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Herr Ball

Country: USA
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Retired FireFighter ... Going back to school and learning electronics ... One of those things you say to yourself, wish I did that when I was young! ............ Email : Old-FireFighter138@neo.rr.com

Achievements

  • 2012-05-29 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-07-03 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-11-13 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2013-09-03 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2014-09-08 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-10-16 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2015-01-27 - Shared First Photo
  • 2016-02-04 - Answered First Forum Question

Latest submissions

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Scripting
Ok, I'm stumped. I have tried to do this myself for 3 days, time for help. Is there any reason why a script that works in Windows 7 not work on Windows 10? Below is a script (Credit to Luis Vazquez who wrote this years back, I only added to it) that I can not get to run on my new Windows 10 computer. It is the exact same script on both machines. I...
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3D Printer . Is It Good Or Bad ?
3D Printer . Is It Good Or Bad ?
Less then $200.00. I'm sure it's not that great but do you think it can print a good table top Inmoov head?...
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Saying A Variable From The Variable Watcher
Ok I am running one of those other boards and sending a variable to EZB and into the variable watcher. This is a room temperature reading. The variable name is $Temp. I want to have EZB tell me the variable value at the time I ask for it. (Example: It is 74 degrees in the room at the time of the reading.) I have tried ... SayWait("The...
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Serial Terminal Ezb
Serial Terminal Ezb
Two questions here. This information below is coming from a Arduino, that is running 3 ultrasonic sensors. (1.) In the picture below, what...
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Recognized . Is That What They Say Now?
Recognized . Is That What They Say Now?
I often take my grandsons to the movies as a way to do things with grandpa, as it lets me just sit on my butt and get a rest from playing...
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Dimension Engineering Experience
Dimension Engineering Experience
Just thought I would tell everyone about a great experience I had yesterday. I have been keeping up with all the treads about Dimension...
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Arduino To Ezbv4 Code
Hello All Was wondering if anyone out there could post for me some code that will send info from a Arduino to the EZB. I know how to send serial commands from the EZB to the Arduino but not the other way around. Have a project that I would like to tackle as much as I can on my own but can't get this part figured out? Thought that by looking at some...
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Robot Eyes
Robot Eyes
Was doing a little web surfing a couple of weeks ago and ran into some pretty cool robot eyes. I ordered two 8x8 LED's and with my Arduino,...
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Ezb Camera And Case Trouble
Ezb Camera And Case Trouble
Having a little trouble with fitting my EZB camera into case. As you can see in the pic below ( sorry it's the best shot I could get), the...
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Dj Moonlighting
Is that DJ moonlighting as a janitor and mopping the front office floors? You know what they say ... a great boss would never ask you to do something that he wouldn't do himself! I think he missed a spot though ... :D
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Ezb V.4 Specs
Since the EZB is now starting to ship to some of us could we get a few specs. Things like. How many volts for input. I thought I read that there is not a regulator on it so what you put in is what you get out? Is that true? What would the best input voltage be, I assume 5 volts for the servos? How many amps does it put out safely? Any info would be...
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Cheap Six
Came over this while surfing ... not bad really for someone just starting out or on a small budget. http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Legs-18-DOF-Robot-Black-Spider-Robot-Bracket-Stent-Accessory-no-servo-/370876029979?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5659ef1c1b#ht_4132wt_1074
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C++ Programming Help
Need some help with a little programming problem. Have given it my best shot but just can't seem to figure it out! My basic logic class is not enough for me and Google just got me lost TOO many times... LOL. This program will be in a microcontroller that controls two 8x8(64) LED matrix for my robot eyes. The EZB will send it the serial commands to...
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I2c Help
Don't really want the answer of how to do this, YET ... LOL. Would like to pull my hair out a little first. I just wish to know by anyone is it possible to have EZB call a subroutine inside a script? Ex: Rich's BlinkM Script Would it be possible to write several subroutines and then call anyone of them when needed? Ex: Subroutine Red LED blink 3...
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Ultrasonic & Ir Sensors
I have noticed some builders place the Ultrasonic & IR Senors on servos and some don't. I am just about ready to add both (1 ultrasonic & 2 IR) to my bot and would like to know the pro's and con's of each way. Thanks in advance ... Herr
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Http Server
Http Server
Is it possible to change or update a script through the HTTP Server? I can control the software but unable to make changes to any scripts....
