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4mem8
04-21-2008, 07:05 AM
This is my Wall-E project that I am currently working on it is 150mm x 150mm x 160 high, it uses a pair of Mattracks http://www.litefootatv.com/html/litefoot_in_the_news.htm for motive power and two robosapienV2 hip motors. It will be controlled by a BS2P40 stamp CPU and will have the following functions described below.

I build robots quite prolific but my let down is programing "hopeless but learning" I have a friend at http://www.robocommunity.com (http://www.robocommunity.com/) who is programing it for me, From this I hope to learn how this program is put together and eventually program myself. We are in the progress of designing the H-bridge for the motors using the L298 chip, The head is finished apart from his adorable eyebrows which http://www.musclewires.com/shapememoryalloys.shtml wire or Muscle flex and pan/tilt has been run.

The main reason for building this project was to see if I could use parts from my stock of components that I have lying around my basement and electronics room, The only thing so far that I have had to buy is the Mattracks , uOLED screen and L298 H-bridge ic. Which GWJax is sending me. I was inspired to build this project after seeing a Pixar demo video and thought WOW what a neat bot to build.

I have been in R/C scale and other unorthodox aircraft for over 30yrs and modeling is my passion, so this comes in handy when creating something like Wall-E. I hope you like how it is coming along. I would also like to add that GWJax has been an inspiration to me on the programming side.The main construction of Wall-E is 5mm lite ply, sides,front,back and top, with 2mm balsa cladding on the sides with some 1.5mm ply to form the raised panels. Rivets were made using PVA glue watered down 40% and applied to the required area's with a sharp pointed rod, One dip will give you 3 rivets. The arms were constructed out of 1.5mm ply and balsa, and uses 4 of my Technics air rams back to back, The fingers were modded Technics angle beams covered in 1mm ply for the sides and balsa top and bottom.

The base is constructed out of 5mm Acrylic sheet as this is good for boring holes to mount your fittings. the head H'mmm a real challenge here, I had to draw it out first to get the pear shaped eye right then work from there. The main eye tube was a pair of alloy pill containers which worked out to be the right size for the head. The Blue LEDs x 6, 3 in each eye are mounted on a 5mm acrylic disc and inserted in the tube about 2/3rds down, then another Acrylic disc in front with the ping sonar in each eye.The ping sonar is from TX and RX had to be removed from the board [tricky (http://www.parallax.com/) and an extension lead screened (http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-E-Robot/screened) run from the board to the Tx and RX in each eye. I was not sure at the time if this would alter the characteristics of the range, but after testing this was unfounded.

The eyes light up at present using a circuit which has a CDS cell and when you switch the lights of the eyes come on, GWJax may code this to work also with some other functions on Wall-E.Wall-E was finished with off the shelf spraykote enamel cans, grey primer, followed by antirust primer, then layered with yellow, rivets applied, then sliver over the rivet area, followed by an airbrushed rust over the rivets. The whole body was then rubbed with scotchbrite pads until the rust and some silver was showing through, then airbrushed with a mix of satin varnish and grey primer to give Wall-E that weathered effect.The head was done in a similar way but with different colors. Phew, I think that's it guys. Check out my web site.
http://robosapienv2-4mem8.page.tl/ Robotic Madness

1. Use my Mattracks as the main drive unit
2. Motor drive gear motors using H bridge controllers
3. Pan/tilt head using Parallax ultra sonic ping
4. 3 GP2D12 IR edge detectors or similar detectors
5. raise and lower the arms as a pair [up and down only]
6. raise and lower the front door
7. [Maybe not sure yet] raise and lower the head
8.Use Parallax ping in both eyes
9. airbrush Wall-E to look authentic as possible.
10. Fit a uOLED in the front panel
11. Use a Parallax emic text to speech chip for wall-e's voice
12. Fit Ultra bright blue LEDs in Wall-E's eyes
13. Make a pair of H bridges for the drive motors
14. solar cell to charge batteries
15. voice changer circuit for Emic text to speech
16. Speaker





Wall-E

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8199/wallexl6.jpg
This is what I am basing my Wall-E from.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baI3NTfTNLg Wall-e's first head movments, crap servos, need to change them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79jfrUYDv0M Different servos, head movment a lot better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TTCUqtGsBw Components added, looking more like Wall-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0EwTtUZQQ LED eyes now in place.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baI3NTfTNLg

Droid Works
04-21-2008, 07:41 AM
That is amazing! The movie isn't even out yet and you already have one made. Nice work, I look forward to more videos.

Adrenalynn
04-21-2008, 07:48 AM
What ^^ He Said!

I just went and looked at the trailers again - wow! You've really captured him! Pixar should be afraid, and Disney should be hiring you. :D

Alex
04-21-2008, 12:32 PM
umm..... WOW! I'm pretty much speechless. Seriously, I don't know what to say about this. I'm just in total Awe... I'll have to reply to this thread again later when my brain recovers a bit:D

I got you entered in our contest!

Matt
04-21-2008, 12:34 PM
WOW, You didn't waste any time on getting this moving! I can't believe how far this project is already. Are you in animatronics already or something similar? I think this movie will do very well. It's not even out yet and it's captured the hearts of many. Nice work!

4mem8
04-21-2008, 02:14 PM
Hey, Thanks guys, very much appreciated. I am not in animatronics [love to be though] I'm just a cabinate maker. I have over 200 pics to date and posted about 1/3 on Robocommunity another forum I am on, I have to complete Wall-E on Robocommunity first and do an article as this is the forum I started it on, but will post equal pics here as I go. Just trying to navigate around this site as it is quite different to robocommunity site.
It's really nice to be here. Thanks.
If your interested guys check out my web site: http://robosapienv2-4mem8.page.tl/Home.htm

LinuxGuy
04-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Hey, Thanks guys, very much appreciated. I am not in animatronics [love to be though] I'm just a cabinate maker.
As cool as your robot is, it's like saying Einstein was just a mathematician.. :veryhappy:

8-Dale

4mem8
04-21-2008, 03:02 PM
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/64/46fp4.jpg

Mattracks with modded bearings and shafts.



http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2121/75372608uj2.jpg

Mattracks and RSV2 hip motors

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5342/40148988cp0.jpg

Acrylic base and motors mounted.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5729/50863932kj1.jpg

4mm ply box and drawings in background.

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7594/70777598pq3.jpg

Ply box taking shape.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4443/42214690cq8.jpg

Front section added, the sq hole is for a uOLED screen.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/953/49237407ji6.jpg

Another front shot.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/462/72874081co8.jpg

Side shot.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3775/12105258xa4.jpg

Side panels added to give detail, also arms.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2905/37660529ll6.jpg

Front/side angle, notice the led bar graph to the right of the uOLED opening.

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/5949/10us1.jpg

Front door and grippers, this door will come down and up via a pot sensing system to the stamp.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3238/11tu3.jpg

Rear rams [static] Technics LEGO.

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/677/12ba0.jpg

Detail of side paneling, PVA glue watered down 40% and applied by a needle.

More to come.

Adrenalynn
04-21-2008, 03:10 PM
Holy cow! That detail is AMAZING!

crabfu
04-21-2008, 07:35 PM
That's just beautiful :)

-Crabfu

Matt
04-21-2008, 09:17 PM
Hooooold the phone! What are those Mattracks??? Where did they come from? They look like they belong in the catalog for more bot builders to use!

Adrenalynn
04-21-2008, 09:48 PM
No doubt. I'd be all over those.

Alex
04-21-2008, 09:55 PM
for sure!!! Where on earth did you find some small enough for hobby sized robots??

LinuxGuy
04-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Hooooold the phone! What are those Mattracks??? Where did they come from? They look like they belong in the catalog for more bot builders to use!
They are MattTracks which came on an R/C Hummer (and perhaps others) sold by Radio Shack. I have one of those myself and got a not quite working one for parts (two sets of MattTracks). They are not available separately as far as I know. :sad:

8-Dale

Wingzero01w
04-21-2008, 11:19 PM
I was browsing on the Parallax forums and i heard some people (person) got the mattracks by calling radioshack and doing a special request... but it was over a month ago so im not so sure.

Droid Works
04-21-2008, 11:31 PM
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2882884&cp=2032062.2032402.2032406&parentPage=family

4mem8
04-22-2008, 12:26 AM
Yep, you can get them from Radio shack [Above link by droid works] And they sell them separately, I just received another 3 sets as well as the one's for my Wall-E.
Here are the details:
"The Mattracks are available with the wheel. Your local RadioShack store can order them for you. Catalog numbers are Left/ RSU 12458907 $11.69 & Right/RSU 12458923 $11.69."

Hope this helps you guys out.

4mem8
04-22-2008, 12:48 AM
Here are some more photo's of Wall-E

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9878/13ah4.jpg

The neck section was made from balsa wood and 1.5mm ply, It is hollow with a divider down the center to accommodate pan/tilt servo wires and head LED wires.

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2091/15jk2.jpg

After grey priming the balsa and ply, a coat of rust brown was applied, then water down PVA glue about 40% with water and apply with a sharp object to recreate rivets. Wait until this dries and you will notice that the center of the rivet collapses in the center creating a life like rivet.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8057/16oy4.jpg

Completed rivets, when this dries it will be clear. You then layer up the paint, next will be silver.

