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OldBotBuilder

Country: USA
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82 year old, retired computer engineer. Have built Lego(EV3) robots (Segway and Rubik Cube solver) and Robotis Bioloid Premium humanoid robot. Have used Arduino to give these projects speech and different modes of command. Completed "EZ Wilber" an EZ-Bv4 enhanced Lego Segway robot. My "EZ Lester" is a Robotis Bioloid Premium humanoid robot. This project is well underway. I am located in the San Diego North County area. My email address is: stafford.irvin@att.net

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Another Dynamixel Servo Plugin Request
Robots (Mfg. of Dynamixl servos) has released their "TurtleBot 3" kits."TurtleBot3 is a small, affordable, programmable, ROS-based mobile robot for use in education, research, hobby, and product prototyping." (From Robotics)These kits include a Robotics OpenCR board to control the servos, a Raspberry Pi (with camera) as controller, and an LDS-01...
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Bing Speech, Cognitive Vision, And Emotion Questions
The new plugins for Bing Speech, Microsoft Cognitive Vision, and Emotion do not have a place to enter the API Key. They all report 'Server was unable to process request. --> Incorrect username/password or unknown user'
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Interface Ez-b To A Trossen Robotics Hr-os1 Biped Robot
My HR-OS1 HR-OS1 robot (Oscar) is connected to my laptop through a Windows 'Putty terminal' via WiFi. It has it's own IP address.The operating programs are open sourced C++, the platform is Linux.The controller is an Intel Edison interfaced to an Arbotix-Pro sub controller that drives the AX-12 Dynamical servos.There is a PS3 controller that uses...
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Iotiny And Dynamixel
How can the ioTiny be used to drive a Dynamixel AX-12 servo chain?I wrote an init script and got: Error on line 1: UART port is @ 0, 1, or 2.If only pins 0,1,or 3 on the Tiny can be used as a UART can the Dynamixel plugin be expanded to include a UART pin choice?
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Fix Control Icon Positions On Ez-builder Desktop?
Fix Control Icon Positions On Ez-builder Desktop?
Is there any way to assure that the control icons will maintain their positions if a new control is added or EZ-Builder is exited, then...
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Dynamixel Plugin Help
DJ,The updated Dynamixel Plugin is great!This is not a bug report but a request for an additional capability: 'Adjust AX-12 endpoints'.I have struggled (off and on) for over a year to get a biped robot fully operational using AX-12 servos driven from an EZ-B. I think that with an 'end point conversion' addition to the plugin my goal can be...
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Ez-b Client Mode And Router Conflicts
My problem is when I connect EZ-B in client mode my wife's WiFi connection goes down.@thetechguru stated in thread: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/Thread?threadId=7722 post #5 that:I have an ATT supplied 2 Wire 3801HGV router.I logged on to the routers URL and got the Gateway information/configuration pages.This note from the...
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Order Ez-b
When will the EZ-B5 be released?If I order an EZ-B Wi-Fi Controller today will I get an EZ-B4, EZ-B4/2?Are you taking 'pre-orders' for the EZ-B5?Thank you.
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Array Index Reference Error
This script has run without errors.But, now with EZ-Builder - Version 2016.02.18.02 I get: Error on line 4: Input string was not in a correct format.The last release that this script ran correctly was the one downloaded on 02/02/201.
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Projects On The Cloud
Is there a way to remove a project/app from the Cloud?Thanks.
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Questions Installing 2015.12.19.00 Version
Questions Installing 2015.12.19.00 Version
I am a long time user of EZ-Robot. This is the first time I have had any problems installing a new version.A bit of history about the...
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Dynamixel Plugin Timing Questions
I decided to drive my Robotis Bioloid Robot with an EZ-B4. I removed the Robotis CM350 and replaced it with the EZ-B4. Wiring was no problem. The AX-12s are connected to a 12V supply, the EZ-B4 is powered by a DC converter set to 7.4V.A 6 port expansion hub connected the EZ-B4 Uart (D5) to the signal chain of the 18 servos.My scripts are in:...
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Sound Servo (ezb)
Sound Servo (ezb)
When I use the Sound Servo (EZB) to control 'Mouth LEDs' on my 'bot "Wilber",The Sound Servo seems to quit outputting values before the...
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Visit To Ez-robot
Visit To Ez-robot
Last week I had a very enjoyable experience at the EZ-Robot office.I met Jeremy, Alan, and another employe (didn't remember his name).Jeremy...
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Array Entry Format
Array Entry Format
I am trying to write an Array of ControlCommand scripts but I get an error message when I Run it. What is the correct format for this kind...
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Can't Cut And Paste To Project Details
Can't Cut And Paste To Project Details
I can't paste my Video URL or Project Description text using CTL C to cut from a source, then CTL-V to paste into the Details page.
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How To Convert Integer To Hex
I wish to convert an integer to Hex. For instance, if I subtract one Hex value from another Hex value, the result is an integer. I would like to get the Hex value of that integer.Here is the code I have tried:The results I get are:start1: $val = (0xff - 0x28)2: print($val)>215The results I want are: $hex = 0xD7
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How To Use The Uart Script Functions
How To Use The Uart Script Functions
I am trying to interface my Robotics Bioloid to the EZ-Bv4 using UART 0 to transmit/receive the 5 word Comm packet; FF 55 Data_l ~Data_l...
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Project Gallery With My Last Thread Post
Project Gallery With My Last Thread Post
The Project Gallery with my last post is a black screen.How do I correct that?The URL for the video I posted with my thread...
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Camera Tracking With Custom Movement
Can Camera Tracking be linked to drive the Custom Movement direction scripts instead of selected servos?
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Robots That Learn
Robots That Learn
@d.cochran, @DJ SuresWhat effort, software development, or application(s) would be required to add the "Robots That Learn" capability like...
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I2c Information Update?
DJ, Anybody,Is there new information about I2C? The last reference I can find is: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=322I am trying to write a script that will have the EZ-B v4 respond as an I2C slave to a master I2C device. To do this, the master device sends the EZ-B data, the EZ-b is then able to respond by sending data...
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Rgb Animator Action Panel
I opened the RGB Animator from Project --> Add --> i2c --> RGB Animator.When I do this, the window Actions column is empty. When I click on the gear iconThe windows comes up in full form but all entries are empty.I thought there would be a set of 'sample' actions loaded.Thanks.
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Order Shipment
Curious.What are the 4 steps of the 'processing order'.Thanks.
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My Talking Robot, Wilber
My Talking Robot, Wilber
This is my talking robot, Wilber(Don't know how the image got rotated)He was made with a Lego Mindstorm EV3 kit with Gyro and IR sensors.The...
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Preview Before Posting Discussions
Could there be a way to preview our discussion message before posting them?I know many forums have this capability.Thanks in advance.
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R2d2 Sounds
If you want to create "R2D2" sounds for your 'bot, look at: http://www.r2d2translator.com
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