It started as a DIY repair help for sick AIBOs
If your AIBO is sick and needs help, you are at the right place.
Aibo Doctor re-cell AIBO batteries for the ERS 1xx 2xx 3xx and ERS 7 series.
Just send me your dead or dying batteries and I will change the cells ( battery recondition ) for the latest available capacity units and provide a 6 month warranty.
Send me an email doctor(at)aibo-service.com for specific information on AIBOS and Software I have for sale.
Info for the ERS1xx batteries:
The ERS1xx batteries will be rebuild. That means: they will get new cells and new electronic. The difference is when it’s time to charge they don’t go into charging position. They do however transfer their new information to the Memory Stick. Another thing is that Station using is not supported by the new boards. This got missed during beta testing because we almost never run any of our 11X Aibos on their stations. You can still boot the Aibo off the station and then put him on the station and he keeps running.
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Non working battery pack, corroded and leaking cells 😦
New LG 18490 cells in place 😉
Arduino based charge/discharge cycle tester.
The ERS-220 has a much more robotic look and was always the one that I really wanted, just because of how cool he looks. He has several blue and red LEDs and a touch-sensitive antenna in its head. Unfortunately, if the antenna breaks or get lost you can’t praise him anymore. Now there is a replacement in clear resin 😉
As part of a promotional campaign these rare Panda Aibo’s were given away in a raffle from the Suntory Oolong Tea Company in Japan. There are only 1001 of these panda suits in the world.
My custom painted Panda 😉
Ok, it’s not an Aibo, but I like it and back it 😉
Nybble is a robotic cat that walks and built on an open source platform.
Have a look !
The aibo system.
The main software system runs on “Qualcomm Snapdragon 820”, Qualcomm Technologies for smartphones. The signals from the cameras and sensors, some of the output devices such as OLEDs (displays) and speakers are connected to the SoC. The motion processor controls the 22 axes of actuators and is connected to the local microcomputer board of each joint’s actuator via UART. The board controls the feedback of the actuator. (*)
The main board.
The large chip (in the middle left) is containing the Snapdragon 820 and 4-Gbyte DRAM Micron Technology Inc . The silver chip (right) is a 2.4GHz-band Wi-Fi module Murata Type1DR. The black chip (right) is for power supply. On the backside are 32-Gbyte flash memory and a chip for touch sensors Atmel Corp.
The motion processor board.
The two black long chips are level-shifter chips Toshiba Electronic Corp . The black square chip (right) is a motion processor RX631 32-bit Renesas Electronics Corp. It is connected to the feedback control boards for the 22 axes.
The Feedback control boards.
Feedback control for positioning each joint at each actuator. Each board has a 32-bit microcomputer for feedback control TXZ3 Toshiba Electronic Corp which is equipped with an Arm Cortex-M3 driver chip with a bridge circuit for motor driving DRV8313 Texas Instruments Inc.
The encoder boards.
They are magnetic type encoder for controlling the positioning of each joint.
(*) source = Sony Corp