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Here is an interesting interview with WowWee's Mark Tilden. Dr. Tilden discusses the progress that has been made since the first Robosapien up through the brand new RS Media. Apparently his house is infested with robots but no harm has come to him or his guests!

Originally posted on September 6, 2006
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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2006 - 09:47

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

Wait! Don't throw your batteries away in your remote until you do this check! If this check doesn't work, the problem may be your IR LED.

If you didn't see that in your digital camera, then it just might be the IR LED, a transistor, or the CPU. Follow these simple tests, and we'll go from there.

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By: GWJax
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:28

I have to say, after some time playing with the new FlyTech Bat from WowWee today, I am impressed, and I'd like to get you a quick preview of what's in store.

You may be surprised to hear me say that, given that the Bat only has one control (speed/height) and is aimed towards a younger audience. That being said, I really enjoyed...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 18:02

Pieced together from junk parts, nuts, and bolts, Wrex the Dawg from WowWee Robotics truly has a mind of his own. This wacky mutt is a whole lot of fun, and he's unpredictable, too...

You can enjoy your time with Wrex in so many ways:

First, you could just let him roam on his own, like a real wild pooch. He'll dart...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 16:16

We know that you've been watching the new robots that WowWee has introduced at CES 2008. Never before has there been such an exciting new lineup, and so many new robots to follow!

To make your robo-tracking just a little easier, we've put together a list of the new WowWee robots, their estimated release dates, and suggested...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 14:55


Bought two Robosapiens but can’t get them to fight because the controllers are on the same frequency? Here’s a simple modification using household materials that allows your robot to fight, with a friend or against another robot in automatic mode.

1 - Take a standard toilet-roll tube and cut it down the middle.

2 – Squeeze...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 14:20

The Tekno robotic puppy was a popular robot released in 2000 by Manley Toys. Although since discontinued, it is still sought after. We wondered how the Tekno would compare to a Robopet, given the Robopet's more recent release. While there are other robotic dogs out there, the Tekno caught our eye due its popularity. Here's our quick...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 12/24/2006 - 01:26

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

We got a chance to snap a few quick pictures at WowWee's booth at the CES Unveiled press event today (Sat 6 Jan 2007). Out of the 3 products they were allowed to bring in, I ignored the RS Media, as you RoboCommunity folks have seen many of those. Here are the other 2.

The Roboquad. Cute. And his movement makes him even more so...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 04:53

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