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Tymtravler

Country: USA
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Achievements

  • 2012-05-04 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-05-07 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-05-10 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-06-19 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2015-08-20 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud

Latest submissions

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New Roli Battery Dead

Hi I just got the new Roli and it worked ok after I fixed the H bridge broken wire and had a new servo shipped to me to replace the bad one, however now the charger flashes all 3 lights red when I try to charge it (no I did not let the battery totally drain). I have a second charger and it does the same thing. Next I plugged the chargers into...
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Noisy Motors For Roli

Hi all just got a question as to a quieter motor for the Roli. My Roli will be running around the house a lot and I was wondering if anyone has swapped out the stock ones for quiter ones. These motors work great for the money but you can hear them over a ACDC concert. Dont mind spending the money on quieter ones I just want to get the right ones...
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Face Rec

Can the EZ v4 recognize individual faces like your mother and then say "hello Sue" Thanks
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Face Recognition

Does this software support face recognition, so when someone comes into the room the robot can great them by name. Thanks
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Hack Me A Rovio Oh Great One

Hack Me A Rovio Oh Great One

Master DJ, of all the robots out there you have hacked and now work better with your EZ-B board, why have you not hacked the Rovio. I have...
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Face Rec.

Any word on facial recognition yet? I heard that it was being worked on.
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Ar Drone 2

Ar Drone 2

AR Drone soon will have GPS flight recorder. I was wondering will the EZ software be able to control this. AR Drone can now have several...
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Wireless Usb

I want to connect a Kinect to JAC but I don't have an on board laptop or ITX. I was wondering if anyone knows of a wireless USB adapter that I can plug in the reciever to on the Kinect to the robot and the transmitter to the laptop. Or any other suggestion wou;ld be great.
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This Would Be The Ultimate Robot Platform

This Would Be The Ultimate Robot Platform

If only I could afford it. Track drive wheel chair
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Awesome Bipeds

Awesome Bipeds

Check out these Nubots, makes me want to try buildng a biped.
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Question About Wifi

I want to extend the range and also connect with my robot away from home. I saw this WIFI modual TLG10UA03 and was wondering if anyone has used this before to control a robot. Thanks
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Now These Are Cool Robots-Biped And Hexapod

I was going though Netflix and ran across this movie called Eyeborg. At first I thought it was going to be a B rated dumb movie. The FX in this is great and the plot is not bad, but the robots are awesome.
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Evacuated

Evacuated

What happened, why is ez-robot being evacuated on 6/20/13 at 8:09 pm, from the office web cam, was it a robot uprising?
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Suggestions For Component Boxes

I could not belive how many boxes I have for my robot project. When I look at the screen it's full like 6 servo, 2 h-bridges, the big camera, radar, voice recognition and the list goes on. I really like the auto arrange feature but every time I add a new component they all get switched around. Now my suggestion is since it is a window box for say...
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Ez-Builders 6 Servo Arm

Ez-Builders 6 Servo Arm

I am thinking of purchasing the 6 servo arm from Ez-Builders store (very cool arm) however the only measurements I find is that it is 50cm...
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Kinect ?

Wow 5 new software releases but nothing for the Kinect. DJ please don't tease, just a little something please.
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Nice Hexapod

Hey DJ nice hexapod on your desk, who makes it or is that something your making. P.S. the office cam is locked up:)
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Upgrade Software Questions

I upgraded to the latest EZ-B software and noticed I don't have the sliders on the servos anymore. Now when I put my cursor in the box I get this symbol with a dot and an arrow on each side, I liked the sliders because I could fine tune my servos. Also I am running Windows XP and my speech rec does not work. Thanks
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Voice Recognition Sleep

I have a bunch of (say) fields setup in VR. If someone just happens to say something that is close to one of my say commands JAC will shoot off his mouth. I was wondering if there is a way for me to tell the robot not say anything until I want him to. I have a HAL9000 Home Automated System that I can tell it to go to sleep("Computer Go To Sleep")....
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Flash Light Swicth

I have a flash light that uses a 9v battery. I want to be able to have the EZ-B turn the flash light on when the sonar picks up something. Anyone try this yet?
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Ez_Bsoftware Up Grade

Ez_Bsoftware Up Grade

I just down loaded the latest EZ Builder software to a notebook I picked up that has Windows 7 starter on it. When I went to run the...
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Camera Questions

Camera Questions

I am using the EZ wireless camera and I have it setup on a pan and tilt platform. No matter what setting I set, motion, face, color all it...
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Stopping A Servo With Voice Rec.

