EZ-BoxBot Tutorial Step 3

So, you want to build your dream EZ-Robot... But you don't know where to start? This tutorial will help you build an inexpensive robot to familiarize yourself with the basics of the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. Follow this series of EZ-Robot Tutorial videos to build an inexpensive EZ-Robot with house hold items. In this series we will build an EZ-Boxbot. He'll listen to voice commands, chase a red ball, follow your face, dance, and more! To get started, you will need - An EZ-Robot Complete Kit - 6 AA Fresh Batteries - A Bluetooth enabled computer, or a Bluetooth USB Dongle - Small tissue box - Craft Hot Glue gun and glue sticks, can be found at Walmart. I use the Low Temp version - Scissors or utility knife - Small Philips screw driver - Some crafts to customize the box - 2 Ping Pong Balls - If you wish to remote control your robot, a USB Joystick or Nintendo Wii controller will come in handy Let's customize your EZ-BoxBot before we add parts from the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. *NOTE: Ensure you have followed the previous tutorial steps prior to following this tutorial. Visit our tutorial website to begin: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials In this tutorial, we will control the movement of your EZ-BoxBot with a Modified Servo Movement Panel. Modified Servos, are also called Continuous rotation servos or 360 degree servos. These differ from a standard hobby servo, which normally only rotates 180 degrees. The Modified Servo Movement Panel will control your robot's movements. Only one Movement Panel can be added to a project. This is because your robot has only one method to move. That method can be one of many kinds, ranging from Modified Servo, HBridge, iRobot Roomba, and more. Once a Movement Panel has been configured for your project, the EZ-Script commands can be used to control your robot from custom scripting controls (Forward, Left, Right, Reverse, Stop, etc). Also, there are other controls that will move your robot's movement panel. For example, the Nintendo WiiMote or Joystick controls will move your robot's movement panel. We will touch on other Movement Control Methods (such as joystick and speech recognition) in other tutorial videos. Let's start by configuring your movement method... 1) Load your copy of EZ-Builder 2) Connect the power to your EZ-BoxBot 3) Click Examples within EZ-Builder 4) Scroll down and load the Robot EZ-BoxBot #1 project 5) Connect to your EZ-BoxBot 6) Click Add Control 7) Select Servos 8) And choose the Modified Servo Movement Panel 9) In the previous video, we connected the Left and Right wheel servos to D12 and D13 respectively 10) Press the Config button 11) Choose the appropiate servo ports for the left and right wheels 12) D12 for Left and D13 for Right 13) Press Save 14) Click in the black control box and use the arrow keys to move your robot forward and reverse 15) If you notice the directions are backward, this is due to the servos values neeing to be reversed 16) If the robot behaves correctly, skip to the next tutorial video 17) Press Config 18) Swap the Forward and Reverse values by either Left clicking with the mouse and dragging the cursor, or right clicking and selecting the desired value. 19) Swap the Forward and Reverse values for both the Left and Right wheel settings. 20) Your robot should now be controlled correctly with the keyboard arrow keys

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EZ-BoxBot Tutorial Step 1
So, you want to build your dream EZ-Robot... But you don't know where to start? This tutorial will help you build an inexpensive robot to familiarize yourself with the basics of the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. Follow this series of EZ-Robot Tutorial videos to build an inexpensive EZ-Robot with house hold items. In this series we will build an EZ-Boxbot. He'll listen to voice commands, chase a red ball, follow your face, dance, and more! To get started, you will need - An EZ-Robot Complete Kit - 6 AA Fresh Batteries - A Bluetooth enabled computer, or a Bluetooth USB Dongle - Small tissue box - Craft Hot Glue gun and glue sticks, can be found at Walmart. I use the Low Temp version - Scissors or utility knife - Small Philips screw driver - Some crafts to customize the box - 2 Ping Pong Balls - If you wish to remote control your robot, a USB Joystick or Nintendo Wii controller will come in handy Let's customize your EZ-BoxBot before we add parts from the EZ-Robot Complete Kit. *NOTE: Ensure you have followed the previous tutorial steps prior to following this tutorial. Visit our tutorial website to begin: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials Movement Servos ------------------------ 1) In your EZ-Robot Complete Kit, remove the two servos marked DGS. 2) These are the continuous rotation servos that we will use for the wheels. 3) We will cut holes to fit the servos into the left and right front bottom of your robot shell. 4) Mark the size of the servos on the robot to know where to cut. 5) Use your scissors or utility knife to cut a hole for the servos. 6) Test the servo in the hole. 7) Now do the same for the other front side. 8) Apply hot glue on the shell to hold the servos in place within the holes. 9) You should now have two continuous rotation servos mounted to move your robot. Arm Servos ---------------- 1) Remove any two standard servos marked EZ-Robot from your EZ-Robot Complete Kit. 2) We will mount these two servos centered on each side for the arms of the robot. 3) Mark the area and cut like we did with the two continuous rotation servos. 4) Glue the two arm servos onto the robot. Head Assembly --------------------- 1) Remove the two remaining standard EZ-Robot servos from your EZ-Robot Complete Kit. 2) We will use these two servos for the robot head. 3) They will mount on top of the robot. 4) The vertical servo will be centered on the top of the robot. 5) Mark around the centered servo to cut. 6) Because this servo will be moved, we need to extend the size of the hole. 7) You may need to trim this hole even larger once we test fit the servos. 8) Cut the hole for the servo. 9) Test fit the servos and trim the hole larger if needed. 1) In your EZ-Robot Complete Kit, remove the servo attachments and one black screw from one of the baggies. 11) Keep only the one screw and 4 sided servo attachment. 12) Mark the position of the horizontal servo, and cut a small hole for the wire to go through the box. 13) Attach the 4 sided servo attachment to the servo with the black screw. 14) In your EZ-Robot Complete Kit, locate another Black Screw and the 6 sided servo attachment. 15) Attach the 6 sided servo attachment to the other head servo. 16) Mount the 4 sided servo attachment centered to the side of the vertical servo with your hot glue gun. 17) Ensure the servos are attached center and flat. 18) Return to your EZ-Robot Complete Kit and remove the EZ-Robot Camera 19) Using a small Philips screw driver, remove the 4 screws from the EZ-Robot camera mounting bracket 20) Store the screws and mounting bracket in the EZ-Robot Complete Kit box for later use 21) Use the hot glue gun to attach the servo centered to the bottom of EZ-Robot Camera 22) Push the servo wires through the holes in the robot shell. 23) Test fit the servo and camera assembly on the top of your robot. 24) Ensure the servo can freely rotate without touching your robot shell. 25) Attach the camera assembly to the top of your robot with the hot glue gun. Eyes ------- 1) For the eyes of my EZ-BoxBot, I found LED light balls from Walmart. 2) Be creative with the eyes of your robot. 3) You can even use ping pong balls. 4) Attach the eyes to the top of the camera assembly with your hot glue gun. Attach Wheels -------------------- 1) From your EZ-Robot Complete Kit, remove the two wheels. 2) Attach the two wheels to the lower continuous rotation servos. 3) From your EZ-Robot Complete Kit, remove two flat servo attachments Attach Arms ----------------- 1) I am using painted tissue paper rolls for the robot arms. 2) Glue the flat servo attachments to the tissue paper roll with your hot glue gun. 3) Attach the arms to your robot. Remember, the servo has been center calibrated so insert the arms in a position like demonstrated in the video. There, your first Ez-Robot! Follow the next tutorial video and learn how to bring your EZ-Robot to life! :)





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