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/677/12ba0.jpg

I have already shown this shot but this is the effect after the silver paint was applied.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6568/29lc2.jpg

Next apply yellow, lightly as we are trying to get a dirty effect here, After paint has dried very carefully ues a scotch brite pad and scuff the area's that would get the most wear, such as the rivets and edges of the panels.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4634/18py1.jpg

Next is the fabrication of the hands and arms, I have a huge collection of LEGO Technics and had to sacrifice some Technics parts for Wall-E, like gluing the rams back to back, also the hands had to be hacked [not shown in this pic].

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3699/19ov5.jpg

Ply 1.5mm box's made to fit around the rams.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/121/20re7.jpg

Ply and balsa fingers now applied to the Technics parts.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4300/17mn1.jpg

Parts after airbrushing rust color.

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6127/35ju9.jpg

Hand after silver application.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7774/32cp6.jpg

Arm section masked up for white.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4474/33dp7.jpg

A light coat of white over the black.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5651/34ds0.jpg

Black and white before applying whit over both.

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/2783/14yc4.jpg

Wall-E's eyes are made out of two alloy pill containers that were just the right size, then 4 1.5mm ply discs were made and slipped over the alloy cans and the covered in 1mm balsa.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/805/21jf2.jpg

Almost finished head, some rear appendages added.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7622/23lv7.jpg

A third darker grey color has now been added for weathering and matt black in the eye cavities.

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/9240/22fj7.jpg

A forth color yellow added for the weathering and scuffed back with a scotch brite pad.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9159/28mo8.jpg

Neck now weathered and head temporarily added.

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8676/45pf3.jpg

Checking the servo position for the neck.

LinuxGuy
04-22-2008, 02:34 AM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6568/29lc2.jpg

Next apply yellow, lightly as we are trying to get a dirty effect here, After paint has dried very carefully ues a scotch brite pad and scuff the area's that would get the most wear, such as the rivets and edges of the panels.
What are you using for the drive? How did you link the drive to the MattTracks? I have four pair of MattTracks I could potentially use for robots, plus a still working Hummer R/C truck.

8-Dale

Adrenalynn
04-22-2008, 03:39 AM
I just WISH I had the patience to do that. [sigh]

4mem8
04-22-2008, 05:05 AM
Robotguy: The mattracks have a hex insert on the inside and I used a piece of 3/8 hex nylon rod which fitted into the hex on the mattracks, that was then terminated to a 45 degree bevel gear with the same hex insert. I sanded the bevel gear flat on one side and this was then cynoed to a flat plate on the RSv2 hip motor.

4mem8
04-22-2008, 05:21 AM
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6388/39ge8.jpg

First firing up of the LED eyes, without the ping sensors in place.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5092/40is7.jpg

Circuit in the back ground.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8120/37fv0.jpg

Components for the LED eyes.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/234/36ip3.jpg

Built circuit and schematics, CDS cell on top of Wall-E's head.

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1981/31bp4.jpg

All components ready for assembly.

http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/4092/41kx5.jpg

Wall-E looking a bit bemused at having no arms!!.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9871/42lz0.jpg

This is my J2R board that I am using as a temporarily fill in until I fit my BS2P40 stamp.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7077/43ky3.jpg

Testing my J2R board on my mini logic designer board.

I have over 200 detailed photo's of Wall-E to date and what I have posted here is just a few, I will be doing an article on Robocommunity forum as this is where I started this project and I am oblidged to finish this project there first before I post here. If you would like me to do a detailed article here let me know and I will do so when the article is published on R/C.

LinuxGuy
04-22-2008, 06:27 AM
Robotguy: The mattracks have a hex insert on the inside and I used a piece of 3/8 hex nylon rod which fitted into the hex on the mattracks, that was then terminated to a 45 degree bevel gear with the same hex insert.
Ah, OK, thanks for that info. Maybe it will help me use my MattTracks in a robot someday. :veryhappy:

8-Dale

Adrenalynn
04-22-2008, 06:42 AM
Alex from Trossen is working, so rumor has it, on a new Tutorials section. I bet he'd love to publish your write-up in that section when it's ready. But then - I can't speak for him... ;)

archcvd
04-22-2008, 02:58 PM
What beautiful craftsmanship! I can't wait to see it all in action, especially with the OLED showing the "solar charge level" haha. I found that detail so cute. Great job!

Alex
04-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Alex from Trossen is working, so rumor has it, on a new Tutorials section. I bet he'd love to publish your write-up in that section when it's ready. But then - I can't speak for him...

Thanks Adrenalynn, just let the cat out of the bag why don't ya, j/k:p

Seriously though, yes, I am working on getting a tutorials section running here, but there are two things that I need to complete beforehand:

1) Upgrade the forums to the latest software
2) Put a new skin on the forums

Yes, we are FINALLY getting a skin on these forums!! We're totally stoked here at TR central and I hope all you will like it:) I should have all this finished by later this week or early next week. Once that is all finished, then I'll get this tutorial thing up and running in the TRC. If any of you want to discuss this though, please start another thread.



Oh yeah, to get back to the point of my reply:) Once we get the tutorials section up and running, of course I'll be putting many of my own tutorials up there, but only on areas that I am educated enough on to create tutorials. We're really depending on the tutorials section to be a community effort (just like the downloads (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/downloads.php) and links (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/links/index.php) sections). This way we can help each other grow in our education by sharing our areas of expertise with the rest of the community. So yes, I'd love to see this published as a tutorial, but I am not even 1/10th as knowledgeable as Mike with his own robot, so he'd be the best person to write the tutorial:D

GWJax
04-22-2008, 06:01 PM
Hey 4mem8 Just thought I would pop in also along with you! Nice layout sofar.
I see you are showing your eye light schematics in this thread or are you use mine? It really does not matter because they both work the same just diffrent components.

4mem8
04-23-2008, 01:28 AM
Good to see you here GW, And good spotting on the circuit, You are correct they both work the same, but I did use your circuit in this particular Wall-E but I did not have a pic of that circuit so posted mine.

4mem8
04-23-2008, 01:33 AM
Alex: I would love to do a tutorial on Wall-E, But before I can do that I will post On Robocommunity first as I started this project there first and I feel oblidged to do so, But any new pics that are posted on R/C will also be posted here as well. When Wall-E is finished and an article is published on R/C I will also publish here as well if that is ok.

GWJax
04-23-2008, 05:03 AM
4mem8, you used the one with the 1K pullups on the LED's with my circuirt is that correct? If you would like I can post the circuit for everyone so they may choose which one to use if you would like.

4mem8
04-23-2008, 05:37 AM
GW, That would be cool, Both options would be great.

GWJax
04-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Sorry fo the last post on the Pic I'm trying to learn how you all post pictures: thanks for understanding. Adjust the VR for the light sentivity. the 220 resistors are pullup resistor pack so the LEDs have the ame brightness else the center one wold be brighter than the rest. GWJax

4mem8
04-24-2008, 02:00 AM
Cool GW, Thanks for posting that second LED circuit.

GWJax
04-24-2008, 09:58 AM
No problem 4mem8, just let me know if I can help out on any thing else, also about the circuit I have a 220 ohm resistor pack installed and running the LEDs at 3.666 v I think 4mem8 used a 1K res pack but this is all related to what your LEDs can handle so fell free to change the resistor pack guys..

4mem8
05-22-2008, 01:49 AM
Just an update to Wall-E, GWJax is almost finished the programing of Wall-E, Some slight problems in getting the uOLED updated with the latest software as when I bought the product I failed to acquire the lead needed to download the software, Doh, so not quite sure if GWJax has made one or not. He also informs me that The memory in the BS2P40 is about 99% full, So this project with all it's servos and sensors is proving to be tight in the memory department.So I am looking forward to getting all the parts back and installing them into Wall-E and taking more pics and video.Thanks GW for all your effort in the coding of Wall-E.

4mem8
05-22-2008, 03:40 AM
Well guys it's been a while since I posted some up to date Wall-E pics, so here they are. Enjoy.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5088/180vk8.jpg
Where's my master!


http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5794/181on0.jpg
I'm bored!!!!!


http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/882/182an5.jpg
Where's that screw gone?


http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6240/183oc1.jpg
More dust in my eye.


http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3760/184dh5.jpg
Look! clean hands.


http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2288/185cj6.jpg
I had it a minute ago!


http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4928/186nm3.jpg
M'mmm this is a hard surface!.



http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8826/emailpict0055mv6.jpg
Now I see it!!


http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/683/emailpict0054ms9.jpg
Look at all those stars.


http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/1821/emailpict0053df6.jpg
Opps I had it a minute ago!!


http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6839/emailpict0052yo2.jpg
There it goes

DresnerRobotics
05-22-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm in absolute awe, this is AMAZING craftsmanship.

I wish I had your skills Mike, haha. Can't wait to see video of this.

4mem8
05-22-2008, 01:03 PM
Hello Tyberius, Thanks for the comments, Still waiting to put all the electronics in Wall-E and connect a few more item in him, by the end of the month we should be getting a bit closer to this goal. GWJax is doing an amazing job of the coding for Wall-E.

Adrenalynn
05-22-2008, 01:12 PM
So what are you going to do with the CrustCrawler arm that you're sure to win? :D

LinuxGuy
05-22-2008, 02:56 PM
Hello Tyberius, Thanks for the comments, Still waiting to put all the electronics in Wall-E and connect a few more item in him, by the end of the month we should be getting a bit closer to this goal. GWJax is doing an amazing job of the coding for Wall-E.
I have to say I really like this robot of yours! Now I want to go see the movie! :veryhappy::veryhappy: Disney should be paying you for the great advertising. :happy: I am very much looking forward to seeing videos!