I have an arm with 2 servos, one raises and lowers the arm and one opens and closes the claw. I have VR set up to raise the arm when I say "JAC raise your arm". The vertical servo box in the EZ-B in the setting is set to stop the servos at the highest and lowest point of the arm so not to bind the servos. When I say " raise your arm...
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H-Bridge Recommendations And Voltage

I am going to need 2 H-Bridges for my robot, one for forward, reverse and turns. and one for raising and lowering the robot. Do they make an H-Bridge that can do dual functions or do I have to use 2 bridges. I am trying to keep the amount of boards in the robot to a minimum. Second question is the motors on this robot are 7.2v and I know I can get...
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Gps Accuracy

I want to use the GPS mod (VK-162 GPS Module with SIRF3 Ceramic Antenna TTL/USB Signal) that DJ recommends for my robot. What I want to do is select certain places around my property for the robot to go. If I am working out in my garden and my wife tells JAC (Just Another Cyborg) to take me a beer out to the garden, he will know where the garden...
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Classified Section

Hey DJ Most of us have lots of parts that we don't need anymore or are looking for. I have a mini ITX brand new with power supply a Roomba and a Rovio that I was going to put on ebay. I didn't want to take up space selling something with out asking first. Can we have a classified section on the forum? Just a thought. Thanks
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Trying To Figure This One Out.

Well as I said I finally found the platform I wanted for my robot. Below is a video on how it works. Forward, back, right and left are not a problem, just 2 motors on and H-Bridge, the BIG problem is to figure out how to get setup the tracks when they need to flip. These flip with 2 other motors that allows them to elevate the robot and climb...
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Found My Platform

I finally found a robot platform better then I hoped. I always want a strong track drive platform but unless I built one, they were ether to small or to expensive. I found this this weekend at a flee market, it's called the MG-A1 Tarantula Quadtrax or the Araneid King. Now the big challange will be interfacing the EZ-B to the platform. If anyone...
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Just A Dumb Question About Ez-Builder Updates.

I have been away for a while and noticed that DJ has been very busy with software updates. I am like ten updates behind and can not wait to try the new features. Do I have to start at my current version and update each one until I get to the latest or just update the latest and it will have all the previous ones? Thanks
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Roomba Wheel Motor Modification To 12V

I want to use a Roomba as my base unit so I can have return to the charging station when it needs to be feed. However I want to use 12v motors to power the.wheels to my robot because the robot is large. Has anyone done this yet, any help would be.great. I do have a bridge for the 12v motors but it is the hook up I am confused about. Thanks :D
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Robot Arm On Wheels

Robot Arm On Wheels

Here is a cool little arm on wheels I bought from ServoCity, its called the Stacker. I ordered the Stacker and the stronger lift and grip...
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Tri-Star Wheel Drives

Tri-Star Wheel Drives

Other than the movies has anyone built a tri-star wheel drive system. I have posted a picture of an ATV with a tristar drive system from a...
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Rovio

Hey DJ have you ever tried to hack a Rovio?
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Mini-Itx And Power Supply For Sale

Mini-Itx And Power Supply For Sale

I have a new ASRock E350M1 AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD A50M Hudson M1 Mini ITX in the box with software for sale and a PicoPSU 80...
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Camera Settings

Maybe I have a setting wrong and I have tried several adjustments, but when I have it in camera servo tracking mode and it is idle the screen is clear and the images are sharp, but when it starts to track and tries to follow the an object the screen gets green all over the place, and the camera does not track well any suggestions. Thanks
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Camera Software

I just picked up a small laptop cheap. It does not have a CD drive to load the EZ-Robot camera drivers on to it that came with the kit. Is there somewhere I can download this software from. Forgive me for asking so many questions in the begining, I hope to be able to give instructions to other newbies one day. Thanks Tymtravler
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Motion Tracking Question

Just set up my camera and it works great tracking color and facial, however it does not track objects no matter how many times I configured it. I followed the tutorials and in setup and read as much in the community forum but still no joy.
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12V To 7.5 Step Down Converter

12V To 7.5 Step Down Converter

I want to run my Mini-ITX off of my 12v battery supply which here are the specs for the battery,(26AH 12VOLT SEALED LEAD ACID DEEP-CYCLE...
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Discontinued Sparkfun Mv2

Sorry I fat fingered the title and added an M Anyone know why Sparkfun discontinued the V2? I want to get a trigger and I can get one of these but I don't want a product issue, or should I just get the one Sparkfun sells now?
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Diy Project Page

Tell me if my computer is acting up or is there no open source projects on the DIY Project page. I would like to see what DJ and others have done.
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Dual H Bridge For $6.00

Just picked up this dual H Bridge for $6.00 on eBay(.99 for the H Bridge and the rest for shipping) Here it is, I hope this will work for my 12v wheel motors. L298N DRIVER MODULE H Bridge DC stepper Motor Driver Board module Description: Driver chip: L298N Dual H Bridge DC Motor Driver IC Drive part terminal power supply range Vs: +5 V ~ +35 V; If...
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Tracks For My Robot

Hi I am new here and I just ordered my EZ-B kit and can't wait to get it. I have been building robots on and off for years which my first one was the Popular Electronics Unicorn 1 robot. back in the 80's. My how things have changed since then. My robot I am working on now is 3' tall and is build using the 80/20 frame work, cool stuff (8020.net). I...
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Charging Your Robot

I know the Roomba vacumn has an automatic recharge feature which is very cool. However I would like to have my robot when is is hungry to feed itself. Has anyone come up with a solution to this yet. I have been reading a lot of posts but this one I have not seen.
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