Every good robot has a few secrets. The original Robosapien had quite a few, and discovering them kept hackers busy for months. Now Mark Tilden, via Knitsu, has revealed a few of the Robosapien V2 secrets. . .
Some of the secrets (see full list via link below) are kind of cute, if a little simple - like secret #8 which reveals where to park the V2 remote control when you're not playing with him. Or secret #4 that explains that a piece of tape will muffle the V2's speaker so you can use him late at night without disturbing the rest of the family.
Other "secrets" get pretty technical and complex. So complex that I'm not sure that I totally understand them yet. For example:
"... in PROGRAM MODE the motions of all motor functions move proportionally to the number of transmitted pulses from the TX. If you hold the right joystick, you'll see the multicolor LED flash about 4 times a second. For something like the shoulder action you have to hold this for seven pulses to hit the limit."
I'm sure that's really neat, and has major implications, if and when I can figure out what it means. But that's okay. It took me a while to figure out how to make the original Robosapien really rock 'n roll.
There's also an interesting comment about the V2's hand strength. Apparently Mark wanted to make the grip strong enough to carry full soft drink (or beer?) cans, but detuned the design when they realized that a grip that strong might be capable of inflicting damage or injury on unsuspecting carbon units.
If you're the proud owner of a Robosapien V2, or even if you're just considering buying one, it's well worth the time to check out the list of secrets.
Evosapien post - Full List of the 10 V2 Secrets - Knitsu's section on the Evosapien website