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bhouston

Country: Canada
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email - houston5913@hotmail.com

Achievements

  • 2014-03-02 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2014-03-03 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2014-03-07 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2014-09-06 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2014-09-10 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2014-09-10 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2014-09-25 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2014-09-28 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2014-09-28 - Shared First Video
  • 2014-11-01 - Shared First Photo
  • 2015-09-15 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2018-01-16 - Used Bing Speech Recognition

Latest submissions

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Bhouston's You Never Know What Happens When You Leave The Room
Bhouston's You Never Know What Happens When You Leave The Room
I left my phone on video record and captured this. Hmmm
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Bhouston's Bob's Inmoov
Bhouston's Bob's Inmoov
I've always wished I had started a Project Showcase type of thread when I started running my InMoov robot with EZ-Robot. So I'm going to...
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Bhouston's Rubik's Cube Solving Robot
Bhouston's Rubik's Cube Solving Robot
I found this robot on Thingiverse; www.thingiverse.com/thing:2471044 and thought it would be a fun project. Check it out they've really...
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Bhouston's Another Inmoov Modification
Bhouston's Another Inmoov Modification
I redesigned the Top Stomach Pistons for quicker movement. The STL files are on Thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1047605
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Bhouston's A New Hand For Inmoov?
Bhouston's A New Hand For Inmoov?
I've been working on a new hand idea for my InMoov robot. I seriously hacked the Exiii Handii. Their original design had the thumb and index...
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Bhouston's Inmoov's Touch Sensors
Bhouston's Inmoov's Touch Sensors
The other day DJ suggested an easy way to make a touch sensor, see this thread...
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Bhouston's New Eye Mechanism For Inmoov
Bhouston's New Eye Mechanism For Inmoov
Check out http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1047175
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Bhouston's My Inmoov's New Base
Bhouston's My Inmoov's New Base
Here's a quick look at the base I've built for my InMoov robot.
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Bhouston's A New Dof For Inmoov's Neck/Head
Bhouston's A New Dof For Inmoov's Neck/Head
I've designed a new neck mechanism for InMoov to add a degree of freedom. It still needs some fine tuning but you'll get the idea.
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Bhouston's Inmoov's New Gripper
Bhouston's Inmoov's New Gripper
I found a design for a robotic gripper on Instructables, so I thought I would make one for my InMoov. The basic design was done by Techiebot...
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Bhouston's Robotic Arm
Bhouston's Robotic Arm
Here's a quick introduction to my Robotic Arm. If you have any questions - I'd be happy to answer them.
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Bhouston's Robot Idea
I am working on a robotic arm that, with voice command, will find a specified object, pick it up and do what ever the command is. For example, a person with limited mobility might need a drink of water, how great would it be to have the robotic arm locate the glass water, pick it up and hold it out for the person to the water from a straw and them...
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Bhouston's I Added Something To My Inmoov
Bhouston's I Added Something To My Inmoov
I added something to my InMoov, can you tell what it is? I am flattered that EZ-Robot used my InMoov in their latest ad.
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Bhouston's Inmoov Doing Math
Bhouston's Inmoov Doing Math
A short video of my InMoov doing math. Thanks to the Community Members who helped me out with the script for this using my EZ-B v4 and...
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Bhouston's Inmoov's Sensors
Bhouston's Inmoov's Sensors
Thanks Rich, Richard R, and Luis for helping me with the scripting to get these sensors working.
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Bhouston's My Inmoov Running On Ez-Robot
Bhouston's My Inmoov Running On Ez-Robot
Initial test of my InMoov robot running on the new EZBv4. I have 24 servos connected to one v4 and all are running OK. Thanks for...
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Bhouston's My New Robot
Bhouston's My New Robot
Here's a short video introducing my new robot. Thanks for everyone's help to get this far with it.