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Kinect - Shows But No Go
Well I found a Kinect on Craigs List for $30.00 and just couldn't pass it up. Got all the drivers loaded and it works good in Amcap and Skype, twice as nice as my USB Logitech cam but can't connect to it in EZB. It shows in the camera device but gives a error when starting ... :( What a great picture this thing gives, really nice and clear. Can't...
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Forum Pictures Not Showing Right
Hey all For some reason ever since the new website came up the pictures in the forum post are not showing right. I thought it was just the website needing fine tuned but now I'm sure that it's me ... lol The pictures are all long and very thin, if I click on them to show the large view all is ok. Is there a setting I need to change. Long live...
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Stopping Rss/Radio/Movie Scripts
Hey all How does one stop: RSS news feeds RSS radio feeds Stop/pause Windows Media Player (playing movies through a USB monitor) This is a embedded system so these commands must work by voice. I have followed the info in this link but still unable to get feeds to stop. http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=2273 If I have a...
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Ez-B & Windows Media Player ?
Hey All I have a embedded PC on my robot with a screen. I have tried to use the "Exec" command to get a movie to play on the screen through Windows Media Player. Exec("C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player.exe", "D:\Movies\movie.wmv") (The movie.wmv is on the D: drive of the system.) Error: "The system cannot find the file specified" I am sure the...
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Glyph Detection
Sorry but I believe I found what I'm looking for. I was unable to delete post, only edit it. *blush* Herr
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Sabertooth Motor Controller Dip Switches
Sabertooth Motor Controller Dip Switches
Hey all I am attempting to hook up my Sabertooth 2x25 but am a little confused here. Have read two different places here how to connect?...
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Unable To See Videos
Hey all For some unknown reason I am unable to view any of the videos in the forums? I was able before but not now! Any suggestions? Herr
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Robot Motor Question
Hey all Is it possible to tell by these specs how much weight these motors can carry? If not how can i find out? Any help I'm grateful for. Motor: 12V DC nominal, at no load RPM ~ 16, current ~ 0.25A. Stall current ~ 4.5A and stall torque = 71 Kg*cm = 6.9 N*m = 61.6 lb*in = 977 oz*in. With 2 motors you get a massive ~2000 oz*in torque. Weight ~1...
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Sata To Sd Drive Converter Questions.
I have just ordered a Sata to SD drive converter for my mini itx board and had a couple of questions for those out there that have gone this route. The converter can handle up to a 32gb card (which I also ordered), I feel this is plenty for the OS, EZ Robot software and my sound files, any input here? I should be able to run Windows 7 on these...
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Welding Plastic ?
Welding Plastic ?
Ran into this on You Tube and thought others might like to see it. I never new you could really weld plastic. The video is a little long but...
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Mp3 Files In The Examples.
I need a certain MP3 (or .wav) file for my Wall-E project. I see that it is in the Wall-E examples in EZ-Builder. The WallEMusic.wav file that Wall-E dances to. Is there any way to extract it from EZ-Builder to place in my project? Thanks ... Herr Ball
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Mp3 Trigger - Sparkfun
Loaded up some Wall-E sounds onto my MP3 (Sparkfun) Trigger and can't seem to get it to work correctly. I have followed DJ's video on connecting it to the EZ-Board to the tee. I plug it into the EZ-Board, for power only, and try to cycle through the sounds using the button but only get one track (or sound) and it is fuzzy? The files are in the MP3...
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Wall-E Builders
Yo ... Wall-E bot heads Question for those of you that designed Wall-E's head to move up and down. Are the small or mini servos strong enough to control the head and the weight of the camera too? I await your great words of wisdom! Herr
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Vacuum Forming Machine
Hey all I was doing some surfing and ran into this. Thought it might be something people would be interested in seeing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maH5Ech0wK8
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Wall-E Wheel Question
Howdy fellow bot heads! I have removed the wheels assembly from each side of my Wall-E frame but can not figure out how to get the wheels separated to attach my servos. Hope I'm making myself clear here. I'm talking about the rear drive wheel. I can't get the inside hub off the outside hub. I have tried to pull and pull but I'm afraid I'm going to...
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Continuous Rotating Servos
Continuous Rotating Servos
Hello all Anyone have any idea the amount of weight the continuous servos sold on this site can move around easily? Thanks ... Herr
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Ez Robot Standard Servos
Hello I have a question about the standard servos in the EZ Robot Kit. I received the replacement servos that were originally bad. I understand that problems happen in every business, no fault here on EZ Robot side, and would just like to say, very impressed with how it was handled. :) Back to my question ... lol No sense in throwing a servo away...
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