Shawn, aka Sprocket2cog, has come up with some really nice Roboraptor hacks, and he’s been kind enough to document them with detailed photos and step by step instructions. Obviously, doing something like this requires some level of skill with a screw driver, other tools, and a willingness to violate your warranty.
His first Roboraptor hack tutorial covers modifications to the remote control. He shows you how to open Roboraptor’s control unit to add a new color LED, and implement a Stealth mode by adding a switch that hides the green led while operating the remote. That means – get this! – that with this hack you can have the Roboraptor perform tricks while letting people think that it’s all part of his internal AI brain. Pretty cool.
His second hack tutorial is not for the faint of heart. He leads you through some really need modifications to the Roboraptor’s head that result in a wider bite (all the better to eat you with my dear. . .), better hearing (all the better to hear you with my dear. . .), and a louder roar (all the better to scare the pants off you my dear. . .).