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General Discussion / Website closed
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:07:19 PM »
As no one has posted in a few years I've opened the download section up to guests and have now closed the forums. 

I'm sure I speak for everything here that I feel UBTECH has let down all the buyers of this little robot...

General Discussion / Re: Taking off Alphas head
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:46:57 AM »
The colour top lifts off at the back, there are no screws to undo. You then need to lift it over the camera at the front. It then just clips back over when rebuiding.

General Discussion / Re: Remaining Developers?
« on: June 27, 2017, 12:09:51 PM »
I still have mine... he's sat on the shelf sleeping :-)

General Discussion / Re: Sam Yang from UBTrobot
« on: May 17, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
thank you i figured you were busy.

Yep, been running this site too which is taking up more time than I thought it would..   

Let me know if you need anything.

General Discussion / Re: Sam Yang from UBTrobot
« on: May 17, 2017, 12:16:35 PM »
Hi Matt,

Really sorry that I hadn't apprived the downloads.  I've made you an administrator now so you shouldn't need approval :-)   

Sorry I've not been active but I've been busy doing lots of other things of late and no spare time.  I do intend getting back to it one day.. but for now your the boss ;-p

General Discussion / Re: where is eveyone???
« on: May 17, 2017, 12:13:35 PM »
I've actually been developing for Alpha 2 when I find the time.

A couple things that I've hit a roadblock on is that the servos are just not designed for real robotics.  The servos are designed for playback.  You have to send a command for a position and time to reach that position, and if you send a new position prior to that first command finishing, the robot just ignores the new command.  This is a huge limitation to develop anything truly robotic/reactive.

I've already emailed Ubtech to see if they have a solution to the problem above, but as usual, no response.


Hi Alan,

I've not been active on here for a good while now.  I got so dishearted by Ubtech not pushing updates out and felt the whole Alpha2 thing to be a complete con..

Saying that, I think there is a response thats called that you can monitor for the movement. You might need to build yourself a stacking block for instructions, that waits for this flag to change then sends another instruction.  It's that long now since I played but I'm sure there is something in there..

Writing apps and coding / Re: TTS
« on: March 04, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
Hi, nope that's all I did then added it to the code. Strange that.. not sure what it could be.

Writing apps and coding / Re: TTS
« on: February 09, 2017, 09:30:03 AM »
Hi Carl,

Sometimes I found that for some unknown reason I was getting a java error.. I had to power Alpha down, remove the battery.. reboot and then he was fine again. It might be the case of something similar?


Writing apps and coding / Re: TTS
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:40:43 PM »
Hi Carl,

Have you tried Neuron to see if that one works? Just wondering about comparing the two.. that's all.


General Discussion / Re: Alpha 2 v2 home edition factory reset
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:56:06 PM »

You need to sideload it via ADB.. So you will need to do something like...

1. Connect alpha to the usb port and turn him on.
2. Download this --> and unzip
3. Run installapk.bat

It take about 30 seconds to install and will tell you if its been a Success or not.. please wait whilst its doing it.

If it's worked it should install it for you. :-)

Let me know how you get on.


Non Alpha stuff / Re: Other bots Alpha 2 owners have
« on: January 24, 2017, 08:04:40 PM »
Hi Carl,

Let me know if you're struggling.. Although I doubt you will need it. :-)

Sounds like a dream job to me.. I would love to do something that involves designing something up and seeing the reward of smiles at the end! I currently design and sell LED lighting to the Police / Prison service, not many smiles on the inside.. lol Although I do have my other hobbies.. like designing and building clone quadcopters.. lol 


General Discussion / Re: Alpha 2 vs Lynx
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:34:19 PM »
Hello there

Where did you get this information. Can you please provide a link to it.



Hi Mike,

I think it was mentioned on Indiegogo but a week or so ago.  I can see alot of unhappy people on there and the release of Lynx hasn't helped the situation at all!  Ubtech really need to pull something out of the bag regarding Alpha 2..


General Discussion / Re: I broke my Alpha :-(
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:18:32 PM »
Hi Mike,

I emailed ubtech and they sent me a new servo that was already configured with the correct ID. In my case #20 being the up and down head servo.  Only took a week to get it :-) I would be interested in some photos as I've only take the head apart so far.. lol



General Discussion / Re: Alpha 2 v2 home edition factory reset
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:16:38 PM »
Hi Nyall,

If he does nothing but flash his eyes then you need to reinstall the apk's and check he still has actions on the nand flash.

You need to install the APK's by connecting him upto a PC. When you plug him in you should get a message on your PC.. from there you will need to install Vysor which will help you see whats going on inside alpha.

The three APK's you need to install are in the download section here. They are...

Alpha2Services-english- 5mic.apk

When you have set up Vysor, check to see if you have a file explorer in the app menu. If so, just copy each apk into your download folder on your nand flash and install via the explorer in Alpha.  If you don't have an filer explorer then you will need to sideload that first... I can help with this too.

Let me know how you get on.


General Discussion / Re: USB Debugging Off ... Maybe?
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:20:32 AM »
Crap, I found the problem, my Alpha 2 fell on his head and pushed the USB further into Alpha.

That's not good, although it's good news that he's still working. Sadly the usb port is part of the main board. It might be that the whole board has moved but I doubt it to be honest. The main board is held with 4 screws and you can get to them by unclipping the coloured part on alphas head. You lift the back first over the usb port, then the front over the camera and it comes off.

I've attached a photo, you can see the usb cable at the back.

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