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Rich

Country: United Kingdom
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Feel free to email me rich@richpyke.net, skype richmr2@hotmail.co.uk or find me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/adonis.dna or check my blog at http://richpyke.info/blog/robots/

Achievements

  • 2012-08-31 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-11-26 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-12-19 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2013-04-15 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-06-24 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2013-09-29 - Posted First Tutorial
  • 2014-05-27 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2014-07-27 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-07-27 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-07-27 - Shared First Video
  • 2014-07-29 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2014-07-30 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud

Latest submissions

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Lipo Battery Auto Cut Off

Lipo Battery Auto Cut Off

Something I've been looking at since I undervoltaged one of my LiPo batteries is an auto cut off circuit when it get's below around 6.2v I...
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L298n H-Bridge

L298n H-Bridge

Setting Up L298n H-Bridge This tutorial assumes only a single combined speed control for both motors. For independent speed of each motor...
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Auto Connect Script

Auto Connect Script

I couldn't see one in the EZ-Script section so here is the one I just wrote. This will check all 5 connections, if any are not connected it...
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Telnet And Eventghost (Or Python)

Telnet And Eventghost (Or Python)

It's been requested so here it is... a quick (and brief) look at TELNET. First off, you can view DJ's video on TELNET for some info on how...
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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Hoping this will spark a huge discussion on what everyone is looking for when it comes to their robot's AI. AI is something I've been...
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Makerbot Clones

Makerbot Clones

I think it's probably about time I tried printing some of the 3D parts I've been creating for the last couple of years (there are a fair few...
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Ir Distance Sensor

Touching on it in an earlier topic it's advised that I include both ultrasonic and infrared sensors for distance/collision detection. I know there is a mention of the Sharp GP2D12 in the tutorials but it seems I cannot source this in the UK. I can find the Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F though, would this work? To save looking it up the basics are; As distance...
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Shipping Time To Uk?

Hey, I finally got around to ordering my EZB this weekend (thanks to the 20% sale), so now my Hearoid can once again be brought to life (once I collect it from the guy I bought it off). Anyway, I was just wondering how long shipping takes to the UK?
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Sound Activated Circuits (Leds, Lamps Etc)

Sound Activated Circuits (Leds, Lamps Etc)

One item that crops up often is sound activated LEDs or lights. And while the Sound Servo control in EZ-Builder can handle this it is not...
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Notify My Android Integration

Notify My Android Integration

As discussed in the Twitter topic, I have successfully integrated Notify My Android's (NMA) API in to EZ-Builder through EZ-Script. This...
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Raspberry Pi 2

Anyone else seen the new Raspberry Pi 2 yet? It boasts a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance) and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory). "Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10." This may mean that full blown EZ-Builder Windows...
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Using 123.Circuits.Io Schematics Pcbs & Breadboards

Using 123.Circuits.Io Schematics Pcbs & Breadboards

Circuits.io is an online, browser based schematic drawings, PCB design and breadboard simulation package by AutoDesk. It can be very useful...
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An Introduction To Scripting

All script examples are on the EZ-Cloud for download and updated after each additional post Download Now Index Part 1 - You are here Part 2 - Page 1 Post #6 Part 3 - Page 1 Post #8 Part 4 - Page 2 Post #6 Part 5 - Page 2 Post #9 Part 6 - Page 3 Post #5 Part 7 - Page 4 Post #3 I have some time on my hands and nobody seems to be asking questions at...
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Introduction.

Introduction.

Well I guess it's time I make my introduction post now my ez-b is on it's way across the Atlantic to me (although going by DHL's tracking...
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What Was Your First Robot?

What Was Your First Robot?

While going through a few old photos I stumbled upon one of me with my first robot which I can recall having. And since the forum is largely...
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Movember.

