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Achievements

  • 2012-05-28 - Joined Synthiam
  • 2012-06-09 - Created First New Discussion
  • 2012-12-02 - Joined First Discussion
  • 2013-04-15 - Created First Robot App
  • 2013-06-08 - Posted First Project Showcase
  • 2014-11-27 - Connected ARC to cloud
  • 2014-12-31 - Shared First Photo
  • 2014-12-31 - Created Custom Avatar
  • 2017-10-15 - Shared First Video
  • 2018-04-16 - Used Bing Speech Recognition
  • 2018-05-18 - Used Cognitive Vision Service
  • 2018-05-18 - Used Cognitive Emotion Service
  • 2021-01-02 - Used Cognitive Face Service

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Anyone Building A Full Size R2D2 From Mr. Baddely Design?

Synthiam/ARC users, I now have some series 3D printers and I am starting to build a full size R2D2 unit working with this designer who has a FB page.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/MrBaddeley Most R2 builders use  Padawan 360 build which is based on Arduinos and various other components.  I am thinking about implementing an ARC build using an...
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Downloaded Free Version... Then Updated To Pro Membership...

Downloaded Free Version... Then Updated To Pro Membership...

DJ, I downloaded the free version about three days ago and then today I decided to opt in for the...
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Does Synthiam Support Wifi Connection To Uno WIFI Rev 2?

Does Synthiam Support Wifi Connection To Uno WIFI Rev 2?

Just got a couple of UNO WIFI Rev 2s.  https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-uno-wifi-rev2 This is an Uno...
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ARC Iraspbian Compatibility?

Would ARC run on iraspbian? https://boingboing.net/2020/05/18/raspberry-pi-operating-system.html https://raspbian-x.com/
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Blockly Code In Mobile Interface Not Working On Stable ARC Version 4_9_2020

Blockly Code In Mobile Interface Not Working On Stable ARC Version 4_9_2020

DJ, I can see the new ARC will be awesome!  But, the transition is a...
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Dumb Question Of Terminal Colors On EZB-V4

Dumb Question Of Terminal Colors On EZB-V4

After blowing a fuse on my EZB-V4, when measuring pin voltages, I think I shorted between Vcc and Ground. Is this the correct assignment...
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Is Roomba Movement Panel Broken In Latest Revision Of Synthiam/Ez-Builder?

Is Roomba Movement Panel Broken In Latest Revision Of Synthiam/Ez-Builder?

Hello Friends (and DJ) I am working a robot for our annual bring a kid...
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My Battery Is Low

Should you keep batteries charging or Not? Seems my jd, rolli and 6 all are suffering from battery low issues when they have been plugged in the last 4 weeks while I was on travel.
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Wired Usb Connection Please

I see for the Alan robot DJ was able to support a wired USB connection. Was this a hack for the effort or an new feature for the next EZ-B? If a hack can you share to community?
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Tweet To Robot To Speak?

Tweet To Robot To Speak?

Is there a way to tweet to the robot and have it speak the tweet?
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Jd Ezb Losing Power Connection If Bumped Or Jolted

I was very fortunate to pick up a used Six and a JD from Ebay for $350 total. The kits are in good shape. My JD robot EZB appears to be disconnecting from the battery if you bump the EZB or it does a move that jars the robot too much Is there some trick to keep it from disconnecting? Can the EZB be removed and re-seated into JD's back?
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Quad In The Making With Io Tiny And Micro Servos

Quad In The Making With Io Tiny And Micro Servos

I have printed this quadraped and I am building it. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:989937 I am using these servos: Tower...
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Robots Of Stephens' Garage

Robots Of Stephens' Garage

Thought I would upload a photo of my various robot projects. Left to Right On Shelf: 1. Robosapien with IR Hack shown by DJ to run from EZB V3 2. Arduino "Paint Stick"...
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Io Tiny Vs. Ezb-V4 - Is Analog I/O Different?

Io Tiny Vs. Ezb-V4 - Is Analog I/O Different?

Hey gang, I have two EZB-V4's and three IO Tinys (which I really love). I was having an issue with a Sharp IR sensor with the IO...
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Re-Use Of Code

One of the things I love about the Arduino is that it’s easy to find a code snippet from someone’s project that you can reuse by cutting and pasting. What is the best way to do this in the ez builder environment? Can one copy controls from one project to the next or just the scripts them self’s? It would be awesome for instance to take a fully...
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New Dynamic Speed When Turning Does Not Work For Roomba Controls

New Dynamic Speed When Turning Does Not Work For Roomba Controls

When using the Roomba control panel, the new Dynamic Tracking Speed (spelled "Speen" btw on...
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No Wait For Motion Statement In Blockly

No Wait For Motion Statement In Blockly

Hi, I want to use blockly to do simple motion capture and tweet the photo to my twitter account. There are "Wait for Color", "Wait for...
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Inmoov With Ez-B

