I try to keep up to date with the happenings on the Manoi front by visiting ROBOT DREAMS. As I was browsing around I came across an article describing how to use a wireless Playstation controller to control a Manoi AT01.
Yusuke Yumae developed at kit called the TEC-1, this converts the Playstaion output into a signal that works with RCB3 and RCB1 control boards.
Another adition I would love to have would be Manoi grippers which I also came across whilst on ROBOT DREAMS earlier today. The grippers were designed by Matt Baure and allow the Manoi to pick up small objects. Below is a video from TEMPUSMASTER showing off the grippers.
Until I can get my aching hands on a Manoi I have a few little projects to work on. Nocturnal has sent me a new speaker for my V2 which I will replace soon, I have had very poor sound from my V2 since I tore the speaker just after Christmas 2005. I have also finished repairing my steam engine and will be using that to power a simple robot. Finally, I still need to get some cash together to buy a basic stamp module for the "Flipbot Project" and learn to program in PBasic.
Uni holidays hit in a few weeks so keep popping back.