I don't have the guts to open up my Roboquad and see how the legs work, but I'd love to see a broken Wall-e toy go into "Aggressive" mode. Any insights?
Robot Hacks and Mods
Hey guys im back i have finnished my color changing a mod!!
Here is a quick Video.
as you can see he will need some more work...
OK, you know that mod i was talking about in "roboquad light of life"? i have it where the front red LED was on my roboquad. i also put the light sensor where the back red LED was. if you notice in the video, he doesn't have all of his covering. OOPS!!! it seems i need help with loading on the video!
to whom want to know if your roboquad has a hardware failure,
if you open up roboquad, you'll see j18 for an extra jack. it serves a purpose, roboquad's hardware status light, or motor, doesnt matter. i wont show you the polarity, because i didnt take any photos. sorry about not showing pictures, but here's how it works:
normal operation: light on
General hardware failure: light off, roboquad shuts down*
unknown hardware failure: light on, roboquad acting erratically/shut down
Last night I spent some time plaing with Rovio in a new cool way. I used Kinect connected to my pc to control the movements by using a new software release found at http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/forum/
It works by your body movement forward, left, right and back. It also allows your hand to be used as mouse and mouse clicks. Real fun and gives you jedi force!
I am the first to admit that I am new to this. I have built a couple of units with the Mindstorms kit, but I want to get more into this. I'm thinking that I could use an iPod Mini as a controller unit for a more robust robot. Has anyone used one like this before?
Are there better options? Or somewhere better to ask this?
Thanks for the help.