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Robot Doc

Country: USA
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Retired Sr Engineer Bell Telephone Laboratories Started a website for Robotic vacuum repair http://www.Robot-Doc.com http://www.vic7767.com email e_vickery@bellsouth.net

Achievements

  • 2012-07-14 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-07-31 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2013-04-24 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-07-29 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2013-11-25 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2013-12-03 - Posted First Tutorial
  • 2014-05-31 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2014-08-07 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-08-09 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-08-16 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2014-12-13 - Shared First Video

Latest submissions

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Make Your Own Fuse Protection

Make Your Own Fuse Protection

Sometimes when designing different robots to interface with the EZB(4). Consideration must be given to whether additional fuse protection...
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Irobot Scooba 450

It has been discovered that the latest iRobot Scooba (model 450) contains an Open Interface that accepts commands similar to the Roomba. The OI commands may be very similar to those published in the iRobot Create 2 Open Interface (OI) document. Further testing and playing has begun.
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Two Ezb V(3)S Available

Two Ezb V(3)S Available

Cleaning out the early robots and ran across two of the Version 3 EZB controllers. These have the better Class 1 Bluetooth devices installed...
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I2c And The Mini 8X8 Leds

I2c And The Mini 8X8 Leds

The Adafruit mini 8x8 LED displays arrived and I wired three of them up with assigned addresses of 0x70, 0x71, and 0x72. I could only get...
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Mini Mod To The Ezb(4)

Mini Mod To The Ezb(4)

For those EZB(4) users that have a vertical clearance challenge, there are a couple of things that can be done to shorten the amount of...
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Need Info On How To Design Faceplates (Templates) For Ezb Mobile

OK fellow members of this fine forum. I'm looking for guidance, and procedures used to create nice looking Mobile App images and how are the button presses accomplished underneath the overlays ? Oh, and how are the multiple faceplates toggled ?
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Lidar Lite Sensor From Trossen

Here is a new LIDAR sensor from Trossen that might be useful for those wanting to map a room. LIDAR lite
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Easy Hardware Mods For The Irobot Create 2

Easy Hardware Mods For The Irobot Create 2

The Create 2 from iRobot can be easily modified using additional parts from the 500 and 700 model Roombas. These modifications will allow...
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Roomba Wifi Kickstarter

Looks like a neat idea, the WiFi unit is small. The iOS and Android app looks interesting. The EZB(4) can do a lot more using a UART port and some two way conversation with the Roomba 500 through 800 models Roomba WiFi
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Low Cost Eyeballs For Your Project

Low Cost Eyeballs For Your Project

Recently stumbled across this web site - www.GlowUniverse.com that has a novelty item that is a painted eyeball with LEDs installed inside...
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Inside The Revolution Digital Camera

Inside The Revolution Digital Camera

The decision to take the camera apart is due to the fact that the 6 conductor ribbon cable is too short to allow the camera to be mounted...
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Roomba Drive Speed Using The Slider Control On Android Mobile

Roomba Drive Speed Using The Slider Control On Android Mobile

While building an Android Mobile app I'm trying to figure out how to use the Slider button to control Roomba drive motor speed. Need some...
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Roomba Pre-Defined Controls Via D0 On Ezb(4)

Are the pre-built controls within EZB going to be able to utilize any other UART ports or hardcoded to use D0 only on the new EZB(4) ?
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Uart Terminal Display, Can't See Last Line

Uart Terminal Display, Can't See Last Line

When using UART 0 Serial terminal to read ASCII output from the Roomba diagnostic tests, as each test is printed out, the last line of text...
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Roomba 500 Locks Up Using Ezb4 With D0

Roomba 500 Locks Up Using Ezb4 With D0

Testing the Roomba 595 using the EZB4 connected to D0 does not work very well. Sometimes the selection boxes for turning on the side brush,...
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Need A Way To Monitor The Ezb4 Serial Ports

Need A Way To Monitor The Ezb4 Serial Ports

Now that the EZB4 has arrived is there a way we can monitor the three serial ports using the EZ Builder terminal GUI ? Not all at once of...
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Roomba With Eyes & An Attitude

Roomba With Eyes & An Attitude

Just got a sound sensor from China, mounted it between two speakers, wired a couple of LED spinning lights (12vdc) to it and ran a couple of...
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Where's The Comm Port Procedure For The Ezb4 ?