8-Dale

4mem8
05-23-2008, 12:14 AM
Adrenalynn: This is the first time I have entered a competition where the prizes are awesome, But having said that I am up against some very very talented People here and their creations, Some of them are just outstanding and I feel priveledged and honored to be able to enter Wall-E for this competition. Your comments are also very encouraging for my future robot entries.

Robotguy: Hopefully video's will follow the completion of the electronics and coding which GWJax is doing an awesome job off. I am pleased you like the project Robotguy. It has been a very interesting project from scratch to build. My specialty is scale modeling and hardware, so this helps with this sort of project.

Adrenalynn
05-23-2008, 05:43 PM
Sincere, I assure you. I've seen what Disney did at the 'Faire. I've seen their promo stuff up close. I think you could show them a thing or two (and maybe learn from them at the same time. Those Imagineers are pretty bright folk. ;)). Seriously, this looks to be a fantastic implementation - and I can't believe how you can actually finish something so... REAL ... before even seeing the movie!

4mem8
05-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Here are a few more pics to tease you all, He He.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1016/187us1.jpg
Hope these are not mine!!

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3930/188ve4.jpg
They look familiar, M'mmm

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1523/190ju6.jpg
If nobody wants them i will take them.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6130/189dd8.jpg
M'mmm power socket, Don't touch.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6070/191rx5.jpg
What you looking at.


Hope you enjoyed them.

4mem8
05-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Adrenalynn: Once again thank you for you comments, really nice to know ppl appreciate the hard work that has gone into this project.

Wingzero01w
05-23-2008, 09:46 PM
That is definitely the best wall-e replica robot i've ever seen. Remarkable craftsmanship.

4mem8
05-24-2008, 01:05 AM
Wingzero01w: Thanks for your comment, Really appreciated. I think everyone is looking forward to Wall-E being mobile,It's in the pipeline and should be operational in June.

4mem8
05-24-2008, 04:15 AM
Here are a few shots of Wall-E's eye lit up.




http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/933/196pa8.jpg


I can see again! Is that what you look like 4mem8!!






http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/5340/198wf8.jpg


Nice to see where your going.






http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9620/197tu5.jpg


M'mmm I need to be plugged in.

4mem8
05-25-2008, 01:26 PM
Hey guys I have had to make an alteration to the lower neck of Wall-E to get it to travel correctly, also had to lower the fulcrum and spigot pin , this will help stop the over shoot of the servo due to the weight of the head [although not heavy] it is enough to make the neck servo overshoot the center position.I have also allowed for return springs if needed to help the servo.



http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/148/200xp3.jpg


Alloy bracket. 4 mounting hole 3mm and two spring holes 1.5mm and one clevis hole 1.5mm






http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1395/199lw6.jpg


New ply extension and alloy section.






http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7981/201dl9.jpg


Alloy bolted to ply.






http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8571/202xd9.jpg


Brass 4mm spigot pin and housing blocks with brass 4mm inserts.






http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/3868/203ab5.jpg


Spigot shaft blocks and notice I have had to lower the pin in the neck.






http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4368/204ge7.jpg


Servo clevis, this will now be a push/pull scenario. Holes for tension springs below if needed.






http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2209/205jj9.jpg


Housing blocks attached.






http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/759/206zy3.jpg


ready for fixing inside Wall-E's body.

4mem8
05-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Here is the neck mod now fitted to Wall-E body, This makes a big difference to the smoothness of opperation, Also the servo leverage is much better in the push/pull scenario. Just have to find a good place for the servo, A lot of gear has to go in this space. This shot is looking at the inside top of Wall-E


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8109/207vm5.jpg

4mem8
05-30-2008, 06:36 PM
Did some more work on the neck area today, This is a mod due to the placement of the tilt servo and lack of room inside the box, But careful planning will see me right here. When you think about it,
1 x motor controller.
1 x emic text to speech board.
1 x uOLED screen.
4 servos in box 1 in head.
2 x RSV2 hip motor and gear box's.
1 x 7.2v 3000ma battery.
2 x arm linkages.
1 x tilt linkage.
1 x front door linkage,maybe a vr pot.
1 x voice changer, [Thanks GWJax I missed that one.]
Plus all wiring from sensors into a box no bigger that 150 x 150 x 166 high

GWJax
05-31-2008, 09:51 AM
I hate to tell you but you have one more board to install in there. It's the voice changer board with a skpeaker.

LinuxGuy
05-31-2008, 10:37 AM
I hate to tell you but you have one more board to install in there. It's the voice changer board with a skpeaker.
Hi and Welcome!

It's good to see you here also. Maybe you can start a thread and tell us about the software for this cool robot. :happy:

8-Dale

4mem8
05-31-2008, 01:26 PM
Damn, I hate it when you miss something, Thanks GW u just made my day again, he he now to re organise it again.

GWJax
06-01-2008, 02:32 AM
Hi and Welcome!

It's good to see you here also. Maybe you can start a thread and tell us about the software for this cool robot. :happy:

8-Dale

Right now the software is in bits and pieces as test rutines. Its a lot of codding also so maybe this is better, than to post a completeded version which would be hard to follow. The software is written in Pbasic using the BS2 Ver2.5 setting and will change to the BS2p settings. If you would like to see some of the coding I will place it here unless 4mem8 would like it in a diffrent thread.

4mem8
06-01-2008, 02:39 AM
It should be ok here in it's partial state, But if it was the full mccoy then it should go in the downloads library.

GWJax
06-01-2008, 09:29 AM
OK here is a test routine for Wall-E's L298N Hbridge circuit. on my platform stunt dummy it moved quite fast. But this routine has no PWM commands to slow down the motors just logic on and logic off.
enjoy. I'll pop in from time to to and add more so I don't over welm everyone. But if you have any questions please let me know.

' {$STAMP BS2}
' {$PBASIC 2.5}
' Motor movement for Wall-E H-Bridge using a L298N chip Test routine
' By GWJax 04 May 2008
'================================================= =============================
' Set Wall-E's Varaibles
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Set Wall-E pin lay out
Wall_E_LfBack PIN 8 'sets left track backwards to pin 8
Wall_E_LfFront PIN 9 'sets left track foward to pin 9
Wall_E_RtBack PIN 10 'sets right track backwards to pin 10
Wall_E_RtFront PIN 11 'sets right track foward to pin 11
Wall_E_Rt_E PIN 12 'sets right motor on/off
Wall_E_Lt_E PIN 13 'sets left motor on/off
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' setup pin I/O's
LOW Wall_E_lfBack
LOW Wall_E_LfFront
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
LOW Wall_E_Rt_E 'disable right motor
LOW Wall_E_Lt_E 'disable left motor
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Main:
GOSUB Wall_E_STOP
GOSUB Wall_E_FowardFast
PAUSE 1000 ' let run for one sec.
GOSUB Wall_E_STOP
GOSUB Wall_E_BackFast
PAUSE 1000 ' let run for one sec
GOSUB Wall_E_HBStop ' opps turn off the motors!
PAUSE 500 ' pause 1/2 sec
GOSUB Wall_E_Stop ' reset lines for floating
GOSUB Wall_E_CW
PAUSE 500 ' run for 1/2 sec
GOSUB Wall_E_Stop
GOSUB Wall_E_CCW
PAUSE 500 ' run for 1/2 sec
GOSUB Wall_E_Stop
PAUSE 2000 ' wait for 2 sec
GOTO Main ' return to the main and do again
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Wall-E stop moving
Wall_E_STOP:
LOW Wall_E_Rt_E
LOW Wall_E_Lt_E
LOW Wall_E_lfBack
LOW Wall_E_LfFront
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wall_E_FowardFast:
HIGH Wall_E_Rt_E
HIGH Wall_E_Lt_E
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wall_E_BackFast:
HIGH Wall_E_Rt_E
HIGH Wall_E_Lt_E
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
HIGH Wall_E_LfBack
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Wall-E move clock wise
Wall_E_CW:
HIGH Wall_E_Rt_E
HIGH Wall_E_Lt_E
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Wall-E moving counter clock wise
Wall_E_CCW:
HIGH Wall_E_Rt_E
HIGH Wall_E_Lt_E
HIGH Wall_E_LfBack
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
RETURN
'Wall-E hard break stop
Wall_E_HBStop:
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
RETURN

GWJax
06-01-2008, 11:58 AM
Here's another test rotine for the tilt and pan routine. This routine alows you to modify the speed of the servos so you don't have that fast movement and shifting which puts alot of torque on the servos. The test routine I'll show you will have the ping sensors installed and it will determine which why Wall-E should turn. so heres the test routine for the head random tilt and pan that 4mem8 showed you a video of already so I won't add a you-tube video here.

