Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I just couldn’t resist... Pointless Pino

This week I went out and bought a Pino of Ebay, really knew nothing about him but he was cheap. I won’t be able to get a Manoi for quite sometime, so I needed something to pull apart and fiddle with in the meantime. Pino looks pretty cool (apart from his silly pointy nose) but from all accounts is nothing more than a glorified Tamagotchi. He progresses through three stages of development and will take on one of three personalities; friendly, shy or naughty.

After reading a bit about Pino I found that he has hand, sound and light sensors, and only 6 degrees of freedom. When I get the little guy I will tear him apart and post my findings, hopefully I can hack him to become a bit more useful and entertaining.

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