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Troy

Country: USA
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Retired USAF. Working overseas in Jordan.

Achievements

  • 2011-08-11 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2011-08-24 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2011-10-22 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2012-09-02 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2013-01-01 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2013-09-29 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2013-10-14 - Posted First Tutorial
  • 2014-08-12 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-08-12 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-09-12 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2015-01-14 - Shared First Video
  • 2015-10-19 - Created Custom Avatar

Latest submissions

No behavior controls for ez-builder have been shared yet.
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Omnibot2000 Shoulder/Elbow Gears
I'm definately not using the gears in the upper arm. I'd like to offer them to someone who may need them and wants to keep their Omni stock. :D
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It's.It's.Omg It's A Cylon
It's.It's.Omg It's A Cylon
It's now only a matter of time before they enslave us. :( Thanx!
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Xrobots
Xrobots
I love this guy's work!
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Jeepers Creepers Look At These Peepers
Jeepers Creepers Look At These Peepers
These look amazing. Great project for Halloween or a cyborg. Electronic Animated Eyes using Teensy
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New Sensor I Found
New Sensor I Found
[EDIT] In this thread, there may be broken links as time goes on. The purpose of the posts is to give members ideas to build on and be a...
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Giant Robot Throwdown
Giant Robot Throwdown
Battle with Japan in one year! Another article. Video The American team. The Japan team. If they are manned robots I hope no one gets hurt....
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Robotics In The News
Robotics In The News
I thought I'd make a thread for all things robo-worthy. For fun and inspiration! :) MIT's Cheetah jumps hurdles! Simian-bot...
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Will Anyone Create An Ez-B Botlr?
Will Anyone Create An Ez-B Botlr?
A hotel is using these robots to deliver things to hotel guests. Article from SlashGear Article from CNBC :D
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Battery Tech Is Improving
Battery Tech Is Improving
Take a look at the latest I found. There was another breakthrough last month as well but I didnt think to post it. The point being that...
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Burning The Midnight Oil?
Burning The Midnight Oil?
and there's a third guy I didn't catch in frame.
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Getting The Word Out. Your Thoughts?
I was just thinking of helping out our favorite robotics company by brainstorming with the community. To get this thread started off I want to ask all of you what tags should be added to our YouTube videos to increase exposure of the EZB there. I feel this is a zero cost form of advertising will be beneficial. Thoughts? I will group them all in...
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I2C Thoughts...
...from the newbie... Can each digital port send I2C? Because I saw some I2C servo controllers that handle multiple servos. Could this expand the number of servos (or H-bridges) controlled?
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Voltage Regulators
I found this very informative guide on voltage regulators from Dimension Engineering and why switching regulators extends your battery life between charges. ------------------------------------------------ A Beginner's Guide to Switching Regulators What is wrong with a linear regulator? Linear regulators are great for powering very low powered...
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Mr Clock Radio
Mr Clock Radio
Rarely found on Ebay but here is one now. Snap it up! Ebay link
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Nerf Battlebot Idea
It's not a new idea but there are a few nice pictures of the inside of the Nerf gun someone may be interested in for hack purposes. Popular Science Article Here are a couple of links for the Nerf N-Strike Elite: Stryfe Blaster and the NERF N-Strike 18-Dart Clip System Drum. {I would post a pic from the magazine but I'm not sure if reproduction is...
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Robot Contest On Instructables.Com
Robot Contest On Instructables.Com
Hey is anyone going to enter? Robot contest. So far there isn't any competition; any one of our projects would be a winner.
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Natural Movements During Social Interaction.
This paper is very interesting! I grant you that this may be for more advanced robotics people but everyone can get something out of it for thier robot script or AI. See also the other supporting documentation in the reference section too. "Conversational Gaze Aversion for Humanlike Robots"
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Dedication!
I happen to notice several staff member working in the engineering office at 1 am! I don't know if this is an early day or they are working through the night. I just want you guys to know that these guys are putting in the hours for us.
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Robotics In The News
Robotics In The News
This is not the way I'd go. *sick* Your pee could power future robots.
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They Took Our Jobs!
