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Duce robot
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2019-09-08 4:52 am  

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Go to bills video on lidar he totally covers it its actually real easy once you get the tf mini driver from github its pretty much just get distance and I'm pretty sure you don't need the Jetson just an arduino and a 3 volt logic converter look up axiom home built robot some space age wiz kid takes this thing makes it totally ai  hooks up 8266 to now it can be reached from anywhere in the world its just unbelievable uses fusion 360 ultrasonics and recognition camera and he did it with that check it out it'll blow your mind it did mine👍


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Robo Pi
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2019-09-08 5:27 am  
Posted by: @duce-robot

look up axiom home built robot

Is this the dude you are talking about?

Everything he claims his robot can do is already available to you all you need to do is buy those accessories and install them on your robot.   It's not like he invented this stuff.

I don't mean to take anything away from him.  He still went through all the work to actually put one together.  But all that stuff is already on the market.   You can buy it yourself if you've got the dough.   Your Duce robot doesn't appear to be too far behind. 😎 

DroneBot Workshop Robotics Engineer
James


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Robo Pi
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2019-09-08 5:37 am  

@duce-robot

By the way, the eyes of his robot are just displays for looks.  Dioramas, as you have called them.   You could easily create displays like that for Duce Robot's eyes.  They are just displays, not actual eyes.   The the actual input sensors are most likely things like LIDAR etc.

His robot does seem to have a pretty nice body though.  I wonder if he designed that himself?

The two biggest things that are holding me back from building my robot are,.... Can  you guess?,...

Yep!

Money and time. 

That's what's holding me back.   Especially right now.  I don't have time to build a robot right now.  Maybe this winter hopefully.   Money I can squeak buy on by taking maximum advantage of cheap junk. 🤣 

But seriously, you can get some  pretty decent stuff at pretty realistic prices nowadays.   In fact that TF mini  you just got is a great example.  That sucker should provide you with more than precise enough sensory input to navigate your robot really well.  It's up to you to do the programming to make that a reality.   The TF mini will do the job.   And that didn't break the bank.

I'll get one for my robot eventually too.  But right now I need to fix my wood boiler.  I just ordered $1500 worth of stainless steel.  So there goes my robot hobby money!   But at least I'll be warm this winter, so no complaints here.

DroneBot Workshop Robotics Engineer
James


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Duce robot
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2019-09-08 6:06 am  

@robo-pi

Yes I see what you mean you can buy most of it I do want to use the 8266 to some degree if I can I thought that was neat yes that boiler that ....that you got to have especially when you throw words like winter and ice into the mix but I'm in so fla  it'll probably be 83 at 3 am 100 % humidity in the dead of Jan jus start your project cheapest smallest thing first find in your materials pile the one you have the most of  and use that to its last particle and move on from that be a miser a nibbler that's what gets big projects moving nibble at every day even if it's for ten minutes get r done 😁 but recycled materials are a must if you find a heap o flat plastic somewhere on the ground snag it if you get lucky you might find enough at one time to build the entire  main cabinet that's the ticket .then you can drag along as  you please filling it . 👍


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