I wasn't going to post since it's not exactly robot related but since it's for charity and men's health I guess it should be OK to mention. It's Movember!.. Is anyone else taking part and raising money for men's health in exchange for sporting a badly grown moustache for the month of November? If anyone wants to donate to it please follow this link...
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.Net Open Source

Just read that Microsoft is planning to open source the full server-side .NET core stack and to take that open-sourced .NET core to Linux and Mac OS X, alongside Windows. Read about it here It's a little beyond me but does that mean the SDK for the EZ-B will possibly soon be compatible with Linux and iOS? Which will open up a whole bunch of...
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Lessons

Just an observation, and I may be missing something here but in the Learn section I have completed all of the lessons that I can see however the progress bar at the top shows 28 of 29 complete and only 96% Is this just a temporary "bug" while the learn section is becoming populated or have I missed a lesson somewhere along the way (I only count 28...
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The Unofficial Six Dance Off Contest

The Unofficial Six Dance Off Contest

A while back a challenge was thrown down... The unofficial Six dance off contest is here!.. There is only one rule and that is there are no...
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Revolution://Six Unboxing

Revolution://Six Unboxing

Unboxing of Revolution://Six More to come when I get a chance.
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Store Credit

I did send an email at the weekend about this but haven't heard back so don't know if it got lost somewhere or if the reply landed in my email blackhole or if you've just been too busy doing more important things. Anyway, I am having trouble placing an order where the order value is less than the store credit I have accumulated. Basically, both...
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Looks Good

Looks Good

Not sure what it is exactly but the fact the camera is out, there are parts being shown and stuff all over the workbench I guess it's some...
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Ez-B V4 Connection Tutorial

Ez-B V4 Connection Tutorial

Now I know there are video tutorials however sometimes it's cool to have a text/image based walkthrough which can be printed too. One of the...
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Rss Feeds

@MovieMaker mentioned he wanted more RSS Feeds in the AI topic earlier and listed out a few so... Here is a project with a single Script Manager (renamed as RSS Reader so you can import in to your project via the merge button - I suspect you don't already have a command called RSS Reader). I'm still working on it, I need to find some better RSS...
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Tellymate Tiny

Tellymate Tiny

Since it was mentioned a few days ago it has been at the forefront of my mind bugging me to play with it, so let's play :) First I will...
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Command Syntax For Data Retrieval

It seems a lot of people are getting a little confused over the script commands for receiving data and have noticed the syntax is incorrect. So it's tutorial time again :) Basically, the common mistake is to assume the command for receiving ADC, HTTP etc. data is like; However that will return an invalid syntax. If you think about it, that is no...
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If Elseif Else Goto & Return Commands

Another one which was written and hidden within a different topic and should warrant it's own tutorial post, the IF (etc.) commands. An if command requires a condition, this is the part in brackets after it. Think of it logically, it's the same as you think when you decide IF you want to do something or not. So, for instance, you go to the...
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Ping Roam 1.2.0 (In Progress)

Ping Roam 1.2.0 (In Progress)

I guess this could be classed as a blog type of topic. The idea is to show some insight in to how I work, how I go about updating the...
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Social Stuff.

Just thought it could be an idea to have a topic with our social info in for more than just EZ-Robots, twitter, facebook, skype, whatever... like a directory of people and how to get hold of them other than on the forums. So here's mine; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adonis.dna Twitter: @RichPyke eMail: rich@richpyke.net MSN/Skype:...
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4 Pin Connector For I2c

4 Pin Connector For I2c

I've been looking for something for months now but not found it. I need a jumper wire that fits the I2C port on the EZ-B. 4 pin 0.1" spacing...
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Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet.

I say it often enough... "what does the datasheet say?" or "look on the datasheet" But not everyone has the datasheets or knows where to find them so let's make it easy! Richie Rich's Datasheet Repository It's slowly being populated will be cleaned up where needed (I may even throw in some EZ-B connection schematics and instructions if I get the...
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Tip120 & Tip122 Transistor Switching Circuit

Tip120 & Tip122 Transistor Switching Circuit

I just decided to redo one of my TIP122 Transistor Switching Circuits (mainly because I needed a break from working - there is nothing wrong...
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Digole Digital Solutions Lcd Displays

Digole Digital Solutions Lcd Displays

There are a lot of different LCD Displays out there and a lot of them can be tricky to get working. All of them require some sort of...
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Ping Roam V1.1.0

Ping Roam V1.1.0

V1.1.2 available on page 3 Taking on board some of the comments made recently regarding autonomous roaming, plus a few improvements I wanted...
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Ir Object Avoidance