Here is another fun read on robotics. Clickety click here
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Robot Gripper On Amazon
Robot Gripper On Amazon
Makeblock Strong Gripper
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Maxx Steel Toy
Maxx Steel Toy
I thought this may give some design ideas. Maxx Steele
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Will Anyone Attempt An Ez-Ball Bot?
Will Anyone Attempt An Ez-Ball Bot?
Here is another interesting read. http://www.msl.ri.cmu.edu/projects/ballbot/ This one is better. http://rezero.ethz.ch/
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Steampunk R2d2
Steampunk R2d2
I saw this today and thought I'd share.
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Roboearth
Interesting read. RoboEarth.org
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Multi-Servo Question
Multi-Servo Question
I finally got around to testing out my steering and drive. The problem is that only the first two servo of the four are turning and being...
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Didn't Get A 3D Printer For Christmas?
Check out these ideas I found on Shapeways. Animatronic Puppet Eye Kit Animatronic Head NANO
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas (aka Happy Christmas) from across the international date line to those in North America and everyone else! The new year will bring even better creations using the Version 4 EZB! Worth the wait! :D
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R2d2 On Ebay
R2d2 On Ebay
I found this guy on the list at a reasonable price. Hard to find with the periscope and chest doors intact! This would be a great platform...
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Another Omni2000 On Ebay
Here is an Omni 2000 listed at a "buy it now" price. The pics show it in pretty good condition. If you want to fix the arm I may have the original part you need. However, you probably want to replace those gears with a servo anyway.
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Name That Bot.
Name That Bot.
I was surfing and found this. It's not from any TV or movie in case you're wondering. I added this thinking it may give some inspiration.
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To Any With 3D Printer
I was just thinking of a new part for Omni2000s. Make a battery door with the EZ-Robot logo and "EZ-B under the hood", or "Powered by EZ-Robot.com" or just an area for status display or fuse panel.
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Missing Control After Update
I thought that the multi-servo control was under the servo control group. After I updated I don't seem to find it. ----- Ah I think I see why. Relative servo can do the same thing.
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Beginner To Novice Tutorials At Sparkfun
I grant you that this isn't my tutorial but rather a reference to tutorials. That being said, here ya go. :) ---- I was poking around the SparkFun.com website and took a little time looking at what they have in the tutorials section. Quite a lot of it is illustrated well for beginners to novice. I thought I'd share this with our newer members but...
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Ez-B V4 Pic
Ez-B V4 Pic
This is a great looking board! I can't wait!
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Question On Wifi?
Will the store be carrying the wifi boards to use as an upgrade to our V3 EZ-Bs?
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Rovio Northstar/Truetrack Navigation
I'm curious to know if anyone here has tinkered with Rovio's nav system. I've seen it mentioned before a while back as a possible hack for bots. Any luck? Here are a couple links on the nav. Rovio TrueTrack room beacon Rovio API Spec This is much cheaper than this version sold at robotshop.com. Hagisonic StarGazer Robot Localization System
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Sensor Kit On Ebay
Sensor Kit On Ebay
I thought this is a good buy for someone wanting to experiment with different sensors on EZ-B. $35 for 24 sensors. 24 Sensor Kit includes: 1...
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Another Publication Is Getting Out The Word!
Another Publication Is Getting Out The Word!
Just skimming the web and found this. EZ-Robot Launches the Next Robot Revolution Long live the Revolution!
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New And Improved Ez-B!
Quoted from the store: "EZ-B v4 120MHz, 150 DMIPS, unique chip ID#, DAC amplified audio with Speaker for Robot voice, 8 Analog ports, 24 Digital ports, Wifi connectivity, i2c, UART, Resettable fuse protection, Reverse polarity protection, and on-board 3.3VDC" More ports, additional protection, audio, wifi....all of it is gold to me! PS:...
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Useful Reference
I stumbled on this electronics reference website. A handy quick ref. Lessons In Electric Circuits
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85 Lumen Mini Projector Find
85 Lumen Mini Projector Find
This little guy could fit in quite a few of our bots. Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector
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A Creepy Robot To Watch Over Elderly.
PopSci article
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Extra Parts For Sale
Extra Parts For Sale
I have a few ServoCity items I won't need and will send at cost and free shipping. 4 wheels Part#595616 @ $2.59 each 4 wheel adapters...
