If this can be hacked...loads of features...

Was jsut going through robotshop and ran into this toy… seems to have a lot of features… only if it can be hacked…

http://www.robotshop.com/world/wildplanet-spy-gear-spy-video-trakr-robot.html

Oh, it can definitely be hacked.

The older versions are cooler; the one prior to this had a tank-tread style layout, and the one prior to that one was a car-style. What made both of the older ones “better”, IMHO - was the fact that they included small monocle-style HMDs, manufactured (well, the internals, at least) by Kopin:

http://www.machinegrid.com/2009/02/taking-apart-the-atv-360-eyepiece-head-mounted-display/

A few months back I picked up the “car-style” version from ebay fairly cheap; it was pretty fun to drive around the house scaring the dog… ;D

A few months back I picked up the “car-style” version from ebay fairly cheap; it was pretty fun to drive around the house scaring the dog… Grin

Did you try any hacks on it? Now this thing has me hooked… :frowning:

Did you try any hacks on it? Now this thing has me hooked…

No, I mainly got it for the kopin display, perhaps for future use for a wearable/AR system. I basically tested it out, then put it in my “experimentation” pile for future AR/VR play…

:slight_smile:

niceee!! I want one, anyone handing out scholarships to hack these hahaha

I’m already trying to get them to add a ATMEL & FTDI driver to the next firmware version. (for the on-device USB-A socket which hasn’t been utilized yet.) there’d be a immediate connection link to run an arduino in concert with the ARM9 processor. I’m already trying to hack the code between the parallax Basic Stamp, and the Adruino uses of the Parallax PING))), to add distance sensing to the TRAKR.

Oh-yes, there’s all kinds of hackability to the device… :smiley:

This is Nice :slight_smile: