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The Robosapien Companion: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks (Technology in Action) Paperback – 26 Aug 2005

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (26 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590595262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590595268
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,421,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jamie Samans is currently doing freelance photography, writing, and technical consulting. He recently won first place in Servo magazine's worldwide "hack-a-sapien" contest and has been extremely active in the Robosapien community since July of 2004 (U.S. release). His hack submission was published in the January issue of Servo, as well as several of his photographs. He also contributed the photography for the cover of the January issue of Servo. Servo has also asked him to write a series of articles on advanced hacking techniques for publication in 2005.

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A book you would assume has a real insight into the robosapien but in fact is largely a collection of the blindingly obvious.
You may as well just go on the internet.
This is a £2 book.
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I found this very useful and with the help of website I modified my Robosapien to be controllable from a greater distance with an attached wireless camera.
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Not suitable for anyone simply wanting user information
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A very good book for those avid fans and collectors of the Robosapien. The majority of the tips etc are for the original Robosapien and not for any of the newer robots to the family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Companion" is a Perfect Way to Describe This Book 12 Nov. 2013
By J. J. Burtch - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently purchased a Robosapien X. It's my first Robosapien. I've wanted one for years, and when I found the X at the store I purchased it immediately. I did a bit of research and found that the Robosapien X is literally exactly the same as the first Robosapien that was released, and that research led me to this book.

The book has lots of small tips and tricks in it that work great with the Robosapien. They range from programs to tips on how the sensors work on the robot, and all of them work excellently with the new RS X model. There is even a more advanced project in the book which shows you how to add a wireless camera to the Robosapien, and the parts are still readily available online so the instructions can still be followed perfectly today.

The thing that I liked the most about the book, though, is the history and background information about how the Robosapien came to be. It was fun to read about some of the design and planning that went into putting this robot together.

Overall, I like the book and think it's a great thing to have to get the most out of your Robosapien.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Jun. 2017
By Douglas W. - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyed the read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Mar. 2017
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great source of info still reading it..
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer Geek finds book fascinating! 9 April 2016
By Moon - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book! I sat down and read cover to cover. I guess I am going to have to break down and buy Robosapien.

The part I found most interesting was the insight on the China Toy makers. I guess it is not that easy to copy a brilliant design.
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh for hackers 20 Dec. 2013
By Wade Neuwirth - Published on Amazon.com
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This book should have been called the history if the robosapien and few simple hacks you might try. Was not what I expected. Anything in this book for hackers is much more easily found online and in greater detail. I am sure this book was great at the time of this writing but if you, like me, found a robosapien on craigslist and your eager to hack it you can likely skip this one. I have it 2 stars because it is an interesting read however I am rating it on the hacks.
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