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Cheap Robot Base
Cheap Robot Base
I found this is up for sale for anyone interested. It looks like a nice start on a small robot base. Ebay link
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Exterrrminate!
Quick! Someone send him an EZ-Board before he gets talked into something silly like a Leafboard! Dalek
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Cheap Robot Platform On Ebay
Here is an inexpensive robot to EZ-Robotify. Link Link2
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3.3V Vs 5V Strapping On Serial Connector
Another post reminded me of this question I've been meaning to ask. The underside of the EZB has traces near the bluetooth connector that seem to me like a user selectable voltage to the connector. My question is: Can I break the trace for the +5V jumper pad and solder the jumper pad for +3.3V? Also would this change the logic levels on that...
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Robot Combat League?
I miss American TV. I found this on youtube. The creator of Loki robot is also in it! DJ it's your turn to be on. :D
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Upcoming New Ez-Robot Website Features?
I was curious if there were any features you were willing to divulge on the new website. Any changes to the forums too?
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Astromechs
Astromechs
I've been scanning around YouTube and seen some R2D2s using the "A_____o" boards and/or Yost Eng servo controller. Seems to me that the EZ-B...
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Firmware Update Question
Firmware Update Question
I got anther board to troubleshoot my first one. However, this board needs a firmware update. It won't update though. Here is the debug...
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Handy Link For Calculations
I stumbled on this one today. The electrical and gear tabs are of particular interest. WEBLINK
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Emotions With Auto Position
I was poking around in the examples folder and opening them one by one to become morez edjamakayted. :) I found something that startled me a little. Take a look under the auto position config tab, :D lol I instinctively looked at my webcam to see if the light was on! lol
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Tendon Driven Robots
An interesting article on Roboy. Any other tendon driven ones?
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Its 1pm here and I've just finished eating. :D OMG! Stuffed! :D
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Decals/Stickers For Marketing?
Decals/Stickers For Marketing?
@DJ, have you thought about making either decals or stickers (small, medium, large) to pack with the kit? Maybe it could say, "Powered by...
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Useful Link
I happened upon this link that can be useful in choosing hardware.
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Mythbuster Robot Guru
I wonder if Grant Imahara has an EZ-B. He's into robotics of many types. :)
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Speech Recognition Control
It may only be my computer but I was wondering if its happening to anyone else. I made a simple command in speech to recognize a phrase then repeat back a new phrase using the SAY command. I framed the command wrong and forgot the parenthesis. It still said the phrase but preceded it with the word "I". I double checked a few things before I saw my...
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Resizeable Script Box?
DJ I was wondering if we could have the script box resizeable so I can see more of the title.
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Dj, Is This Trademark Infringement On You?
Take a look. LINK
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Pico Linear Servo Find
Pico Linear Servo Find
I usually dont find ones like this and I wanted to share. I hope it sparks a few creative ideas. From Solarbotics
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Bluetooth Replacement Gone Wrong?
DJ, since im having issues with win8, I decided to pull out my usb to serial adapter. it does 3.3 or 5v. I tried 3.3. I attached according to how labeled on my board. Starting from pin closest to power connector it is RX,TX,GND,V+ I smelled hot resistor after a couple minutes so I unplugged everything and checked the underside of the Bluetooth...
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Community Polling?
I just had a thought. Have you considered adding a polling feature on the website? I think that would be helpful when you want to know at a glance (as well as short and to the point) what the general opinion/wants might be of your community as a whole.
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Sound Movement Control
Eventually I will be putting this in but I have questions on how. I see the config on the control sets minimum trigger levels for left and right but which ports can separate mics be attached to? If they are attached to analog ports where do we identify which is left and which is right. I know it may be a silly question and I may have missed...
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Sound Servo Control
Has anyone tried this one? I was looking at it and I see where you identify which servo port to use but does it always move whenever something is played on the speaker? DJ, can we enable and disable the monitoring of the speaker? Say for instance I wanted to play a sound effect but I dont want the mouth to move during it, then afterwards re-enable...
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Item Find...Transducer Speakers
If you have a project that you cant just cut in a speaker grill and mess up its looks...apply this to the inside and the bot's casing becomes a speaker. Vibro speakers
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Dj's Awesome Releases
Has anyone noticed he has done 12 releases in the last 60 days?! I tell ya the man never sleeps!