' {$STAMP BS2}
' {$PBASIC 2.5}
' random movements for tilt and pan movements
' variables
Tilt PIN 1 ' set tilt to pin 14
Pan PIN 0 ' set pan to pin 13
tiltseed VAR Word ' set var seed for tilt
panseed VAR Word ' set var seed for pan
TPseed VAR Word ' set to check for tilt or pan
tpselect VAR tpseed.BIT0 ' Bit0 of the random number
tiltdelay VAR Word 'tiltdelay
pandelay VAR Word 'pandelay
i VAR Byte 'counter
tilttime VAR Byte 'tilttime
pantime VAR Byte 'pantime
LastDelayTilt VAR Word ' used to ramp down speed for tilt
LastDelayPan VAR Word 'used to ramp down speed for pan
' initialization/maxline
LOW tilt
LOW pan
LastDelayTilt = 550 'set for center of tilt
LastDelayPan = 650 'set for center of pan
tiltdelay = 400
pandelay = 1000
TiltSeed = 400
PanSeed = 1000
TPseed = 1
TiltTime = 10
PanTime = 30
main:

RANDOM tpseed
IF tpselect = 0 THEN GOSUB panit 'for tilt or pan direction
RANDOM TiltSeed ' give a random number
tiltdelay = tiltseed
DO WHILE (tiltdelay > 750 OR tiltdelay < 550 ) 'check to see if tilt is within specs
RANDOM TiltSeed ' mixup numbers
tiltdelay = tiltseed
LOOP 'continue till values are right for movement
GOSUB tiltit
LastDelayTilt = TiltDelay
GOTO main ' start all over
tiltIt:
FOR i = LastDelayTilt TO LastDelayTilt STEP 5 'moves servo to 3x slower
PULSOUT tilt, i 'send out pulse to servo
PAUSE 18
NEXT
LastDelayTilt = TiltDelay
RETURN
PanIt:
RANDOM panseed ' mix random number with seed value
pandelay=panseed
DO WHILE (pandelay > 1000 OR pandelay < 200 ) ' wait till within movement specs
RANDOM panseed ' mix numbers up again
pandelay=panseed
LOOP ' loop until numbers are within correct movement range

FOR i = Lastdelaypan TO pandelay STEP 5 'Start pan movements 3x slower
'DEBUG "Pan I = ", DEC3 i,CR
PULSOUT pan, i
PAUSE 18
NEXT
LastDelayPan = PanDelay
RETURN

GWJax
06-01-2008, 12:17 PM
here is part of the test routine for the tilt/pan and distance detection and movements of Wall-E. This is the last routine I'll post here in BS2 Stamp code the rest will be done in BS2p routines, The program gets larger than this when adding the Voice and uOLED video, so as 4mem8 said I'll open a thread for Wall-E source code when the time is right for it. So I hope you enjoyed a small peak into the brains of the Wall-E built by 4mem8, I hope I can finnish the complete program before the movie comes out. So here is the finnal post of code in this thread. Enjoy, GWJax:

' {$STAMP BS2}
' {$PBASIC 2.5}
' Wall-E move routine for tilt/pan, eye detection and body movement
' for robosienianv2-4mem8 @ WWW.RoboCommunity.com (http://www.RoboCommunity.com)
' By: GWJax Started: 3/28/2008 Completed:............
'================================================= =============================
' Set Wall-E's Varaibles
inDistance VAR Byte 'holds data for inch for distance 0-255
Time VAR Word 'holds data for time it takes to get a ping reply
i VAR Byte 'counter
CenterFront VAR Byte 'Holds center head front distance
RightCenter VAR Byte 'Holds right center distance
LeftCenter VAR Byte 'holds left center distance
DownCenter VAR Byte 'holds down head center distance
UpCenter VAR Byte 'holds up center head distance
LeftDownMax VAR Byte 'holds head left down max distance
RightDownMax VAR Byte 'holds head right down max distance
CenterUpMax VAR Byte 'Holds head center up max distance
RightUpMax VAR Byte 'Holds head right up max distance
LeftUpMax VAR Byte 'holds head left up max distance
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Set constants
InConstant CON 890 'set for inch in room temp 70 deg F
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Set Wall-E pin lay out
Tilt PIN 0 'sets tilt to pin 0
Pan PIN 1 'sets pan to pin 1
Eyes PIN 7 'sets Ping eyes to pin 7
Wall_E_LfBack PIN 8 'sets left track backwards to pin 8
Wall_E_LfFront PIN 9 'sets left track foward to pin 9
Wall_E_RtBack PIN 10 'sets right track backwards to pin 10
Wall_E_RtFront PIN 11 'sets right track foward to pin 11
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' setup pin I/O's
HIGH Wall_E_lfBack
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
LOW Tilt
LOW Pan
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'set Wall-E's head looking front and center
GOSUB PanItCenter
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'main routine
Main:
GOSUB LookAround
STOP 'stop program to read results to continue programming

IF CenterFront > 11 THEN 'is object greater than 11" from eyes center
GOTO Wall_E_Foward
ELSEIF CenterFront <= 11 THEN 'is object = to or less than 11" from eyes center
'GOTO LookAround ' look for the best route to take
ENDIF
GOTO Main ' do it all over again
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Wall-E stop moving
Wall_E_STOP:
HIGH Wall_E_lfBack
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
GOTO Main
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Pan Wall-E's head Center and Fast
PanItCenter:
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt, 650 'sends out pulse to tilt servo and center Change 650 to your setting
PAUSE 18 'wait for 18ms to complete turning
NEXT
FOR i = 0 TO 30 'Start pan movement to center
PULSOUT Pan,650 'sends out pulse to pan servo and center Change 650 to your setting
PAUSE 18 'wait for 18ms to complete turning
NEXT
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'eyes ping
CkEyes:
PULSOUT Eyes, 5 ' ping 5 times
PULSIN Eyes, 1, time ' get one ping back
InDistance = InConstant ** time ' convert in inch
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LookAround:
GOSUB PanItCenter 'Center head
GOSUB CkEyes 'look at the distance in the center
CenterFront = InDistance 'set CenterHead with distance recorded
DEBUG CLS, "CenterFront=",DEC3 CenterFront, CR
GOSUB LookDownCenter
GOSUB CkEyes
DownCenter = InDistance
DEBUG "LookDownCenter=",DEC3 DownCenter, CR
GOSUB LookUpMax
GOSUB CkEyes
UpCenter = InDistance
DEBUG "LookUpMax =",DEC3 UpCenter, CR
GOSUB PanItRightCenter
GOSUB CkEyes
RightCenter = InDistance
DEBUG "RightCenter =",DEC3 RightCenter, CR
GOSUB LookUpMax
GOSUB CkEyes
RightUpMax = InDistance
DEBUG "RightUpMax =",DEC3 RightUpMax,CR
GOSUB LookDownLR
GOSUB CkEyes
RightDownMax = InDistance
DEBUG "RightDownMax =",DEC3 RightDownMax,CR
GOSUB PanItLeftCenter
GOSUB CkEyes
LeftCenter = InDistance
DEBUG "LeftCenter =",DEC3 RightCenter,CR
GOSUB LookUpMax
GOSUB CkEyes
LeftUpMax = InDistance
DEBUG "LeftUpMax =",DEC3 LeftUpMax,CR
GOSUB LOOKDOWNLR
GOSUB CkEyes
LeftDownMax = InDistance
DEBUG "LeftDownMax =",DEC3 leftDownMax,CR
GOSUB PanItCenter
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'Head Routines
LookDownLR:
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt, 650
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
LookUpMax:
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt, 300
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
LookDownCenter:
GOSUB PanItCenter
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt,650
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
PanItRightMax: 'pans head right to max
FOR i = 0 TO 30
PULSOUT Pan, 200
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
PanItRightCenter: 'pans head max to right with center tilt
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt, 550
PAUSE 18
NEXT
FOR i = 0 TO 30
PULSOUT Pan, 200
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
PanItLeftCenter: 'pans head max to left with center tilt
FOR i = 0 TO 10
PULSOUT Tilt, 550
PAUSE 18
NEXT
FOR i = 0 TO 30
PULSOUT Pan, 1000
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
PanItLeftMax: 'pans head max to left only
FOR i = 0 TO 30
PULSOUT pan, 1000
PAUSE 18
NEXT
RETURN
'-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wall_E_Foward:
GOSUB CkEyes
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
LOW Wall_E_LfFront
DO WHILE InDistance < 11
GOSUB CkEyes
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop
GoFowardMedium:
'moves foward Medium rate
DO WHILE InDistance < 6
GOSUB CkEyes
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
LOW Wall_E_LfFront
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop
GoFowardSlow:
GOSUB CkEyes
DO WHILE InDistance > 4
LOW Wall_E_RtFront
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_RtFront
LOW Wall_E_LfFront
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_LfFront
GOSUB CkEyes
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop
GoBackFast:
GOSUB CkEyes
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_LfBack
DO WHILE InDistance < 17
GOSUB CkEyes
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop
GoBackMedium: ' Moves back medium rate
GOSUB CkEyes
DO WHILE indistance < 6
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_LfBack
PAUSE 50
HIGH Wall_E_LfBack
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop
GoBackSlow:
GOSUB CkEyes
DO WHILE InDistance < 4
LOW Wall_E_RtBack
PAUSE 100
HIGH Wall_E_RtBack
LOW Wall_E_LfBack
PAUSE 100
HIGH Wall_E_LfBack
LOOP
GOTO Wall_E_Stop

4mem8
06-01-2008, 01:32 PM
That should keep some ppl interested in Wall-E until the final code gets released, Thanks GWJax for posting that.

Adrenalynn
06-01-2008, 01:39 PM
Are you planning speed control, rather than just switching, in the final release?

4mem8
06-01-2008, 01:52 PM
I believe that is correct Adrenalynn, GW is best suited to answer this question, but I do believe that this will be implemented in Wall-E's final release.

GWJax
06-02-2008, 12:45 AM
Are you planning speed control, rather than just switching, in the final release?

