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Robopanda is a playful and talkative interactive friend. Designed to work without a remote control, Robopanda is controlled directly by touch and sound. Robopanda was the first precursor to the 2008 switch in the WowWee Alive product line from "as real as possible" to "cute and cuddly and real enough".  If you were an early adopter of...

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By: milw
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:15

Last Updated: September 26, 2006

Welcome to the Robot FAQ! This FAQ is intended to answer many of the common questions about WowWee's robots and other related products. Please check here, and in other articles and threads on the site to see if your question has been answered before posting in the RoboCommunity...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2006 - 10:25
Introduction

The WowWee Alive Elvis is an animatronic bust with very realistic facial and head movements utilizing 10 precision motors.  We're going to talk about how to hack and control the Alive Elvis, and to do that, we're delving deep into the inner workings of his cartridge.  Read on!

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:21

Robosapien is perhaps the most famous robotic toy in the world. Over 4 million units sold makes our intrepid friend a legend in his own time - the dawn of the age of robotics. But now, Robosapien is not just a toy, not just famous, not just your favorite bot to modify... Now he's a movie star!

And not just any movie, by any...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 13:00


Welcome to Part 4 of the "Elvinator" project, where we're converting the WowWee Alive Elvis into "The Terminator!" In this small article, we’ll see what those boards are and what they are for. A lot has changed in this design since I started this project, but all is still well and some really great stuff is on its way. You can...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 14:09

Here's a way to modify the package so you can store your remote control with the antenna still attached, and keep the dragonfly safe. Plus avoid sending more plastic to the landfill!

1) Cut a small hole for the antenna at the indicated spot using an Xacto or similar knife. This will change the angle that the remote rests in the...

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 12:34

Back in the day, the WowWee Dragonfly was all the rage; and most likely still is in many circles.  It was a high quality ornithopter (airborne craft with flapping wings) and featured simple controls paired with a rugged, crash resistant design.  Folks loved their Dragonflies, creating everything from various hacks, to videos of in-flight...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:03

Basic Electronics and Robotics Training Course

Chapter 1 

Welcome again to another one of my articles. This article is part 1 of many and I will be teaching you basic electronics for robotics and hacks, plus mods for your...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:28

The Arduino is a microcontroller prototyping platform. This platform includes the hardware device, built around the Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller, and an easy-to-use cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using a C-style programming syntax. Apparently intended for a Physical Computing audience, the Arduino should...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 04/07/2008 - 11:57

My RS Media is standing, very still, waiting patiently, in the corner as I write this. But after seeing the Transformers movie last night, everything about my robot seems charged with explosive potential.

For almost two hours I watched a dozen ordinary objects (especially cars and...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:12

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