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What Kind Of Sensor Do I Need
I want to put a sensor on a robot to keep it from running off the table or down a flight of stairs. Something that can sense the drop off. What do I need for this? is there a way to configure an Ultrasonic sensor to do this? Thanks
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I've been trying to use a variable like $ScriptManagerStatus but I get the error message 'Variable not defined' and I can see that in the list of variables. I can use the $Autopositionstatus variable and it works great, however, having a $ScriptManagerStatus variable would be good to have as well. Can I create this variable? If so, how? Or does it have to be created by DJ and put into the list? Thanks
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Questions With Object Tracking
Questions With Object Tracking
Playing around with Object Tracking tonight and I can't get it to work. I watched The Robot Program 46, to make sure I was doing it right. I...
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Why Doesn't This Script Work Any More?
I have just switched over to the new 3 port Ultrasonic Sensors and this script will no longer work. It's the one I used for the 4 port Ultrasonic Sensor. The script always Prints 2 no matter how close I get an object to the sensor. I have tried a 4 port sensor and it won't work either. Was there a change that I missed?
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Adding A Camera Function To An Autopostion Action
I have an Autoposition Action of about 15 frames, after frame 4, I want to have the camera take a picture and then continue on with the rest of the Action. Is it possible to add this camera function into the Action? Or will I have to split up the Action into 2 separate Actions with the camera function in between them? Thanks
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What Happened To The Forum ?
Something has happened to the timeline and response notification on the forum. I got a lot of notifications last night about thread updates that don't exist and the newest threads are no longer showing the usual order.
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Servo Movement Smoothing
I was just watching a James Burton video and he talked about Servo Movement Smoothing with an Arduino code in the beginning of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4WSeWlhihk The servos move quickly towards the required position and then slow down as the position required is approached. It really smooths the movements out. Is this possible...
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Servo Dimensions
I've been recommending to people to use EZ Robot servos. I've noticed that the dimensions given in the description of the servos is incorrect. Perhaps someone at EZ Robot could put the right dimensions in the "Comments & Dimensions" for all of the servos.
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Script To Activate Bing Speech Recognition
Script To Activate Bing Speech Recognition
I've got the Bing Speech Recognition working and WOW it's great! I have been trying to come up with a script that will activate it - so I...
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Neo Pixel Ring Tutorial
ooops! @DJ I was trying to upload the Arduino sketch, again into this tutorial and now after saving it, it is no longer public. I can open it but it doesn't show in the list of tutorials and the title has a line though it. What did I do wrong?
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4-In-1 Sensor Questions
4-In-1 Sensor Questions
I am attempting to get a 4-in-1 sensor to work as I need it to and not have much success - I need a hand. I am trying to get the 4- in-1...
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Community Forum Search
Community Forum Search
I've been using the Community Forum Search to get more information on the 4-in-1 sensor. I get 114,798 Threads returned and I've noticed...
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Random Answers To Questions Or Statements
Here's how I get random answers to questions and/or statements in EZ Builder. It's a simple way that can be expanded on as needed. For example if I say - Goodbye The program responds with a statement from this code; You could have an unlimited number of responses if you wish. I have several Speech Recognition statements that are setup this way,...
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Connecting A Neopixel Ring To An Iotiny
I'm trying to get a NeoPixel Ring running off of an IOTiny board. On a EZBv4 the TX and RX are connected: D18 Signal Pin on the EZB to RX on the Arduino, D19 Signal Pin on the EZB to TX on the Arduino Which pins would I attach to on the IOTiny or can I run the ring off of the Tiny? I've tried all of the Digital pins and they don't work. Thanks
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Tutorial Update Questions
It was noticed that the Arduino sketch I put in the Neopixal tutorial wasn't working. http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/UserTutorials/150/1 I have tried to edit it so it will work, however, I can't add a missing line that has somehow gone missing from the sketch. In the sketch there is a line that should read; #include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h> I...
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Help Needed With Cognitive Emotion Plugin
Help Needed With Cognitive Emotion Plugin
I have downloaded and installed the new Cognitive Emotion Plugin and configured it as per the instructions. How do I use it? I have the...
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Iotiny And Camera Questions
I am planning a way to put an EZ-Robot camera on a Quad copter and control it will an IoTiny and then stream the video to an iphone app. I have 11 Volts and 5 Volts available on the copter. My question is - what power should I use? or is either one OK? Thanks
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4 - In - 1 Sensors At Brookstone
If you've been waiting the EZ-Robot 4-in-1 sensors, they are available 2 for 1 at Brookstone. http://www.brookstone.com/ez-robot-4-in-1-orientation-sensor/950594p.html It's a bit of a problem getting the deal if you are outside the US so phone them to place an order and they will make it work.
