series of actions to take place. For example:A speech command as a question instead of a directive such as - Microphone command: Robot are you happy : # Robot nods head servo(d14, 32) sleep(500) servo(d14,83)...
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Robot Arms And Hands - Construction Ideas Wanted

Robot Arms And Hands - Construction Ideas Wanted

Our robot "Bob" is becoming demanding. Now he wants to not just move his arms up and down but be able to grab things. We've...
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Robot Mobility - Wheels, Treads, Legs, Wings ?

Robot Mobility - Wheels, Treads, Legs, Wings ?

I thought I would start a thread on options and ideas on Robot mobility. To me one of the most fundamentally important things...
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Our Robot Workshops - What's Yours Like ?

Our Robot Workshops - What's Yours Like ?

Thought an insight into our different workshops would be fun. My wife Kimbra has been nice enough to have me relegated to our spare room...
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Going For A 1/16 Tank Base For Robot - Pro's And Cons ?

After messing around with Servos, Cogs and home made tracks for "Bob" the last 2 weeks I've decided to give in to the idea of a RC 1/16 Tank Base. I was impressed with Dogbots mobility and they seem to have a low centre of gravity and move pretty good outdoors."Bob" weighs about a 1 kilo so I'm guessing it should be able to move him at a reasonable...
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Aa Battery Packs Don't Cut For Powering Screwdriver Motors

"It's a long way to the top if you want your robot to roll" - This substitute for the famous rock saying is what came to mind after I discovered a AA battery pack is fine for the EZ-B board but just doesn't cut it for running 2 electric screwdriver motors through a H-bridge. Initially I thought having a seperate battery pack of 4x AA's would do the...
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Question Connecting Dual H-Bridge To Ez-B (Need Diagram)

Question Connecting Dual H-Bridge To Ez-B (Need Diagram)

Trying to connect L298N Dual H Bridge DC Stepper MotorDriver Module Board to EZ-B and need help. I cannot...
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Copy And Paste Function On Ez-Builder

Ive tried copy and paste functions to move chunks of script around but nothing happens. Is there a specific key or certain way to copy and paste commands with EZ-Builder ? Please help Hazbot
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Speaker Tone Code Examples

I've got the speaker tone working through a mini amplified speaker that sounds great. I have seen DJ's video on how to make a simple tune. Does anyone know of any code lines of tunes or music that are in the EZ-Robot site. Cheers Hazbot
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Diy Tank Tracks For Robots - Any Ez Ideas ?

Does anyone have any ideas or drawings on D.I.Y tank tracks for a robot. I know you can buy them commercially but that kind of defeats the creative fun in building your own robot. I have seen one D.I.Y track using bike chains and skate board wheels which looks great but I'm sure some of our EZ Robot makers out there have many other ways of making...
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Robot "Bob" Wants To Speak - What's Best For The Ez-B

My wife is now laughing at our EZ-B home bot "Bob" because he's speachless. Does anyone have the rundown on what's needed in the hardware department to plug into the EZ-B and can we get it from DJ or is there toy hack involved. Hope someone can assist, Hazbot
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Ping Sensor Problem

The Ping Radar and object detector are on our BOB Robot and it starts working Fine with my Digital Ports - Then the Ping just drops out. The Object dedector sticks at the max distance and there are no red blips coming up on the Radar. I'm also running a servo for the head rotation tied in with the ping. Could this be due to low voltage to the EZ-B...
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