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bret.tallent

Country: USA
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Achievements

  • 2011-11-03 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2011-11-03 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-04-17 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2012-08-18 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2015-01-08 - Shared First Photo
  • 2016-04-17 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud

Latest submissions

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Bret's I Shall Call Him.Mini B

Bret's I Shall Call Him.Mini B

Here is my small B9 robot made from the trendmasters toy from the 90s. I combined the Trendmasters Robot B9 and a RAD drive section with...
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Bret's New Bot Under Construction - Noles-D (Nawless-D)

Bret's New Bot Under Construction - Noles-D (Nawless-D)

So my life is finally at a better place and it's time to get back into robots. I have been watching all of the great builds and just...
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Bret's Roborad

Bret's Roborad

I posted this in the wrong section I guess, but here is a link to my newest bot - RoboRAD. I am combining a RAD 2.0 base and a robosapien....
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Bret's Gunslinger Bob - Bob Gets An Upgrade

Bret's Gunslinger Bob - Bob Gets An Upgrade

Since my original work on BOB (Bret's OmniBot) I have worked on a couple of other robots and now Bob is feeling left out. So it is time for...
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Bret's Next Hack - Robot B9

Bret's Next Hack - Robot B9

Now that I have finished B.O.B., my get your feet wet bot, I have begun my next hack. This next robot will bridge the gap between Bob and my...
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Bret's Bob's Debut

Bret's Bob's Debut

You may or may not have seen the documentation of my omnibot build (B.o.b. - Bret's Omnibot), but here he is completed. Bob's Mods: Camera,...
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Bret's B.O.B. Bret's Omnibot

So I am finally to a point to report some progress on my omnibot hack. I call him BOB. I decided to change his color as there are so many white ones out there. I used a flat black with silver accents.
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Ebay Robots Ready For Ez-B

Ebay Robots Ready For Ez-B

Here is a RAD that is perfect to hack with the EZ-B it's only 30 bucks plus 22 bucks for shipping. Linky
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Robotic Arm On Ebay

Robotic Arm On Ebay

Hey Gang, I found this robotic arm on ebay and it is ripe for an EZ-B. ROBOT ARM SOMEONE BOUGHT IT - HOPEFULLY SOMEONE FROM THE EZ...
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Vex Tank Tracks For Sale

Vex Tank Tracks For Sale

This is brand new set of the Vex Robotics Tank Tracks. These sell for $30.00 I am asking only $20 plus 5.00 shipping. if interested, email...
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Mini-B B9 For Sale

Mini-B B9 For Sale

This one really kills me, but for personal reasons I must sell off my Mini-B - 2 foot tall robot b9 from Lost in Space. I combined the...
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Lots Of Robot Parts For Sale!

Lots Of Robot Parts For Sale!

I have a huge inventory of robot parts that need to go. Servos, motors, pan/tilt bracket with servos, batteries, connectors, wires, sensors,...
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Gunslinger Bob For Sale

Gunslinger Bob For Sale

Due to personal reasons I am forced to sell off my robots. Here is Gunslinger Bob. He is a modified omnibot with a rad head. He has an...
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Roborad For Sale

Roborad For Sale

Hello, due to personal reasons I must sell Roborad. He is nearly complete but still needs to be finished. So still plenty for you to do to...
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Robocub Platform

Robocub Platform

The Sharper Image Robocub would be a neat platform to EZBify - How about it DJ?
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Can't Get Enough Robots

Hi all, I just can't seem to get enough robots. I have one that sorta finished (need to fix an arm and work on the programming), 2 that are almost finished, One that was finished but torn apart a week later to upgrade, and now I am already thinking about my next one. My big robot not made from a toy. I just can't seem to stay on one long enough to...
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Nothing To Do With Robots

Hey Everyone! This has nothing to do with robots, just one of the members of EZ Robot Community. I just wanted to let you all know that I have published my first book! It is available as an ebook at Amazon.com The Winter People It is Horror. Thanks, Bret
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Phoenix Area Ez Builders?

Hello EZ Community, I am moving to the Phoenix area and would love to meet other EZ Builders. Anyone in the Phoenix area that may want to get together and work on robots? Thanks, Bret
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Power Converter For 3.3V

Power Converter For 3.3V

Hello All, I have found an inexpensive buck converter to get my 12 volts down to 3.3 to drive lasers or LEDs. They are DC To DC Converter...
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Varying The Voltage On A Dio?

Varying The Voltage On A Dio?

Is it possible to vary the voltage output by one of the digital ports? I have a laser I want to use that works best at 3.3V - more than that...
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Roborad - My Next Bot

Roborad - My Next Bot

So this will be my 3rd robot entry. While I am still working on B9, I have some down time and a new EZ-Kit on the way, so I decided to start...
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Robots For Sale - Great For Ez-B Ifying

Robots For Sale - Great For Ez-B Ifying

Hello Gang, I have several robot platforms that would be fantastic for conversion to the EZ-B, or for your collection. I want to offer them...
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Vexplorer Tread Kit

Is anyone familiar with the Vexplorer Tread Kit? I have one that I was thinking of upgrading my omnibot with, but wasn't sure if it would take the weight. Keep in mind it will have a larger battery (12V) and two guns for arms. So there will be a slight weight increase over the original weight. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
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2Nd Movement Control Panel Request Or Communication Only For Robosapien

2Nd Movement Control Panel Request Or Communication Only For Robosapien

Hello DJ, I was wondering if it would be possible to have 2 movement panels or use a different type of control panel for communication to a...
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Omnibot Tires