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Happy Father's Day!
Don't forget to make your calls or visits to your loved ones!
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Google Sketchup & Sketchyphysics
I've seen a few mentions of sketchup and I've started learning about it. I've found that there are a few Wall-E already done but no Omnibots unfortunately. I think sketchup would help us a lot in the imagination/design stage and would be cool to show off in our forums. Here is a Tomy Dingbot
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Joggobot AR Parrot Drone
Take a look at this interesting article. Joggobot
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How Do You Use Tft Lcd Screens?
How Do You Use Tft Lcd Screens?
Im not looking to display computer screen. Just rotate through a set of images. ##EDIT## Nevermind. DUH. I could just use a $5 digital photo...
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12V Li-On Battery And Charger Solution
I found this deal on E-bay and thought I'd share. You can fit up to 4 of them in the bottom drawer of the Omnibot2000. Li-on and charger
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New Board In The Future?
What's the possibility of a new board with more servos like say 25 or 30? Also optional separate servo power input? Is it in the plans?
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Hey Robotmaker! Have You Applied Yet?
This sounds up your alley. News link
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Has Anyone Ever Used "Sintra" Product?
Here is the link to some its properties. Im thinking of using it to get my future Omnibot taller.
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Too Cute And I Had To Share! :)
Too Cute And I Had To Share! :)
I loved seeing all the clips of this on YouTube!
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Omnibot 2000 Idea
Omnibot 2000 Idea
Has anyone thought about this option for thier Omni 2000? Put Mr. Clock Radio head on it! If it fits and is visually appealing it would be...
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Small Spelling Error
-Deleted by me- I know it sounds petty given the HUGE accomplishment rolling out the build. Again I love what you've done!
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I2cwrite Command For Blinkm
I hope someone can help me with this. I've been tinkering with my MinM light and Im trying to adjust the playback of the built in light script to a shorter time loop. On page 22 of the blinkM datasheet it says to send command 't', (-128 to 128). My command on EZscript would be i2cwrite (0x12,'t', -100) to shorten time. However a negative number...
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Problem With I2c Script
I think I initially posted this on wrong section. THREAD LINK
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I-Cybie?
Anyone know if the ez-b can fit in it? Heck, even if it did Im not sure what Id try and do.
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Do Ya Feel Me Bro?
I ran across this on eBay. I began thinking...wouldn't this be cool to add touch sensors under the plastic casing of our robots and make them even more interactive?! Image it playing a particular script if touched under its "arms" or play a sound file when pet. Here is an info grab of this particular device that only uses one input to read 8...
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Openservo Hardware
Has anyone had any experience with these? I see sparkfun has a version on thier website but checking openservo.com there is a version 3 out. Basically its a servo mod for I2C interface. Theres lots more "over my head" stuff at the website.
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Max # Of Servos Without Jitter
I am new to this and I havent my ez-b yet to test it. Ive researched online and discovered that some boards are capable of many servo connections, there is a problem with efficient software routines to prevent jitter due to # of servos and other processes in the programming. I intend to use 14 servos and prob all the DIO. DJ, do you think this will...
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Homing Beacon To Charging Station?
Anyone have a good link for the best way to go about this?
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Hackable Toys Thread
I found on Ebay a Sir Galaxy robot that looks prime for hacking with Ez-B. Take a look sometime. Here is a brief description: Transmit your voice from the Remote to Sir Galaxy! (excellent for sending those R2D2 sounds if you hack its remote) Arms are poseable with spring loaded hands. (prime for servo transplant) He can walk forward, turn left or...
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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio?
Has anyone ever tried MS RDS with the EZ-B? Can it be done or is it worth it for more complex script for beginners? Thoughts?
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E-Bay Wall-E Heads Up
Theres a cheap Wall-e UCommand (no remote) bid online right now for $10.50 plus $10 shipping. Only 42 hours left to final. Just thought I'd help. I would have bid on it but I'm gonna pass this time.
No live robot hacking sessions have been shared yet.
No firmwares have been created yet.
No 3D Parts have been created yet through EZ-Builder.