Saturday, December 31, 2005
GET YOUR OWN ROBOT HUMAN
WELL NOW I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO PLAY WITH THE LITTLE GUY FOR A FEW DAYS AND AS OTHERS HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED, HES A CONTINUING SURPRISE...
WOWWEE has released it`s first online support pdf with most of the topics being discussed on the forums over walking and the camera amougst other things being addressed.
The V2 is a fairly well designed robot all things considered, including but not covering all things like money strength, power ,weight, size, looks.
While he is turning to one side slightly im not worried about it as most of what i do is standing still at the moment. He has a few idiosyncracies not to say the least and you really shouldnt leave him on a table turned on just in case..
I hooked up one of my multimeters to his leg to do a current draw test and as he talked while throwing a ball he drew around 1.6 amps. not bad and far outside most wall plug packs at 500 milliamps to 1 amp.
You need a high output pack to run him as an instalation or it will overheat and switch off.
Far better to recharge him between uses and add some weight to his feet to keep him from tipping.
His program modes are a treat with the ability to pose and move him into postions and store them in his puppet modes, which total three, left and right sensors and one more main one on the controller itsself. (x) c lets you store it.
Its all in the book..
Ive opened the back of the head and noted that some of the cables are soldered directly to the boards and that the plugs are gluded in to reduce the number of factory returns from head trauma`s.
All up hes a big surprise and worth more indepth write up`s.
Ill add more to the site and let you know later on.
Happy hacking.and go get your own robot, this ones mine!
Heres the link to the new manual, thanks knitsu for pointing it out.