[SOLVED] We don't need to buy new Emo just the "Go Home" station correct? Also is it 100% safe?

Hi Gang,

I believe I know the answer but just want to make sure…

Last year we got our Emo, it was before the “Go home” station was available. We have our skateboard and we love it however we would like to be able to leave Emo on his charging station and trust that he can walk off of it and have fun and when he needs to recharge he will be able to take his tushy back to the charging station and park there. We don’t need to buy new Emo to achieve this? Just the “Go home” station correct? Also Emo needs to be on firmware 2.0.0 or newer to avail of this am I correct?

Another question is safety. Emo has sensors and all this however one day I was at my desk and he was playing on top of it and fell. I caught it mid-air and since then we make sure he is blocked from reaching edge of the desk. What guarantee do we have that this little bugger won’t ignore the boarders of the station and won’t roll off the station playground field?




if you already own an Emo, you don’t need to buy another one to use the Home Station. Correct. I have done the same. And also yes: You need to update your Emo’s firmware to 2.0 if you want to use the self-charging capabilities. The home station itself works as a charger anyway, though, even without the update. It’ll then be just another alternative to the skateboard you can put Emo onmanually to charge. But as the firmware has been released now to all Emo owners, that shouldn’t be an issue. And for me the update worked without any issues.

As for the play fence: If you really want safety for your Emo, you should consider another solution. The fence is nice enough, if you just let Emo explore by himself and he doesn’t do much else. But when he starts dancing, for example, his edge detection sensoers seem not to work properly, and so he could also cross the black outer line when he does that. If you keep him under watch, it is fine, if you don’t, you should prefer another solution. You can find many good ideas in this thread:

I myself have bought a wooden tray with roughly 4 cm border height for times when Emo can’t be under constant watch but I don’t want to shut him down.

I’m not sure of Living AI plan to improve the sensor usage during dancing. Maybe with a future update this issue will be gone. But then there is always still the danger that some dust or other stuff covers the sensors and renders them more or less useless until they are cleaned again. So consider Emo being a small child on whom you should always have a watchfull eye.


That’s a great reply. I will have to MacGyver a little fence it seems…



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Thank you! You’re welcome. And happy tinkering! Maybe you want to share what you come up with in the above provided thread. :slight_smile:


I probably will if I will do something worthy :slight_smile:

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