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JustinRatliff

Country: USA
Member Since: April 18 2013

IT professional. .NET programmer. Life long robot builder. www.J2RScientific.com weyoun7ster@gmail.com "Justin Ratliff" on Skype

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Justinratliff's Jd Spock
Justinratliff's Jd Spock
The first video of my JD Spock testing his 3d printed phaser.JD Spock's 3D printed Star Trek Original Series phaser, sized for JD:...
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Justinratliff's Ez-face
Justinratliff's Ez-face
EZ-Face is the first in what I plan to develop into a suite of supporting application for EZ-Builder and other robotics applications....
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Justinratliff's Jd Backpack
Justinratliff's Jd Backpack
I did a mock up of the JD backpack based on suggestions from @WBS00001 and @ptp from my C3PO JD head post.It has a male clip on the bottom...
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Justinratliff's Justin's Custom .stl
Justinratliff's Justin's Custom .stl
I'm starting a new thread for my custom 3D projects so I can showcase them in just one thread from now on.And since it is Friday the 13th,...
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Justinratliff's Weather For Usa From Webservice
This is how I am now pulling simple weather data in EZ-Builder.If you are willing to create a powershell script and batch file, there is an easy way to pull the local weather from a Web Services based on USA zipcodes. This web services does not work outside the US. But other countries might have similar web services where a similar method could be...
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Justinratliff's Ez-robot Bb-8 Hexapod Body
Justinratliff's Ez-robot Bb-8 Hexapod Body
I made a BB-8 hexapod body to go with the head.You can use the mountable head with the EZ-Bit I made:Or you could just take the head and...
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Justinratliff's Redbender
Justinratliff's Redbender
Robot Name: RedBenderPurpose: To be used as a small test platform for testing ideas and developing my software ideas for use with...
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Justinratliff's Mini B
Justinratliff's Mini B
I adopted Mini B from Bret Tallent. The original project showcase is here: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=2266...
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Justinratliff's Finley Themed Robot
Justinratliff's Finley Themed Robot
Robot Name: FinleyNamed after Finley the flying monkey assistant in the movie "OZ, The Great and Powerful",...
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Iotiny And Movement Script Controls
Iotiny And Movement Script Controls
Background:I'm building a small WallE with an ioTiny and non EZ-Robot servos. I have updated the firmware on my ioTiny successfully. I am...
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Aimlbot
@DJ, with the AimlBot PlugIn to load our own AIML files how do we do that? Because the current "aiml" folder in the plugin has specifically named files I was curious if I can clean those out and put in my own aiml files or do the files names need to stay the same?
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Fire The Freaking Laserpings
Fire The Freaking Laserpings
Parallax made a drop in replacement for their PING units. Actual drop in replacements with no code changes for "their" PING...
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Pandorabots
@DJ, with the next release of EZ-Builder would you consider changing the weblink for the Pandorbots in the Pandorbot control to : https://www.pandorabots.com/botmaster/en/home because from there you can still access the old AIM1.0 bots and create new accounts and build new bots?While the weblink: https://www.pandorabots.com/ directs you to their...
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Johnny Five Community Project
Hello,I brought this up under Jeremie's thread originally; I think it would be neat to do a community J5 project. I'm interested in building a smaller scale (1-2ft tall) J5 themed robot with as much function and appearance as possible. I'm not focused on a 100% screen accurate version as a must have goal. In other words, I have the mind set that...
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Rgb Animations - Turning It Off?
I'm back to experimenting with my standard JD and having a lot of fun with the RGB animations, but when I "stop" an animation JDs eyes stay stuck on his last animation screen so the LEDs no longer change but they don't go back to blank like I would like them to. I'd like to set his eyes to a blank all off state. Can I do that? I tried to animate a...
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Smart Arrange Automatically?
Is there a way to programmatically have EZ-Builder run "Smart Arrange" via a script rather than going to the Control tab and manually clicking it? My controls always auto load off screen and only "Smart Arrange" fixes the issue.
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Non Ez-robot Mpu9150 - Any Luck
Has anyone had any luck getting a non EZ-Robot supplied MPU9150 to work with the EZbv4? I'm not able to get mine to work.I'm using the 5.16.15 release of EZ-BuilderAdded the MPU9150 control to my projectEZBv4Interfacing the MPU9150 to one of the i2c portsThis is module I'm using: MPU9150The board does power up. Any suggestions on what I can try to...
