Robonova

Submitted by matt.davies on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 01:19

I have been loaned a Robonova with the task of getting him back in working order.  Challenges that we are facing are:

  • Dead battery
  • Out of date software
  • Old-style PC connectors
  • Unfamiliar programming environment

 

The objective is to bring this Robonova back to life.  Make him part of a child's dreams again.  Make him dance or dab, or whatever little robots dream of doing.

The plan of attack:

  1. Locate a PC that can connect to the Robonova.
  2. Install a version of the software that works on that PC
  3. Locate a Hello World sample program
  4. Connect the Robonova -- tethered to power
  5. Compile and download the program
  6. Confirm it responds

 

Round 2:

  1. Try a more complicated program
  2. Get the remote control talking to the robot
  3. Locate a replacement battery 
  4. Get the robot to dab

 

Let's get started!

 

References:

https://www.robosavvy.com/web/blogs/17-robot-information/robonova-1/22-robonova-i-wiki

http://www.theoldrobots.com/SmallRobot9.html

http://www.robotbasic.org/