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2 Wheel Balancing Robot
2 Wheel Balancing Robot
I got a 4 - in - 1 sensor and have put together a 2 wheeled balancing robot. Now I need to figure out some coding. I have the Initialization...
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Speech Settings
Speech Settings
I upgraded my system to Windows 10 and now in the Speech Settings control only female voice sounds are available. Is there a way to get male...
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Ez-Robot Facility Camera
Ez-Robot Facility Camera
I don't know why but I kind of miss the camera being on. Is it going to be back on sometime?
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I Hate To Ask Again But
DJ, how is the 4 in 1 Orientation Sensor and the Inverted Pendulum coming along? I'm working on a project that is going to depend on these sensors - any time frame yet? Also, did you post anything on the EZ-Cloud that shows the scripting you used in the video you posted to demonstrate the Inverted Pendulum? I've looked around the Cloud for an...
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Connection Questions
I am having problems connecting to 2 EZB's at the same time. I have 2 EZBv4's on my InMoov robot. Whichever v4 I turn on first it will connect to but not the other. I have set the static IP's for both controllers into my router (Asus RT-N12B1) and when I scan the router to see the connected clients, it will only show the first controller that was...
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Error Message
Error Message
I am getting this error message and it is preventing me from saving changes to my project. It has a reference to the Inverted Pendulum...
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Running 2 Ez Cameras
Running 2 Ez Cameras
I am trying to run 2 EZ Cameras on one instense of EZ Builder. I can get a second one to run for a short time but then It quits working and...
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Sending A Snapshot In An E-Mail
Sending A Snapshot In An E-Mail
I have the new SMTP Client Plugin installed and working. I have it configured so that if the camera in my robot detects any motion, I get an...
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True Autonomous Find, Pick Up And Movemovement
True Autonomous Find, Pick Up And Movemovement
Rich mentioned today that it would be great to see a robot autonomously find an object, pick it up and move it. I agree! How the heck do you...
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Ha Ha, Now That's Funny
I have always enjoyed April Fools Day. It really brings the creativity out in people. Those were good ones DJ !
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Help Needed With A Code
I have been trying to get this code to work, The problem is the Auto PositionFrame "Rest" will not run,however, if I run the the code again, it will. I've played with various sleep duration's between lines in the code. I'm stumped ! Anyone got any ideas?
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Adc Scripting
I installed the latest EZ Builder today and fired up InMoov. I ran a script with this in it; and got this error message Error on line 5: ADC_Wait requires at least 4 parameter. You passed 3. I uninstalled the current EZ Builder and re-installed a version from 1/18/2016 and that code ran fine with no error message. What is it looking for? I also...
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Connecting 2 Ezb's To A Mobile App
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone. I thought I would start out the year by creating a Mobile App for my InMoov - finally. I've got most off it figured out but I need to connect to 2 EZB's to run the robot - no luck. Is it possible to connect to 2 EZB's on a mobile app? If so, I need some help setting that up. Thanks
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Set(Digital Port,On/Off) Questions
I'm having a problem getting the Set(digital port,on/off) to work. If I run this code, it works....once. When I run it again, the servo does not move. The code runs without any errors. The only way I can get it to work again is by shutting down the program and the EZB's and restarting. I must not be doing something right, the port is turned off by...
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Talk Servo And Numerals
I have been developing a script that generates a series of numerals and I've noticed that the Talk Servo Control does not move when it receives a numeral in the Say command. For example: Is there any way to get the Talk Servo to move when it is fed numerals?
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Auto Position Controls For Specific V4's
I know that having the ability to have 2 v4's on one Auto Position Control, has been brought up in the past and that it is not possible. Could it be possible to add the ability to select a specific v4 for an Auto Position Control? Then a project could have 2 Auto Position Controls each controlling a specific v4.
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Camera Control Questions
Camera Control Questions
In a couple of scripts I have commands to start a camera, however, if the camera is already on, when the command to start it runs - the...
