Robot Hacks and Mods

how can i chage i cybies batttery to a normal battery case

heyd's picture

hi every one i do not like i cybies battery pack does any one know if i can change it to a regular battery compartment i know it uses 10 aa batteries do you think my battery store could make a battery case for it would it have an effect with it because i would use it with nimh batteries i have both i cybie colors and would love to mod them both because im not using them the way they are the charger does not tell you when its done charging no lights and the batteries just randomley die after like 10 charges its not very smart technology i mean if you over charge it it dies of you dont charge

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: