This mod uses a LED
and it is based on other USB Vision hacks posted in the
Unofficial Robosapien Hacks and Mods
and it is done without drilling, cutting or glue.
If you are also willing to hack RSV2 and improve his
vision this simple hack will leave you without
any holes, cuts or glue marks
For my Special Signature, grey RSV2, I used:
1) a white, 5mm, 1100mcd LED
2) a black cable sleeve of 5mm diameter, 20mm long
3) some black electrical tape
4) some black VELCRO double face tape
5) a pair of 2 thin cables (alarm cable 0.2mm), 150mm
You can use White tape and Velcro for the standard RSV2
Step 1: Open the head (5x screws). If you have
not done this before you can read detailed instructions
in other posts. e.g.:
Locate the USB terminals and connect two cables to the
far left and right pins. You may use a suitable
Step 2: Solder the LED with the 2 wires:
The LED long leg is the +ve and must be connected to the
far right USB pint. The other leg is the -ve and must be
connected to the far left pin marked as J2.
Put the head back together but dont put yet the
purple/blue opaque piece of glass at the back of the
Step 3: Insulate the connections and pass the LED
through the cable sleeve. Apply some tape to temporarily
hold the LED in place (Head Top). Stretch and align the
wires as shown in the picture below.
Step 4: Cover the wires with some electrical tape
as shown in the picture below.
Step 5: If you wish to have a nicer look, apply
some VELCRO tape on top of the electrical tape. Also fix
the LED in place by using a small piece of double face
VELCRO. Put the purple/blue opaque piece of glass at the
back of the head. You should have just enough space
for the thin wires to pass through its top edge without
Your mod should look similar to the picture below.
Step 6: Switch on RSV2, make him flinch and the
LED will come On giving him a much better vision. Mine
can identify his red bowling pins and his green ball
even in complete darkness. He has some difficulty though
to identify skin when it is very dark.
That's it folks... enjoy!