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3d Printer Pen
3d Printer Pen
I've decided I'm not ready to own a 3D printer just yet, but I did purchase a 3D printer pen. It's no maker bot, but it's pretty neat. I got...
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Yea  Camera's Are Back
Yea Camera's Are Back
queue Rockwell's, "somebody's watching me" :)I've never asked before, but where did you guys get the glass table tops that look like finger...
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Camera Control Snapshot File Name
I have a script to command my robot to take a picture, after it takes the picture I have it open the folder location the picture went to so I can manually check the picture which works just fine.What would be even cooler is if I could open directly the picture the robot just took, rather that just the folder. Does anyway know a way to do that? I am...
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Botz - Jd Green Camera Led? Whaaaaaaaa?
Dr. Howard Marner would like to know, "Well, why wasn't I notified?" that there is now a green LED around the camera for JD? :P
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Action If A Variable Changes?
Maybe this is not possible, I'm stuck on finding a method that would allow this to work. I know I can script checking for a specific variable change like this:But I would like a script to take action anytime a specific variable changes. This would just run all the time looping and looking for a change to the variable in order to take action. Does...
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Script For Robot's Age
I know this topic came up once or twice before to script a method so your robot could know it's age. I first scripted a process in PowerShell to come up with the exact age from a given birthday for your robot, but I wanted to script it in EZ-Builder and I didn't want to make a plug in (I know that idea got tossed around before). I just wanted...
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Links Not Working For 3d Files?
On this site under 3D Printing, the links to the parts details don't seem to work right as everything I click on for details takes me back to Bodies page. I can't see the details for any parts or download .stl files. It happens in multiples browsers and devices.
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Smtp Client Questions
Smtp Client Questions
Hey DJ, I have the SMTP plugin a go (really looking forward to using this), I seem to have it configured correctly to use my gmail account...
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Custom 3d Bits And Contest?
Since several of us are on a roll with developing new 3D designs for EZ-Robot parts I wanted to start a thread to see what other parts users are interested in. And I wanted to see if anyone was interested in a design off contest? Here are a few things I'm planning to work on:-Some new male and female EZ-Bit connectors to make small interconnects...
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Off Brand Micro Servo Replacement?
Off Brand Micro Servo Replacement?
Does anyone happen to know of a good off brand micro servo replacement for EZ-Robot Micro Servo ?I assumed it might be compatible with 9g...
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Jd C3po
Jd C3po
I created a couple of C3PO themed parts for JD. A modified front face and a chest plate that can be clipped on the front of JD. Thingiverse...
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Bb-8 Head For Ez-robots
Bb-8 Head For Ez-robots
I'm on a Star Wars kick, I made a BB-8 head for EZ-Robots. BB-8 EZ-Robot Head .stl
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Can I Auto Run Script When Project Loads?
Can I Auto Run Script When Project Loads?
Is it possible to auto run a script when a project loads? Is auto connect also possible?
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Cont. Rotation Servo .stl - Size Right?
Could someone from EZ-Robot or someone else that has printed the continuous rotation servo double check it for me? The female ez-bit slot size seems way too small. I've printed the ez-bit cubes and their male and female bits match up with purchased ez-robot/ez-bit items. So that tells me the cube .stl is good and my print can print them correctly....
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Twitter Messages
I noticed something interesting while testing the Twitter function. If my message to Tweet is the same as something I previously Tweeted, such as "This is a test." I received an error stating: System.Exception If I change the message by one character, the message would Tweet out. My guess is this is by design so EZ-Builder does not SPAM out...
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Clear Debug - Programmatically
Does anyone know a way to programmatically clear the debug window of a script or script manager console? I can manually clear the debug window by clicking on the button in the control, but I'd like to do it via scripted controls.Thank you!
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Putting Jd Case Backtogether
Putting Jd Case Backtogether
What is the trick to putting the case of the body back together for JD? I took it apart to lengthen the charging wires to the battery and it...
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How To: Control Windows Media Player
How To: Control Windows Media Player
How To: Control Windows Media PlayerThe question has come up a couple of time in various forum threads about how to control the Media...
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Speech Recognition Variables - More Please :-)
Speech Recognition Variables - More Please :-)
I feel like someone might have asked this before but would it be possible for the Speech Recognition control to provide as a variable the...
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Snapshot Controls
I don't see it in the script help so I assume there is no way to name the snapshot that is taken or change the directory? Is there a way to do this, if not could it be in the next release?
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Redecorating?
Redecorating?
There's a living room where the work area was. Now how am I suppose to see who's working :PCubicals? More TPS reports? Musical Chairs? The...
