This guide should be read in conjunction with the Robotis Mini Assembly Guide included with the Robotis Mini kit. It describes the additional steps involved in assembling an Edbot.
Page 7 of the Robotis Mini Assembly Guide introduces rivets and pins which are used to fasten the plates together. You’ll need to assemble each rivet before use by clicking the pin into the rivet base.
It is very important to ensure the pin is inserted into the rivet in the correct orientation such that the lugs on the end of the pin are aligned with the slots in the rivet and the pin can freely slide inside the rivet with ease.
Failure to align the pins correctly could mean they break or become loose and fall out when the Edbot is in operation.
When inserting a rivet, make sure the pin is not pushed into the rivet before use.
If you need to remove a rivet, use the supplied rivet extraction tool.
The IR sensor (IRSS-10) provides a distance measurement that enables your Edbot to react with its environment. Follow the instructions below to attach the sensor correctly during the assembly process.
After completing step 54, go to step 60. Before starting attach the supplied IR ribbon cable to the IR sensor by firmly pushing the connector into the side of the sensor making sure the grey wire is at the top. Then attach the IR sensor to the head using 2 small rivets. Complete step 60 then thread the ribbon cable through the rectangular slot behind the dummy head servo.
Next complete step 61 then go back to step 55. In step 56, attach the Bluetooth module BT-210 to the opposite side to that shown in the diagram. Complete step 57 and additionally attach the IR sensor ribbon cable to port 1 on the microcontroller board ensuring the grey wire is furthest away from the on/off slider switch.
Complete steps 58 and 59 then continue from step 62.
Do not use the supplied grommets (STR-20) in steps 68 and 70. We have found these lead to cable snagging.
Battery charging cradle
Two battery chargers (LBB-041) are supplied separately. These battery chargers will accept the older LB-040 batteries in addition to the new LB-041 batteries. Remove the cable supplied with each battery charger and keep for spares.
Assemble the battery charging cradle by joining the two chargers and securing them with three rivets as shown in the photo above. This will ensure the cradle fits snugly inside the compartment in the Edbot case.
Use the Robotis R+ Motion 2.0 software to download the Edbot motion file to the robot. R+ Motion 2.0 is free software and can be obtained from the Robotis Web site.
Download and install R+ Motion 2.0.
Instructions on how to use the software can be found in the R+ Motion 2.0 User Guide.
These Web links were correct at the time of writing. You may need to resort to Google if the links are broken.
Download the Edbot motion file.
Open the file in R+ Motion 2.0 and download the "All" motion group to the robot.
Stickers & branding
The following photos shows the placement of the Edbot branding stickers. Select the eye stickers with the white circles in the top left as shown. Use a round smile for the mouth and attach a triangular sticker to the forehead. The Edbot sticker should be positioned in the middle of the chest.
Affix the Product Key label to the bottom of the Edbot case as shown.
Place the assembled Edbot into the carry case. Use the left-hand compartment to store the USB splitter cable. Clip the spare batteries into the charger cradle and place it in the right-hand compartment. That’s it. All done!