Anyone have an issue with the rubber tires on their omnibot falling apart? What did you/can you do to fix or replace the rubber?
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Robosapien H Bridge Motor Controller

This message is for DJ or anyone else who may have an answer. I am combining my robosapien with a RAD base for movement. In setting up the robosapien it seems I must use the D1 port to connect to the Robosapien via the movement panel for robosapien. I assume that is how I must communicate with the robosapien control module as no other option is...
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Tracked Base For Large Robot

Tracked Base For Large Robot

I just found the plans for this on Ebay for 20 bucks. I think this could easily be adapted for a large scale robot. At least that's what I...
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Robot Manuals

Here is a great site I came across that has a multitude of robot manuals from all manufacturers. Robot Manuals
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Which Programming Language For A Newbie

As I near the completion of my little B9 I am contemplating programming. While the EZ-B is very robust for non-programmers, there is so much more I can do with code. My problem is I don't know any code. So as a total beginner, which should I use? VB, C#, C++ I just don't know which would be easiest for my old brain to wrap to itself around. Any...
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Yet Another Review Of Ez-B

While searching the web I came across this review of the EZ-B that I had not seen on the EZ-Robot site. @DJ - did not know if you were aware of this one, but here it goes. EZ-B Review
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Battery Charging Help - Please

Battery Charging Help - Please

I have purchased this battery for my B9 hack, it is 6V 12AH. It is an SLA and for charging instructions it says: Standby use - 6.75 - 6.9V...
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Cool Claw From The Creative Mind Of Magnus

Cool Claw From The Creative Mind Of Magnus

After reading the posts on Magnus I went searching for those cool claws he has and found this. At the Sportsman's Guide website for $50 for...
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Mini Servo Tester

Mini Servo Tester

Check this bad boy out! For bench testing servos without all the other stuff. And Cheap!!! ebay linky
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Thank You Dj And Ez-B

I just wanted to say "thank you" to DJ. The EZ-B is truly revolutionary and brings a realization to many of us who have dreamed of building our own personal robots. This forum is also a blessing. I have never been more proud to be associated with a group of people who are so helpful and friendly. It is funny how so many, who are into non-humans,...
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New Motor Controller

So the new motor controller offered by DJ: This looks just like my stepper motor controller (in fact I think it is). Can this control standard DC motors and stepper motors? Does anyone have a wiring diagram for hooking it up to the EZ-B? and I apologize for all my comments on the other posts, I was just trying to move that Robots-Suck off the page....
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Question About Alternate Powered Servos

I have several servos tied into an alternate power source with the signal wire coming from the EZ-B. Question: When those servos are tied into the alternate power do they draw any current when the signal wire is not energized (ie. the EZ-B is turned off)? I want to know if I need to put an on/off switch in line with the power to those servos?...
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Cheap Source For Robot Parts

Cheap Source For Robot Parts

Hello All, I just fell into a cheap source for robot parts. In fact, I got them free. It seems your local hospitals have disposable items...
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Metal Claws

Metal Claws

FYI - I found aluminum servo actuated claws at Sparkfun for 10 bucks. They are good looking and a nice size. Will be going on my omnibot...
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Help!  I Can't Get Y Camera To Work

Help! I Can't Get Y Camera To Work

I have the EZ camera and hooked it up just as described. My computer uploaded the drivers when I plugged in the dongle and it shows up in...
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Ez-Con

Ez-Con

I think we need to stage an EZ-Con where everyone brings their robots and we get to meet DJ and his staff. Maybe get some vendors to sponsor...
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Movie And Tv Bots

Movie And Tv Bots

I thought it might be cool to see pics of bots from movies and TV - some we know very well, but some are more obscure. How about BB from...
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Servo Flutter And Incomplete Range

Servo Flutter And Incomplete Range

I have a couple of 9g mini servos attached to my board and I am getting some odd artifact from them. One of them will rotate one direction...
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Separate Power For Hd Servos

Separate Power For Hd Servos

I have several HD servos to operate so I need external power supply. As I am inpatient to wait for ez bits, how do I go about supplying...
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Ez-B Keeps Disconnecting

Ez-B Keeps Disconnecting

So I finally got around to testing out my EZ-B. I have all my stuff plugged in, and as soon as I power it on, several of the items connected...
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Cracked Omnibot Dome

Cracked Omnibot Dome

Today I noticed a crack in Bob's dome, and it was right in front of his camera. So here is my fix in case any others have a similar issue....
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El Wire

Can I hook up EL Wire directly to the EZ-B or do I need to use the inverter provided with the EL Wire and just power it from the EZ-B?
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Robot Hands

Check out these robot hands from Custobots: http://www.custobots.com/products/robot-hands-kl01003ho Kind of expensive but they have given me ideas on how to create my own. And they are controlled with only one servo! Does anyone else have something like this?
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Temp/Humidity Sensor

Temp/Humidity Sensor

Hi Guys, I want to hook up a temp/humidity sensor to my bot and was looking at this probe....
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Omnibot Hack Begun

Omnibot Hack Begun

Inspired by DJ and so many of you out there, I have finally begun my omnibot hack. While awaiting the arrival of my EZ-Board and camera I...
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Camera For Omnibot

My omnibot goes in the dishwasher tonight and I will be ordering my EZ board with my next pay check. In the mean time, what kind of wireless camera do I need to use? Does it need to come with the receiver or how do I see it on my computer?
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Omnibot Arm Servos

Hi DJ, what is the torque of the servos you used for arm movement on your Omnibot Project? I am starting to modify my bot and was wondering how strong I needed to make those. I have some that are 208oz/inch. Are those sufficient?
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