Robodance is a popular robot control program that allows you to control a number of commercially available toy and hobby robots via your computer and a number of control interfaces, including the Nintendo Wiimote and nunchaku attachment. This is probably the easiest way to expand the programming capabilities of your i-SOBOT.
The i-SOBOT Hacking Blog didn’t breathe live for very long, but while it did, its author managed to post some useful explorations of the robot’s control, power, and servo systems:
i-SOBOT Controller Overview – covers disassembly and includes two detailed and annotated photos that show all the major connectors and functionality.
i-SOBOT Controller Overview 2 – digs deeper into the i-SOBOT controller including servo connections, the on board gyro, and quite a few pin-outs.
Right-Arm Control – covers the servo signals and protocols
More About i-SOBOT Servo Protocol – Includes the i-SOBOT frames and protocols in quite a bit of detail.
i-SOBOT teardown analysis report (Translated Japanese page)
i-SOBOT Battery Specs & Spare Sets
i-SOBOT Easter Eggs:
Here are 8 of them. I took a guess as to what they are called.
â€¢Upper Guard / Taunt?
â€¢Soundeffect & Pose
â€¢Soundeffect & pose (reversed)
â€¢Odd Vocal & Pose
â€¢Odd Vocal & Pose (reverse)
â€¢Spells out “TAKARA TOMY” with body
More Easter Eggs here and here.
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