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dicka

Country: USA
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  • 2011-08-31 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2011-08-31 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-12-14 - Created First Robot App
  • 2013-01-27 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2019-01-15 - Connected ARC to cloud

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I am getting a "no internet" message on EZ-Builder Mobile, despite following the procedure on The Robot Program 025. I am connected to the EZB-v4/2 in my Adventure Bot but when I try to get the Remote Control it doesn't happen. I do get internet on my phone through my WiFi network (I don't have a data plan on that phone). My PC has an Ethernet connection to internet through my router and cable modem. Any thoughts? Edited 2/1/2019: I now realize...
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I created...

I created a remote interface on my PC and saved it to EZ-Cloud AppStore, and I can recall it successfully and control my Battle Bot with it on the PC.  I then downloaded and installed the EZ-Builder app on my Android...
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The Mobile App Freezes Up In A Please Wait Screen After An Apparent Bluetooth Co

I am using the app for the first time. I have a V3 board on my robot. No other Bluetooth devices are active. My phone sees EZ-Robot Bluetooth and successfully pairs with it. When I download my project from the cloud, tap the Connect window, select EZ-Robot Bluetooth on the WiFi/Bluetooth screen that appears, and tap the Connect button on that...
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Ez-B Reporting Wrong Firmware

I am using the V3 board with latest firmware and also using the latest EZ-Builder software. Windows shows "EZ-Robot" on COM5 and that is the port I selected from the connection list in EZ-B. Windows also shows my "Generic Bluetooth Radio". When EZ-B fires up, the first screen says I have Firmware V16.6 and software version 2014.5.29.00, and then...
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Having Trouble Getting Started With Http Server

I have followed the HTTP Server Tutorial. I loaded my project, added the HTTP Server control, viewed the three IP addresses that came up, used Microsoft Help to verify that the first address is my PC containing EZ-Builder, loaded that address in my iPad's Safari browser, and tapped "Go". The browser searched and searched but finally said it could...
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Speech Recognition With Http Server?

The ability to display and control EZ-Builder (which is in a PC) using the internet and an iPad, etc, is really impressive. However, I searched and found no mention of remote speech control in that manner. Nor can I perform it on my iPad. If I have missed something please let me know. I guess I could do it with two "walkie-talkies", one...
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Using Bluesmirf Gold Modem In Ez-B

I was playing with Arduino Uno and tried to use my BlueSMiRF Gold Class1 Bluetooth modem. I finally found that the modem wants to communicate with the PC/Terminal at its default 115200 baud rate. But it can communicate with Uno at other rates, say 9600 baud. And this required sending a command to the modem, which I learned how to do. The modem...
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Usb-Ttl Serial Cable Connection Question

I bought a Roving Networks USB-5V Serial UART cable (RN-SRL-FTD5V-CLR) from Mouser Electronics, and added a header to it for TX, RX, Gnd connection to EZ-B. And yes, I am connecting Cable Tx to EZ-B Rx and Cable Rx to EZ-B Tx. The connection to my desktop PC was plug & play. The device manager shows the Cable in Com 8 with 9600 baud rate, 8 data...
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Ez-B Tx/Rx Pulse Level

Is the Tx output 5V? Is the Rx input 3.3-5V compatible?
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Need A Screw To Hold The Kit Wheel On The Kit Servo

I have tried to shim the wheel but it keeps coming off. I could glue it on but I didn't want to gum up the servo. I need a screw greater than 0.75 in (19 mm) and less than 1.0 inch (25 mm). I can't find any longer than 8 mm. A common servo thread size is M2.5 but I don't really know what I need. Anyone know where to find such a screw (or have...
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Screen Display Chopped Off On Top

All of a sudden when I open my project file the top part of the screen display is missing. The vertical slider bar can not bring it into view. However if I click on an older file it comes up OK. I have restarted EZ-Builder and Windows 7 to no avail. I just downloaded the latest EZ-Builder version and it was working fine until just now. Any...
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If Statement With And

If I define $Day and $Hour in your example: $Day = 2 $Hour = 3 If ($Day = 2 AND $Hour = 3) Print("Hello") EndIf I get an error message: Invalid token in expression [AND] Am I doing something wrong?
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Voice-Command Tracking Color?

I have my first robot going. It has voice control and on command it homes on a switchable RGB LED target. I intend to make individual Red, Green, and Blue LED targets to distribute around the room and demonstrate that the robot can home on the voice-commanded target color. Presently I have to manually switch the color in EZ-Builder's Camera...
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Vb Scripting

I'm trying to learn how to use the Visual Basic script control in EZ- Builder and I'm having trouble with the SDK commands. For example, consider the following command form: EZ_B.Servo.SetServoPosition(EZ_B.Servo.ServoPortEnum, System.Int32) If I write just this single line of code after the four "imports" I get this error message: "Declaration...
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Camera Tracking And Robot Following Question

Camera Tracking And Robot Following Question

I am in EZ-Builder and using only the Camera and Modified Servo Movement Panel controls. The camera/horizontal_servo does a fine job...
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Error Message When Selecting Speech Recognition Control

I'm trying out EZ-Build speech recognition before ordering the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. When I select the Speech Recognition Control it comes up saying either my mike isn't working or my operating system isn't supported. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit with Service Pack 1. I am doing successful speech recognition in the Windows mode. (I can...
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Usb Dongle

I am planning to buy the $235 kit. I will put the video camera on my robot and receive video at the PC using the provided dongle receiver in a USB port.. Question: Does this dongle also serve to transmit commands to the Bluetooth-equipped EZ-B control board on my robot? Or do I need a separate Bluetooth dongle in another USB port? (My laptop...
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Visual Basic Speech

As a first robot project I plan to make a voice-controlled robot that goes to a given colored ball (among many) on command. I like the idea of the multi-function EZ-B single-board controller and the off-board intelligence provided by a Bluetooth-linked PC. That certainly makes voice recognition a lot less expensive! However, I'm having trouble with...
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