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3d Design Software
Can the group recommend 3D design software that is relatively easy to use and will allow me to take .stl files like those of the EZ-Bits and modify them? I'd prefer free software or something with a free trial so I can experience it before paying retail price. Does everyone just use the software that comes with their printers or is there a must...
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Is Video Record Working?
Is Video Recording working? I can click "Start", but stop does nothing and no file is generated in the "Pictures\My Robot Pictures" folder. Snapshot works though.
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(tutorial 48) Change To Capture From A Picturebox
Hi Dj,If I wanted to change the capture method from the entire screen to only what was in a picturebox, it looks like I would only need to change bmpScreenShot to point to my pictureBox, but when I ran it only one create a blank video (no errors) and for testing in the form load I set the value of pictureBox1 like this:This is the section of code...
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Ip Camera Feed From Ez-builder
Ip Camera Feed From Ez-builder
I need some help to get the camera feed out of EZ-Builder. I've looked through the documentation and tutorials and nothing is working for...
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Bit Builder Link Wrong In Ez-builder
I was going to look at the Bit Builder, under Project in EZ-Builder and the link to the " - STL Design Files and specifications for EZ-Clip, EZ-Robot Servos, EZ-B and other parts" is wrong as the hard coded link is: http://localhost:80/Community/Revolution/DesignFiles.aspxThe external link I believe would be:...
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Mobile Android App On Windows
I was about to buy an android tablet because I want to tinker with the Mobile app. I'm an iPhone user so I don't have a current 4.0 Android phone.I decided to take a peak online to see if there were any windows apps that could run .apk Android apps, because I have a Windows 8.1 Tablet (yes I'm fully aware the tablet can run the full version of...
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Install Gets A Parse Error
I'm trying to install the .apk android mobile app on a Droid 2.3.4 android OS phone. The minimum requirements states version 2.3 for the OS, so I think I should be ok for that. It downloads ok on the phone. When I install it I get a: Parse error "There is a problem parsing the package." I searched the needs for possible fixes, nothing worked. A...
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Diameter Of Wheels In Developer Kit
I was searching the site for the specific wheel diameter of the wheels in the developer kit and I did not see them. Could someone tell me the size? Thank you!
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Micro Gripper
Micro Gripper
I know someone asked a long time ago about micro grippers and we discussed the Micro Gripper from Servo City.I got one and it is tiny! Servo...
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Connecting To Roli - Step 4 Shows Six
In the Connecting to Roli Learn lesson. Step 4 shows the screen shot of the SIX project example load instead of Roli.
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Appendarray - Bugfound
In the syntax examples, the AppendArray example, the command "AppendArray()" does not appear to be valid. Its not listed in the Script Manual either.
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Repeatwhite - Bug Found
Found a little bug, in the scripting. You know how it will try to help you auto populate a command, for example start typing "Repeat"....in the list that comes down you'll find "RepeatWhite" but not RepeatWhile....which I assume is a typo. EndRepeatWhile is correct, btw.
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Bug Discovered In Sound Board (pc)
I've found a possible bug with the Sound Board (pc). As you know you can use .wav or .mp3 files in a sound board. I have two issues: 1.) By default the file selection is set to .wav, but the file list of any given folder will show both .wav and .mp3. It appears that only when selecting .mp3 in the drop down is the scope narrowed to .mp3. Likewise...
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Auto Position Movement Panel
Little puzzled on the Auto Position Movement Panel. I total get Modified Servo Movement control, I love it for driving my 2 wheel servo robot.I understand mostly the Auto Position control.What I struggle with it the Auto Position Movement Panel which is like a combo of the two. For driving the robot around, I don't see where or understand how I can...
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Video Intro Splash Screen
Video Intro Splash Screen
Just something goofy I wanted to share. In preparation for new videos I made a green ratings splash screen like you see for movies. Feel...
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Two Scripting Questions
I'm just not finding what I'm looking for so I have two questions I need to ask:1.) I want to be able to pause speech recognition for the duration of a sound file being played and I don't want to specify the amount of time. For example if I play a sound file and want to pause the speech recognition for 9 seconds I know I can do it like so: What I...
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Updated Needed For Script Help
Small fix/correction suggested for the "Script Help". The Script Help states: IsConnected( boardIndex )Returns TRUE or FALSE if the specified EZ-B board index is connectedExample: $status = IsConnected(0)It does not appear to actually return a value of TRUE/FALSE it returns a value of 1/0, where 1 means connected and 0 represents disconnected.This...
