I'm a 55 year old who has recently become very interested in getting off the sidelines and actually getting into robotics. I recently purchased a Femisapien as well as a Lego Mindstorm 2.0 NXT system. I want to start learning all about this stuff.
I'm very handy with tools.
I saw the thread about the insides of the Femisapien (with lots of photos) so I'm inspired to fix her rather than send her right back to amazon.com
Here's the problem: Her right 'elbow' makes a loud "snap! snap! snap!" sound when her 'forearm' rotates. It will rotate a little but makes the snapping and you can tell it's trying to rotate more but cant.
She is brand new, so I have only run the "dance demo" routine and that is when i heard this obviously wrong sound.
So should I attempt to fix her? an email exchange with Wowwee Tech Support has already happened and they suggest a broken gear and that I return her to amazon.com.
I haven't opened her up yet. Wanted to get your advice first.