moves about for four minutes before returning to sleep or standby mode.
Touch the back button when the robot is active and it goes to sleep. The head
button also has dual functionality: it’s a backup button when the robot is on
the move and a talk button when in sleep mode.
On my to-do list is installing the circuit board on my Traxx R/C truck,
hopefully resulting in a semi-autonomous, cat-size robot pet. I plan to install a
MOSFET switch between the truck’s NiMH battery pack and the motors, and
drive the MOSFET with the output of the circuit board. I’ll also extend the nose
switch to several switches on the bumper of the Traxx truck. The larger issue is
how to best cover the robot so that it doesn’t damage itself or the
environment. Perhaps a skunk or cat hand puppet will do the trick.
If you manage to successfully repurpose the Zhu Zhu brain, please share
your story. NV
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