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Lego George the Giant Robot 
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Post Lego George the Giant Robot
Finally I got to make a video of George at The Great Western Lego Show which is our flag ship event for Brickish

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George v2 by burf2000, on Flickr

The link is here ( I can't see how to embed a video)
http://youtu.be/EPS_6yf5DOw

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George (version 2) is fully functional 5 foot 7" robot. Controlled via a PlayStation 2 controller, he can move about, rotate his upper body, move his arms / shoulders and grab on to items. His head also rotates, moves up and down and if you get too close, his eyes will rotate.

Features
1 NXT that has a PS2 Mindsensor wireless connector, hiTechnic infrared sensor and a ultra sonic sensor.
2 9v lights for mouth
1 9v old style motor which rotates eyes
6 medium PF motors which drive head (up down, left right), turns body, pneumatic switch for claws, and elbow joints for arms.
6 XL motors. 4 used to move the robot about, 1 on each arm for shoulder joint.
2 small actuators for neck
6 large actuators for shoulders


Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:26 am
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Post Re: Lego George the Giant Robot
Hey burf2000! Great project! He reminds me of this old robot movie from when I was a kid named Johnny 5.

Time for my 3 questions game:
1) What inspired you to build the robot?
2) How long did it take to make?
3) What are your future plans with the robot?

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:37 am
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Post Re: Lego George the Giant Robot
Hi there

1) I have always loved robotics and so Lego for me was a medium to build it in, I built another large robot last year but was not so successful. That one was based off T1 from Terminator 3. I wanted to keep things simple on this one due to size. It weights around 20KG. I also loved the Short-circuit films (johnny 5).

2) This one took around 3 months of the odd evenings and days, We just had a baby (my wife) so getting time has been quite hard. However my wife is very supportive and knew I needed to build this for a show. (http://www.greatwesternlegoshow.com/).

3) Glad you asked this, currently I am improving certain parts of this which I am not happy with like shoulder joints, main bearing and turning. Once they are done, I am going to build a second robot to keep him company. Its going to be another large one, using more NXT's and hopefully will go round on his own. My aim is to get a whole display of large robots moving around and interacting with each other.


Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:59 am
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Post Re: Lego George the Giant Robot
Congrats on the baby! I know how hard it can be to find those spurts of free time. I can't wait to see the successor to Lego George :) Be sure to keep us posted on updates.

I'm going to post this to our cool projects and also our front page ROBOTC-Tube area.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:02 am
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Post Re: Lego George the Giant Robot
Thank you so much, also thanks for such a brilliant programming language!

I will keep you informed of all my RobotC projects


Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:47 am
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