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Mechanics and Construction / PsychoAndrotics
« Last post by mklrobo on September 05, 2021, 10:14:29 AM »
 :) excelsior!!   :)

  Hello again, all robot superheros!!  8)

  It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul; so
it could be implied this has a great bearing on the mind.

  I have been searching a long time for an AI software to control my robot, just like the rest of you.
I think I have found a software solution, in which I would share; I approached
the problem from the perspective of creating a new type of mind. A
strong label that will act like a "compass" to build upon!  :D

  I have named my "science" for the creation of the mind software,
to be  psychoandrotics.  -which means, the study of the
mind of the artificial man.   :o

   It is a catchy phrase, for sure, but has no substance without a
reference to build upon. I found the name of the software that
is used in IBM's Watson, which is named Monte Carlo.
Watson Artificial Intelligence won at Jepardy, helped solve crimes
& medical ailments such as cancers; also used in self driving cars.

  So, if you are looking for real good software to help build
your robot brain, may I suggest the Monte Carlo software
in the context of psychoandrotics?   ;D ;D

   I have provided some information to build your superior
robot body, and the foundation for your robot brain; now,
all you need is my new robot toy to complete your total robot!

  see you next time,  ;D same robot time, same robot channel!  ;D
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Mechanics and Construction / super strong skeleton for your robot!
« Last post by mklrobo on September 04, 2021, 10:38:25 AM »
 :)  Excelsior!!   :)

    Welcome back to my post in creating a new type of robot toy, I am sure
everyone will want to use!

    In the making of the skeleton of my robot, I would recommend a new type of
substance to use on your robot; maybe even making it a humanoid-type robot!!

    hard to believe, I know, but technology has made some jumps forward in chemistry!!
I can not believe the robot scientists have not jumped on this concept, but here goes the
secret!!!    :-X :-X :-X

    GRAPHENE- One of the hardest substances know to man, and lighter than a feather, and cheap to make!!
 How to make it -  check our the graphene creation on the INSTRUCTABLES WEBSITE.

"This instructable is to show at least 6 different ways to make it . I prefer 2 electro chemical methods but it does not always work depending on the starting material. It is also probably the slowest method but it can create a very clean product. Does not work if you are using powdered graphite or artificial (made) graphite. Artificial graphite can never be used with any process."

   Now, why is this a secret sauce for your robot? Well, listen close, my robot superheros!!   :o

   The problem with humanoid robots, is that any metal weighs alot, and costs power on the servo driving it, and
kills the battery before the robot can do any work - well, that problem is solved!!
batteries come in 20 ampere/hour power levels now - in the size of a handheld calculator!
10 of these batteries could power your HOUSE for 1 hour!  :o Imagine that!!

   Now, imagine what you could do with a robot skeleton which weighs NOTHING, but stronger than steel!
the CPU takes milliwatts(raspberry pi), and the only thing that would weigh anything is the batteries and
the servos driving the robot!!   ;D ;D

   The servos are consuming the power, but in a limited fashion, depending on the work you have for the
robot. in other words, robots like in the movie Elysium, Chappie, and Real Steel could be MADE!  :o :o

  Incredible! I know, right!!?!  ::)

    So, keep that in mind when you start making your robot!!  ;)

  See you later,   8) same robot time, same robot channel!!  8)
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Misc / Re: Hello from Brisbane Australia looking to connect with locals
« Last post by mklrobo on September 01, 2021, 05:58:40 AM »
 :)  hello from the United States, North Carolina!   :)

 ;D excelsior!   ;D

   Good to see another robot superhero from Australia!!! Welcome to the
forum - kinda deserted here, BUT, there is very interesting subjects
and concepts here!!

    I am coming our with my robotic toy, which I hope you will find
enjoyable!!

 see you next time!
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Misc / Hello from Brisbane Australia looking to connect with locals
« Last post by galderdi on August 26, 2021, 06:32:44 PM »
Hi,

As per the subject I am in Brisbane / SE QLD.

I have almost no experience with robotics but I am keen to get involved.
I do have experience with electronics, electrics and some grass roots (unqualified) engineering. I have previously built 2 Electric Vehicles and I am currently part way through my third EV.

