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I would like to introduce to all of you to the two robots that got me started on my studies of robotics, before I became fascinated with the awesome bots from WowWee! These two old boys have been doing down time since late 1997, due to the high cost of batteries these days - but I was recently able to get a great deal on some to get them back...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2009 - 12:36


A Review of the FlyTech Bat and FairyFly SlowFlake

I was given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a couple of WowWee Flytech products due for release soon. I have test driven the FairyFly SnowFlake and the Bat. These two products have more similarities than differences, so I am combining the review into a...

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By: MrScott
Posted: Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:10

Q: My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

WowWee was one of about 50 companies at the CES unveiled press event last night. They clearly were one of the main highlights of the evening with the announcement of many new products and the large amount of press the hovered around their area. While the last entry focused on the two products that were shown on their table, here are ...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 17:40

Longtime Rovio users are very much aware that the Rovio, while performing quite admirably in well-lit environments, struggles in low light due to the small size of its LED headlight.  Numerous Rovio devotees, many of them community members here, have created hacks and modifications to improve Rovio's lighting system.

However, what if you...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:52

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

This article provides step by step instructions for how to upload pictures from your computer directly into your community contributions.

It also shows how to add YouTube videos that can be viewed directly in your contributions.

How to Upload Pictures Directly into Posts and Articles

Most...

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By: MrScott
Posted: Fri, 02/01/2008 - 17:11


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

Roboreptile is one 'bot with attitude. He is capable of rapid movement and a lunging attack. 'Feed' him with the remote and he'll become calm- for a little while at least!

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


Your First...
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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 10:47

One of the most common questions I am seeing on RoboCommunity is: "How do I set up my Rovio to work from over the Internet?"

Truly, the "awesome" factor of the Rovio really comes in when you access it from a computer outside of your network, and get to spy on what's going on back at your lair while you're away.  However,...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 11/10/2008 - 14:02

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