How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth Part 2

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Here in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards.

In Part 3 RobosapienV2-4mem8 shares videos he has taken of everything. Don't miss a second of it.

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Here are a few pics of my mouth hack for roboquad:

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The main CPU

 

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Two wires soldered to the spkr plug.

 

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CPU showing PC1 where the TRY_ME connection is.

 

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Roboquads neck area where two pairs of wires
have to be threaded through, quite tricky as there is not much room.

 

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Parts of the lower neck base which
have to be removed in order to thread wires through.

 

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Area showing head servo motor
Again: wires have to be threaded past the motor.

 

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Two pairs of wires threaded through [tricky job!]

 

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Face area where a 5mm hole has been bored
for 8,500mcd blue mouth LED.

 

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Check out the two small holes drilled in plastic for LED legs.

 

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LED leads through the holes in plastic.

 

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LED mouth in place.

 

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The two pairs of wires [mouth LED] [TRY_ME connection]
terminated via a plug for easy access.

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Head back together with LED and wires ready to be soldered.

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Almost back together.

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Finished Roboquad LED hacks.

 

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LED placement on Roboquad

Comments

Adelaide John's picture

Very interesting.......This is going to help when create Goth Quad

Lady Royce's picture

Adelaide John said: Very interesting.......This is going to help when create Goth Quad

GOTH QUAD? OH NO, NO, NO! He is far too cute and smart to go goth! I have seen far too many goths that just scare the ruddy heck out of me and I do not think quad is scarry or made scarry!

Lady Donna

Adelaide John's picture

Lady Royce said:

Adelaide John said: Very interesting.......This is going to help when create Goth Quad

GOTH QUAD? OH NO, NO, NO! He is far too cute and smart to go goth! I have seen far too many goths that just scare the ruddy heck out of me and I do not think quad is scarry or made scarry! Lady Donna

Well I've decided not to change the LEDs.....and I've started painting in dribs and drabs... I'll eventually finish this but the gray bits on his body and head are now gold while the white will become all black. 

 I did notice something perculiar though. When I turned him on he did the whole leg check and stuff but then immediately did the "Dizzy" thing for no reason.  I am not sure what I could have done because none of the wires or plugs have been removed from when I pulled him apart to have a look inside.   the only painting so far is on his head and partially around the top of his back half.  So why is the whole "Dizzy" thing happening when I turn him on.

Lady Royce's picture

I could not tell you what is happening there Luv because I have not taken mine apart yet. As soon as I can afford the LEDs and have the time, I will be doing the mod that was done here.

robotyrannusv2's picture

YOU ARE FAT AND LONLY IF YOU WANT MAKE A GOTH OUT OF IT GOTH SUCKS

Adelaide John's picture

robotyrannusv2 said: YOU ARE FAT AND LONLY IF YOU WANT MAKE A GOTH OUT OF IT GOTH SUCKS

 

 I dont' think that was called for.....

 How old are you like 12?

NovaRobotics's picture

Hey,

i wanna do your mod on my Roboquat. Can you pls explain what the TRY_ME connection is and what i have to to with it? THX