• Ray Edgley posted an update 3 days, 23 hours ago

    For those of you who have been following along with Fred’s Build, I have now added the mounts for the battery packs.
    I have two mounts, each holding up to a 4AH 20V battery, that 80 Watt Hours per battery, compared to the 72 Watt Hours of the 6 volt 12 Amp hour gel-cell battery.
    Having the two means I can change the batteries one at a time…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Part 5 of Fred\’s upper stomach.
    In this video I mount the upper stomach to the rest of Fred\’s torso, extend the servo wires and connect it up.

    • encore une superbe vidéo 👍

      • Thankyou.
        Tomorrow I have a video out on an Air Brush kit I picked up online.
        Next week I make the battery cover then add battery mounts for a pair of 20V 4AH Li-Ion power tool batteries to power Fred with.
        Each battery holds more power than the 6V Gel Cell normally fitted to an Inmoov.
        But to use these batteries you need to have a few Switch Mode…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Fred\’s upper stomach Part 4, continuing with the upper stomach, front covers and install the Kinect.

  • lecagnois posted an update 1 month ago

    Amélioration du Câblage du petit Inmoov

    – Ajout d ‘une carte alimentation avec 3 sorties sécurisé avec un fusible .
    – Création d’un support unique pour toutes les cartes électroniques .
    – Création d un socle pour l’alimentation de l’amplificateur avec pile 9 volts et interrupteur .
    – Déplacements des 2 mini- arduino au centre entre les 2 Ardui…[Read more]

    • le fichier “demidoassemble.stl” est déjà réduit a l’échelle 0.64 . Il est possible de fusionner ce fichier avec le fichier “supporarduino2.stl ” , pour rendre plus rigide votre petit InMoov .

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month ago

    Part 3 of building Fred\’s upper stomach.
    In this video I install the two servos and assemble the side-to-side torso bearing assembly.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Time to continue welding up parts for the upper stomach 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    So the first in the series of videos on the upper stomach is done 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Fred now has a PIR sensor and a pair of Ultrasonic sensors fitted after a bit of repair work to his chest.

  • lecagnois posted an update 2 months ago

    Petit inmoov complet

  • lecagnois posted an update 2 months ago

    petit inmoov 2021
    j ai deporté la camera sur le front .

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    I actually created this video a while back, but forgot to edit and upload it. 🙂
    I upgraded Fred\’s brain from a Raspberry Pi 3 to a Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB or RAM.

  • Now that Fred has a back cover to protect any electronics, it time to install a Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) and the servo driver 🙂

  • Last week, I added a chest to Fred, Somewhere to attach medals I guess 🙂
    This week I add the back cover 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months ago

    Fred looks better with a chest, In this video I give him one 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    In this video I continue in building the new stand for Fred\’s head.
    To make a stable stand, I\’m using the upper part of a standard Inmoov torso and using a bust set of parts I was shown on Thingiverse, we now have a stable base.

  • Well, started on a new stand for Fred\’s new head today:

  • I’ve been printing out the torso to use as Fred’s new head’s stand.
    I’ve been pointed to a bust stand for the torso, which is very cool.
    When looking for the instructions, I found all the torso ones, and the back one’s, but is there any for the chest?
    I thought there used to be, but i could be wrong…
    If not, I guess I’ll have to document…[Read more]

  • Merry X-Mass to everyone out there.
    Tried to setup a new and better neck assembly for Fred\’s Head.
    Didn\’t quite go to plan 🙁

  • Well, it was a long time coming, but here a video on driving the joints of our walking robots.

    • Excellent info clearly explained!

