New(used) rovio problem

zippy216's picture

I just received a used rovio that I purchased on eBay. I downloaded the software and manual and followed the setup steps. I got the charging dock assembled and plugged in and put the rovio in place. When I pushed the power button the blue LEDs came on, blinked a few times then started pulsing every 5-10 seconds or so. This seems like what it is supposed to do. However, there is no light on the power button. Is this supposed to come on immediately?  What could be wrong if it doesn't come on?

I face a problem with ROVIOâ??s programming

houssine's picture

I face a problem with ROVIO’s programming and I need your kind help either in solving this problem or in finding a suitable solution for it.

I live in an area in which its electric current is not regular. Power cuts for a long time and for several times a day. So, ROVIO’s battery cannot be full charged and sometimes cannot be charged at all.

For that, I need a system amendment in which I can cancel the automatic back of ROVIO to the base when battery is empty.

Rovio color recognition and automatic tracking,speech recognition,play MP3/WAV files

stevenzeng's picture

Rovio color recognition and automatic tracking.


Control ROVIO by voice


Play MP3/WAV files to rovio

Rovio + Arduino: my experience

NivaX's picture

Is anyone interested in connecting Arduino to Rovio?

I managed to do this using I2C, so i can post a detailed report with many photos.

If you've ever wanted to equip your Rovio with any kind of sensors or other custom devices - that's it.

It was neccessary for my project, and at the moment i have 2 Rovio's with Arduino inside, communicating with each other using IR emitter ("gun") and receiver (so we can play a kind of 3D-shooter).

Rovio Commander available now

cowboyctx's picture

Rovio Commander is available again.  I have added a new protection scheme.  Rovio Commander still uses your Rovio's MAC along with a conformation code.  This conformation code scheme also checks in the code and if there are two or more Rovio's on different newtork your code will be disabled.  DO NOT share your CODE, if your code is shared then it will become invalid and you will need to purchase another code.


Thanks for everyones support.

Rovio not charging?

Loimere's picture

Hi Everyone,


I picked my Rovio up off eBay and even though I knew I would have problems, plunged in anyway. I have searched the boards and haven't quite found my issue so thought I would quickly ask.


My Rovio seems to be charging, when I log into to see it, it shows full bars, but it will not leave its dock on its own and as soon as I physically pick it up it is dead. It will not power up at all, is the battery just dead or is there something going on with the connectors?


Any helps is appreciated.