Ir Object Avoidance

Another script I've been writing is for the IR object avoidance as the built in control for IR doesn't work correctly with my IR sensor. I'm...
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Richie Rich's Tutoral Index :)

NOTE: This topic is over a year old and was started when the EZ-B V3 was current. Some topics linked to and projects listed may be out of date. Always check the information is current. If in doubt, ask! To make it easier, and to save from bookmarking a bunch of pages just bookmark this one, this is an index of all tutorials and related downloads :)...
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Omnibot Mk Ii

Rare (at least over here) MKII Omnibot up for grabs on ebay Omnibot MKII Not one to take apart really as I'm sure it's probably quite valuable but since I shouldn't really buy it (need money for something else) I thought I'd share it.
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Mma7455

Mma7455

My turn to ask a question for a change :) My MMA7455 arrived today but I'm struggling to get them to register anything when connected. Just...
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2S Lipo Battery Monitor [Tutorial]

2S Lipo Battery Monitor [Tutorial]

As also posted in my Hearoid showcase topic, but useful for anyone running LiPo batteries (could be adapted easily for 3S and 4S without too...
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User Details (Ez-Bits)

Just noticed a slight bug with the user details. It looks like the number of EZ-Bits created is using the number from questions answered. i.e. mine is showing 29 EZ-Bits when I've only uploaded one. No big deal really but thought I would flag it up incase it hadn't been noticed.
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After School Club Curicculum

As I mentioned elsewhere, I am toying with the idea of sorting out some kind of after school robotics club and am looking for ideas for the curriculum. I know some members are currently running clubs themselves so really I was just after a bit of input there. What to start with, what order to go through things etc. etc. etc. What I want to do is...
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Importing Scripts And Controls In Ez-Builder

Importing Scripts And Controls In Ez-Builder

It was mentioned earlier so here it is, the tutorial for importing scripts and controls in to EZ-Builder project. It is assumed you have...
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Upload New Avatar Not Working

Upload New Avatar Not Working

Just tried to change my avatar on here but it wont save it... Pretty sure I know what I'm doing and doing it right but to cover all bases...
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Improving Windows Voice Recognition Tips

Voice recognition is one of the most used controls within EZ-Builder however many struggle with accuracy and confidence, more so with the Pandora Bot control. So here are a few tips to improve the accuracy and confidence levels. Improve Speech Recognition Start Speech Recognition 1. Go to the Start button. 2. Click on Control Panel. 3. Click on...
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Connecting To More Than One Camera

Now I have my second EZ-Kit and EZ-Camera I'm toying with the idea of using 2 cameras in my build, or possibly one PC using 2 cameras in 2 robots. But, the problem seems to be that both show up as Windows Video Device in the dropdown when two are installed. I can select one of them and it'll work fine but selecting the other is not selectable (or...
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Omnibot Front Panel Dimensions

Omnibot Front Panel Dimensions

Does anyone have the dimensions, or better yet a 1:1 PDF/DXF/DWG/PSD/JPG/Whatever of the front panels on the Omnibot chassis? (Tape deck and...
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I2c Lcd Displays.

I've searched here and google and found information on I2C but what I think I need is an idiot's guide as it's all a little beyond me to be honest. Basically I received my LCD today which I thought was Serial but turns out it's I2C with the IIC backpack board (I believe that's the right terminology). Which I thought would be fine as EZB has it's...
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Firmware Update Tutorial

Firmware Update Tutorial

I see a lot of people with questions on how to update the firmware on the EZ-B, so with my new one in hand needing an update I took a bunch...
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Pandoras Bot Integration

In another topic an idea was mentioned for a user to speak to the robot, the text sent to Chatterbot and the response sent back... So I took it upon myself to make such a script... The first problem is chatterbot itself, there is no user control and for the advanced features you need to pay. Budget is a huge thing to me so paying for anything I...
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Camera Tracking

Camera Tracking

While playing with the multi color addition I am getting the following pop up with the ControlCommand("Camera", CameraColorTrackingEnable,...
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Updated Ez-Builder & Settings Gone

Updated Ez-Builder & Settings Gone

I just updated to the latest EZ-Builder and it seems all of the settings for the servos have been reset to port N/A and the min/max limits...
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Ez-Script Reference Manual

