New guy, robot selection questions

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New guy, robot selection questions

Post by bkito » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:03 pm

Post by bkito
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:03 pm

I'm new. To tell the truth, I've considered the robot hobby before once, but life got in the way. But now I'm back with tons of questions, and I'm posing them to the Kondo forum because that is the direction I'm leaning right now. I apologize because I know these answers are out there, but between old infor and new info and finding it, I'm getting a little confused and could really use some straight forward answers.

1. The KHR-2HV comes with (broken) english manuals and software?
2. The KHR-1HV does NOT come with any english manuals or software?
3. The KHR-1HV can not use the english software from the 2HV?
4. Is there any possibility of assembling the 1HV if I don't read or speak Japanese?
5. Can one or both of these be set up to use a remote by an english only person, or will I be stuck with pc control only?
6. I usually like to overdo things, what would I be missing with the -2HV as opposed to the -1HV... (two servos I know) what movements, poses, or actions for instance?
7. I'm in the Technology field, but I'm not a programmer, should I just give up and get the Futaba?

I really like the way the Kondo machines look and the video I've seen of them. The Japanese manuals do intimidate me a little, but that said, I've built plastic Japanese robot models with japanese only instructions since I was about seven years old. Not as technical, but I can follow pictures well is my point.

I appreciate any responses. I live in TX in the US which isn't a big robot competition area, but I want something that is fun, educational, and possibly competitive given the opportunity. Thanks again for taking the time to read this!
I'm new. To tell the truth, I've considered the robot hobby before once, but life got in the way. But now I'm back with tons of questions, and I'm posing them to the Kondo forum because that is the direction I'm leaning right now. I apologize because I know these answers are out there, but between old infor and new info and finding it, I'm getting a little confused and could really use some straight forward answers.

1. The KHR-2HV comes with (broken) english manuals and software?
2. The KHR-1HV does NOT come with any english manuals or software?
3. The KHR-1HV can not use the english software from the 2HV?
4. Is there any possibility of assembling the 1HV if I don't read or speak Japanese?
5. Can one or both of these be set up to use a remote by an english only person, or will I be stuck with pc control only?
6. I usually like to overdo things, what would I be missing with the -2HV as opposed to the -1HV... (two servos I know) what movements, poses, or actions for instance?
7. I'm in the Technology field, but I'm not a programmer, should I just give up and get the Futaba?

I really like the way the Kondo machines look and the video I've seen of them. The Japanese manuals do intimidate me a little, but that said, I've built plastic Japanese robot models with japanese only instructions since I was about seven years old. Not as technical, but I can follow pictures well is my point.

I appreciate any responses. I live in TX in the US which isn't a big robot competition area, but I want something that is fun, educational, and possibly competitive given the opportunity. Thanks again for taking the time to read this!
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Post by Robo1 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:42 pm

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Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:42 pm

1) Yes
2) No
3) No
4) Yes
5) theres a ps2 controller mod that you can buy.
6) if you like biullding thing it might be better to biuld you own bracket to add the extre servo, then you can play around with your own layout.
7)Not being able to porgram might be a handy cap but this could be good reason to learn, it's not that hard. with any robot you need to know basic programming to do anything interesting. Have a look at parallex website about there education kits really good and will keep you entaitained for a couple of weeks.

If you buy a bot second hand, like the one up for sale at the moment, you can just sell it on if it's not for you.

good luck and welcome to the interesting world of bipedal robots.

Bren
1) Yes
2) No
3) No
4) Yes
5) theres a ps2 controller mod that you can buy.
6) if you like biullding thing it might be better to biuld you own bracket to add the extre servo, then you can play around with your own layout.
7)Not being able to porgram might be a handy cap but this could be good reason to learn, it's not that hard. with any robot you need to know basic programming to do anything interesting. Have a look at parallex website about there education kits really good and will keep you entaitained for a couple of weeks.

If you buy a bot second hand, like the one up for sale at the moment, you can just sell it on if it's not for you.

good luck and welcome to the interesting world of bipedal robots.

Bren
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Post by RobotServicesGroup » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:11 am

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Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:11 am

5) We struggled with the Japanese instructions for our KHR-1. Fortunately for you, we documented how to get the remote to work here.
5) We struggled with the Japanese instructions for our KHR-1. Fortunately for you, we documented how to get the remote to work here.
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Post by limor » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:55 pm

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Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:55 pm

RobotServicesGroup wrote:5) We struggled with the Japanese instructions for our KHR-1. Fortunately for you, we documented how to get the remote to work here.


that's KHR-1 --- 2004 model !

KHR-1HV which is the latest model, has documentation in English
http://ixs.co.jp/en/products/robot/engl ... kondo.html

and i second Robo1's response (some of your questions were tricky sort of like opt-in email signups : "deselect here if you would not like us to refrain from disallowing our partners to send you promotional emails..." :) )
RobotServicesGroup wrote:5) We struggled with the Japanese instructions for our KHR-1. Fortunately for you, we documented how to get the remote to work here.


that's KHR-1 --- 2004 model !

KHR-1HV which is the latest model, has documentation in English
http://ixs.co.jp/en/products/robot/engl ... kondo.html

and i second Robo1's response (some of your questions were tricky sort of like opt-in email signups : "deselect here if you would not like us to refrain from disallowing our partners to send you promotional emails..." :) )
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