Where's The Comm Port Procedure For The Ezb4 ?

Can't find the post detailing the WiFi steps for the EZB4 ports to establish a connection.
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Powering Up The Ezb-(4)

Powering Up The Ezb-(4)

Using a 7.4 vdc LI-ion custom built power pack with a 2.5mm power plug was able to power up the EZB-(4) for the first time. Nothing is...
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New Bot Shown On Two And A Half Men

New Bot Shown On Two And A Half Men

A cool looking robot was shown during the final two and a half men show tonight. It would really be a great platform for the new EZB(4).
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New Robot Dinosaur

New Robot Dinosaur

This is a neat robotic dinosaur that may have some EZ-B potential
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Ez-Robot Developers Kit For Sale Again !

Ez-Robot Developers Kit For Sale Again !

I thought that the EZ-Robot Developers Kit (V3) had been sold on ebay but the buyer didn't want it after all so it's back here and is up for...
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New Ez-B(3) Developers Kit Up For Sale

New Ez-B(3) Developers Kit Up For Sale

Fellow EZ-B'ers. I have one complete never used EZ-B version 3 developers kit that includes a Class 1 Bluetooth modification to the...
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Emet 4.0 Message On Ez-B Community

Emet 4.0 Message On Ez-B Community

Don't know if this means a lot but I keep getting this pop-up when opening Community posts. EDIT: Rich found out the cause of this and it...
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Ez-B Powered By Roomba

Ez-B Powered By Roomba

Here is one way to eliminate the need for an additional battery to power the EZ-B. The Roomba SCI 7-pin mini din connector provides...
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Flashforge 3D Printer

Flashforge 3D Printer

Anyone have experience or knowledge of this 3d printer ? FlashForge 3D printer, dual extruder w/2 ABS spools- FlashForge Technology...
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Neat Little Bump Switch

Neat Little Bump Switch

Found a great little two pack bumper switch $12.99 plus shipping that will work with the digital ports of the EZ-B. Here's the URL.
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Ez-Survey

You go through and answer 18 questions and then you're sent back to question 1 again. What up ?
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Reading Analog Port

Need help with what steps are missing when making a decision during an "IF" leg # Two IR units, Front_IR and Rear_IR will be monitored for # possible collision from objects in front or behind a # a moving robot # Once detected then drive motor control will be adjusted # to avoid collision $Front_IR = GetADC(ADC0) $Rear_IR = GetADC(ADC1) # Normal...
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Command To Print An Analog Port Value

Need a command to provide the numerical value of an analog port and print it. The need for this is to test a script when decision making to perform a certain task is based on the value of the port at a certain time while an IR sensor is connected to the port.
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Ez-B With H-Bridge & Sharp Collision Question

Ez-B With H-Bridge & Sharp Collision Question

Need some insight here..... When I add just the H-Bridge control to the EZ-B(V3) I can run the H-Bridge direction controls (Forward,...
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L298n H-Bridge Heads-Up

L298n H-Bridge Heads-Up

Finally got around to using the 2.5 amp H-bridge that I had purchased from the EZ-Store many moons ago. After reading through Rich's...
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Circle Navigator Coming Soon

Circle Navigator Coming Soon

From concept to commitment to construction is taking awhile but this project is beginning to take form. The 500 Roomba wheels took a lot of...
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A Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Solution

A Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Solution

I use LI-ion cell phone batteries in the Roomba robot, the EZ-B, and the Wifi board. All of the batteries have built in Power control boards...
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Vk-162 Gps Module

Vk-162 Gps Module

The actual pinout assignments for this device are shown in the next to last image posted.
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Trying To Use Ez-B And Connect To Wifi

Trying To Use Ez-B And Connect To Wifi

Purchased the recommended WiFi module from China, fired it up, populated the various fields on the configuration views, saved the changes....
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Would Like The Ability To Insert .Gif Files

I use Easy Gif Animator to add text comments and cut down image size of .jpg images from my digital camera. It would be nice to be able to post them within the forum.
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Ez-B Trouble Updating From V2 To V16

Firmware does not update via Bootloader, get the following error log Warning: Line 2: Fixing Diff: 4 Warning: Line 710: Skipping Type: 4 Warning: Line 711: Impossible Diff: -11328 Address: 0x0, SB Size: 0x5880 Image OK
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No firmwares have been created yet.
No 3D Parts have been created yet through EZ-Builder.