Well after having a quick look on the forums i come across "The Rovio Master Mod"
My mod is not quite as complex as this, I found some parts and components quite complex and hard to understand. I have Included a pic of the light mod on my profile pic thanks.
Categories: Robot Hacks and Mods
Hello guys, This is the first time i have posted in a forum so i hope im doing it correctly.
I created a user on here to share my experience customising my rovio, How this came about was funny.
I bum my WIFI internet from a neighbour, so when i unpacked my rovio tried to set it up the WIFI was not in range!!.
So here's where my stroke of genius came in, I thought what if i was to open my rovio and try to make some alterations. (I have no clue about this sort of thing by the way)
So I proceded to do so anyway! (as you do) the blue lights on top of the rovio kinda bugged me so my first idea was to remove the outer casing using a small phillips screwdriver, and remove the LED's from their sockets, at first it occured to me that if i was to simply cut the LED's wires I may break a crucial circuit. so I simply removed them from their housing and taped them to the upper shell. and voila the blue lights on my rovio cease to exist.
Then I thought of a neat idea about the white light on the under side of the rovio, its not very bright and is not so great in the dark!
So I untaped 2 of the front most 6 LED's and procceded to drill 2 small holes using a very small drill bit, on the front of my rovio either side of the camera and slightly below the lowest possible level the camera can sit. I popped the 2 LED's inside the 2 holes I just made and used insulation tape to hold them in place and then sealed up the unit.This works great in using my rovio in pitch darkness now.
So I still have the problem that the rovio antenna just isnt quite good enough!?
Well I had another eurika moment! What if I could use another larger ariel/antenna with my rovio?
I can confirm I done it today with no real knowledge about this kinda thing!!. I did have a brief look online and i couldnt find anyone who had done that upto now. I simply used a spare antenna I had from a unused wireless modem. So I opened up my rovio again... and located the ariel/antenna wire inside the rovio unit (think it was grey) anyway I cut this and then removed the original rovio ariel from its housing, I then stripped back some of the wires grey outer casing using a craft knife, I then fed the wire through the hole from which the original ariel was taken and inserted the wire into the small hole in my new much larger, better antenna I did have to make to hole slightly larger to house the new antenna, I then put the rovio back together again. When I plugged my rovio back into laptop using USB I scanned for local WIFI networks and "Hey presto" I had my neighbours wireless at 3 bars!!!, Prior to this new ariel the original would NOT pick up the WIFI siganl at all!!!
I am happy to say I can now use my rovio and I could not before, I do not really have any clue about this kinda thing so would be awesome to hear from someone who does know what they are doing, and has maybe made further customisations! I dont really know how to upload any pics of this venture but I would be happy to if anyone is interested? and also told me how to so.
Also my text just suddenly started getting smaller I dont know why or how to change it =)
I'm planning on doing these same things to mine and I'll let you know how it goes.