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Transforming Elvis to the Terminator - Part 1



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February 21, 2008 11:56 PM

It doesn't look promising.  I sent them an email, but I doubt it.

"Customer Information:
Gift Cards, Rewards Cards, Gift Certificates, and Merchandise Certificates

On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, The Sharper Image commenced a case under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The Company intends to continue to conduct business as usual while it devotes renewed efforts to resolve it's operational and liquidity problems and develops a reorganization plan.

However, The Sharper Image is suspending the acceptance of Gift Cards, Rewards Cards, Gift Certificates, or Merchandise Certificates as a form of payment.

We appreciate your understanding that according to Bankruptcy law, store employees, managers and the Company do not have the authority to override this directive."

 
I'm a undergraduate mechanical engineering student, just getting into robotics, and this seems like kind of a great first project, with help from some good friends, so we'll see what happens.

 I still look forward to the progress though!

February 22, 2008 1:45 AM

That's the sort of thing you do not need when you are starting out, Sorry to hear of your demise. Lets hope they come to the party at a later stage, but I wouldn't hold out hopes.

People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


Robotic madness http://robosapienv2-4mem8.page.tl/

February 22, 2008 6:46 PM

OK that is what I call stealing from the consumer. You got a gift card of $80.00 that was paid in advance and now they say to bad but thanks for the free money. I hate that about bankrupt laws. But on another note don't let this get you down, check to see how much woowee sells if for because all you need is the bust and nothing more from them. Good luck! Until then start reading those books and other related electronic books. A great source is your local library and their free to read. Just to let you know that I'm almost finnished with Article 4 and it is a short one but the real fun comes in part 5 and 6. They will make the Elvinator move and I'll show you how to make the control board for the basic stamps. We will not be using all the boards in the Elvis, just some of them. You'll see what I mean when we get there. Till then I'll talk to ya later. GWJax

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

February 22, 2008 7:25 PM

Can't wait for part 4 and 5.

People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


Robotic madness http://robosapienv2-4mem8.page.tl/

February 22, 2008 7:32 PM

No you really want 5 and 6 part 4 is booring sorry to say.

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

February 22, 2008 7:50 PM

opps, you right, Didn't read it correctly.

People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


Robotic madness http://robosapienv2-4mem8.page.tl/

February 22, 2008 8:00 PM

lol, I thought that.

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

June 26, 2008 7:01 PM

I already had a plan similar to this when the "elvis alive's" first came out.
I actually made my own custom flashing for it. I made it a female elf! I also cut off the speakers, I was waiting for this info on how to modify it!!

June 26, 2008 9:29 PM

Great to hear that, I would love to see a picture of it.
Jax

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

August 24, 2009 12:51 PM

Help???  How do by pass sleep mode and keep elvis running at all time will power is pluged in...

Thanks,

August 24, 2009 7:34 PM

One way you can do this which is very effective is getting a Basic Stamp2px24 chip from www.parallax.com . What you would do is tap into the RX line on the main ELV01 board. You have 2 places that you can tap into and that is at J16 and J71 at pin 1 labeled IR.R and IR.L

Next you would send a data stream for the Volume Down then send another data stream for the Volume Up. Set the program to loop every 5 minutes. This will keep him alive with the same volume setting that you make.

I'll post another thread for you on how to do this, step by step and provide you with the code in case you do not know PBasic.

The reason I picked the BS2px24 was because of the speed of the chip. The standard BS2 is not fast enough in sending the 12 bit data stream needed to pull this function off.

Once I post a new thread on this subject, I'll put the thread location here for you so you can find it.

Jax

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

August 24, 2009 7:43 PM

Thanks,
I don't not know PBasic, I really don't know much...
could a dummy pull this off.
I am building a las vegas x-mas disply with 4- woowee elvis's dress as elfs no sound just moving face/ 10 hours a day for 20 days in Dec.

August 24, 2009 8:02 PM

Ya I'll make sure that you have a step by step instructions. I hope you know how to solder electronics, if not start learning. This mod is really easy and if you do not want sound I'll tell you which plug to unplug from the board.

Jax

ps. Parallax tends to put all their BS2 24 pins chips on sale for around 25 bucks. When they are not on sale it will cost you 70 bucks a chip. Just thought you might like to know this.

GWJax, To Hack and make mods on robots is a life style and comes natural and not by choice. If a robot has a screw to open it then it must be opened!

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