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djsures
04-14-2010, 02:45 AM
Hi everyone,

I appologize for not being around. I also appologize for not replying to many of your emails and questions. It's been one of those years ;)

I finally buckled down and decided to show everyone that I am still around, sorta.

This is my latest project. After receiving many emails about my wall-e (http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots-Wall-E)/k-9 (http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots-K-9-Robot)/cookie monster (http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots-Cookie-Monster)/etc (http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots) regarding "Can i have your source code (http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots-2D-3D-Mapping-Code)"... well, as you can tell the answer has been No :)

But with that being said, I'm not a jerk! So I've done something for everybody. I've yet to determine who will be distributing the board for me. I've been in discussion with two companies, so we'll know shortly.

Some of you may be familiar with the process I have implemented with EZ-B. Majority of the processing is done on a PC or Mobile Phone via Bluetooth connectivity. This allows anyone to create robots/automation/alarms/etc projects, without needing to understand microcontroller programming.

But, you may think.. What's the point of using the pc? The point is you can now marry peripherals from your PC to the microcontroller project. Web cams, Microphones, Speakers, Etc! How about a voice recognition robot using Vista/Window 7's built in Voice Recognition module? No problem! The EZ-B has support for it built into the API :)

How about Web Access to your project? Watch my video for Wall-E and you'll see all the different ways I access it.

And yes, much of my Autonomous Robot Code is built into the EZ-B.

Well, enough blabbing about it and i'll tell you about this new Wall-E robot that I am working on. Firstly, it has object avoidance, plus it's remote controlled (by pc, web, mobile phone). Also it has somewhat of an emulated version of my original Wall-E's code. So it has 2-D Mapping.

Here is a link to the assembly pics: http://atomic.speculation.org/Blog/2010-04-09+Calgary+Bluetooth+Wall-E+Robot+Assembly

Here is a link to the first Demo video and pics: http://atomic.speculation.org/Blog/2010-04-14+Calgary+Bluetooth+Wall-E+Robot+Demo

Here is a link to the EZ-B API: http://atomic.speculation.org/Robots-EZ-B-Robot-Board
(Warning, that api link hasn't been updated with the new functions for web server, and a few other goodies)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dPVbpA_QBM

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/application.jpg

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/P4131434.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/P4131440.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141437.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141438.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141439.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141440.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141441.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141443.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141444.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141445.JPG

http://atomic.speculation.org/GraphicFiles/2010-04-14 Calgary Bluetooth Wall-e Robot Demo/Resized_P4141447.JPG


Well, I hope to be around more often :)
DJ

djsures
05-02-2010, 11:34 PM
A new addition. I have to make a video, because i'm excited... But you can also control an ipod, iphone or itouch with my EZ-B now. I have a few more commands to implement..

But this means you'll be able to attach an ipod to your robot, and it can play sounds off it :)

Amp
05-05-2010, 03:00 PM
Hi djsures,

I am building an autonomous Walle, inspired from your build. I have got as far as putting in all the servos, and wiring up to a micro the system. I am about to start work on programming now. I was wondering how easy the bluetooth is to interface with, as it might provide a nice console/controller interface once I have progressed a bit further. I would love to be able to control my new creation from my phone, switching it between remote and autonomous + finding out when it goes wrong what it was thinking.

Paul