Hey fellow roboticists, who has used the Ez-B v4 to control the inmoov head? My parts are practically all printed and I am about to start assembly. Anyone want to share their pointers, design mods, or project code?
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Ezb V4 And Roboquad

Has anyone found a way to work around the limitations of the EZB V4 with the Roboquad or any robosapien? Its sad that the support was dropped with the EZB V4. I was pumped to make an uber intelligent wifi based Roboquad - but will not work.
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Message Recieved When Trying To Add

What is wrong? Never seen this before... upgraded to latest version. Using new IOTiny... Error when selecting any script control... See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid. at...
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New Scratch-Like Environment

DJ, You continue to amaze. Congrats on Make article. With the new Scratch Like Interface, are there examples or help files?
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Converting A String To Integer In Ez Scripting

Converting A String To Integer In Ez Scripting

I am using the plug in for the XV-11 Lidar. The output of the plug in an array in which each value is a string that represents...
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Ezb-V4 Power

For a Roomba application, will the EZB V4 handle the unregulated power input in the same way the EZB V3 could? I saw one discussion where the EZB V4 smoked after trying this....... http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/UserTutorials/115/1
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Roomba Red

Roomba Red

Hi, I have upgraded my Roomba red controls to use the EZB V4. The controls work great from the control panel. However, I can't get the unit to "seek dock". When I press that button, nothing happens....
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Neato Support

JD, Can you add support for the Neato family of vacuum bots? They have a life which is very cool. Here is the reference to their programmers manual. https://www.neatorobotics.com/resources/programmersmanual_20140305.pdf
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Roboquad With Ezb V4?

Roboquad With Ezb V4?

I just bought another EZB V4 with the idea of integrating it on to my RoboQuad. I am very disappointed to learn that this is not compatible with the EZB V4. I have purchased two...
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New Roli Wired Per Instructions But Forward And Backward Are Reversed In Control

I have a new roli. This one for prototyping at work. When I added movement controls in the EZ builder, forward it backward and backward is forward. What is wrong?
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Dual Connection Simultaneously? Tablet Plus Pc?

In the rover project we are creating for autonomous indoor light measurement we are interested in having the rover work autonomously from a PC that is installed on the rover. We would like the option to have a tablet interface at the same time for some high level functions such as start measuring and driving, etc. We want to have the robot navigate...
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Integrating Ez-Builder Windows With C Or Visual Basic Routines

We are looking to find out if the EZ-Robot platform can be used to read and act on data streams from a laboratory grade light meter and a LIDAR. Basically, we expect a string of data from the light meter that would have to be parsed and acted upon. I envision that we would need to write a routine in C or Visual basic that would poll the meter and...
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Independent Control Of Roli Arms An Hands With Ms Joystick

Independent Control Of Roli Arms An Hands With Ms Joystick

Rather than moving frame by frame for positioning of Roli's arms, I want to be able to control the arms...
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Radar Servo Position Scaling Not Correct

Radar Servo Position Scaling Not Correct

DJ, I was wondering when you are going to fix this known bug. You acknowledged in a previous post it was an issue. The Radar scanner does...
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Radar Servo Position Scaling Not Correct

Radar Servo Position Scaling Not Correct

Since DJ changed the servo scaling from 0 to 100 to 0 to 180, the radar scan does not perform as expected. The scan does not go from 0 to...
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Pin Out Details On Ezb V4

Pin Out Details On Ezb V4

On the EZB V4 digital pins, what color is VCC Pin, Output/Input pin, and Gnd Pin? Is it White(or Blue), Red, Black?
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Roli Treads Stiff

Hi, I really love Roli. However, his treads are stiff and thus when he moves the motors go through a labored sound and he kind of lurches and slows down again and again as the treads work their way around the mechanism. Is there a suggested way to soften the treads? I imagine this was because they were installed at the factory and have "Set" into...
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Neato Lidar Integration

Has anyone integrated the NEATO robot LIDAR? I pulled one out of a broken XV-11 and bought a low cost controller from http://www.getsurreal.com/product-category/electronics/xv-lidar :D Neato lidar
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Cut And Paste Not Working In Ez Script

I am trying to cut and paste from one script to another. However, neither the edit function in the script editor or the control C and Control V are working. Is this a setting in my PC or is there something up? I have the latest version of easy builder as of 12/5/2014.
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Cutting And Pasting Into Ez Scripts - Why Does It Not Work?

I am trying to do a simple cut and paste of code from the community forum into a an ez script. However, even though I try cut and paste with various methods (control C, Control V, edit cut, edit paste, etc) it does not work. What is going on? Without the simple ability to cut and paste code, its very hard to build on what others are doing ---- I...
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Dj Sures.Ez-Bits Need More Documentation!

Dj Sures.Ez-Bits Need More Documentation!

I would like to see in one place a bill of materials for all the items required to be printed for JD, Rolli and 6. That way, I can queue...
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Math In Ez-Script

How do you do basic math functions within EZ-Script?
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How Do You Use The Speed Control Slider On Joystick?

