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faengelm

Country: USA
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Retired Intel engineer who worked in the Innovation Center. I'm very interested in technology that helps families serve as remote caregivers for their parents faengelm@gmail.com

Achievements

  • 2016-08-20 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2016-08-23 - Connected EZ-Builder to EZ-Cloud
  • 2016-09-05 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2016-09-18 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2016-09-18 - Created First EZ-Cloud App
  • 2016-10-02 - Shared First Photo
  • 2016-10-18 - Attempt Helping Forum Member
  • 2016-10-27 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2016-12-18 - Answered First Forum Question
  • 2016-12-28 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2017-04-18 - Shared First Video

Latest submissions

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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Does the BattleFlipper on closeout include HDD lever arm servo and HDD 360 degree servos?
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Li-Po Battery Questions

I have always followed the instructions in this tutorial about the care and use of Li-Po batteries... but I still have some questions https://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Lesson/26?courseId=4 I haved read other several articles that caution about "trickle charging" Li-Po batteries which is why I always disconnect the charger when its done. My...
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Anyone Looking For New Ideas For Diy Robots?

I found this article with some interesting concepts for home robots based on the Amazon warehouse Kiva robots https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/inside-ticktocks-consumer-robot-product-explorations
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Ez-Lidar Slam Plugin

Ez-Lidar Slam Plugin

@DJ, Thanks for publishing the EZ-LIDAR SLAM Plugin. I have an xv-11 Lidar and the interface supplied is a micro USB Please post some...
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Is There A Way To Run Autorun Script On A Mobile Interface Connection?

I know how to run a "Connection Established Cmd." in the Connection Control in EZ-Builder for Windows, but can't find the equivalent for the Mobile Interface. Any ideas on how to autorun a script on conjnection with Mobile device? Regards, Frank
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Looking For A Remote Microphone For Your Robot? Consider Amazon Echo (Alexa)

Looking For A Remote Microphone For Your Robot? Consider Amazon Echo (Alexa)

In searching for a noise tolerant microphone for my EZ-Robot AdventureBot I checked out the Amazon Echo product which has a great feature in...
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Script Console Question

Script Console Question

I have used the Script Console over the HTTP server before for movement commands and those still work without issue However, I get an error...
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Has Anyone Had Success With Ezb Voice Recognition Listening To A Tts Voice?

I've had success getting EZB to perform speech recognition on my voice and even the voices of my grandkids....BUT I'm trying to get one EZB to recognize the TTS voice of another EZB and have not been successful, i.e. robot to robot verbal conversations I tried different Windows voices and changing speed and emphasis with no success. Even the...
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Having A Question With Autoposition Import

Having A Question With Autoposition Import

I'm using EZ-Builder 2017.11.13.00 on Windows 10 and trying to import into an AutoPosition (non movement) control into a blank project. I...
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Running Into A Question With Iotiny Using Rotational Servos

Running Into A Question With Iotiny Using Rotational Servos

I have built several Adventure Bots and have not had any issues, but when I tried to build a custom 2 WD robot using IoTiny I've run into a...
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Lipo Battery Lead Protector. Makes It Easier To Unplug After Charging

Lipo Battery Lead Protector. Makes It Easier To Unplug After Charging

At times I have struggled with trying to disconnect the small JST-XH charging connector on the liPo battery from the robot. Not only is it...
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Mobile Connection Init Script?

In the desktop connection control I have set the initial position and speed for servos in a connection script But, in the mobile interface I don’t see a way to do this in the connection control Anyone have an idea of how to have a script run upon connection on a mobile device? Thanks, Frank
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Variable Watcher In Mobile Interface?

Variable Watcher In Mobile Interface?

The Mobile Interface Builder tutorial https://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Help.aspx?id=196 says the variable watcher is a supported control,...
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Kudos On Community Forum

Kudos On Community Forum

@Dj @Jeremie @alan Just want to let the EZ-Robot team how much I appreciate the forum and the support from the staff and community I...
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Providing Remote Help To Novice Robot Builders

I recently had my 11 year old nephew build an Adventure Bot using the Course materials while he was at my house and setup his Windows 10 tablet with EZ-Builder. He had a great time building and testing it here, but was worried about support at home, Of course I showed him all the great learning tools on the EZ-Robot site but I also added Splashtop...
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Charging Cable Too Short

Why is the charging cable only sticking through the body about 1/4"? This makes it VERY hard to connect the charger. I have to remove the left arm and use needle nose pliers to hold the connector Is there an extension cable?
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Kudos On Shipping Speed

Kudos On Shipping Speed

I placed my order on a Wednesday and received the items by the following Monday. Very nice.
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Looking For Ifttt Plugin Testers

Looking For Ifttt Plugin Testers

I just completed my first plugin and I'm looking for testers...
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Replacing Servos In Jd's Foot

I'm upgrading the servos in JD's feet to HDD and I think I remember seeing detailed step by step instructions on how to replace the servos.... but after extensive searching I can't find them Any idea if such instructions exist? Thanks, Frank
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Where Can I Purchase The Bv4615 Ir Receiver?

I noticed there is a EZ-Builder for Windows control for it under i2c, but I can't find it for sale anywhere Thanks Frank
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Size Of The Little Back Screw Holding Wheel On Rotation Servo On Adventure Bot?

Does anyone know the dimensions of this screw? I want to get some longer ones so I can put dual wheels on it Regards, Frank
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Have You Lost Your Connection To Your Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad?

Have You Lost Your Connection To Your Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad?

I recently was no longer able to use my two joysticks on both of my Windows 10 laptops in EZ-Builder for Windows Windows 10 was indicating...
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Great Tutorial- Reading And Writing With Files

Great Tutorial- Reading And Writing With Files

I don't find the right place to post comments on tutorials, but just wanted to compliment @JustinRatliff on his great tutorial on File...
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"Unable To Load" Error When Loading Plugin

"Unable To Load" Error When Loading Plugin

I have tried two different Windows 10 laptops with all updates and I'm using EZ-Builder 2017.01.17.00 When I try to install & open the...
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Confirmation Of Control Deletion

Feature request... please add a confirmation when deleting a control from a project. Thanks, Frank
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Use Grid Lines Not On By Default In Jd Example?

I'm using the latest EZ-Builder for Windows (2017.01.08.00) with a fresh copy of the JD example project. When I enable Red color tracking I get the expected head and arm movements with JD following my MOVING red object.,, very nice! However, when I hold the red object STATIONARY, I found that JD's head continuously scans back and forth as if it...
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Warranty Support On Battery Flipper Power Switch

One of the two battle flippers I recently ordered has a bad power switch that I isolated by using my voltmeter and then a jumper cable to bypass the switch The reason for this post is that I need a URL when submitting a claim Thanks, Frank
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Questions With Rotational Servo Speed On Adventure Bot

Questions With Rotational Servo Speed On Adventure Bot

When I load the example project, I get an Auto Position Control that includes directional arrows. However, when I press Forward or Reverse,...
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Ezb V4/2

What are the improvements of this over the v4? I didn't see anything pointing that out on the products page
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Tips For Searching The Community

Is there any way to refine the search other than selecting categories? I've noticed that adding more words e.g. Touch Path Control returns more results than Touch Path Of course, I'm looking for more specific returns rather than more general returns I've tried " " also words like AND to no effect
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Windows 10 Smartscreen Flags Ez-Builder Update 2016.10.16.00 As Unrecognized App

Windows 10 Smartscreen Flags Ez-Builder Update 2016.10.16.00 As Unrecognized App

If you click the "More Info" text you will get a "run anyways" option
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Change Default Ip Shown In Connect Box In Connection Control

I'd like to change the default IP shown to that of my robot so I don't need to enter it every time. Didn't find any help or posts on this topic
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Universalbot Compile Question On Visual Studio 2015

When I open the UniversalBot solution in VS 2015 I get an error message on the App3 project that an update is required When I try to download the update, I'm directed here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/porting/update-your-visual-studio-2015-rc-project-to-rtm This states that the project was compile with the RC verses RTM version of VS...
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Battery Replacement Instructions

Please point me at the instructions on how to remove and replace the battery on a JD and Roli
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Lever Server-Motor Speed

Is there a way to slow down the speed of the lever arm servos? I found the tutorial on the rotation servo speed adjustment by a screw on the servo
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Roboscratch On Ios

I'm running RoboScratch on my iPad and have a couple of basic questions. 1. How do I delete a step once I have created it? I don't want to clear all the steps and start over. 2. How do I move steps around? Drag and drop doesn't work
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Saving Servo Profiles For Use On Mobile

Saving Servo Profiles For Use On Mobile

I created a servo profile and saved it locally and that works fine. I'm not sure how to save one on EZcloud for use on the mobile app...
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Where Is The Getting Started With Ez-Builder Mobile App Info?

I don't want to build a custom app, just want to use a prebuilt one. I figured out how to do this and to connect and run my JD from my iPad but couldn't find instructions. For example, when I launch the EZ-Builder mobile app on my iPad I need to be sure to have an internet connection so that I can download & install the public app. then needed to...
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Assembly Instructions

Step 1 of the instructions cover connecting the H-Bridge to the digital ports, but make no mention of which pin of the three pins per port (Black, Red, White) to connect to nor do they mention the red/black pair connection. The next lesson describes in detail how to make all these connections. Shouldn't the "Connecting Roli's Motors (H-Bridge)...
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Video Camera Image Quality

I carefully removed the protective plastic yet the image looks unfocused, even at 640*480
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