Yes the final program will have 3 difrent speeds, full, medium and slow for those tight locations and stability. If the Wall-E was to be on full speed it would tend to tip over as we had seen in the U-Command Wall-E version. The Wall-E will determine what speed it will travel at and be aware of all of it's surroundings, including no floor or step that it aproaches. The programs that I posted are for testing the circuits and motors and testing what approach is best for the Wall-E. I do have alot more code that I have done in this reguards but without having a platform to use would make no sense in posting the code. I only posted some of the test codes to show you all what we are up against, also the code is written so that the beginner could understand it. The final code will have some harder routines to understand and some assembly in it for speed. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. Thanks GWJax

4mem8
06-02-2008, 01:35 AM
Nice explanation GW, I knew you would sort it out. I can see you cannot wait to put that code in your U-Command Wall-E, He he. I bet your fingers can't keep up with your brain.

Adrenalynn
06-02-2008, 02:50 AM
Thanks for that clarification, GW! Sounds great!

4mem8
06-02-2008, 03:34 AM
Adrenalynn: Yes GWJax is a really neat person, I have got to know him very well and his passion for robotics is incredible. Also his knowledge of coding is great and I could have not produced Wall-E without his help in this area. That's why I love forum communities.

GWJax
06-03-2008, 07:00 AM
Thank you 4mem8 for your kind words!, I do love robotics as you nailed that one. And yes the code will be placed in the U-control, but right now I'm hacking into the interaction Wall-E for my new platform, so I can expand the code with some assy code in testind some random roaming in assy lang. This will be fun, I may place it in the PIC16F84 and just refer to it withe the BSp40 to save on memory as always it a vital source. If you all would like to see more code just let me know.
Jax

4mem8
06-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Wall-E is going to be fun when this code is finished, And I for one can't wait to see him roaming around and doing his thing, Of course video's will be posted when this happends. The extra time here in the coding that GW is doing will pay off big time. Just hope I can cram all the electronics into him.

Alex
06-04-2008, 09:08 AM
Once the code is all finished (or even if you have sections that you think might be useful to others), be sure to add it to the downloads library for everyone to check out:)

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/downloads.php

4mem8
06-04-2008, 12:55 PM
Alex: M'mmm, Maybe the code that GW has posted already needs to go in the download section, What do you think? Do you want to take it over to the download section Alex?.

Alex
06-05-2008, 10:34 AM
I think it would probably be the most beneficial to everyone to upload the project once it's all done. BTW, the downloads section is for everyone to upload to, it's not just for the admin to upload to;)

Wingzero01w
06-06-2008, 04:32 PM
Congrats 4mem8!!!

I just went over to check daily engadget news and noticed your robot was featured. Congratulations on getting it to work!

Heres the direct link for everybody:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/06/diy-wall-e-bot-sweeps-our-heart-up-into-his-cute-little-storage/

DresnerRobotics
06-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Wow!! Congratz 4mem8!

Adrenalynn
06-06-2008, 05:26 PM
So first CrabFu gets YouTubed To Death, and then you get Engadgeted. Oh, and RobotGrrrl gets featured by dVice, the gadget blog for the SciFi Channel.

I'm starting to get an inferiority complex around here. I need to build something big!

Congrats, 4mem, as I've said before - WELL DESERVED!

4mem8
06-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Adrenalynn: wingzero01w: Tyberius:Hey this is great news, I did not know until I read your post here, Well I don't know what to say, I guess that it's great. I will have to head on over and have a look. Thanks.

Alex
06-06-2008, 11:35 PM
I'm not sure what access you have to viewcounts in your instructables post, but I'm very curious to see how much it jumps after that Endgadget and HacknMod post (http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/06/diy-wall-e-bot-sweeps-our-heart-up-into-his-cute-little-storage/)!

4mem8
06-07-2008, 02:34 AM
It seems to be quite popular Alex 3,161 in 1day of being there.
(http://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/category:tech/?layout=images&count=20&sort=RATING)

Adrenalynn
06-07-2008, 11:08 AM
Well over 4000 views, and "featured" now. :) Grats!

ooops
06-07-2008, 12:21 PM
Wall-E is a star before he is a star!
Well earned accolades!
Now if you can only keep the pavarotzi away.

Adrenalynn
06-07-2008, 01:03 PM
And any goons sent out by any major studios... If some big guy shows up carrying a telescoping baton and asking about kneecaps, I suggest you don't show him your Wall-E... ;)

crabfu
06-07-2008, 02:00 PM
woohoo! congrats!!!!! that's rally awesome, well deserved for engadget!!!!! you rock :)

-Crabfu

4mem8
06-07-2008, 02:34 PM
OOOPS, Andrenalynn, Crabfu: Many thanks for your support here, we really appreciate it and so does Wall-E.I will watch out for those goons though Adrenalynn, my plans are in action.

Adrenalynn
06-07-2008, 02:40 PM
More than deserved!

crabfu
06-07-2008, 02:57 PM
It's on MAKE now too :) http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/06/how_to_build_your_own_wal.html

I'm sure by now it's on many other blogs, enjoy the ride!!!! woohoo!!!

-Crabfu

4mem8
06-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Gee's, it dos'nt take long does it to get around, Nice. Wait till it's fully operational!!

pladoh
06-07-2008, 04:51 PM
sup crabfu

4mem8
06-07-2008, 05:04 PM
pladoh: Sub crabfu ?????????

Alex
06-07-2008, 05:16 PM
Gee's, it dos'nt take long does it to get around, Nice. Wait till it's fully operational!!Once a project gets featured by a blog like Engadget, everybody starts to hear and blog about it. You should see the spike that we had when Engadget blogged about Gepetto (http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/07/gepetto-robot-fires-paintballs-demands-respect/)

crabfu
06-07-2008, 05:47 PM
sup crabfu

Hey pladoh, feel free to PM or email me to say hi, but no need to say sup to me in this thread! A lot of people read the thread for info about the project, don't take up space with useless comments.... lol :) so sup, and try to post only relevant to the thread stuff here please, this isn't even my project! Sorry 4mem8!

Anyway yeah, once the big geek sites get a hold of something, it's free for all, and hits go off the charts! Again congrats, sure is well deserved!

-Crabfu

4mem8
06-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Thank you Crabfu, Pleased that was cleared up.

Alex
06-07-2008, 06:25 PM
wow, I'm a jerk!

I just went through the last couple of pages and I didn't see that I said congrats, so congrats 4mem8! It is well deserved indeed:D

4mem8
06-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Alex: Thank you, much appreciated, We can't wait to get him totally finished and a video of him strutting his thing.

4mem8
06-08-2008, 01:26 AM
ok, here are todays efforts with the H-Bridge circuit, 5v LDO reg, Terminator blocks and data pins.
This is for Wall-E's drive motors.



http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6853/208fl9.jpg


Most of the components to be installed.






http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7293/209mo6.jpg


IC sockets for Opto isolators 4N33.






http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2828/210dv3.jpg


L298 motor driver at top.






http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2856/211kh5.jpg


Data block in center, Right block 7.2v Vdd and Motor B, Left block VSS and motor A
Another data block will be added so I have 32 outputs for the BS2P40 Stamp.





18 shown

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5774/212ud2.jpg


Right bottom, showing 8 IN5818 Scotty fast recovery diodes.
This is it so far more to come. Thanks GW for sending the L298 and diodes.

Adrenalynn
06-08-2008, 01:33 AM
That looks a lot larger than it needs to be. Rolling your own is always fun, but have you considered commercial for your motor drivers? Advanced motor controllers are a lot more than an hbridge and can be amazingly tiny (like sub US Quarter sized)

4mem8
06-08-2008, 01:50 AM
Quite true Adrenalynn and a valid point, But I do like to roll my own and build them, The size is about 70mm x 70mm I will still have room inside Wall-E for this board, BUT if I get into trouble I will consider a smaller version. Thanks for your interest.

Adrenalynn
06-08-2008, 02:46 AM
Sure thing, just friendly observation since I know you're tight for space. The Banebots controller I favor for small projects is about 33x14x4mm. Depending upon motor size, Trossen has 'em even smaller. Of course, if you're willing to learn SMT, you could probably get your builds down that small or smaller too. :)

4mem8
06-08-2008, 05:16 AM
Thanks for the info Adrenalynn your views and idea's are always welcome.

4mem8
06-08-2008, 01:47 PM
Adrenalynn: One thing I forgot to mention with the Wall-E project was that the reason for building him was to construct him from anything that I could find in my workshop/basement with minimum purchases from outside, The only things so far that have been purchased from outside my workshop are:
[1] L298 motor driver and diodes from GWJax R/C & TRC forum
[2] Voice changer + spk from GWJax R/C & TRC forum
[3] Mattracks from Whit+ Parallax forum & R/C forum

And that's about it Adrenalynn, A nearly complete home made parts robot, But I still value your input and advice for parts that can be used in this project.
Thanks.

Adrenalynn
06-08-2008, 02:08 PM
No worries! I think that's a great goal. My own 'bots are constructed primarily of "junk" from the garage. My new biggie, though, is getting real money dumped into him.

4mem8
06-08-2008, 07:11 PM
I look on with interest as to how your bot comes along.

Adrenalynn
06-08-2008, 09:13 PM
I'm excited that I just put my really really big work project to bed finally, and will have some time to work on fun stuff again. :)

4mem8
06-09-2008, 12:42 AM
Great news Adrenalynn, What was your big work project??. great that you now have time to play he he.

Adrenalynn
06-09-2008, 01:40 AM
Thanks!

Certification of a new communications device, and a very large database project. Beyond that I can't detail too much today.

