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Tameion

Country: New Zealand
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I am the Technology Teacher at Excellere College in Whangarei New Zealand. I am passionate about the learning opportunities that EZ-Builder presents to all willing to give it a go... My personal website is http://www.tameion.co.nz Would love to connect with fellow Bot builders in New Zealand!

Achievements

  • 2012-06-23 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-08-17 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-09-22 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-03-24 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2013-10-07 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2014-08-07 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2014-11-13 - Shared First Photo
  • 2015-06-05 - Shared First Video
  • 2016-09-02 - Attempt Helping Forum Member

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Mqtt Plugin Won't Stay Put
Hey team. Very minor but irritating issue with the displaying of the MQTT client control. When saving and reloading my project the MQTT client control will not stay put on the desktop where it was originally placed. It sometimes loads on desktop 1 yet other times it loads on desktop 2. This causes all the other blocks to layer or fight for position...
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Mqtt Client Plugin Bug (Minor)
The MQTT client plugin has a small bug. When configuring the plugin for the first time "Var" is prefixed to the variables it creates, including the $MQTTClientStatus variable converting it to $VarMQTTClientStatus. Upon re-entering the plugin config, adding another subscription name with associated variable and script, saving and then exiting the...
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Phraseshow / Phrasehide
Do we have any movement on the Phraseshow / Phrasehide 'issue' or has the command been depreciated? It's just that I use it a lot in my projects and was just wondering. - Tameion
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Voice Broken After Win10 Anniversary Update
Anyone out there have their 3rd party voice broken by the Win10 Anniversary update?
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Waitforspeech
Hi Team, I may have identified a small bug with the WaitForSpeech command. The command works fine when coding inside a script manager console but fails to work outside the editing environment. I have also tried this inside a stand alone script window Both methods hang with a partially drawn dialogue box with "Waiting for Speech..." visible. It...
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Ok Who Changed Things While I Was Gone?
It's been a while since I had time to work with my bots and when I recently updated my software lots of things broke! For example commands with parenthesis no longer allow for a space... Eg. Speak_("Hello) is now Speak("Hello") Now I can fix that easily enough... but what happened here: I keep getting "Missing Binary operator...
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Feature Request "Mqtt Posting"
Feature Request "Mqtt Posting"
Hi @DJSures Was wondering if you would be interested in adding the ability to printto / readfrom an MQTT broker for IoT connectivity. Not...
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Mqtt Message Broker
Mqtt Message Broker
Anyone out there playing around with the MQTT messaging system for the Internet of Things? Just wondering if anyone else is connecting...
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Pushvar - Error: Invalid Namespace Or Cell
Hey Team While I can successfully get PushVar to work using the exemplar in EZ-Builder I can't seem to get it to work with my Username... This works... This does not... Console responds with: > Error on line 5: Error pushing data to EZ-Cloud tameion.test: Error: Invalid Namespace or Cell Done (00:00:01.1342820) Only help I can find on the...
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Word Is Spreadding
Have a look at this link .... especially the components list at the bottom! http://www.hello-robo.com/#!poly/c22nj
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$Update_Available
@DjSures here is an idea for a future update that should'nt take too much to implement... What about expanding on the CHECK FOR UPDATE function so an auto check facility can be included in the preferences section. OR even better could there be an automatic check at startup with the result stored in a variable something like...
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Sending Udp Commands
Is there any way to send a UDP command from within EZ Builder? I have some Limitlessled wifi lights I would love to control. Anyone got any insights? Examples of how thhey did it.... etc?
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Something Broke.
Hey team... FYI - The download link not working... @ Tameion
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Speech Recognition Files
I've been using a laptop with Vista Home and EZ-Robot for 18 months or more now and the voice recognition is accurate and stable. As EZ-RObot moves away from Vista I am of course wanting to upgrade to Win8 but am not keen to have to retrain voice.... Anyone come across a way to migrate the voice recognition files?
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Keyboard Input
Had an idea.... With the keyboard being replaced by voice commands and the increasing likelihood of us being able to put a PC on board our bots I was thinking about ways to improve the sensor grid and make it a bit more advanced than the few micro switches and wires we use at present. Are we able to take input in from the keyboard into our...
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Print The " Character To A File
Hi all... Can anyone tell me how to write the " double quotation mark to a file...? I can do this ... But I can't do this... Here's what I'm doing... I have one EZB project called "Lawrence" that runs on three different computers in two separate geographical locations, a Vista downstairs in my home workshop, a Win 7 in my school...
