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Robotz012248

Country: USA
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Achievements

  • 2011-12-23 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-01-29 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-12-16 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2013-11-21 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2014-09-23 - Connected ARC to cloud
  • 2016-08-13 - Shared First Photo

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Ez-Robot Has Become A Great Sucess

Hello D.J. EZ-Robot has really grown since I was a member/user back in the beginning. You deserve the success my friend. I've been extremely busy with my Paranormal Investigation Team (Ghost Quest) and it has delayed my return to the fold. I'm ready to incorporate robotics into the team. I saw (somewhere) that you may be buying back some of the...
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Question Downloading Ecz-Builder

Question Downloading Ecz-Builder

Hello to all, I realize that this is very much a noobie question, however........ Does anyone know of any problems downloading the EZ-Builder software? I...
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Old Timer Coming Back

Greetings to all, My name is Lloyd Cooper. I was one of the first purchasers of DJ's very first EZ-B (V1) and I have been away from robotics for quite sometime. I have returned to the fold and am looking forward to learning about the new EZ-B V4. As is the case with modern technology, many advancements have been made, and DJ and EZ-Robot are no...
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Back Again With The L289n Question

Back Again With The L289n Question

I am back again with the same problem with the motor driver. First, I have been experimenting for the past 3 weeks! without sucess! I have watched the...
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Greetings To All And Happy Holidays From Lloyd

Greetings To All And Happy Holidays From Lloyd

I 'm just like that bad penny .....I just keep turning up. I'm finally back home and have been ungoing rehab for my second...
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Hello To All:

I 'm finally starting to regain my interest in roboticsbut, unfortunately everything I have is still in storage. I wanted to say hello to everyone. This divorce thing is dragging on and on, and on........................I've been blessed to have such good counselers at the VA. I'm coming back, albeit slowly; but coming back. I send all my best to...
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Motor Controllers:

Can an R/C electronic motor controller be used with the EZ-B? ESC's have a typical (servo type) 3 wire plug that would be capable of plugging into the digital I/O ports.Of course 2 ESC's would be required, one for right motor, one for left motor.I am also aware that it would require an ESC with a "reverse" capability. With only one 3 wire plug on...
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Motor Controllers And Drivers

As some of you may be aware of I have been having a very difficult time with finding a motor controller/ driver that works for me. There are a lot of sucessful, working robots being made by builders in this community so I thought I'd throw a general question out. What motor controllers are most of you using and have had the most sucess with? What...
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To Mel On His Request For An Update On "Gizmo"

@ Mel: Thanks for your interest in the progress of "Gizmo". All progress has been stopped as I cannot get the L289N motor driver to work; and there is no use in going forward with anything else on it until basic movement is achieved. You can find details on the problem under my post in the hardware section entitled, Back again with questions on the...
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Soundboard Question

I checked through the manual and could not find an answer. How many files can the soundboard hold? Is there a limit to what the soundboard can hold? If so what is the limit?
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L289n Motor Driver

How many of you are using the 2 amp motor driver DJ is selling in his store? If you have used it, how is it performing? How did you wire it up? Have you had any problems using one? I'm sure everyone would appreciate input and feedback on this motor driver. Thanks
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New Rss Feed Function

I have a question for all you computer savy people concerning RSS feeds. I'm attemping to use the new RSS feed function in EZ-Builder. I am using Windows7 and have downloaded Google reader. I have saved the EZ-Robot RSS and it is in my saved RSS feeds list.I wrote a script called; EZ-Robot update and saved it. When I click on "Start" it says: "Here...
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Motor Drivers:

I have noticed several posts where some builders are experiencing problems using the L289N Motor Driver. How many builders are using this motor driver and what are your experiences? If you have used it with sucess how did you wire it up? Anyone have any suggestions for a simple, easy to use, and easy to wire up driver? Surely there must be one out...
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Wireless Camera Problem

I have one of the cameras that DJ sells, and it is not turning on in EZ-B. I have noticed that the little blue LED is not coming on; on the reciever when I plug it in. I tried to remove the camera from my devices and printers however when I right click on the icon I do not get "remove device" in the pop up menu. Has anyone else had this problem...
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Nominating Users/Builders/Members

This thread is for the specific use of nominating user/builder/members. Any member can submit a nomination for any other member in any catagory (Submissions need not include the name of the individual submitting a nomination). The users/builders/members catagories are as follows; 1)Novice 2)Medium user 3)Advanced user 4)Expert Once any member...
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Changing Com Ports In Firmware Update

I went to update the firmware on EZ-Builder today. When I opened up the update firmware window the com port had changed to COM 31. It should be COM 3. I can highlight it in the drop down but can"t change it. How do you change the COM port in the firmware update window?????? Guess I 've forgotten how to do it. Thanks, Lloyd
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Hello From Lloyd

Hello From Lloyd

Hello to everyone. I got back home from the hospital yesterday. My wife told me about her posting and I went to see all. I thank everyone for the nice comments , well wishes and prayers. I...
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The Great L.H.F.D.I.Y. Challenge !