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Sonar Distance Sensor
Sonar Distance Sensor
Does anyone else have issues with their sonar sensors fluctuating to read 255? The sensors work and they do provide distance values as I...
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Shut Off Speech Recognition?
I'd like to totally shut off speech recognition to the point where I can not enable it again with speech recognition.By default it has a command option to enable or disable speech - but it can be re-enable via speech by speaking the command to enable. I would call this more of "soft" disable. When I am listening to music or speaking on a conference...
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Use Camera As A Button
Use Camera As A Button
You can use a Camera in EZ-Builder as a button without any external code. I created a custom multicolor named "Dark" and set it a...
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Canadian Hitchbot
EZ-Robot team, have you guys seen or heard of HitchBot? http://www.roboticstrends.com/research_academics/article/hitchbot_robot_tries_to_hitchhike_across_canada/?utm_source=RoboTrendsWeekly&utm_medium=email Looks like it's going to start its hitch hiking adventure July 27th, 2014If you guys are able to give Hitchbot a ride back to the HQ for a...
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My New Project?
My New Project?
I'd like to ask the group for some input on what my next software project should be. Here is my list of software project currently:1.)...
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Get Data In/out Of Ez-builder
Get Data In/out Of Ez-builder
I have not ran accrossed this topic yet. Is there anyway to pipe data into and out of the EZ-Builder software? My goal is keep the...
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Using The Camera As A Button
Using The Camera As A Button
I ran across a neat project online that uses a web camera as a button for application. The functionality is nothing too wild as the code...
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How To Edit Sounds Files For Use In Ez-robot
How To Edit Sounds Files For Use In Ez-robot
Have you ever wanted to take a sound files and edit it so your robot can play it back? A nifty and free piece of software called Audacity...
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C# Sdk Tutorial 52 Get Variable Question
I'm using the C# SDK Tutorial 52 Get Variable to test communications with my app EZ-Face. The code below shows how to send or set a variable "X" and Get "X". I understand Set "X"What I am wondering about is how could I use the GetX event "Print($x)" to take that variable from EZ-Builder and set it as a variable in C# or even display it in a text...
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Scripting - How To Start/stop Camera?
I'm looking through all the camera control options in EZ-Builder and once I manually start the camera I can control the modes - all that works fine, the functions work great, the examples in EZ-Builder work. What I can't figure out is how to stop/start the camera feed. Does anyone know if that is even an option?
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Servo Mag March 2014
Servo Mag March 2014
Beer Bot was mentioned in the Robytes of the March 2014 issue of Servo Magazine
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Help With Variable Input And Output For Faces
Well, I was working on a surprise for the group, but I need some help first. I have a nifty multiple face detection program working in C#.net. So far I have it programmed to recognize my face, DJ Sures, Sarah Connor and Alan Turing. Minus my face, I figure all EZ-robots should know who the other three people are.My C# app generates a change in...
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Need Help Sending Data To Ez-builder With Tcp
Ok, I'm working on an app in C# that will send a variable to EZ-Builder via TCP/IP telnet style. The EZ-Builder side work with a script I can send data to it manually via telnet. Now I need for my app to send the data.I took the example out of the latest SDK, Tutorial 30 in C# SDK Client.The main code is as follows: - CodeThe TrackBar is a track...
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On/off Camera Hack - How Handy Is It?
I've seen the hack for the on/off camera controls to allow the EZ-B to control the camera (pretty slick) but for those that have done it, how handy is it? For instance, would you say its in your top 10 list of most handy hacks or just something to do if you must?I have my camera wired for power off the EZ-B but not switchable from there and I find...
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New Micro Gripper
*eek* Have you guys seen these: http://www.servocity.com/html/micro_gripper_kit.htmlA new micro gripper from Servo City for $6.99, WOW! :D
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Robotics Wish List
I find myself every now and again making and updating a "wish list" for robotics related stuff. Sometimes its items I want to buy (EZ-Robot was on my list for a while) or find, sometimes it's things I want to make, often its things I would have to invent or build. As I was updating my list I started to wonder what other folks here wish...
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Cover For Ez-b - Any Questions With Signal Loss?
Hello everyone,I just got my EZ-B this week. Super excited to play with it and put it in my new robot I have been working on. I would like to cover the EZ-B board in a plastic case, but I'm wondering how that might affect the bluetooth signal. Does anyone have any issues with signal loss when the board and bluetooth transceiver are in an enclosed...
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