Thanks Jax! I'll keep an eye lit for your posting. We suspected there was more manual but haven't been able to locate it. Enjoyed your video. Your Polly speaks a little more distinctly then ours, and seems non-stop. Ours paces itself a little better but has added an annoying periodic beep. I'm thinking the batteries are getting low. Enjoy the day!
Hey guys I wanted to know if any one has this parrot. it came out in 2001 by manley toy quest part #14614. I can not find any data on it. I found it at a thrift store and it has never been opened and brand new except for the dust. Got it for 5 bucks. This is what it does. eyes change colors, head dress & mouth moves, flapping wings, and he talks, has AI, extensive vocabulary, voice learning capabilty, touch, light & sound sensors. the discription on the back reads: "Direct from the Institute of Robotic Technology comes this amazing interactive robot pet-- POLLY THE TEKNO PARROT! Polly talks with people he senses around him just like a real parrot. Polly's electronic cuircuits can detect motion, sound, light and even touch. He will snore off to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. If you pet him, he will "coo" and move his wings. Don't leave him in his cage too long or he may catch cold! You can even TEACH HIM NEW WORDS and other amazing tricks!" I'm not sure if this is a treasure that should not be opened or should I open it up and start the squaking from him. Here is a few pics I took. I hope someone can shine some insight for me before I open it up. Oh i also has aan electronics cracker I guess to feed him when he gets hungry. IThe original batteries are dead and I think If I don;t remove them It may leak in the battery holder and make it useless. What do you think I should DO!.
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Hello Jax, I just gave Polly fresh batteries and it's talking more, plus much more distinctly. The cracker can be substituted with anything generally that size that you can trigger the mouth with. We're using a book of matches. I'm interested in a recharger though. Let me know what you can come up with. I was thinking of snagging another Polly off Ebay, just for the recharger, but would rather not have a silly blue cage standing around.
Being American myself I'm not detecting an accent, but I do like your faceial decoration!
Hi Jax, I don't have a cage, and no recharger. Keep in mind I'm new here, don't know much about such things as rechargers, and am still trying to figure out what "PM" means. It was a big step for me to unscrew the plate and change the batteries. Do you think the cracker does anything special besides move the lever inside the mouth? Does the cracker have any interactive qualities?
I think my only other "robot" is a tiny R2D2 that beeps when you push a button on his chest. No wait! That reminds me, somewhere is a 7" remote controlled R2D2. Do they count as robots?
Hello Jax, So I should try and find a real Polly cage because more phrases are available stored in it? I know it sneezes if you leave it in the cage too long, stuff like that. I'm guessing if you got a recharger together for me it would just recharge, but wouldn't add to the programing, correct?
About the cracker ..... I was eating some regular saltines, listening to Polly, and he asked for a cracker. So what the heck, I stuffed a real one in his mouth. It worked! I used the same cracker on and off the rest of the evening, and he pretty much crumbled it, but it is visually pretty funny to see Polly munching on a real cracker.
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Thanks Jax! The manual posted on the Internet certainly was missing the good stuff, like how to program Polly's tricks! I can't wait until the rest of the house is awake so I can experiment. Last night I left Polly on the kitchen table and he finally fell asleep so I forgot he was still active. Pre-dawn I was typing at the computer, sneezed, and was startled by a loud "It's a beautiful day!!! Took awhile for Polly to snore himself back to sleep.
So now I'm really confused about the cage/recharger thing. Let's see if I'm starting to get it..... the cage is not a recharger but it takes over powering Polly when Polly is in it. You can't use rechargeable batteries if you're using the cage. Polly picks up additional phrases while in the cage. Would those additional phrases then be accessible to Polly out of the cage? Or only while Polly is in the cage? If I got Polly a recharger and rechargeable batteries Polly could be stashed on the recharger.
Do you know of, or can you think of, any interesting hacks that could be carried out on Polly?
Hello, or should I say "It's a beautiful day!" Now that I've submitted my photograph you'll note the family resemblance with Polly. We're having loads of fun with the programing, especially with the full manual Jax provided. Playing cards last night we were one player short so Polly sat in. Polly didn't win many games but he sure cracked everyone up. Unfortunately Polly gobbles power when singing and "dancing" (three different songs) and by the end of the evening had weakened.
So a couple of questions ..... when Polly first ran through a song and dance, even with fresh batteries, parts of the sound were muted. What causes this, and can it be remedied? Also .... the phrases we taught Polly that evening started by playing back very loud and then got quieter and quieter, though the pre-programed phrases stayed strong. Would the recording ability wear out? Remember this Polly is second-hand with an unknown history. I've got my sights on what appears to be a "new" Polly with cage and cracker, and am closing in.