The great L.H.F.D.I.Y. ( Lowe's. Harbor Freight. Do It Yourself. ) So, here's the challenge. Build a robot with items purchased ONLY from Lowe's ( or any home improvement store in your area) and Harbor Freight; excluding electronics. However, if you can find any electrical, electronic, and/or electromechanical items, all the better! Get your...
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L289n Motor Driver

Hey DJ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you are a very busy guy, but......... Would you PLEASEEEEEEEE answer a question for me?????? I'm still confused about hooking up the PWM to the enable pin outs on the L289N Motor Driver In your video tutorial on PWM, I see four wires going to ENA - +5V - +5V - ENB. Is the correct hookup one digital pin, with...
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L298n Motor Driver Question

L298n Motor Driver Question

@ DJ or anyone else: I need some clarification on the hook ups for the L298N, if you please. DJ, you answered my first question about this motor driver in my original...
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L289n Motor Driver

Have any of you hooked up this motor driver? I'm still fuzzy on how to hook up the PWM to it. DJ's video tute shows 4 wires going to the enable pins. However, in his previous answer to this question he said that one connection (like to ENA) would control both pins. I'm confused! Can someone help me with the answers? Thanks in advance, Lloyd
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Wiring A Plug For Battery Charging:

Wiring A Plug For Battery Charging:

You all will have to forgive me. Sometimes my brain just doesn't want to function.....it can be so frustrating!!!!!!!! I want to mount a jack for...
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Project Gizmo Update:

I've added pics to my post on "Project Gizmo Underway" In the projects thread.
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Pwm, Servo Speed, And L298n Motor Driver.

How ya doing DJ? Any projection on when the new serv o speed and PWM might be released??? I still have a question on that L298N motor driver. There are two pins marked ENA and ENB. Are they the pins that will allow motor speed control? You mentioned the two pins that DO NOT have +5 volts on them. There are two pins inbetween them that are labeld...
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L298n Motor Driver

L298n Motor Driver

I ordered this before my stroke and now I can't remember how to wire it up? I attac hed pics and diagram. Any help would be greetly appreciated. Lloyd
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Gizmo Update!

I have added an update on "Project Gizmo" progress. I am going to post everything under "Project Gizmo Underway" so all the pictures and comments will be in one place.
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Attn: Dj

Just a quick personal note. I'm working on my story for you. it's just going to take me a bit. I'd like to send it to you at your personal email considering the content. You can contact me at my email @ robotz12248@cox.net Lloyd When you get the time please go back and check on my post about the L298N motor driver. I have another question. Thanks
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Unfortunate News Concerning Lloyd C.

I am Lloyd's wife and I am posting this on behalf of Lloyd. I wanted all of Lloyd's friends and peers to know that he has experienced another mild stroke. He will be under going therapy soon to help with recovery. As some of you may already know he has had one minor stroke before. I have seen how much joy and happiness building robots has brought...
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New Robot In Build Progress

How is everyone? I'm one of the very early buyers of the EZ-B and have been quietly lurking in the background watching all the new comers and enjoying all the fresh ideas and projects. I am now in the planning and early construction of my first "real" robot. I posted a couple of pics some time ago of the "kitty igloo" that will become the base/...
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Text To Speech Software.

Has anyone found a relatively simple to use TTS that would produce an awesome "Robot" voice?? I have Ultra HAL but it is loaded with glitches. I'd like to be able to change the default voice ( I have Microsoft Anna) to a really nice robot sound. Any help appreciated. Lloyd
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Recording On A Pc With Windows 7-64 Bit

Hey DJ ( or anyone else that may have the answer) I'm having a problem that is driving me crazy!!!!!! I'm trying to record voice overs with a microphone connected to "Line In" on my PC; running Windows 7-64 bit. I've tried disabling my built in mic so I can record with just the line in mic; however when I do that I get nothing with the mic. If I...
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Recieved My 2Nd Ez-B

Hey DJ. I got my second EZ-B today. Thanks for the shout out and the "extra". Much appreciated. Nice to see you remember us "old timers" that have been with you since the start! EZ-B has come a long way................................ Congrats on everything! Remember; I told you back then; you were going to be well recognized in the robot world!...
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Wireless Speaker

Wireless Speaker

Thought I'd put this in general discussions so every one might see it. I found a small wireless speaker on ebay. It is called the innovage. its 4-1/4 in. wide x 5 in. long x 1-1/4 in....
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

I've got a question . I'm trying to hook up an Xbox 360 wireless controller. I have the transciever and all. When I try to connect to it , it won't conect. I went to the microsoft site and did all the trouble shooting............................... I keep getting an error message that the drivers did not load. Is there somewhere I can get updated...
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