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Camera Click Servo Plugin
I installed the Camera Click Servo Plugin, set up the servo info and then when I attached it, it automatically attached to Camera 2. (it wasn't even powered up) I have 2 cameras on my project and I need it to attach to Camera "1". I don't see a way to change the camera to the one I want.
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Putting Random Numbers In Order
I am writing code that selects 6 random numbers and then i want to put them/say them in numerical order. I've got the number selection working OK but then putting them in numerical order is the tricky part. I've got it so it will select the lowest number from all the numbers but I've hit a road block selecting the next lowest number. Here's what...
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Connection Question
Connection Question
I have had 2 EZB4's connected to my robot for some time now and connecting to them has never been a problem. Tonight, however, I can't...
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Trying To Do A Video Recording
Not having any luck with this script! The head isn't turning as it should. The Camera Control indicates that it is recording, however, I can't find the recording where it says it should be. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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I Need Help Figuring Out This Scripting Question
I have a few scripts that don't do what they are suppose to do until I run thru them once. Let me explain that - in the script below the robot is doing addition. What should happen is, for example, when I say "two" the robot should look at it's hand, extend 2 fingers and say "two" and when I say "plus four" the robot should look at it's other hand,...
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Which Wall-E Should I Get ?
Which Wall-E Should I Get ?
Well, I just ordered a Developers kit and an extra controller, looking forward to getting everything. My plan is to convert a Wall-e into a...
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How Can Two Commands Be Run At The Same Time?
I am trying to get two commands to run at the same time ( without success ). For example: The program runs the first line, once that is completed then the next line runs. Is there a way to have them run simultaneously?
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Sound System For My Robot
Sound System For My Robot
Now that my InMoov is mobile, I need a good sound system for it. I did at one point have it over WiFi to the robot thru the EZB as per...
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Speaking Different Languages
Is there a way to have the a different language spoken in a script? Right now if you put in a different language it says it in English or tries to. On other platforms if you put in the Google Language identifier, fr for French, de for german, it for Italian, before your text, it will speak the phrase in that language.
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Movement Tracking
Movement Tracking
I am trying to get my Wall-E to follow the color red. The problem is when it see's the red object it turns away from the object. I have...
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Wireless Microphone
I imagine lots of you out there are using some sort of wireless microphone to talk to your robots. I'm looking for recommendations on which one I should get.
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Ez-Robot Logo
Is there an STL file somewhere of the EZ-Robot logo that I can download?
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Battery Monitor
I want to set up a Battery Voltage Monitor script using the values from the EZ-B v4 Info control. Is this possible? If so, could someone please, give me some pointers to get a script started. Thanks
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New Help With This Script
I am looking for a little help to finish off this script. The script as it is works, however, I want it to speak the sum of the 2 numbers. I have tried a few different ways but I can't get it. Hey, I pretty proud of getting this far with it. I've made a comment in the code of what I want it to say. As always any help is appreciated, Thanks
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How Do You Get Two Ezb's To Work Together?
I have got two EZBv4's connected to my project. As you can see in the code below, I have an Ultrasonic sensor connected to controller #1 and I am trying to get it to move a servo one controller #0. When I run it, the servo does not move. Am I missing something in communicating between the two controllers?
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Ultrasonic Sensor On Adc Ports
I am trying to get a HC - SR04 Ultrasonic sensor to work off of ADC ports and having a little difficulty. Before I go any further into frustration - can you run this sensor off of ADC ports?
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Iphone/ Ipad App
Is the Mobile interface available for use on an iPhone or iPad? I think I saw somewhere that it going to be soon, just wondering if it is available yet.
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Deleting Object Tracking Images
I have a few images in "Object Tracking" that I want to delete and can't. I imagine there is a simple way to do it. Could someone please clue me in. Thanks
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How To Keep Score
I am writing a script for playing a game with my robot. I am stumped on what to put in the script to keep score. How would i do that? Thanks
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Mayday Mayday Mayday
Mayday Mayday Mayday
HELP! When I try to open my project file I get this; I was doing some script writing and the program started acting weird, so I saved the...