      • This project will take a while to complete.
        I’m trying to work through all the possible design considerations including the maths.
        Last thing I want is for my Inmoov robot to fall over and break. 🙂

        I’m working on the basis, if I can explain it to others, then I have a reasonable understanding myself.
        Also, if I have made an error, someone may…[Read more]

        • I agree with that philosophy, my father a physicist says ‘The best way to learn something is to teach it’! Regarding it falling over and breaking you could do what Boston dynamic does with a simple track on the ceiling and a safety cable, here is a video of one of their early prototypes: https://youtu.be/SD6Okylclb8

          • I can’t attach the track to the ceiling in my home (the wife would kill me 🙂 ) but I did build a frame on casters that can help support the robot when I first start testing. 🙂

  • Got Fred on a power trip this week, talking about power 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 6 months, 1 week ago

    I started to look at joints that can be used in robots.
    There are quite a few and a lot of different ways they can be driven.
    Here is a look at some of the different types and a bit of a peek at the new foot design.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 7 months ago

    The default Text To Speech service in MyRobotLab (MRL) is not the best out there.
    For Windows users, MRL comes with the Mimic Speech service.
    Mimic Speech was created by MycroftAI and sounds very good, but if you run MRL on a Raspberry Pi, then its just not available, unless you download and compile the binary yourself and tell the MRL MimicSpeech…[Read more]

    • Hello
      very good tutorial.
      But how to put MimicSpeech in French?

      • I may well be very wrong, but, if you pass a French language phase to it with a voice more suited to the French language.
        I did try a test copying some text from this site (The post below), but I can not judge the result as I don’t speak or understand the French language at all.
        I did try this line at the terminal window.
        ./mimic -t “boujour je…[Read more]

  • I let Fred get in front of the camera again 🙂
    This time he;s talking about the power of rotation in part 4 of the Walking Robot series.

  • Ever wondered about PID Loops?
    These are used in servos, cruise controls, industrial ovens, and pressure control systems.
    Here is a video where Fred explains how they work.

    I hope you enjoy 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 8 months ago

    Just out is the Walking Robots Part 3, Rate of rotation video.
    This one goes into the speed at which the various leg joint will need to rotate at for a normal walking gait.

  • lecagnois posted an update 8 months ago

    Mise à jour de l’application Android pour piloter votre InMoov
    Amélioration V2.5
    ajout gestion du moteur du bassin
    Animation et messages vocaux de la tête .”
    Modification du menu et contrôle des roues pour faire avancer le robot .
    (…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Part 9 of the building of Fred\’s head is now up on YouTube.
    In this video I get MarySpeech working with the MouthControl service to work the jaw.
    Now you can see how Fred hosted the Walking Robot\’s Part two video 🙂

    • fantastic work!

    • This video was a huge help and solved my problem in getting speech to work with the raspberry and MRL. Thanks Ray.

      • No problems. 🙂
        had me stumped for a little while, but I knew it worked a few years earlier, so it should work now 🙂

  • It was a while in production but here is Part two of the Walking Robots Series.
    Presented by Fred, an Inmoov Robot, or at least his head 🙂
    Feel free to ask question in the comments

    Next week in Part 9 of Fred\’s Head, I go in to how this was achieved.

    Don\’t forget to have fun building your robot 🙂

  • lecagnois posted an update 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Réalisation du plateau motorisé pour InMoov mini .
    détail de la réalisation ici :
    https://inmoov.monsite-orange.fr/

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 9 months ago

    Looking at making Fred a Bipedal walking robot.
    But before starting on the design, we first need to know and understand what all the challenges will be.
    As part of working on this I have now uploaded the first of the walking robot series to YouTube

    This will be a huge project as I investigate each of the problems we…[Read more]

  • Finally the power up and testing of Fred\’s head

  • Fred\’s Head Part 7.
    This is proving to be a bigger job than I first expected, Hopefully it will be all worth it in the end 🙂

    Next week, the power up and testing

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 10 months ago

    Part 6 of build Freds head is now out.

    I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • In this weeks video, I mount the Raspberry Pi 3 into the head of my Inmoov robot Fred

  • Now that I have most of the head together, I should think about setting up the Raspberry Pi 3 with MyRobotLab
    In this video that what I will be doing.
    MRL is not the only way to control the Inmoov robot, but it is the official system for the Inmoov project.
    Others have successfully used EZrobot for their non-standard robots, and recently I was…[Read more]

  • Well i finally got the Advance eyes installed in to the new head for Frem, my Inmoov Build.

