Please robosapien guru's help! I'm sure many of you have taken these things apart and know all of the ins and outs. Give me some pointers, please! I still have not resolved this issue...
I feel that the robot is failing it's self diagnostics, which is why he does not finish by saying "I am Wowee robotics model..."
What should I do???
My work had a christmas party and there was a raffle. I won and was able to choose from a selection of prizes, including an iPad, iPod touch, appletv, but the only thing that I wanted was the wowee robosapien v2! I was so excited, on the way home I bought brand new batteries. I installed the batteries and the robot was working correctly for about 20 mins. I managed to get through a couple of dance routines. Once when he was walking he fell backwards on his back, but afterwards he was still working ok...
All of a sudden he was walking, I pushed a button on the remote control (I think it was shift1 and D) and his eyes went black and he stopped responding to the remote controls. After that, no matter what buttons I press on the control he wont respond... Only when I press the stop button he will say "Stop!" I tried pressing the power button, I even took the batteries out and reinstalled them, double checking the polarity. but still his eyes wont light up and he doesnt respond to the remote control. When I power him on he will say "Self Diagnostics Intiated", but he does not finish up by saying "I am Wowee Robo..."
Could it be a loose wire? How can I fix him? Please help, there is no returns!
Hello rezapb, take out the batteries, open up the robot check all the wires. search for rsv2 wire insulation pronlem.
Welcome to the forum
I bought the roboraptor for my 5 year old son for xmas. After inserting batteries the remote control works there is a flashing light when you press the buttons. The roboraptor doesnt move. Am i doing something wrong or is it broke. HELP
I am not an expert so don't expect a technical answer. It seems to me that you have entered a diagnostic mode that requires some input from you and it may be that the computer chip will not reset itself untill you have run through the routine. The reason why I say this is that my robosapien V1 has two secret diagnostic modes and to run through these you have to press his various sensors ,move his arms up , out ,down etc only when you have run through the routine will the robot respond with a diagnostic completed message. Also shift 1 D suggests a diagnostic command .It might be worth contacting WOWWEE customer support(I hope you have better luck than me). Alternatively, try asking your question on WWW.iirobotics.com. or I would definately check if Jamie Samans has written a book on the ROBOSAPIEN V2. He wrote a brilliant and invaluable book called the Robosapien companion, which covers every aspect of the ROBOSAPIEN V1 from developement history through programing to diagnostic,dismantling,and modification. So if he has done one on the V2 BUY IT !!!. My final note is this, according to Mark Tilden the inventor and developer of these robots they were made to be very robust. Therefore I doubt wether the machine falling over backwards unless over a balcony would damage itself or loosen any wires. Good luck and I hope that you resolve your problem.
Kind regards wireless puppet