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Trying To Get A Pir Working
I feel like a blind man wandering around in the bush at night hoping to find my way home! So here's where I'm at with this project, I've put some comments in so you can see what I'm trying to accomplish. Any and all help will be appreciated. [Code] :loop #timer to power down $x = 0 RepeatUntil($x = 30) $x++ Sleep(1000) EndRepeatUntil...
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Trying To Use An Adc Port For Pir
I am trying to use an ADC port to get the signal from a PIR sensor. I have in my script: and I get this error message; Error on line 26: Missing String Quotes or Invalid Expression: A Is it possible to use this port for this purpose? If so, what is the proper syntax to use it? Thanks
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Running 2 Robots In Client Mode At The Same Time
Running 2 Robots In Client Mode At The Same Time
I have 2 robots and I have each one setup to run in Client mode. When I try to run them both at the same time, I can only connect to one of...
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Help Needed Converting This Script From Python To Ez-Script
I have switched my robot over to Ez-Robot and I need some help converting the following Python script over the EZ-Robot language. if (data == "lets do some math"): math() if (data == "one"): one() global first first += 1 print(first) if (data == "two"): two() global first first += 2 print(first) if (data == "three"): three() global first first += 3...
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Need Help With A Random Script
I am trying to get the following script to repeat 5 times; # get a response value $response = GetRandom(0,5) If($response = 0) Sayezb("What should i say") ElseIf($response = 1) Sayezb("i really should say something") ElseIf($response = 2) Sayezb("Ok i think i have said enough") ElseIf($response = 3) Sayezb("something") ElseIf($response = 4)...
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Sound Servo Error
I continue to get a Sound Servo error. I have been unable to solve this problem on a project I have been working on, so I started a whole new project to try to trouble shoot it further. In this new project I only have 3 servo's connected; 1 for Pan; 1 for Tilt; and one for the sound servo. When I run scripts involving these 3 Servos I get no error...
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No Speak
For some reason I can't get any Speech to play. In a script for example I have; Sayezb("speak like a human"). However when I run the script I get no sound It doesn't "Say it". I have the "Speech Settings" setup. The speaker is working, I hear it on startup.
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Sound Boards
Is it possible to transfer sounds from a "Soundboard(PC)" to a "Soundboard(EZB) ? I want to use some of the Wall-e sounds that other builders have shared on EZ-Cloud but they all are on Soundboard(PC). I want the sounds to come thru the EZBv4. Thanks
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Copy And Pasting Scripts
Rookie question. I can't copy and paste a script into another one, is this possible to do in EZ-Builder? I highlight the script I want to move and right click but nothing happens.
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Error Message
I am getting the following error message; 9/9/2014 9:42 PM - Sound Servo Error: Object is currently in use elsewhere. What does it mean and what do I need to do to solve the problem.
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Learning Ez-Robot Scripting
I received my new EZB v4 and my developers kit a couple of days ago. Nice stuff! I plan to convert my robot from it's current OS over the EZ-Robot. This will be challenging as it has 26 servos, a camera and a PIR sensor. I have been working on a couple of EZB scripts and I have been successful in getting a robotic finger to move, using the "Auto...
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Text To Speech Servo Movement
I am starting this thread because it seems that a few people are having issues with this and perhaps we can get it working, I am trying to get the mouth of my robot to move according to the "text" I put in a command. So what ever I type in, the robot will speak those words (audio) and the mouth (jaw) will move similar to a humans for the given...
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Pandorabot
Pandorabot
I have been trying to get Pandorabot working without any success. I looked for the example the is suppose to be available but can't find it....
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Servo Power Supply And Connections
Servo Power Supply And Connections
Do the 3 servo wires have to be connected to the EZ-B v4, or can the power wires of several servos be connected to a common power source...
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Mouth Movement With Speech
I've been investigating switching my InMoov robot over to ez-robot control. I'm liking what I've seen so far. Question; Is it possible to make the mouth of a robot move in sync with speech/sound with ez-robot software? Thanks, Bob
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Inmoov Robot And Ez-Robot
Inmoov Robot And Ez-Robot
Hi, I have built an InMoov robot and I am wondering if I should be controlling it with ez-robot products. I currently control the robot with...
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