Tutorial: make lego wall-e nxt

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    make lego wall-e nxt

    Difficulty
    Evaluating the parts needed from looking at a picture.
    Estimated Time
    2 hours now ,, but i spend 100 hours getting there!
    Skills Required
    Basic Lego Technic rules of contruction.
    Programming in NXT-G (a Labview Icon based software).
    Bluetooth connection to upload program to robot.
    Creativity.
    Parts Required
    Parts come from a variety of Lego sets, atho one could purchase just what is needed i have no time to draw you a grocery list of parts.. so here are the basic kit and extra parts needed to make a wall-e.

    1 Lego Mindstorm NXT RETAIL KIT #8527
    1 LEGO Power Function Bulldozer Sett #8725
    +
    1 yellow wormgear box
    1 gearbox 3 x 3 x 1 2/3 (90 degree)
    100 small chain links
    1 large technic turntable
    1 HiTechnic IR link sensor
    and if you want the added emotion eye
    1 Mindsensors NXTservo module & mini RC servo
    Tools Required
    NONE unless you count fingers and eyes.
    Keep in mind these video where posted for fun at first to give idea to kids and other builders,, i'm not always serious and i'm not always very professional - i miss some proper terms and my filming is often shaky -- but i had lots of fun and that was the primary goal!

    Start with my first prototype movie
    [ame="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gtc1jTY4B4"]YouTube - NXT WALL-E LEGO ROBOT[/ame]Then Look at my picture on Picasaweb
    http://picasaweb.google.com/freshmarc/WallENXT#

    Then watch how i accidentally destroy wall-e and rebuild it in front of you
    [ame="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=p-s8ZTJIFk4"]YouTube - Making of (or how i destoyed my wall-e )[/ame]Maybe watch the emotion eyes prototype video
    [ame="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=6m7363cIteE"]YouTube - WALL-E NXT emotional eyes[/ame]Then watch my Explaining how i made wall-e 'pure'
    [ame="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhjRfbLawQ"]YouTube - Explaining Wall-E Lego NXT rev.3[/ame]Then look at the picture again
    Finaly ... come up with an even cooler wall-e ,,, and don,t forget to mention you got inspired by me and SHOW ME YOU WALL_E


    Part listing Links
    Suggested Kits used for major components
    1 Lego Mindstorm NXT RETAIL KIT #8527
    http://www.trossenrobotics.com/robot...indstorms.aspx
    1 Lego Power Function Bulldozer #8725
    http://technic.lego.com/en-us/Produc...struction.aspx

    Additional part not found in above 2 kits
    1 yellow wormgear box
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=6588
    1 gearbox 3 x 3 x 1 2/3 (90 degree)
    http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/45360
    1 additional large Technic turntable
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=48452cx1
    100 small chain links
    http://www.legoeducation.com/store/d...45&c=0&t=1&l=0
    1 HiTechnic IR link sensor
    http://www.hitechnic.com/index.html?...arget=d25.html
    and if you want the added emotion eye
    1 Mindsensors NXTservo module & mini RC servo
    http://www.mindsensors.com/index.php...age&PAGE_id=93

    ==

    (currently Wall-E's twin is being built by my friend Daniel W. in the Netherland just on time to be present at Lego World 2008 he managed to replicate him using the above info i hope you will to)

    ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED BUILDING WALL-E please contact me so that i can share my NXT-G program with you or assist you in creating your own. I have not posted the files here as i'm still futzing around with my program to make Wall-E more interesting and interactive when ran in unattended mode for trade shows.

    Marc-A Bazergui, aka bazmarc aka bazmati
    Montreal.


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    Re: make lego wall-e nxt

    awesome bazmarc, thanks for starting this tutorial! Let me know when you want me to move it over to the published section

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
    - Charles Darwin
        

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    can you move it to publish,,, the only think left to add is the program files and i would prefer to supply those upon request via eMail
    I will add a note to that effect in teh tutorial,, then you can publish it. thanks
        

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    Re: make lego wall-e nxt

    this is so cool bazmarc, I loved every bit of it, Very amusing video's, Well done.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.

        

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    Re: make lego wall-e nxt

    *bump* moved over to published tutorials section. Thanks bazmarc!

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
    - Charles Darwin
        

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