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Build an autonomous Wall-E Robot

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Hi! After a kabillion requests, here you go! This robot is running the EZ-B available at http://www.ez-robot.com

First a little introduction, watch the vide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJiMUzJHYFk

I started off with the toy titled "Interactive Wall-E". Available at toys'r'us current price $34.99

I am a robot hobbiest and have a lot of expierence with the programming and design to give robots expression and life. The first bit advice I can lend is to be confident. Second advice is to be creative. Together, you're mind will figure out the rest for you :)

There are plenty of peices available to you. My workshop is nothing special. I keep a supply of parts that are low cost. I usually collect items from disassembling other toys :) . Sadly, servos are the most expensive parts of the bunch.

For fasteners I use Zip Ties and an arragement of small screws, bolts and nuts. All are available in cheap combo kits at your local hardware store.

To modify the casings, i use a speed adjustable dremel and sometimes my soldering iron to melt plastic. For dremeling, please keep a vacumn nearby. *Warning: For melting, keep a window open with a fan!!

Also, if you choose to melt plastic peices, use a seperate bit on your soldering iron. The plastic will burn to the tip and make soldering a pain in the butt!

Now for the programming part... This is actually very easy. I do my programming for my robots using the EZ-Robot Project and the EZ-B Robot Controller.  It does not require any programming. You can just plug in your servo motors and control the robot from your PC. It also contains voice recognition and a bunch of other neat features. You can get it here: http://www.ez-robot.com


Here's a video of Wall-e in action...





Here's a cute video of Wall-e falling over while chasing his ball :)



Here's an older video of my first version


 
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awesome!

if you dont mind

plz give the code of wall e

mvillalpando5 months ago

THIS IS AWESOME!!! I definitely will have to try to make this Instructable. Thank you so much!

thatwhovian6 months ago
Did u pay a lot to make this?
Michelle1018 months ago
Omg I love wall-E he is so cute and I would love to build him idk that we could build wall_E that is so cool :-)
makesomeso10 months ago
great. i love your robot.
aashraf41 year ago
@DJSURES
why you need wall e toy and
how can you make wall e talk
for example "what's your name ?" he will say "walll e"
so how can you make wall talk ?? OR is the ez b make wall e talk is there in ez b microphone and speaker
How did u make the wall-e talk???? Does this come with the kit???
How did u make the wall-e talk???? Does this come with the kit???
Super duper awesome!
jcaresheets2 years ago
Way cool project. I know you made this quite some time ago, but I am slowly making my way through the tech area of the instructables trying to absorb as much data as I can. Not sure how this works and if you get a notice every time someone comments on your stuff or not. Figure that will be the only way I might get a reply. You did a wonderful job on this project and I had one burning question. What is with the completely gutted computer tower on saw on the left hand side of your work area. Were you stripping it for parts and just had not gotten around to getting rid of the carcass or what? I guess it caught my eye because I am working on stripping some monitors, desktops and laptops for any useable parts. Don't worry people, they have all been beyond repair or too old to do much of anything with. Heck the spec sheet for one of the laptops said the maximum ram if could hold was something like 192megs.

Anyways, great work and I will bookmark it for sure. Maybe I will be able your level some day. Just had to ask about the computer carcass.
Nameless375 years ago
make this into a wifi robot, put a webcam in the eyes, and a microphone, then put the motors and make it move around
djsures (author)  Nameless375 years ago
wifi robots are controllable, this is a robot pet. it has free will ;)
couldnt you ad the wifi just to see what he "sees"?
is there some way to get it to have more batterie life?
wmelo2 years ago
wall-e...
love this robot,, i mean it... ^^
maxsuit3 years ago
man ur awesome
totally..
i m ur fan nw!!
djsures (author)  maxsuit3 years ago
i dig your energy. thanx dude
i cant wait to build wall-e your wall-e is so cool!
RoboLab2.02 years ago
I am i big fan of ex-robot. I love your wall-e so much. I've seen your videos. So cool but how in the program can you do that. You are sooo smart.
robotmaker2 years ago
also i see that on this instructable you are using Interactive Wall-E and on your site you have remote control wall-e,can both work for the camera you installed in his eye
also ebay selling Interactive Wall-E for under $20
also the board would be a good add on to ROBOREALM software,might ask STEVEN about it,mostly he looks for samples from robot companies and robot controller boards,so many interfaces on his website for robot controllers
he is working on one for AR parrot drone also
zulfawi3 years ago
From where you buy it
djsures (author)  zulfawi3 years ago
I got the toy from walmart. but now you can get them on ebay. and the circuit board is from www.ez-robot.com :)
i see the list price now is $147 on amazon.com or the remote type $170
a lot of the servos needed are no longer available or in back other. Can someone point me to suitable replacements?
djsures (author)  jalozanomolina2 years ago
visit www.ez-robot.com .. you can get the servos there or the ez-robot complete kit
you say you get the servo's in the EZ-ROBOT complete kit
but they are standard servo's in the kit and robot said has micro and pico servo's is this correct
HS-55 or HS-65 BY HITEC at SERVOCITY or EBAY looks like a good choice
lstair2 years ago
Would it be possible to do something like this with one of the characters from ROBOTS my kid LOVES that movie and would love to have a wonderbot or rodney copperbottom, or fender even. but i dont think they made any large toys like they did with Wall-E bc it wasnt that popular...Any ideas?
Tonspaa2 years ago
The toy is on sale here: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/wall-e-robot-pvc-display-toy-45971
(Without the internal electronics, of course)
d-does it pick up trash?
David972 years ago
is there a arduino code for this
David972 years ago
Coolest robot i have seen!!!!!!!1
Jsquared242 years ago
If I had a more technical know how (and more time and money!), I'd add:

Solar power panels that open up and close every 2 hours while on
Light up solar charge panel, showing how much charge there is
Random times of the Wall-e having his chest bay open and him scoop up stuff with his hands
Led light eyes
closable eye shutters in a leaf iris motion
and finally a modified cocroach that is kinda like a brisstlebot!

Maybe, when I'm older I'll make this...
well to find out how to make his eyes shut and scoop up things up why not try ehow.com
james kevin3 years ago
That's so cool!
avanner773 years ago
If you have a dremel and a soldering iron, you can clean the tip if the iron using the #428 steel brush. I've done it before, you just have to tin the iron after grinding the plastic away.
dont ever throw it away! in 20 years or so you can make it self aware...
Sithen3 years ago
I swear, that is so creepy when he just puts up his arms and starts roaming towards the camera. o.o
nicky233 years ago
I love walllllllllllll-eeeeeeeeeeeee!
23baller3 years ago
Wall-e is so cute
djsures (author)  23baller3 years ago
thanx! :D
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