  • Petit INMOOV échelle 0.64 sur plateau motorisé .
    poids 5,3 KG
    Inmoov étant moins lourd , j’ai pu motorisé les jambes piloter avec un arduino et un motor shield V2 de adafruit . beaucoup de fichiers STL sont modifiés pour adapter des servos plus petits .

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 11 months ago

    Continuing on with building a new Inmoov robot head for Fred.
    This time I work on the eyes 🙂

  • So I started building the new head for Fred, my Inmoov build.

    The Transparent filament looks really cool for a robot head. 🙂

  • Starting to work on a new head for Fred.
    This time, I\’m going non-standard and printing out re-mixed parts,
    but before starting, I needed something to sit the head on while i work on it.

    Meet Fred\’s new head stand.

  • I decided it was time to look at the NeoPixel ring in Fred\’s stomach.

    • The NeoPixel Ring video is great! Ray, your series of videos are very helpful to InMoov makers. Thanks.

      • Thanks for your comment,
        There are a couple of us who are showing the way now,
        There is only so much that can be conveyed with words and pictures, and with so many languages, sometimes a moving image can be better.
        I know I have learned a lot with this project, between this site and the videos from Kyle Campbell…[Read more]

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 12 months ago

    I spotted this Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing.
    Its designed to connect to the Raspberry Pi and act as an AI Accelerator for the Pi.
    So I got one to have a bit more of a look.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year ago

    Well in my last video, I ran into a problem when i went to attach the legs, they didn\’t quite fit.
    This week, I have fixed that and now Fred is standing
    He\’s taller than I thought he would be, either that or I\’m shorter….

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year ago

    Continuing the video series on the Static Leg,
    Here are the thighs 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year ago

    Turns out the Inmoov robot is taller than me 🙂

    • Love the red. I’m enjoying your videos on the static leg assembly. I’m interested in the sizes and quantities of any nuts and bolts used.

      • Hello Steve,

        The following quantities are for each leg, so you will need to double them for both legs.
        1 x M8 x 125 mm and 1 x M8 x 95 mm long for each knee.

        • Connecting the knee to the Tibia I have used 3 x M4 x 40 mm long with the head of one flattened to allow it to sit flush against the front wall of the Tibia when facing up.
          Theses could have been 25 mm long, however only had 20 mm and 40 mm long on hand.
          As it turns out the middle of those three is convenient to tie back to the small trolley I…[Read more]

          • Connecting the Knee to the Thigh I used 3 x M4 x 20 mm long nut and bolts, with the nuts being plastic welded into the knee joint.

            On the back side is the locking part that has 2 x M5 X 40 mm long countersunk.
            The nuts were plastic welded into place.

      • Hello Steve,

        The last video in this series is scheduled to go live on Friday.
        Do you link it would be helpful if I include this list of parts in the description as well?

        • Yes as it will make it easier to find. The info will probably get lost in this forum as time passes.

          • Good news is, as a result of your request, I also went back to the last video, and added the parts list in the description of the Video.
            If one person asked, then there will be many other who will want to know as well 🙂

  • lecagnois posted an update 1 year ago

    sortez avec votre masque , prenez soin de vous .

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year ago

    Now complete, Fred\’s Knees

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year ago

    So continuing to build the static leg for Fred, my build of the Inmoov robot.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Ok, so i started to print out the feet and ankles.
    So far all looks good.

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Since the last video generated some interest in my build of the InMoov robot (Fred) I thought I would pull off one of his arms and give you a look inside.

    • Great job Ray. The print look outstanding.

      • And that was done with what was then a very cheap CTC printer back in 2017.
        The printer also had errors in the calibration of the X and Y axis, so all joints had to be filed to make them fit.

        So even with a crappy print, you can still build a working Inmoov 🙂

  • Ray Edgley posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    It\’s been a while since I did anything with the Inmoov project.
    So I decided to print the Inmoov statue again, but this time at 300 mm tall.
    Came out OK.
    But have a look for yourself 🙂

  • lecagnois posted an update 3 years, 4 months ago

    Merci Gael pour ses nouvelles jambes

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