4mem8
06-09-2008, 04:19 AM
I understand, Thanks

4mem8
06-10-2008, 05:41 AM
Did some more on my H-bridge tonight, installed a 5v LDO reg and 4 4n35 opto isolaters hope to complete this board over the weekend.

GWJax
06-10-2008, 11:07 AM
4mem8 I hope you don't have any problems like I did free handing the wiring. can't wait to see our wall-e move and sense his area while running, I'll have the program for this test done on your Sunday and my Saturday so I can upload it to you, and then we'll work out any bugs on the web cam. but get that video camera ready for all of us to enjoy his first tread walk. hehe

4mem8
06-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Thanks GW, I will do my best for the weekend, but you know if it can go wrong it will. I am usually pretty careful with my final circuits, But i have had mishaps before, so fingers crossed eh.

4mem8
06-16-2008, 04:14 AM
Ok here are some of the latest pics of Wall-E's H-Bridge, Almost finished.


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4066/213uv7.jpg


Header pins, for stamp in front, another 14 to put in. At the back are 5v+ rails, Behind main header are the - rails, and behind them are the data and LED status pins. The LDO 5v reg is for the BS2P40 and any other device that needs a 5v rail. The motor out A and B are shown at the front left and right inner blocks and the outer are the &.2v in. Heat sink yet to to fitted to the L298.






http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8576/214wd2.jpg


Underside showing the main motor + and - wires.

Droid Works
06-23-2008, 03:38 PM
Cool new WALL-E toys (http://astore.amazon.com/drowor-20/105-7725543-2919631?node=5&page=8).

4mem8
06-23-2008, 07:30 PM
There coming thick and fast now.

uucww
06-30-2008, 08:04 PM
good!!

nanomole39
07-05-2008, 05:43 AM
Great work,cant wait to see the finished bot!

4mem8
07-05-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks nanomole39. Coding is still in progress by GWJax.

4mem8
08-23-2008, 10:46 PM
Just a small update to my Wall-E robot, He now has a name. Never got around to putting it on his front door.

A small update, as GW has stated, I had no Wall-E name on the front door, so here it is in all it's glory, he he. Just for you GW.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5246/216ff4.jpg


Now I know who I am, WALL-E, Thanks 4mem8.






http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7912/215ys4.jpg


Just for you GW.

GWJax
08-23-2008, 11:15 PM
He looks alot better now, Good job 4mem8! be sure to update Tom with Robot mag of the picture..
Jax

sam
08-24-2008, 07:51 AM
Your robot looks so cute! Good job, you really captured the wall*e picture, he's filled with emotion!

Congrats!

4mem8
08-24-2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks Sam, Appreciated. It will be good to get back to him and add the finishing touches, Some more detail around the top below the neck has yet to be done, Plus coding.

GWJax
08-25-2008, 07:01 AM
Thanks Sam, Appreciated. It will be good to get back to him and add the finishing touches, Some more detail around the top below the neck has yet to be done, Plus coding.
Hint hint about the code hea 4mem, lol I know wall-e will have his brain shortly, working had on the u-commmand plateform still.
Jax

4mem8
08-25-2008, 02:08 PM
He he, I know that, and it wasn't a hint, or it wasn't supposed to be. I know you to well not to make a hint he he.

4mem8
08-30-2008, 02:41 AM
Wall-E is so inquisitive, He is seen here looking at my robotic arm from Trossen Robotics, he thinks that this arm is on his turf.
Thanks to Trossen Robotics for this robotic arm, It will be put to good use.

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9522/217zn1.jpg



What's this doing here in my space.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8045/218ym0.jpg



What does this bit do.




http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/6962/219ob0.jpg



Leave my neck alone.




The next three shots are of Wall-E being converted to R/C operation for The opening of Wall-E movie here in Nelson on the 28th September.

I have some really good news about Wall-E, I went to my local cinema today and talked to my good friend Mark Christian [ Director of our local cinema ] about doing a promo when Wall-E comes out on the 28th September here in NZ. He thought it was a brilliant idea, , so the timing was great. So we will get the local Nelson evening mail involved. I thought to get Wall-E going I will put my R/C saber tooth 5 amp motor controller in and link it up to my R/C TX and RX to get him mobile for the event until GWJax finishes the coding for Wall-E, and If I have time Pan/tilt and door and arms all by remote.I showed Mark the two First place wins for Wall-E and he though that was outstanding to get two first placings, so it fits the theme quite well guys. He also could not get over the fact I went in tonight [Friday] And suggested this. So Wall-e is getting famous. he he.

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/3753/220ba7.jpg

Disassembled, looking at putting a sabre tooth in, 25amp shown, but will put a 5 amp in.


http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3677/221kk2.jpg

Where's my body gone? Sabre tooth now fitted, 1024pcm receiver in front.


http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4333/222ti1.jpg

Close up of controller,receiver and fuse. This is a temporary solution for motive power until GWJax has finished the coding.More to come.

Adrenalynn
08-30-2008, 11:45 AM
He's just so darned cute that any device he mucks about with, it's going to look like he's curious about it...

4mem8
08-30-2008, 04:36 PM
I agree Adrenalynn, You can pose him anywhere and it looks like he is alive. A fun robot to say the least.

robot maker
08-30-2008, 05:48 PM
4mem8 your work on wall-e really looks very good,you did some very good work on it
i have to many projects going on,but hope one to make one close to yours
keep up the great work
fred

yea me too,4mem8 is very good at detail work from all his robots,hope soon to visit his place ,since i travel alot


I just WISH I had the patience to do that. [sigh]

i would love to see it when it gets done,must be very good design
to make a really good robot takes alot of money,but the best part is building it
also part i like also like wall-e and other designs that it not design you get get off the shelf
not thats its not a bad robot or design,but one you build from scratch with very little store bought parts it like art design you made your self,that is where it is really good


No worries! I think that's a great goal. My own 'bots are constructed primarily of "junk" from the garage. My new biggie, though, is getting real money dumped into him.

your board looks very good nice and neat wiring,kinda close to mine
i most likely made over 100 boards or more,i use boards a little like yours,mostly protoboard with feed through holes,made by vector called circbord 8006,still have 10 large sheets left at home
then i use buss wire from connection to connection,when done looks like a pcb board with copper traces like,if i need to jump a connection i use buss wire and tubing
next week will post a few ,some boards have 20 chips on it and more



Ok here are some of the latest pics of Wall-E's H-Bridge, Almost finished.


http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4066/213uv7.jpg


Header pins, for stamp in front, another 14 to put in. At the back are 5v+ rails, Behind main header are the - rails, and behind them are the data and LED status pins. The LDO 5v reg is for the BS2P40 and any other device that needs a 5v rail. The motor out A and B are shown at the front left and right inner blocks and the outer are the &.2v in. Heat sink yet to to fitted to the L298.






http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8576/214wd2.jpg


Underside showing the main motor + and - wires.

4mem8
08-30-2008, 07:35 PM
Thanks for your kind comments robot maker, I try to be neat in what I do as this helps later if you have any problems for debugging and any other problems that might crop up.

robot maker
08-30-2008, 08:26 PM
nice work grouping all the post together adrenalynn looks alot better then seperate posts
also4mem8 that is why i try to be neat in my wiring,not just for looks but mostly no problems for debugging,found very little changes are needed,cant wait to see your great wall-e design finish

Adrenalynn
08-30-2008, 11:09 PM
Ouch. My head just exploded. I hate it when that happens.

GWJax
08-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Ouch. My head just exploded. I hate it when that happens.
No problem adrenalynn I'll make another one for you!!, hehehe
Jax

Adrenalynn
08-31-2008, 12:30 AM
Awesome, thanks! Can we go for that 7-of-9-meets-T3 sorta look?

4mem8
08-31-2008, 12:32 AM
Adrenalynn: What are you and GWJax referring to!!

Adrenalynn
08-31-2008, 01:03 AM
My head exploding...

4mem8
08-31-2008, 01:21 AM
Just pm'd you.about this one.

robot maker
08-31-2008, 11:22 AM
i can build you a positronic brain,but will need someone to program it


Ouch. My head just exploded. I hate it when that happens.

4mem8
08-31-2008, 01:39 PM
Update to the R/C conversion.


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3190/223oh0.jpg

Alloy for the battery compartment.


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5103/224im0.jpg

Battery in place, This 3000ma battery supplies the motors and receiver. And work well, but the RSV2 gearbox motors are to slow for this Wall-E but man the torque, climbs over anything you put in front of it. I will look at this later after the promo. At least it is mobile. Now to get the pan/tilt working and eyes to light up via R/C.

robot maker
08-31-2008, 02:17 PM
at this stage how much does it weight

robot maker
08-31-2008, 02:53 PM
ever tried the pwmpal from parallax,fits under the stamp and can use it to drive the motors
can control 4 motors with pwm

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/MotorServoControllers/tabid/160/CategoryID/35/List/0/Level/a/ProductID/67/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName%2cProductName


Yes the final program will have 3 difrent speeds, full, medium and slow for those tight locations and stability. If the Wall-E was to be on full speed it would tend to tip over as we had seen in the U-Command Wall-E version. The Wall-E will determine what speed it will travel at and be aware of all of it's surroundings, including no floor or step that it aproaches. The programs that I posted are for testing the circuits and motors and testing what approach is best for the Wall-E. I do have alot more code that I have done in this reguards but without having a platform to use would make no sense in posting the code. I only posted some of the test codes to show you all what we are up against, also the code is written so that the beginner could understand it. The final code will have some harder routines to understand and some assembly in it for speed. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. Thanks GWJax

sam
08-31-2008, 03:42 PM
Good job 4mem8!