If like me, you will play around with script ideas when you shouldn't be (i.e. at work). Rather than install EZ-Builder to get the EZ-Script commands I decided to "print" the EZ-Script manual to PDF so I can view it at work this way. If it's of any use to you I've uploaded it to some of my webspace so anyone can download it from here...
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Ez-Scripts

Just an idea, can we have a forum section for EZ-Scripts like we have for the SDK? I just think it would make scripts and script issues easier to find etc. and a place (other than the EZ-Cloud) for code snippets that seem to get lost in the middle of topics with no indication of the script in the title (such as my GetADC yesterday has my Battery...
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Getadc

Getadc

I'm playing with the voltage monitor for my bot and using the GetADC(ADC Port) script command but having some slight issues with the values...
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Retr0bright

Retr0bright

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/Retr0Bright+Gel Has anyone tried this method for removing the yellowing of plastics? Any success stories...
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Lipo Batteries

I finally decided on the battery to power my build (5000mAh Turnigy LiPo) but since ordering it I've read a lot of disturbing information on these... i.e. they can catch on fire very easily Is it a bad idea to use it in my build if eventually I will be making it unattended and programmed to recharge itself once it get's low on power? Obviously a...
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Reading From Dht11 Sensor

I picked up a DHT11 (temperature/humidity sensor) from ebay a few weeks ago, just I have no idea how to read the data from it. Info on the sensor is available here Any help on reading this would be appreciated, even just a pointer in the right direction.
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Sound Servo

I want my robot's mouth light to flicker with sound. I've wired it up with the TIP122 circuit so the set digital can activate/deactivate it. I think I have an idea of how it all works now and think that this will work but before I plug it in and try it (potentially frying something) I'd like to know for sure. Will the sound servo control make it...
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Battery Level Sensor

Battery Level Sensor

I'm struggling to find any info on how to make/connect a battery level sensor for the EZ-B. Basically, I want to be able to have the EZ-B...
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Building Methods & Materials

Building Methods & Materials

Bear with me on this one, I have a house full of fumes from a fibre glass resin kit so my head is feeling the effects. Searching through all...
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Where To Buy Parts In Uk

Got my EZ-B yesterday (would have been sooner but I wasn't home and DHL messed me about a little). But now I need to get all of the other bits I may need. Been googling and ebaying all morning but just thought I would ask on here, where do you guys pick up your servos, servo cables etc. from in the UK? Is it just a case of hitting ebay or are there...
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Ez-B V4 Connection Tutorial

Ez-B V4 Connection Tutorial

Now I know there are video tutorials however sometimes it's cool to have a text/image based walkthrough which can be printed too. One of the...
tutorial
If Elseif Else Goto & Return Commands

If Elseif Else Goto & Return Commands

Another one which was written and hidden within a different topic and should warrant it's own tutorial post, the IF (etc.) commands. An if...
tutorial
Command Syntax For Data Retrieval

Command Syntax For Data Retrieval

It seems a lot of people are getting a little confused over the script commands for receiving data and have noticed the syntax is incorrect....
tutorial
Sound Activated Circuits (Leds, Lamps Etc)

Sound Activated Circuits (Leds, Lamps Etc)

One item that crops up often is sound activated LEDs or lights. And while the Sound Servo control in EZ-Builder can handle this it is not...
tutorial
L298n H-Bridge

L298n H-Bridge

Setting Up L298n H-Bridge This tutorial assumes only a single combined speed control for both motors. For independent speed of each motor...
tutorial
Notify My Android Integration

Notify My Android Integration

As discussed in the Twitter topic, I have successfully integrated Notify My Android's (NMA) API in to EZ-Builder through EZ-Script. This...
tutorial
Using 123.Circuits.Io Schematics Pcbs & Breadboards

Using 123.Circuits.Io Schematics Pcbs & Breadboards

Circuits.io is an online, browser based schematic drawings, PCB design and breadboard simulation package by AutoDesk. It can be very useful...
tutorial
Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet.

Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet.

