Robot Hacks and Mods

Micro LCD VGA display

aulysses's picture

Any experience with LCD display? I just got hold of five 1.44” TFT LCD display modules: [] These babies display full colour images, animations, icons and video clips and are RoHS compliant. Im wanting to hack them to display possible eye emotion animations. There's a small' of what seems to be VGA connection, but it's quite small. What cable can I find out there to display my own video/images?

Stereo Point Cloud using a Rovio

lessthanoptimal's picture

Hi guys, after collecting dust for a bit, I just started playing around with my Rovio.  I've been spending a bit of time working on 3D computer vision recently and decided to give a few things a try on a Rovio.

My first Rovio project is to create a 3D point cloud of the scene using stereo vision. Just incase you didn't know, stereo vision doesn't require a stereo camera.  You can actually do it using a single camera from two different locations.  The major downside is that there will be a scale ambiguity.  The initial results are not bad:

has anyone ever hacked one of these before? ....

cranes_ahoy!'s picture

hey fello robotics fans. i have a question that i hope someone will be able to answer or point me in the right direction.....


my friends family owns a traveling fair and own at least 12 sets of these machines:

Looking to work with someone who has hacked a Wow Wee Elvis for reprograming.

MDRMVFX's picture

Hi there:

I'm totally new to this site but love it so far. I'm looking for someone who has figured out how to hack a Wow wee "Elvis" alive head for reprograming for a promo pitch video. There isn't a huge budget but there will be pay. Please contact me A.S.A.P , if your interested. Contact me: Michael Del Rossa @ Cell: (818) 288-6839 or Email: