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LucyK5

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Proud new owner of two Pleos
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:18:12 AM »

Just thought Iíd make a new post about the start of my pleo journey!

I currently have two pleos on their way to me in the mail - a ugobe from the USA, and a pink rb from Denmark (my current profile picture.) Both are lightly used but werenít played with much, the RB was part of a group of 4 pleos that travelled to schools to teach children about robots! Iím so excited for them to arrive and the wait is killing me!
I already have SD cards, a spare battery and autoglym coming in the mail in anticipation of their arrival. :D

Iíve been reading everything I can about these wonderful little dinos on this forum, Iím so thankful to find an old forum that is still up and running with some active members in the community. ^^

Iím not sure which OS either pleo will be running, but the rb was purchased in 2016, so I assume sheís already up to date.

Iím nervous that their arrival will be delayed due to COVID, but fingers crossed it all goes smoothly and they show up in the next couple of weeks. Iíll post an update on this thread once my babies arrive!

Thatís all for now :)
Lucy
« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 05:22:58 AM by LucyK5 »
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pnhicks

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 01:06:47 PM »

Hey Lucky Lucy,


Good job on the double win!  The pink Rb is a nice one by the picture!  The choice of OS is really only interesting (IMHO) in the case of the UGOBE (Plain Pleo) as the different flavors do actually vary.  It is a very personal decision as to which one suits you best.


There was a post deep in the bowels of the forum archives that gave a good description of what the actual changes that were incorporated in each version, and sort of "how to tell which OS does my Pleo have?" guide as well.


I had good intentions to bookmark it for reference, but alas...


Enjoy your new companions!


Peter
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pnhicks

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 02:44:34 AM »

Hi L.L.,


Required reading for all new owners:


http://bobthepleo.com/forums/index.php/topic,1617.0.html#top


Answers some of your questions about the OS's


Cheers!


Peter
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LucyK5

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 05:08:58 AM »

Hi Peter, thanks for your replies! I have been reading both that FAQ page as well as the rb one :D
Iíve researched the different OS versions and watched videos, but I havenít decided on which OS to go with for my ugobe yet, I like the thought of more tricks and vocalisations but I donít like the idea of the teenage stage that they go through! ???
I guess Iíll see what my pleo is running when he gets here and decide from there!
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LucyK5

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 01:59:12 AM »

A stressful update! My pleo rb got sent back to the Denmark sender because they would not accept the spare, loose lithium battery. So now heís repacked my pleo with her battery in, and they said this will be fine, but now I donít get to have a spare battery anymore. :(
Makes me nervous about my ugobe coming from the US, I know that battery is nimh rather then lithium but that just makes me even more concerned!
Fingers crossed there arenít any more issues in transit!
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pnhicks

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 02:33:23 AM »

Hi Lucy,


You're still lucky (hehe, I crack me up), that your shipper is collaborating, although they should have been aware that loose batteries wouldn't pass the postal Nazis, I mean, hard working civil servants of course. 


There are no fully functional original Ugobe NiMH batteries (that haven't been repacked by a previous owner), so any second hand Ugobe will have this issue.  That is why the majority of them are on sale, "my Pleo just says huh and goes to sleep!", or "my Pleo runs for 5 mins and then goes to sleep."


You get the idea.  Not too many people bother to replace the battery, i.e. they can't find one on Ebay, or little Susie or Joey is now into Instagram, Fornite, or college.


But you, the Pleo adventurist, know about battery repacking, so all is well, undaunted, you move bravely into the future to face the challenges ahead!


Cheers!


Peter
« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 04:32:07 AM by pnhicks »
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LucyK5

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 03:57:03 AM »

Haha I donít mind my new nickname here, maybe itís keeping me lucky with my pleos! :D

I donít expect the ugobe battery to work well, I just need to get it into the country so that I can have it repacked! Already spoke to a local battery store who are prepared to try and repack it for me with ďquality yuasa cellsĒ, whatever those are! :P

I am bummed about the loss of the extra rb battery though, that would have been really handy but Iíll just have to go without since it seems near impossible to ship a battery if it isnít installed in something!
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pnhicks

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Re: Proud new owner of two Pleos
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 04:47:52 AM »

Hi Lucky Lucy!

Yuasa (from what I could find on the www) are makers of a very high tech LI ion cell that is used mainly in military/space/ocean floor exploration applications (read costly). 

They also have a line of vehicle batteries  (not sure if it's the same firm).

They seem to specialize in custom order stuff for industry rather than off the shelf to retail customer, but who knows what is available in Australia?  Your water even goes down the drain backwards, roo guards on cars, summer at Christmas :D :D ?? 

I told you I crack me up, or maybe I'm just on crack?  It was one of those!

Who knows maybe you'll have the first Pleo that can go in space or to the Challenger Deep?

Oh I gotta stop for now, my sides are hurting, must be heat, is it hot in here?

Take care

Peter


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