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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2008, 03:08:49 AM »
I probably sound really stupid... where are you documenting (link) it or haven't you started yet?
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2008, 09:37:05 PM »
DUDES I AM SOO HAPPY!!!

The instructables contest got extended until July 13. Do you guys know what this means???? Chives will be completely done with image processing and sonar finished and added on. It was supposed to end in another 3 hours and I was working my butt off for the past 4 hours and the last few nights. I'll post videos tomorrow but I will give you guys a glimpse of Chives with the gripper and drink pourer.

Remember to vote for me in the Instructables contest ,I'll post up a link when I publish the tutorial. Thanks.

Right now he can pour a drink , open a drink,  close gripper  --- but only from a manual control of laptop , not yet voice command.
By voice command he can only tell time ,tell weather, tell temperature , have somewhat of a conversation , and move forward, right,left, backward.


If anyone else has any requests for what he should do  , speak up I got two extra weeks to work on it.


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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2008, 05:56:18 PM »
Setup misterhouse to control it

http://w3.misterhouse.net:81/public/robot/

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2008, 06:03:51 PM »
Setup misterhouse to control it

http://w3.misterhouse.net:81/public/robot/



sadly I don't have the hardware to do that right now . However , in a few months I plan to automate my house, so be prepared for a forum thread on that!  ;D
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2008, 10:44:41 PM »
let me know if you need any help with that

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2008, 09:42:12 AM »
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot/

Check it out!!!!

PLEASE VOTE FOR ME IN THE INSTRUCTABLES CONTEST!!!!!
I worked extremely hard to make a tutorial that anyone can follow . I put a ton of pictures and a lot of steps , so YOU TOO can build your own butler robot!

I will post the code and videos this weekend . The bill of materials will be posted up later today.

The contest deadline is July 13 , so if anybody has anything they want to say about my robot , say it now!

Thanks!


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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2008, 09:34:02 AM »
I voted for you!  ;D
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2008, 09:38:19 AM »
I voted for you!  ;D

woot woot!! Thank You!

Also, I just wrote a Module in VB6 that lets Chives speak with one command
e.g.  Speak "Hello_Everybody"

This allows me to add new commands in minutes. If anybody has any ideas what he should say  , post it up.

He can now tell you the time, weather conditions, and temperature. Also he will say Good Morning (or afternoon or night depending on the time). And also there are just the commands like pour a drink, go forward 1 unit, etc.

What should he say?
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2008, 09:54:41 AM »
He should know his own battery levels and say when hes running low. unless he can self-dock!

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2008, 09:59:20 AM »
He should know his own battery levels and say when hes running low. unless he can self-dock!

Thats a good idea, I'll try to do that battery level speech , thanks pomprocker! .

The self-docking is doable( i've done it small scale) But I am scared to self-dock on Chives,  since Chives charges with a lot of amperage ( like 10Amps to charge ) plus his batteries are 20ah each. So until I develop a system which is very safe and has a safety factor of like 100, then I'll scale up and have him self charge.

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2008, 04:58:46 PM »
@ go for 1 unit
I think it would be beneficial to have him understand units of measure. so instead of "1 unit", say "1 foot" or "1 foot and 3 inches" or "15 inches" or whatever. That way its a simple matter of wheel rotation count times the circumference of the wheel. Maybe even have some fun with it and say move forward 3 rotations :P
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2008, 05:31:08 PM »
thanks dragon for the feedback

the only problem with that is that I didn't put any encoders, its entirely timer based and therefore varies.
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2008, 06:02:55 PM »
voted for ya as well!, Good Luck!

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2008, 06:08:17 PM »
voted for ya as well!, Good Luck!

much appreciated

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2008, 07:03:52 AM »
woot woot!!!

My tutorial for Chives was featured on instructables.com
My tutorial is on the homepage !!!

Check it out , and if you didn't vote for me yet , please do!!!
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2008, 10:01:44 AM »
HOLY COW PEOPLES!!!!
CHIVES CAN NOW CALL CONTACTS OVER THE INTERNET!!!!


Its awesome!, free calling , and all by voice command.

e.g. "call Dad"
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2008, 12:01:21 PM »
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2008, 02:43:02 PM »
i'm going away this weekend so videos and code will have to wait until sunday nite
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2008, 08:13:08 PM »
WOW man that is awesome!!
I definitely voted for you. BTW I saw admin's tutorial too so I voted for it too :P

Nice work! I can't believe you took the time to do this for free.

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2008, 07:40:01 PM »
thanks everyone

I'll be back home tomorrow and upload some more stuff
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2008, 10:48:24 AM »
thanks for all the votes so far

sadly I wont be able to perfect the code to make internet calls from Chives, but that will come out in a week or two.

By the way, I just realized that many people may have rated chives but not voted

To vote go to this link
http://www.instructables.com/contest/robotcontest/?show=ENTRIES&sort=USERVOTES

Then scroll down to find my entry for the contest , its titled Build Your Own Butler Robot .
Now click the Vote button which is under that entry.

Click vote and now if you want to read the tutorial just click the picture of the butler robot.

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2008, 09:29:24 AM »
I uploaded the software and some extra steps in the tutorial explaining all my functions and subroutines.

Check it out
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot/

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2008, 09:41:33 PM »
I'm editing the video now

OK so the video has all of Chives features except him driving forward and stuff ( didnt have enough room to record that , so I'll record it on another SD card tomorrow)

Its really cool , it has him pouring drinks , talking , turning left ( then the video got full right afterwards)

I'll post the link tomorrow afternoon once its up on google.
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2008, 12:16:31 AM »
You want complete home automation? I'd try for Linux MCE. They incorporated some home automation software into it, so you can control the lights, blinds, TV, and everything else at the touch of a button. You can do it from a cell phone, or from Chives! Id suggest making him look really slick with some brushed aluminum skin and a touchscreen LCD in his chest. LOL...that would be so awesome having a robot that controlled your house talking to you with a TV right there for you to watch...lol.
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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2008, 02:54:52 PM »
UPDATE: Everything is done


http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot/


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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2008, 01:31:49 PM »
How do you view who has how many votes?

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2008, 07:02:51 PM »
Chives is a great concept robot, Airman, especially for the disabled.

You see my poor Grandma and Grandpa could have used Chives. Tear jerker story coming...

They are both passed now. My bedridden Grandpa for 7-14 years after he had a stroke and lost all function of his legs, left side of his body and arms. Your Chives is a great concept for people in this state.

I hope you make it do all these great things you mentioned.

I voted for you!

Hope you win first place.

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2008, 11:21:24 AM »
OMG, I just thought of something. You should somehow have Chives catalog things in your house. Then, you can like have him tell you where the stuff is. Just a thought, but that'd be sweet.

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Re: I'm finally documenting Chives!!!
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2008, 11:41:41 PM »
extension of wolffire

then send him to the groccery store to replenish supplies!

you could turn him into like a solar cow so that he goes and "sun grazes" while your not home to like trickle charge.

if you wanted him to keep track of certain objects you could use RFID tags.
But RFID tags have a bad rep.

You could put either an encoder on your toliet paper, or have a limit switch that presses up against the roll and then when you run out he could switch it.

You could add a mixed drink function.

Last upgrade idea.
Have him recognize the difference between men and women, and have it make fun of you while women are around and flatter them.
you know like, excuse me miss but your dress is just exquesite or something like that.

 


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