I am looking to connect with locals robotics enthusiasts. Partly to expand my knowledge and experience but mostly to apply my existing skills and knowledge to augment existing projects. Please respond and let me know if there is a local group worth exploring. 
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Mechanics and Construction / Toy applications, making YOU money!
« Last post by mklrobo on August 19, 2021, 05:59:36 AM »
 ;D  excelsior!   ;D

   Hello, robot superheros!!   8)

   I have had friends to help me explore the new applications of the robot toy I
am working on, and found out some business applications, which may help
a robotic superhero to make money at his hobby, especially with my toy!

   I had a friend who owns a local, small seasonal Halloween "theme" park. He needed some
attractions to spice up his park. Just by luck, I found a horror artist who has great ideas for
attractions, but can not make them.  :'( And so, there appeared an opportunity!  ;)

    I got to work with the artist to use the robotic boards to make his creations, which could be
rented at the theme park; so we would both make money!! Great, right?   ;)  gets better!!   :o

     I found a company called Horror Dome, which sells attractions for horror theme parks. The
selling prices are 10 to 30 times the cost of making the attractions, AND, they sell worldwide!!   $$$!

    Moral of the story is this: Take your own Axon or raspberry pi to create a horror attraction, then
test the "sellability" of the illusion on an audience in a local theme park; if it is a best seller, you can patent it and sell
it on Horror Dome, and have the potential to become rich!!!!!!!   ;D ;D ;D

   And there you have it, a practical reason to use your robotic superhero powers to keep on making
robots!!!   ;D

    8)   see you same robot channel, same robot time!!!   8)
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For Sale / Re: Heathkit Hero Jr. Robot Kit Unassembled - Mint Box $1,895.00 -- Ebay
« Last post by MOONamp on August 17, 2021, 12:26:08 PM »
... and it sold!   It's all about making somebody happy.
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For Sale / Re: Heathkit Hero Jr. Robot Kit Unassembled - Mint Box $1,895.00 -- Ebay
« Last post by mklrobo on August 17, 2021, 10:05:26 AM »
AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!!! A ONE IN A GAJILLION DEAL!!!!

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For Sale / Heathkit Hero Jr. Robot Kit Unassembled - Mint Box $1,895.00 -- Ebay
« Last post by MOONamp on August 16, 2021, 09:10:25 PM »

We are selling a Mint Box Heathkit Hero Jr. Robot Kit on Ebay

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Mechanics and Construction / robotic toy
« Last post by mklrobo on August 14, 2021, 12:03:52 PM »
 8)  excelsior!!   8)

     Hello robot superheros!!

     In my plight for using stepper motors for "relative" precision required for my robot,
I have decided to try to use the Easy Driver stepper motor driver. With just a few pins from
the raspberry pi, you will be able to control 2 stepper motors with enough accuracy to
use the robot effectively. ;)
    I wanted to use the adafruit stepper motor hat, BUT, you have to download the library
and use their code; not bad, but will stray away from true python programming. I would like
to keep the programming language as pure as possible, without getting entangled with other
languages that might not even be in existence in 3 years, not to mention the stepper hat might
not even be available.  >:(
    I would like to keep this robot working for the long term, in which more applications can be
intuitively installed without involving a convoluted mess of languages, which only serve to
kill the learning curve and progress of the robot.  :'(
   You will always have the option to use other languages as add ons to your own apps, but the
basic cores (I think) should be a pure building block that can serve the future as well as
retro apps.  :-*
   I have attached the picture of the servo controller, in which I have heard good things about.
I am going back to the drawing board to accommodate these drivers, which will involve some
soldering skills, BUT, will be worth in the future, for simplicity of diagnostic and control.   ;D

  ;D see you same robot time, same robot channel!   ;D
   
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Mechanics and Construction / New Humanoid Robot Project!
« Last post by Diorthotis on August 14, 2021, 10:06:00 AM »
Hello, I have started a full scale humanoid robot project. Check out the progress, I am currently finishing a leg to begin working on the sensors and electronics. I will be using brushless DC motors, MPU6050 and ultrasonic sonar sensors. I am printing the parts on an Ender 3.


https://www.youtube.com/naeyoGTbT9c
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