Last Updated January 31 2005

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Wow Wee 2006 Robot Line is out.. CLICK HERE to check out my page about it, which will constantly be updated!

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January 31 2006 - Well New Updates,    I  officially have the only WowWee V2 Repair Shop for now, where users can order bitís of V2, or send in their V2 to be repaired,    if something broke, and they warranty has expired or you have voided your warranty... more details can be found here

V2 Hacks,  well Iíve being working on interfacing my Bx-24 chip to the V2, and it has worked sucessful, now im  adding the V2 tilt sensorís and later the potís for the armís for precision movements... more info can be found here

I have being in touch with Mark Tilden and he has given me a few custom shematics, and some addition notes on the SPI interface and such,  GoD I wish someone could hack this!!!!!  just read below

RSV2 BasicX  Program for HACKERS
 by Knitsu

OUT NOW!! CHECK OUT TUTORIALS AND  FILES NOW

Alas when we put the executable code on-board the vision DSP chip, it's fixed in mask ROM.  This means we don't need to load in any additional software after manufacture, and the code and hardware was reduced on the new eyes to save costs. ¬ It means that you can no longer just hook into the USB port for power on the new RS2s.  The transistors don't exist any more.

The function of the board is still the same in that the vision system only powers up after a "flinch" response, and only stays on so long as the camera is tracking something colorful. ¬ The eye is powered by the AAA "brain batteries", so it can't be left on all the time or the batteries would drain quickly.

The enable trigger for the eye is the RSTNN input on the board, or pin 5 as shown above.....which activates when the robot does a reset from the master controller.

A more reliable output from the software is controlled by the camera standby line on the connector to the camera as follows...

When the camera is active either by software or by reset mode, this line goes high. ¬ Not enough to drive circuitry, but through a FET amplifier, it'll work fine.

                           - M W Tilden
 

January  12 2005 ==>  some nice workerís at WowWee were nice enough to send me a  email   yesterday regarding RS Media and Roboreptile!!!   not to mention 2 Exclusive picture of the little buggers, thanks alot. Aswell as  in the next few days I should be receiving some Robosapien V2 Robots, for  spair bits, and reaplacement bits, so  userís who  have  went past your Warranty date, or Hackers who have opeened up their V2,  and need some bits, have no  fear,   their is now a  shop, located in my house which carries supplies, and  can be shippined out  across the world  using many types of postage, more information will come in the next week  or two,   any inquiries for  peices, parts email  me at knitsu@gmail.com

Packed With Color  LCD Screens, Advanced Multimedia Features, New Locomotion And Even More Personality, Wowwee Brings Its Robotic Companions To Life. Prompted by the proven success of the Wowwee Robotics division including obosapien, Roboraptor, RobopetĄ, RobosapienV2, the company has reached  a new level of advanced technology to create the next generation of WowWee products. With the introduction  of LCD screens, multimedia features, new locomotion and even more personality,  WowWee brings its robotic companions to life with extraordinary features and complex functions sure to engage minds everywhere.

 The  robots are fully controllable and programmable and can interact autonomously  with their environment. With the next generation of cutting edge innovations,  WowWee continues to advance down the path of imaginative and inventive  robotics that are not only affordable, but set the standard for the  future of robotic entertainment.

My modified robot I would call ďRS-MediaĒ...... if it were actually one, but hey a pocket PC  could do the job of a Robosapien V2 couldnt it?

January 08 2005 -  Well lots of new News from Tilden and  various E-Zine companies on the NET  at the CES 2006 Show, in which Wow Wee has their name in again, displaying their new Robots, RS MEdia, P (Personal) Bot, and  the Roboreptile...  I have created a whole  page dedicated to them, so if you want to read about them, just CLICK HERE.

 Well Thomas Leopold has being working hard on V2 Camera Software to recognize objects, edges and a bunch of goodies, its still in early development, and you can test it out with USB Webcamera, but not the V2 webcamera in his head, as their is no driver's for that as of yetThomas says "At the moment, it 'normalizes' the picture brightness. Means: When it's dark, it increases the brightness. When it get brighter, increases the brightness less. So you always have an image with an average brightness of 128."However his program shows the original Webcamera view, and another window with the modified view, depending on what your doing with the software, it will look different.  I have posted a few pictures of his Software, that he took for me, as I wasn't able to take proper pictures on my computer, but must say!!! this will most likely be the V2 program that all of us will want to download when it finally get released by Wow Wee or when a hacker, hacks the vision system

 DOWNLOAD THE BETA VERSION OF THOMAS'S COLOR CAMERA SOFTWARE (PC WINDOWS) Compatible with ANY USB CAMERA, AND SOON TO BE V2 CAMERA   BETA so BE WARNED....DOWNLOAD ===> http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/Evo.exe

HERE IS THE LINK TO THOMAS VIDEO, WHICH SHOWS A MINI V2 BEING TRACED BY THE PROGRAM  3.78 WMV Movie CLICK HERE

HERE IS A VIDEO OF MY SOFTWARE, I COULDNT ENCODE IT GOOD ENOUGH SO I HAVE TO FIND A NEW WAY TO ENCODE IT, THIS MIGHT BE ADDED ONTO THOMASíS Vision PROGRAM,    so users can  create their own  Objectís for their V2 to recognize, CLICK HERE  (1.7 mb)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some various Videos in which I have posted on forusm, but taken my slow butt time in taking them to this site,  So  I figured since im wroking hard on the site this evening,  I should add all the work I have done  :-) Check them out,  their all videos of Roboisapien V2 and my otehr boths....


Mark Tilden interview with V2, Robopet and Roboraptor
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/V2-Tilden.wmv

http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/V2-GREEN.wmv
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/Video/rsv2-beta.wmv
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/v2catlaze.wmv
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/rsv2water.wmv
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/rsv2interaction.wmv
http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/Video/rsv2-beta.wmv

 I got bored this evening, well I should say Robotika and I got bored this evening so we made a little V2 video nothing special at all http://evosapien.com/robosapien-hack/knitsu/V2- Roboto.wmv (8 MB WMV Format)

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