RoboQuad

DJ Sures

Canada
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The WowWee RoboQuad makes for a perfectly affordable unique robot platform, with the aid of EZ-Robot.

Description:
After adding support for his WowWee RoboSapien, DJ continued on to the RoboQuad! He added support within the EZ-B microcontroller and EZ-Builder Software. After disecting the RoboQuad and examining the Infrared Sensor - he realized the communication protocol could be reverse engineered.

Using his Saleae LLC Logic Analyzer, he spent some time reverse engineering each command from the Infrared Remote Control that ships with the RoboQuad. He added support in the EZ-B Firmware (v16.0+) for the communication. The modification to the RoboQuad is very easy and can be done by just about anyone. Watch the video to see what amazing features you can add to your old RoboQuad toy!

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Parts Used:
1 x EZ-Robot Complete Kit
1 x WowWee RoboQuad

Tools:
Hot Glue Gun
Soldering Iron
Philips Screw Driver
Wire Cutters

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#1  
DJ,
Ever thought of making this work with the IO Tiny?  I know it only worked with the EZ-BV3.  Or maybe now since we have the arduino interface we could make this work again.  

Do do you have the digital sequences for the commands? Could you post them somewhere? These could easily be put in an array in the arduino- triggered via ez builder.
#3  
Great video, thanks for all you instructions

Angelo
#4  
DJ,
Thats Cool!  I’ll see if I can find the command codes for the RoboQuad.  Did you have them  embedded in your C code for the EZ builder commands?  Is that something sharable?  Or will the Robosapien codes do something similar?