How Do You Use The Speed Control Slider On Joystick?

I have a logitech X3D Pro that I picked up at a yard sale new for only $3. Its an awesome joystick. I want to make...
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What Are The Min Specs To Run Ez Builder On A Netbook?

What are the min specs to run EZ Builder on a netbook?
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Spotty Speech Recognition In Ez Builder

Sometimes speech recognition works on my system and sometimes it will not work at all. Also, it may work a while and them stop in the same session. I'd like to know if anyone has delt with this and if there is a solution or any pointers. I can see that the mic is picking up my voice by the bar chart moving when I talk. But, at times there is no...
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Kinect Coming Soon?

See my blog posting link for an example of Kinect fun with kids at my work. I have had a lot of phone with the Kinect so far and I am really excited to see when DJ will finally get the Kinect added to the EZ Robot system. Has anyone done anything substantial with the EZB and the Kinect yet? blog about robot building in my garage
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Pc On The Robot

What's the best low cost low power pc you have used to put the brains of the ebb on the robot?
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Throwing Your Robot's Voice

As the EZ Robot system utilizes the PC as the main horsepower behind the robot, it would be great if the robot's voice came from the robot rather than from my nearby PC. For larger robots, the laptop can be on the robot, but for smaller robots, it not practical. I'd like to know if anyone is using wireless USB or Bluetooth on the robot to "throw"...
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Communication Example With Arduino

Before I found the awesome EZ Robot board, I mainly used arduinos for my robots. Now I have this great EZ Robot board and I'd like to put my Arduino's to use as well. Has anyone used I^2C to communicate between the Arduino and EZB? Any examples?
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Brookstone Rover Camera Not Seen In Easybuilder

I was configuring a project last night and at one point the camera in the brookstone rover quit being read in the ez builder panel. Previously I had it chasing a ball,etc and it worked fine. I double checked the camera with the IPAD and it works fine. I have changed batteries in the rover and rebooted my PC, etc. The ez builder panel is setup for...
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Color Or Motion Tracking Not Working In Latest Release 6/30, Fw 16

Using the brookestone rover, when I try to do color or motion tracking, the camera image freezes and does not recover. I am forced to leave the ez builder ap and come back. Does not work and did before going to new version. Is there something that is possibly broken in the code with regard to the brookestone rover and video tracking? Have not tried...
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Help With Voice Recognition

See attached screen shot. Don't know what I am doing wrong. Do I need to fill in the script for any command, enable cmd, or disable cmd? I can't get it to recognize anything. Is there a training required or does something need to enabled in windows 7? I can see that the microphone is configured and detecting sounds of the my voice. Lost.
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Marks R2D2 Prearc

Marks R2D2 Prearc

R2D2 09052019 before ARC software - mobile worked with sensors, controls, etc. For DJ to look at.
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Marks R2D2 ARC Rework Dj

Marks R2D2 ARC Rework Dj

R2D2 4112020 for DJ to look at with respect to functions lost on mobile app when converted to ARC.
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Marks R2D2 ARC Rework

Marks R2D2 ARC Rework

R2D2 4112020 for DJ to look at with respect to functions lost on mobile app when converted to ARC.
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EZ Braccio Arm

EZ Braccio Arm

Braccio Arm Control via Arduino and EZ-Builder. This is my initial stab using the arduino uno interface via USB. Worked great and was very easy to setup.
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Zoey

Zoey

testing the music with lights
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TRP Shell-E Example Mark

TRP Shell-E Example Mark

Bring your 3-D prints to life with the Shell-E robot kit. Invent your own customizable wheeled robot through design and 3-D printing. Innovate and explore technology using...
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Marks JD

Marks JD

The Official Revolution JD example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your JD up and running.
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Marks Virtual Reality Hexapod

Marks Virtual Reality Hexapod

This project uses the Virtual Reality Robot plugin to control a Six Hexapod with Google Cardboard or Virtual Reality Headsets. The servos are configured to move...
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Microsoft Cognitive Learning Example

Microsoft Cognitive Learning Example

Demo of Microsoft Cognitive Services using PC Camera.
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Cognitive Learning

Cognitive Learning

Roli Bare project is used for The Robot Program episodes. Visit www.TheRobotProgram.com for more information.
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JD

JD

The Official Revolution JD example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your JD up and running.
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Marks Six

Marks Six

This is the EZ-Robot Revolution Six example starter project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Six up and running.
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Six

Six

This is the EZ-Robot Revolution Six example starter project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Six up and running.
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Marks Roli Christmas 2016

Marks Roli Christmas 2016

Welcome to the Revolution Roli example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Roli up and running.
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Marks Roli 12_28_14

Marks Roli 12_28_14

Welcome to the Revolution Roli example project. There is a great tutorial course on our website at www.ez-robot.com with information on getting your Roli up and running.
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