In a recent Robot Archaeology post, we discussed the history of the Nintendo R.O.B robot.
Adafruit has bought a couple of gently used R.O.B.s from eBay and we’re going to hack them using the new Adafruit Crickit robotics board and Circuit Playground Express.
R.O.B has three motors to control his movements. He was instructed to move based on commands flashed onto a CRT (tube) television. Those commands are not documented and we don’t have an old TV to cart around so we’ll be looking to hack the circuit board or just hack the DC motors directly. The driver ICs are Sharp IR2C25 and the TV receiver is Nintendo RFC-CPU10.
We’ll be scouring the Interwebs for information. Schematics seem elusive. There are some hacks but not alot of documentation – links to other R.O.B. hacks are in the previous post.
If you want to follow along, post in the comments!
And don’t spread the news too much, so the prices on eBay don’t skyrocket, shhhhh.
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