I say it often enough... "what does the datasheet say?" or "look on the datasheet" But not everyone has the datasheets or knows where to...
tutorial
Digole Digital Solutions Lcd Displays

Digole Digital Solutions Lcd Displays

There are a lot of different LCD Displays out there and a lot of them can be tricky to get working. All of them require some sort of...
tutorial
Tellymate Tiny

Tellymate Tiny

Since it was mentioned a few days ago it has been at the forefront of my mind bugging me to play with it, so let's play :) First I will...
tutorial
Richie Rich's Tutoral Index :)

Richie Rich's Tutoral Index :)

NOTE: This topic is over a year old and was started when the EZ-B V3 was current. Some topics linked to and projects listed may be out of...
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Sabertooth Ramping

Sabertooth Ramping

Sabertooth ramping script example & joystick button mapping.
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Servoupdownexample

Servoupdownexample

Example project for ServoUp and ServoDown to control a single servo in both directions from Joystick buttons. Servo moves while the button...
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Joystick Snapshot

Joystick Snapshot

Example to use a joystick button to take a camera snapshot
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Emergency Stop

Emergency Stop

Emergency Stop example script. Merge your project with this one and import the Emergency Stop script in to your project.
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Roboclaw Demo

Roboclaw Demo

Simple RoboClaw Serial demo
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Ping Roam 1.2.0 Alpha

Ping Roam 1.2.0 Alpha

Alpha version for testing of the Ping Roam 1.2.0 scripts.
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4 Wire Hbridge

4 Wire Hbridge

4 wire hbridge control
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Scripts For Mulberry

Scripts For Mulberry

Scripts for Mulberry
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RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds

Examples of RSS feeds
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Ping Roam V1.1.2

Ping Roam V1.1.2

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Ping Roam V1.1.2

Ping Roam V1.1.2

Version 1.1.2 of the Ping Roam script. Please report any errors, bugs or suggestions in the forums.
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Battery Monitor Scripts

Battery Monitor Scripts

LiPo and SLA battery monitor scripts for use with EZ-Builder 2013.07.22 onwards.
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Pingavoidancev1.1.1

Pingavoidancev1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 Working out a few bugs and comments. Untested, use at your own peril :)
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H-Bridge Scripts

H-Bridge Scripts

Pre-Made scripts for importing in to your project to operate H-Bridge motors without a movement panel being used. Ideal for using a H-Bridge...
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Jarvis

Jarvis

Jarvis project (in progress)
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Tellymate

Tellymate

TellyMate Examples
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Omniwheel

Omniwheel

Example set up for 4wd via 2 H-Bridges and side to side movement with Omniwheels.
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Multi Choice Answers

Multi Choice Answers

Multiple responses by way of random number (GetRandom) and If.
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Yes No Script

Yes No Script

Simple example of Yes No script with confidence level set by slider
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Dagu 4Ch Motor Controller

Dagu 4Ch Motor Controller

Dagu 4ch Motor Controller for Topic http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=3168 Digital controls (Wheel 1 to Wheel 4)...
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H-Bridge Setup

H-Bridge Setup

Example of how to set up the L298 H-Bridge in EZ-Builder
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Multi H-Bridge Examples

Multi H-Bridge Examples

Examples of how to control two H-Bridges or two robots in one project. Includes Custom Movement Panel with toggle button to switch between...
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Blinkm

Blinkm

BlinkM Script Example
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Bob

Bob

bob without modified servos
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Speak The Time

Speak The Time

EZ-Script example to have yoru robot speak the time.
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RSS News

RSS News

Example script for reading RSS feed with voice activated confirmation of continue.
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Jarvis Example

Jarvis Example

Quick example of Jarvis voice control and httpget to control devices via eventghost
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Pingavoidancev1.1.0

Pingavoidancev1.1.0

Version 1.1.0 [WIP]
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Introduction To Scripting

Introduction To Scripting

Example scripts from the Introduction To Scripting forum post.
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Ping Avoidance

Ping Avoidance

Ping avoidance script example/test Please report any problems in http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=3085
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Batttery

Batttery

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IR Object Avoidance

IR Object Avoidance

Simple IR Avoidance script as forum post http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=2651
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Battery Monitor

Battery Monitor

Simple battery monitor script with low level warning and error checking
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