My 3 year old son found this old ODROID Android robot and wants to see it in action

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My 3 year old son found this old ODROID Android robot and wants to see it in action

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I do not really know where to put my question.

My 3 year old son found my old "ODROID-BaB Robot Kit" and wants to see it in action now. It's a long time ago and I almost forgot about it. I had to research a while to find out how it worked back then and finally I found the very promising page which offers an .apk file to download: https://wiki.odroid.com/old_product/adk ... redownload

Unfortunately the links on that page are dead. Can anyone help me to find the .apk or the source files? You would make my son very happy :)

Thanks,
Wolfgang

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I didn't know Hardkernel used to sell a robot kit... That sounds cool!

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Donate to support my work on the ODROID GameStation Turbo Image for U2/U3 XU3/XU4 X2 X C1 as well as many other releases.
Check out the Games and Emulators section to find some of my work or check the files in my repository to find the software i build for ODROIDs.
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Re: My 3 year old son found this old ODROID Android robot and wants to see it in action

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Unfortunately, we lost the old files. Sorry about that. :(

We made it in '2011.

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Well, if the robot still works and uses some standard interface, like http rest api, maybe its firmware could be dumped and searched for relevant text strings that indicate how one can operate it. Then you could build an app/script that could do the same job. Sort of reverse engineering.

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depending on when it was sold, maybe Ameridroid or other companies still have copies of the software....
Have you checked the internet archive?
https://web.archive.org/web/20111226172 ... essory/src
https://web.archive.org/web/20130305115 ... ad/note/62

The things you can find on the internet :D
https://android-apk.org/com.hardkernel. ... ooth-demo/
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Re: My 3 year old son found this old ODROID Android robot and wants to see it in action

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Thank you very much! The App you linked was not exactly the app, I was looking for but you pointed me in the right direction. Finally I found it here: https://m.allfreeapk.com/odroid-robot,316752/

I can connect to the robot via bluetooth but unfortunately the app tells me that I'm not connected. I also tried it with an old phone with Android 4.0.4. Have to dig further.
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Re: My 3 year old son found this old ODROID Android robot and wants to see it in action

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Ah, yeah, I have to press the menu button of the phone (which does not exist on modern phones anymore) and then connected to the robot. Luckily I have an old phone and it works now! Thanks to everyone who helped me. I'm sure this will put smiles on the face of my son :D

Edit: it even works on my new phone. Found the software menu button :)

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