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Using Ez-Builder Behind A Proxy And Firewall
Our school uses a Proxy Server that requires authentication to access.... I would guess that most schools do the same. DJ I have started this thread so I can get our schools technical support involved in this one. They should join this thread sometime soon.
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Printing Big Red
Printing Big Red
Here are a few pictures of our latest print job... A work in Red!
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Hexapod Dome
Hey @DJSures Have started a robotics club at my school with 10 big eyed students and those 5 EZ-B's I purchased last year... We've started hacks to the Robosapien, a RC Jeap and a number of Cybots... they have sure come in handy... Pole position however goes to Red Six, your hexapod printed on our Makerbot Replicator Dual 3D printer using bright...
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Feature Requests
@djsures Any progress on extending the displayed waitforspeech menu from 4 to ten-ish and reducing font size? And I would love to have a dedicated variable that indicated if a software update was available on the web so my BOT can advise me..... I know there is a block available but the bot telling me itself would be cool!
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Omnibot
Looking for an Omnibot? I found this mint condition model online... http://www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/radio-control/robots/auction-619723322.htm (This is just FYI.... I am not associated with this in any other way.)
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Filereadline Command
Hi I have been storing my variables in a csv file and saving them at program exit and re-loading them again at program start. Somewhere along the line of updates the following line of code seems to have stopped working for me ... $txt = FileReadLine($filename) I keep getting "Invalid expression construction: "location, tablet". Now the "location,...
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Proxy Server Authentication
Hey DJ Been off the grid for a bit ... went and brought a new house and had to pull 10 years of living apart to shift ... most things are in storage but I am getting back into it.... can't complain as I now have a real workshop to really get into building Lawrence. I've introduced my students to EZ-Robot and they are loving it.... we even printed...
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Serious About Getting A Tomy Omnibot
It would be a bit far to ship but if you're a NZ builder check out this Trademe listing for an Omnibot http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=608133708 The dome is glossy and everything! Just perfect for an EZ-Builder mod! @Tameion
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Wireless And Bluetooth Flagging
Hi Team Does anyone know of an app that watches for Bluetooth devices as they come in range? My thinking is that most people have a phone in their pocket with the wifi or bluetooth switched on why not use this to identify them to the robot. If there was a way of reading the MAC of the device and alerting the robot... or writing the info to a csv...
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Impressed!
Well done on the new front end for the website.Particularly liked the fresh colours and new heading banner. Big ups too on the sight search link at the bottom of the page.... made it much easier to find past postings... etc. Again well done DJ and team.
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Loadproject
Loadproject
@DJSures While I know no other command can be executed from within your existing project when you use the LoadProject command, is there any...
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Stating The Time
Tidied up the time routine a bit to include AM and PM and some other stuff... Enjoy! #________________________________________________ Print ("+---------------------+") Print ("| Announcing the time |") Print ("+---------------------+") # say("The time is ") IF ($hour>12) $hour_word=$hour-12 $hour_word+":" ENDIF IF ($Minute = 0) Say ("$hour") goto...
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What Not To Do With Your Battery Pack
What Not To Do With Your Battery Pack
Just gotta show everyone what your little ole' battery pack can do if you leave it lying around for students to connect the wires...
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Fantastic Customer Service
After four months @DJSures, last Tuesday, I had finally saved up enough $NZ money to order three more EZ-B boards including shipping. Why so long to save... You see my wife and I for the sake of marital bliss agreed to give ourselves $25 each a week and call it our happy money... We do what we like with it and don't have to feel guilty when we...
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Saywait Command Not Releasing
I have been using the SayWait command for a bit but notice since my last update that it is not releasing the hold it puts on recognition after it has finished speaking. Example: SayWait("Hello, I am a robot") I speak my command and my bot responds but then refuses to recognise any others. There are not warnings or errors in the de-bug.... Have i...
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Window Priority
It is brilliant how the 'Waiting for speech' window opens on the screen I am currently working on but sometimes it remains behind EZ-Builder and I have to go hunting to find it. Can we have an option to always have it on top?
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Waiting For Speech
Hi @DJ Sures Not sure if I have already posted on this on or not but I could not find it using the search function in the forum.... anyway When using the waitforspeech command I am presented with 4 lines from the list of commands that that I have entered that my bot is waiting to hear. I was wondering if you could extended this list to show all the...
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Automatic Load And Unload Scripts
@DJSures As my projects get larger I am thinking it would be easier if I could automatically close one project file and load another from within a EZ-Script. We can already auto start a script at application start-up but could this functionality be extended to load and execute a preselected project from within a script? My thinking is this... While...