Can we have a video of the wonderful 'bot?:happy:

4mem8
09-01-2008, 01:14 AM
Thanks for the update on the code GW for other members, Sam, Thank you for your comment, I am currently converting Wall-E for a promo at our local cinema when Wall-E opens on the 28th Sept. So as soon as I get Wall-E's other parts working I will do a video. This of course will be taken out when the final code is ready to make him Autonomous.

GWJax
09-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Awesome, thanks! Can we go for that 7-of-9-meets-T3 sorta look?
Sure anything you want Lynn. hehehe

Tymtravler
09-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Great job and congrats 4mem8 on the Wall-E. I checked with Mattracks and the only system I could find was the ones 13" wide, they also had ones for a remote controle truck for Radio Shack (2 small). What are the measurements of your tracks and what are the stock numbers so I can get them also. Thanks fro the help.

Tymtravler

Adrenalynn
09-02-2008, 10:36 AM
>> ones for a remote controle truck for Radio Shack (2 small).

Those are the ones!

4mem8
09-02-2008, 01:16 PM
They are of the Hummer, I will try to find the part no: for you Tymtraveler, I have to hunt them out on the Parallax forum where i posted a while back. I will look into it tonight, Have to go to work soon.

Adrenalynn
09-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Catalog numbers are Left/ RSU 12458907 $11.69 & Right/RSU 12458923

From Page 2 of this thread.

4mem8
09-03-2008, 12:31 AM
Thank you Adrenalynn, Don't know what I'd do without you. I forgot that I posted it here.

Adrenalynn
09-03-2008, 02:23 AM
:) You're welcome. I pride myself on having a memory slightly better than the average bear.

4mem8
09-04-2008, 04:04 AM
Update on Wall-E


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1839/225jx0.jpg

This section is for the arms, First we need a servo disc.


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4166/226jp4.jpg

Modified servo discs, Sanded on the good face and the spigot cut and sanded to make a flat disc, Also center hole has been bored out to allow the screw to be removed for the first servo disc.


http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9660/227ha5.jpg

Single servo disc in place, we need another two modified discs glued on top of each other.


http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6025/228sh2.jpg

Three discs glued on top of each other to form the thickness we need to protrude through the wall for the arm. Also note the wooden bearers to glue back the servo the the internal wall where Wall-E's arm is.


http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1965/229av3.jpg

A hole had to be cut in the wall for the servo disc, This was done with a dremel and sanding drum.


http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3664/230zx8.jpg

Both arm servos with the three plates glued, This was carefully glued with cyno.


http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/2360/231zo3.jpg

Ready to be glued in place on Wall-E's body.


More to come

4mem8
09-06-2008, 04:32 PM
Just a reminder that I have a competition that will start on the 1st Oct, so you have from now till the 1st to register your name. http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2342

4mem8
09-06-2008, 05:23 PM
More updates



http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/9841/232rp9.jpg

Servo discs protruding through the side for arm to locate to.


http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3158/233cc0.jpg

Arm servo fitted to side.


http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1130/234gt0.jpg

Tilt servo and it's mounting brackets.


http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3665/235at2.jpg

Tilt servo mounted, and tilt arm to the right.


http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/1086/236ql9.jpg

Components for the tilt arm, approx 2:1 bell crank to get the servo to move the tilt head full swing. spring is for the return load or the tilt forward as the head is heavier in the direction.


http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8815/237ht6.jpg

Tie rod from servo to the bell crank and return spring.


http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1640/238th9.jpg

Alloy bracket and ball link, this will be fitted to the tilt arm.


http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9306/239fz8.jpg

Ball link and return spring now fitted.


More to come

4mem8
09-07-2008, 03:08 AM
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/5719/240ll6.jpg

A slight change with the arm, it is now 4:1 to get the correct throw for the tilt. also the spring has changed to a stiffer one.


http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8273/241da5.jpg

Bracket below the motor for securing the side to base.


http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4351/242mf8.jpg

Internal view.


http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9548/243lp5.jpg

Arms fitted to servos and Wall-E's internals.


http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2494/244pn1.jpg

close up of internals.

Adrenalynn
09-07-2008, 03:47 AM
Where does the industrial-strength trash compactor go? ;)

4mem8
09-07-2008, 04:39 AM
I know I'm good Adrenalyn, BUT not that good, I'll have to give that one a miss this time around, sorry. Unless I put an illusion in front of the internals.

pladoh
09-15-2008, 08:54 AM
this is the most fun thread to follow ever

4mem8
09-15-2008, 01:59 PM
Thank you pladoh, I try to make my robots as interesting as possible to build ans post.

4mem8
09-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Wall-E goes to the movies

Well Wall-E finally made it to the movies he he, Sitting up on the popcorn machine with his son interaction Wall-e, He has caused quite a stir there. So here are a few pics of him. I had to do a write up on how he was made, so there is a poster to the right of the big Wall-E poster to explain this. I may take the last pic again as this turned out a bit out of focus.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7036/250ob3.jpg




Wall-E and son getting ready for the movies.



http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/268/251gg1.jpg



Don't be scared son.




http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6315/252ha3.jpg



I will look after you.




http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6041/255ug6.jpg



Lets go daddy lets go.




http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1055/256rp1.jpg



This is so cool Daddy.




http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/3815/257vc9.jpg



Where's the action? Where's the action?




http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8822/259jj3.jpg



This is so cool Daddy?




http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/8260/258ht4.jpg



Is that poster about me Daddy? No son it's about me.


There may be a local news paper article later about this opening. Keep you posted.
Thanks for the interaction Wall-E GW.

Adrenalynn
09-19-2008, 03:32 PM
Man, it's amazing to see a side-by-side between the toy and the Art.

Grats! Did you get to run him around under R/C after putting all the work into it?

4mem8
09-19-2008, 06:49 PM
Adrenalynn: Yep, I managed to get him to run ok, Head pan/tilt and arms up and down, Unfortunately the door servo was not man enough for the job, [A 3oz micro servo] was all I could fit in the space and this would only bring the door half way up.So had to close it for the debut. Of course all this has to come out when I get it back and new hardware has to go in including new motor drives as the RSV2 hip motors have a ton of torque and to slow, so we need to speed him up some.

GWJax
09-20-2008, 12:51 AM
4mem8 Hope you enjoy the movie tonight!! It's good to see your Wall-E at the movies now and if the newspaper does a write up please post it for us.
Jax

4mem8
09-20-2008, 02:44 AM
4mem8 Hope you enjoy the movie tonight!! It's good to see your Wall-E at the movies now and if the newspaper does a write up please post it for us.
Jax

Sure will do GW, The movie is great, some real laughs, and yes he has a laser between the eyes. If Ihad known that I would have put my 35mw green laser there. oh well.Footnote: You would never be able to make a Wall-E do the things that the animation does. no way.

Adrenalynn
09-20-2008, 03:34 AM
Never say "never". :)

4mem8
09-20-2008, 05:07 AM
Never say "never". :)

Hey, That's my line, ha ha. But if someone can do all that Wall-E does I will take my hat off to them, Now there's a challenge for someone Adrenalynn. :veryhappy:

Adrenalynn
09-20-2008, 05:19 AM
Don't look at me. I spent almost 14hrs just trying to get a credit card billing system working. . . :o

4mem8
09-20-2008, 06:00 AM
Don't look at me. I spent almost 14hrs just trying to get a credit card billing system working. . . :o

Ha ha, That sounds like a bit of a challenge as well.

robot maker
09-20-2008, 01:06 PM
looks really good, will look to buy the dvd soon

4mem8
09-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Yeah, it should not be long before the DVD comes out robot maker.

robot maker
09-20-2008, 02:34 PM
already have short circuit 1 and 2 and watched it many times,mostly for ideas,photos and make it real as i can,next will be wall-e,too many projects,and trying to finish my homebase charging design,so i can post circuit and design and data

4mem8
09-20-2008, 02:50 PM
Look forward to your home base charging system robot maker.

robot maker
09-20-2008, 07:05 PM
do you have photos of your door design,mostly the problem with your servo doesnt have enough torque and where it fits may be i can help you fix the problem

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Adrenalynn: Yep, I managed to get him to run ok, Head pan/tilt and arms up and down, Unfortunately the door servo was not man enough for the job, [A 3oz micro servo] was all I could fit in the space and this would only bring the door half way up.So had to close it for the debut. Of course all this has to come out when I get it back and new hardware has to go in including new motor drives as the RSV2 hip motors have a ton of torque and to slow, so we need to speed him up some.

4mem8
09-20-2008, 10:25 PM
Thanks robot maker, but i know what the problem is, it is defiantly the micro servo not enough torque, but fitting a larger servo is difficult to say the least.


do you have photos of your door design,mostly the problem with your servo doesnt have enough torque and where it fits may be i can help you fix the problem

\

robot maker
09-21-2008, 12:54 AM
yes but from the photos i can design a better servo that will fit

4mem8
09-21-2008, 02:44 AM
Ok, see what you can come up with robot maker, Although I cannot give you precise measurements at this stage as Wall-E is at my local cinema for the duration of the movie.

4mem8
09-22-2008, 12:55 AM
Ok, looks like our local paper has got wind of Wall-E and I have to go for a photo shoot Tuesday at 3pm at our local cinema, so will let you know how it turns out.

ooops
09-22-2008, 09:25 AM
4Mem,
congrats again, all well deserved acclaim!
Keep us posted!!!!

