Posts tagged ‘humanoid’

Robotic Wire Protection

My Bioloid has been running quite a bit and the wires are starting to get chewed up, so I have been looking into wire protection. I will put non-abrasion sleeving over the wires then put shrink tubing over the plugs and wire protection to reduce wear on the wire near the plugs.

Right now I am ordering Non-Fray Expandable Braided Sleeving from Cable Organizer. I will let you know how well this form of protection works.

A split wire:

Diagram of the protection concept:

Cable Organizer

–Scotty

Update –

I ordered both 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch sleeving in 1 foot lengths to see which size works best. 

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February 1, 2008 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

William’s Cartwheel (Video)

After about 23 hours work spread over 5 days William can do a full cartwheel!

With the IMU from HUV Robotics on, 3 in 5 Cartwheels work. Without the IMU, 1 in 5 cartwheels work.

I should have a better video up soon.

–Scotty

BTW – William is the name of my Bioloid.

January 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

Bioloid IMU

The IMU came today. The shipping was very fast and the board looks great (thanks Jon)!

Also, the packaging was great. The IMU was in a stactic proof bag to insure that the electronics did not get ‘burnt’ in the mail.

I just got it so I don’t have anything built yet.

HUV Robotics

–Scotty

January 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Time to Build a Bioloid!

I started building the Bioloid right after unpacking the box.

A good use for a yoyo squid:

First part:

I found it quicker to find the right servo if they are all lined up by ID#:

After about 9 hours of building time my Bioloid was built in humanoid form!

(Note that the CM-5 is not on yet, so the IMU can be added easily later)

In this picture you can see the waist:

–Scotty

January 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

Bioloid Unboxing

My Bioloid came today!

In addition to an IMU, I also bought an extra servo, cables, wireless setup, and a JIS set for my Bioloid (seen in the pictures below).

Although this knife looks dangerous, it’s not…

No this is not a robot squid, it’s a yoyo squid (it was in the box).

 

Time to get started on the build…

–Scotty

January 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Bioloid Is In The Mail!

I ordered a Bioloid this morning, and I’m pleased to say that it has been shipped with delivery set at January 7 (2008)!

I also ordered a few “extras” which I won’t say about until then. 🙂

Stay tuned, pictures, videos, and code to follow…

–Scotty

January 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Robotis Booth at iHobby Expo 2007 (Video)

The Robotis booth was impressive at iHobby Expo 2007!

About 20 Bioloid kits where on a table, programmed, on, and ready to play with (um, test).

Also the big black humanoid (I think it’s called “URIA”), was very cool, and interactive! The screen in the robot’s “chest”, was a screen for an imbeded Windows XP computer with a Korean languge pack.

Robotis

–Scotty

November 5, 2007 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

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