Robosapien V1 & V2

Robosapien v2 required, afraid to turn on

Richantic's picture

Hello. I got an RSV2 A few weeks back. Unaware of the wiring errors they have, I turned it on, and learned the hardway. Luckily for me, I did know however, that when a power button stops working, you have about a minute before your screwed, and I got the batteries out in time. I recently yet got another one, from somebody who claims to have redone all the wires. I realized first it smells like stale burning plastic. I opened it up and yes, most of the wiring is indeed not peeling (only one was) but there is gluegun glue everywhere, and I am unsure if that is okay or not.

Robosapien V1 left lower arm not responding

Lawgeek's picture


My son was just given a  Robosapien V1 and it seems to work for the most part, except the left lower arm does not respond to the red basic commands. This means the arm will not rotate and the hand will not open or close. It does when I move the arm manually.


I have put brand new batteries in, and the eye flashes when we press the control button, and the little orange light in the hand lights up when the button is pushed, but the arm just wont move. (It will move from the shoulder, but not from the elbow)


Wife's Fault

Ace1947's picture


My wife brought home a garage sale V2.  Power button activated it, but died in seconds.  Changed all the batteries with brand new ones and no he stands there like a broken robot without responding to any button combination.  IT IS NOT MY FAULT!

left wrist clicking

JR2K2's picture

Hello everyone,JR2K2 here with another weird situation.This time i have a bot with a loud clicking noise in his left wrist,when he does different animations.Funny thing is it does not do it all the time,however if his left wrist is manually turned all the way to the right it won't make any noise,but when his left wrist is turned all the way to the left it will make a loud rythmatic clicking noise during certain animations,but it always varies and never the same animations that it will make that noise.It is always random,the clicking sound that is.Now if the batteries are low it won't make t

robbosapien v2 still won't power up after wiring repairs

JR2K2's picture

hello, everyone.I have successfully rewired to rsv2s but this recent one i have acquired has a crazy problem.When i first got the robot he would not power up.So i tore him down and saw what i expected,flaking wiring insulation.So i went on ahead a rewired him everything was going along good until it was time to power him up.When i attempted to power him up he still would not fire up.However, if a jump the 9v spot to the number 3 spot on the motor header 1,he will go through his self booting routine and at the end of the routine he will say brain batteries low.powering down.I have double cke

Robosapien v2 Wiring insulating fault

sleepy0905's picture

Is this a common problem of the insulation crumbling, I have searched the net and have found loads of posts about this issue and i also watched a few youtube videos about the problem, I just cannot understand why the wiring is crumbling so bad you normally only see this on very old electronics not fairly modern stuff, I am wondering if it would be worth me making some new looms up and offering them to members on her at a small cost.

Robosapien V2 with a fault

sleepy0905's picture

Well we was given a Robosapien v2 with a fault so after watching a youtube video I set about dismantling the robot and very quickely found the fault all the wiring insulation on the two looms from the legs is crumbling so it looks like some workshop time is needed to make some new looms up, It would appear that this wiring problem is common so will make the new looms and see how we go.