4mem8
09-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Will do ooops, Looking forward to it today.

tom_chang79
09-22-2008, 11:34 PM
CONGRATS MIKE! (sorry for yelling, I'm so excited for you ;P)

Mickey Mouse oughtta knock on your door and give you a production contract for it!

robot maker
09-23-2008, 12:06 AM
congrats mike,will be a great write up for your home town

4mem8
09-23-2008, 12:42 AM
Thanks guys, I will have to phone the editor and find out what day it will be published. The manager of the local cinema is also going to do a Wall-E competition with my Wall-E by putting him in different shop windows and run through the local radio station, you have to guess where Wall-E is and ring the radio station to win a prize, then he gets moved to another shop and so on.

4mem8
09-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Well we had the photo shoot at my local cinema with Wall-E, A lot of fun to be had, and about 100 photo's taken. Should be it the local paper this week sometime. Not sure yet if I can get any pics from them, if I can I will post one here. We are also going to do some interesting competitions with the radio station maybe putting Wall-E in shop windows and the pulic have to find where Wall-E is and phone in to the radio station, then he gets moved to another location.

4mem8
09-24-2008, 12:13 AM
Ok guys , here is the link to my photo shoot with our local evening Paper at the Cinema where we did a Wall-E photo shoot.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelsonmail/4704062a6007.html

Alex
09-24-2008, 10:35 AM
That is just too cool Mike, congrats man! Excellent write-up:D

4mem8
09-24-2008, 01:15 PM
Thanks Alex, It was most enjoyable to do and a lot of fun, It has not finished yet, There are more fun things to do with Wall-E in the next few weeks.

Adrenalynn
09-24-2008, 02:08 PM
I actually missed it until someone pointed it out to me (I blame DOF - depth of field) - but...

Nice Trossen Shirt! :)

4mem8
09-24-2008, 07:24 PM
Ha ha, Adrenalynn, I think you mean SHIRT! I'm sure it was a typo, or DOF problem.

Adrenalynn
09-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Wow. That was an ugly typo! Thanks for catching that!

The keyboard responsible has been sacked. (The "r" key started acting up right after the "j" key. Maybe I type my name too much. ;) I'm one of the only people I know that actually wears-out contacts on keyboards...)

GWJax
09-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Wow. That was an ugly typo! Thanks for catching that!

The keyboard responsible has been sacked. (The "r" key started acting up right after the "j" key. Maybe I type my name too much. ;) I'm one of the only people I know that actually wears-out contacts on keyboards...)

No I think my Wife has you beat on the keyboard. We replace her's every 3 to 4 weeks. She works as a medical transcriptonist. Should I say more?
Jax

Adrenalynn
09-25-2008, 12:08 AM
Nope, no more needs to be said! Mine last a few months, if I buy really good ones. A few days if I get the cheapies.

I'm not sure who hammers on 'em more - programmers/architects or transcriptionists. Either way - we both kill keyboards. The frightening thing is to consider the rating on the pads and then figure out how much we must be typing, and how fast that equates. (On this nice shiny new Logitech, they keystroke counter says I'm doing 124wpm as I write this.

[edit] On the plus-side, no one dies with my 2.2-4&#37; error rate. ;)

4mem8
09-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Ok, cool, np Adrenalynn. I don't think I will suffer from that problem.

GWJax
09-26-2008, 07:01 AM
lol I won't tell you what my wifes and her Mother types in speed, it will just upset you and make you type faster. When the computer cannot keep up with putting the letters on the screen is quite a sight to see and yes they both have up to date computers. within 1 week most letters on the keyboard are gone, I can't even type on them because I need too look at the keys, hehe.

GWJax
10-11-2008, 04:43 PM
Hey guys just to let you know I went to the book stand today an got my copy of Robo Mag and I found an article on showing Wall-E and the other prize winners here. I did don't have my scanner attached so I clicked a picture of the page. Now Wall-E is famous around the world again. Congrats 4mem8.

http://profile.imageshack.us/user/gwjax/images/detail/#355/wallearticle002ra9.jpg

4mem8
10-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Hey Warren, That's cool, Thanks a lot for posting it.

Adrenalynn
10-11-2008, 07:21 PM
Grats, Mike! Well deserved press all over the place!

4mem8
10-11-2008, 07:37 PM
Thanks Adrenalynn, Really appreciated.

elios
10-11-2008, 09:03 PM
yea. well done Mike. I wonder what ED-209's rep is goin to be...?

4mem8
10-11-2008, 10:36 PM
Huh, It's going to take all my time just to get it to walk, Let alone anything else. Ha ha.

GWJax
10-12-2008, 03:23 AM
Naw I'll help you along with this one as I'm building almost the same frame. So the code just might be the same for you.:veryhappy:

Jax

Huh, It's going to take all my time just to get it to walk, Let alone anything else. Ha ha.

Enusi Malik
10-12-2008, 08:49 AM
that's really good, detailed thus far, can't wait for the finished product never cease to amaze.

AMOS
10-21-2008, 03:39 PM
Hi GWJax (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/member.php?u=1749),
Could you tell me which issue of this robot magazine ?

Alex
10-21-2008, 05:36 PM
It's the November/December issue (#13) :)

Grats everyone!

GWJax
10-21-2008, 11:32 PM
Alex you beat me to it hehehe

4mem8
11-11-2008, 11:33 AM
Thanks guys, always appreciate your comments.

Enusi Malik
11-11-2008, 04:04 PM
I know this wall-e is going to be amazing when it is finished, can't wait for the completed pics.

GWJax
11-12-2008, 08:31 AM
4mem8 is really waiting on me to finnish the program. I keep changing it to add diffrent routines plus I have a lot on my plate as well as 4mem8, I will do my best to get the program done by mid Dec. so I can move on with my other projects..

Jax

4mem8
11-27-2008, 11:18 AM
Yeah, Page 20 and 20,000 views, Go Wall-E, Djures has nearly 40,000 views, popular little fella Wall-E.

elios
11-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Woo Hoo! Hazzaarrr!!! i got the 200 post! muwhahaha

4mem8
12-17-2008, 06:08 AM
Hey guys just to let you know, Wall-E will be featured in New scientist Mag U.K which is out now, But it will also be on their website in the next day here (http://www.newscientist.com/). He seems to get every where, No stopping him. Pushy little fella. A mag is in the post to me as we speak.

ooops
12-17-2008, 07:45 AM
4mem, again well earned recognition! Congratulations!!!

4mem8
12-17-2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks ooops, Wonder where he will turn up next, he he.

jes1510
12-17-2008, 12:44 PM
Wow he is wandering the world! Congrats man. A great project is getting it's much deserved recognition.

Adrenalynn
12-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Can't say much else other than to Ditto everyone else's congrats!

elios
12-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Well done Mike, Well earned and deserved

4mem8
12-19-2008, 02:00 PM
Thanks guys, here is the link, It is a difficult site to navigate,so I have the direct link here (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026872.800-how-to-make-your-own-hightech-christmas-gifts.html), Thanks for your comments.

Adrenalynn
12-19-2008, 02:31 PM
Great exposure, but someone of a shame. They had next to nothing in the text about poor Wall-E, and yet they ran his [your] photo as their lead. [boggle]. He didn't get much more coverage than slapping an LED in a chapstick tube. [boggle] Wall-E needs a better agent. ;)

Grats, though!

4mem8
12-19-2008, 08:40 PM
Agreed Adrenalyn, I sent a pm to the person involved with the article, It was more on Wilhelm who started Instructables, It will be interesting to see if the mag is any different, as I supplied several photo's for it.

Adrenalynn
12-19-2008, 09:05 PM
I'm ok with it being on Wilhelm/Instructables - that's the real "DIY" story in a nutshell. But if they're going to run your pictures, they need to have more about Wall-E in that story, imho.

GWJax
12-20-2008, 07:26 AM
I truly agree with you Lynn, but at least Wall-E is still getting the news. I think the article is more about Instructables aka DIY crafts that you can save on money while everyone is holding on to their money and fearing the loss of their jobs, at least here in the US. The company that I work for cut $2000.00 US from our X-mas bonus but don't get me wrong its was still a lot of money that most never see. At least in my industry there will always be copiers, printers and faxes that need repair so my job is as safe as one can get thank God for that.

Oh I forgot congrats AGAIN 4mem8 on still the great job you did on him.

Jax

4mem8
12-21-2008, 03:25 AM
I'll have to slap some hand cuffs on him, he's getting around more than me ha ha.

4mem8
12-22-2008, 03:49 AM
Just had confirmation from Kirstin, [Scientific mag U.K] As to how many pics of Wall-E in the spread versus their website.
[In the mag there’s a whole set of your pictures on the opening spread. Hopefully it’ll be with you soon.]
So looks like it is different from their website spread.

Adrenalynn
12-22-2008, 04:35 AM
"The only bad press is no press at all." :)

GWJax
12-23-2008, 07:00 AM
hey 4mem8, when the mag arrives make sure you scan in the article and cover so we all can see it please..

Jax

4mem8
12-24-2008, 03:40 AM
No problem, will do for my friends.

elios
03-27-2009, 04:14 PM
theres a picure of Wall-E, mikes one, in Robot magazine. not sure if it has alread been mentioned, but hey! Nice work, again!

4mem8
03-29-2009, 04:06 AM
Hey thanks guys, Appreciated, this is a bit late to answer, but just got back on here after a while away.