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Japanese Robi conversion to English. Options
#1 Posted : 27 May 2020 23:20:24

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Late in the game, but I just acquired a complete working Robi from Japan. I've seen some YT videos about converting it so that it can interact in English.

I did my research and it look like the parts needed is the voice recognition board. It is the part included in issue#67.

It would also require the replacement SD card that has the English language files, whick is on issue#40.

Can anyone confirm if this are the correct issue and parts needed.

DeAgostini UK was offering the English VR Board and SD Card upgrade but has been sold out since.


Appreciate any info that you may share. Thank you very much.

#2 Posted : 28 May 2020 16:20:49

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I think that the parts that you refer to all came in pack 18 of our build which would be stages 67 for the board and 70 for the sd card, see my build here.


The link below refers to stage 40 but the sd card at stage 42 is only for testing movement.


All the build instructions for Robi are available here, just scroll down and click on the build tab and you will see pdf's of the instructions.


Hope this helps.

#3 Posted : 04 June 2020 19:56:45

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Thanks for the information. In contact with DeAgostini USA and have already someone checking with their support team. Crossing my fingers that they will be able to sell me just the issue with the necessary parts for english recognition.
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#4 Posted : 31 August 2020 04:54:03

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I'm following this.

I'm actually on the same boat as you. JP version robi but I dont speak it. Currently on issue #62.

Already checked with Model space UK but they don't have stock of the VR box.

Please do post your find if any.
#5 Posted : 17 April 2021 18:46:59
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So I updated my Japanese Robi to what I thought was an English VR board and SD contents - switched him on and he is now ITALIAN!! I mean KILL ME NOW!!

Does anyone have a copy of the English SD contents as I am now unsure if it's just the SD is Italian or the board as well!

He wakes up and yacks away with his eyes flashing various colours as expected - then sits up and just sits there with orange eyes!

Here's hoping someone has the files!
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