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Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38

Just after it landed from the depths of outer space, Wowwee introduced the Roboquad to the entire planet. With its unique movement based on rotating multi-jointed legs, it’s not quite a crab, not exactly a spider, but looks more like a 4-legged alien quad from another planet.

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 12:59

For today, I’ve gone out and taken steps to give our future robot masters one more way to assert control swiftly and painlessly :)  In this case, my Rovio can turn anything on or off that plugs into the wall.  I'm using a lamp right now for fun, but I think when I go out of town I might add some speakers as well!

The general idea of the...

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By: Thel
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 15:32


What's in a mini? Does it pack the same goodness of its larger brother into a smaller package? Here's the lowdown on the minis.

Priced to move, the minis look just like their bigger brothers, but alas, they don't have the same features, particularly all of the motors, sensors, and programmability. What can they do? Here are some...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 21:01

I was recently able to get my mitts on an adorable new White Tiger from the Alive series by WowWee.  All those who have been looking for a well-made, cuddly, interactive toy for their kids, or are looking to add to their collection of stuffed animals, the Alive Cub is a perfect fit.

If you'd like a sneak peek at the elusive beast, and...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 07/21/2008 - 17:39

Everyone has FlyTech Dragonfly fever, so I wanted to share a few photos the dragonfly sent me after his recent photo shoot with WowWee.  He said it was okay to share these with you all, some of his closest human friends. 

Click on each thumbnail image below to open the associated full-sized, high-quality image.  WARNING...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 07:05

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RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation -...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

Robopet is WowWee's interactive biomechanical pet. Robopet can wander in autonomous mode and safely avoid edges such as stairs, or be controlled by remote.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Robopet. There are many resources available to you, so read on!
 

Your First Line of Defense: RoboCommunity

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:21

Marcus, one of the Evosapien crew, has come up with a very cool modification to his Robosapien V2 - it's a ball bearing shooting arm mod! He has made a video of this in action, and it's on the same RSV2 that also has the flamethrowing mod. Apart from the wow factor of a robot with a railgun attachment, Marcus also has an eye for...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 02/13/2007 - 17:29

Here's a quick how-to for patching in to the Linux console port on the RS Media. Thanks to Nocturnal's careful dissection and documentation of the boards inside the RSM, we have easy access to a 3.3 V serial port on the media board, which is located under the panel behind RSMs head. Before you get started, you need to decide on what...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:39

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