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Digital Inline Multimeter
Digital Inline Multimeter
@DJSures Hey DJ I've seen a number of videos with you using a small square inline digital multi meter. Where did you get it from? I have...
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Split Function Query
Hi Dj Sures... I've been playing around with the split function for the last couple of days writing an automated announcement routine that simply reads from a long list of dates with attached comments so that my bot can remind me of birthdays, etc. While doing so I noticed an interesting behaviour with the SPLIT() function. It seems that when I...
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Update Checking From Ez-Script
Is there any way to check or a software update from within EZ-Script? I would love to have my bot tell me.... "Master Wayne, the Great Maker has updated my software." I guess I would like my bot to check daily so as not to put too much pressure on the website... and if I really wanted to get carried away then my Bot could downloaded and...
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Reducing Noise Levels
One thing that bugs me is the level of noise generated from servos, etc.... it reminds me how artificial our creations are.... Has anyone managed to do much work with reducing noise... pneumatics perhaps... ? Other forms of mechanics?
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Comparing Dates
Hi All I am trying to write a script that loads a text file and announces messages.... Eg. $Start_Date,$End_Date,$Message 12/11/2013, 12/16/2013, Concert in the Park this week Etc. Problem I have is that EZ-Script runs a calculation on the dates so that they become month divided by Day divided by year... So as a work around I separated the date...
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Data Read Function
Hi DJ Sures... @DJ Really been enjoying scripting over the holiday period.... even took my EZ-Bee with me to the beach to work on in the evenings... (It's peak of the summer here in NZ!) Anyway I have a function request for the "things to do" list. The read from file is awesome and great for larger volumes but I think it would be good to...
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Simple Greeting Script
Here's a little script to save you some time.... Hopefully the first of many.... #------------------------| # Simple Greeting Script | #------------------------| Print ("+------------------------------------------------+" ) Print ("| Responses = Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening |" ) Print...
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Confirming A Human Response
This is one of my most used scripts. It is often called after my robot asks a question that requires a verbal response. Positive responses = Yes, Affirmative, True, Okay, Correct Negative responses = No, Negative, Incorrect, False, Wrong Undecided responses = Maybe, perhaps, possibly It converts the various answers to either Yes, No, Undecided or...
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Face Recognition Script
When I ask for input for one reason or another from a human I use this script to check before I have my robot speak It returns a $Face_Found=1 (YES) if it finds a human after about 5-10 seconds. # ----------------------------------------------| # Visual Confirmation of Human Presence | # ----------------------------------------------| Print...
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Feeding The Fish
This one was written before I was the awesome automatic EZ-B fish feeder @Jstarne It needs the Confirmation script I posted earlier in the forum. #______________________________________________________ #init $Requests=0 $Response=0 Say("Have you fed your fish today?") ControlCommand( "Script Manager", ScriptStartwait, "Confirmation" ) :start if...
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Stating The Date
Just a small improvement on saying the date so that it includes 1st, 2nd and 3rd's and th's as well.... Print ("+---------------------+" ) Print ("| Announcing the Date |" ) Print ("+---------------------+" ) IF ($day=1 or $day=21 or $day=31) $day_txt=$day"st" goto (Say_date) ELSEIF ($day=2 or $day=22)...
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Qr Codes
Had a thought last night... DJ Would it be possible for the glyphs and their recognition to be upgraded to work with QR Codes? Perhaps even have the code loaded into a string... Webcam would have to be fairly good resolution ... but if a cellphone can do it....
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Joining Motor Shaft To Wheel
I am struggling to work out the best way to connect the shaft of a motor to a wheel... seems I can do most other things but this.... can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm fine with servos and their horns but not with the larger motors... - Wayne
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Linking With Arduino
Hi all... I am reluctant to bring up this subject again in the earshot of so many devoted fans of EZ-Robot.... but I need a solution to an irritating problem Before I stumbled on the awesomeness that is EZ-Robot I had purchased a number of Arduino resources for teaching students at my school. Trouble was they required quite a step up for...
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EZ-Mini Question
Has their been any news about the release of the smaller v4 ezi-B board? Is it worth waiting a bit longer to get the newer, smaller model EZI-B ? - Tameion
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Option To Invert Display On Digital
Hi DJ Sures. We have a flood of relays on the market that are turned ON when a data line is brought LOW. See http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/other/auction-515915060.htm The only down side of these cheap boards it that when I brown out my EZ-B and it drops the Bluetooth connection everything turns on... (My fault...
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Pausing Speech Recognition
Is there any way to pause speech recognition in EZ-Builder while the bot is using the SAY command? EZ-B is so good a recognition that it is picking up the words inside my sentences and mistaking them for commands. I know I could choose my sentences better ... and for that fact my commands ...but... Eg. My Commands for lights are "Lights on" & "Turn...
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Executing A Remote Script
A little puzzled here lads and lasses Just working on a local and remote copy of EZ-Builder for my workshop project. While I can execute remote changes in a data line from my copy of EZ-Builder on the PC in the study how do I execute a remote script on the robot? I can't seem to get it do it.... Hmmmm. Ideas anyone?
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Dual Input Power Supplies
I'm looking for a premade (manufactured) power board/regulator that I can use in a docking station type synario where the robot comes to home base, plugs into the docking station, and then switches from its battery power sourse (internal) to the docks supply (external). Switching from one to another via relay seems a bit messy in terms of bounces...
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Windows Home Server
My EZB and I are sitting looking decidedly pale without a little bit of blue in our mutual existances...(Mine is a passion for the cheese - lol) Why ... because I have spent the last couple of days setting ip the master computer to act as the central hub for my robot army... (Vicky lol) only to find WHS (Windows Home Server) does not natively...
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Comparing String Variables
Can't seem to find an example of string variables being compared in EZ-Script $A="Apple" $B="Apple" if ($A=$B) say ("They're the same") if ($A$B) say ("They're not the same") Am I looking at this the wrong way or what?
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A Thought For The Next Update
Hey DJ Sures... Just a cosmetic suggestion and certainly nothing critical but could you add the ability to display a JPEG image of the users choice into EZ-Builder software? I would like to display a picture of the robot associated with each particular EZB board... or a thumbnail at least. Kind of like in your latest update with the motion scripts...
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Character Strings In Ez-Builder
I can find variables in EZ-Builder for playing around with numbers but not for playing around with character or variable string arrays.... Eg. MyName$="Burt" YourName$="Human" Reply$ = ("Hello " + YourName$ + "I am " + MyName$) Say (Reply$) Can anyone help me? Or does this fall into the domains of VB or C#?
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Deleting From The Ez-Cloud
Accidentally saved my example to the cloud - twice... can't seem to find where I delete the additional copy. Any suggestions or DJ Sures can you delete it? See bottom of Cloud examples ... the AI Navigation is extra and the title miss leading.... Thanks
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Windows Home Server
Hi all, Just been given a copy of Windows Home Server (Origional) and as I have not been able to get XP Home to work with the voice recognition I thought I'd install Windows Home Server.... Has anyone used this with the EZ-B? Any EZ-B compatibility issues known?
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Connecting To The 'Other' Stuff
Before the age of enlightenment, my discovering EZ-Bot and all the wonder that it holds, I invested my hard earned savings in Arduino... here after mentioned only as the "A" word. Anyway those days of tedious slaving over the "A's" are almost gone and they gather dust looking small and unintelligent in the corner. But the dollars spent on boards...
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Proxy Authentication
Hey DJ Sures... My students are lovin' using my EZ-B... (Notice the 'MY') It works great using the connect to other instances of EZ-B via IP... students can work on our one project around the classroom. Only drawback is I have to fight them for access but I am planning to get the mini boards when they are released and get students working on their...
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Managing Connection Failures
Hi team.... A question for the masses.... is there any way for me to find out if a bluetooth connection to a particular EZ-B board has been dropped? I would like to script a reconnection attempt when a connection is dropped just in case the board has had a momentary brownout.... due to a power fluctuation. Or, here's a thought, installing a return...
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Small Undocumented Change That May Catch Ya Out
FYI everyone Two commands Exec ("c:\windows\notepad.exe") Browser("http://www.google.com") no longer seem to require the speech marks eg. Exec (c:\windows\notepad.exe) Browser(http://www.google.com) Took me a while to work out but all good. Great for showing a household automation homepage or directory eg....
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Extending The Exec & Browser Commands
DJ Sures, the Browser & Exec commands are awesome ... I can use it to have the house system launch an email or make a skype call... etc. or tell Lawrence (My version of Ironman's Jarvis) to start a word document as I walk in the door and have it open ready to type by the time I sit at my desk. Can I make a suggestion that would open up some further...
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Launching External Apps From Ez-B
Hi team Here is a script that I can get to work inside EZ-B on its own but when I call it from within the Speech Recognition block I get an "Remoting is not supported for this control" error. Any ideas...? Here is the C# code I am using... - Wayne ___________________ using System; using System.IO; using System.Windows.Forms; using EZ_B; namespace...
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