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A not-so long time ago... in a workshop far, far away...

Robosapien started as a vision, and became a reality. Here's a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the beloved Robosapien, from sketches on paper, to working prototypes, to the final design.

It can be mind boggling to actually think about what it takes to make...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:12


The 1st version of the Robosapien has a few basic sensors in it - audio and tactile sensors. The audio or sound sensor is just like it sounds (pardon the pun ;-)). The tactile or touch sensors are in 6 different places - the two tips of its hands, and the front and backs of both of its feet. What's important to note here is that...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 00:21

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

Among many of the Rovio hacks that are out there making a great thing even better, it seems like either dimming or disabling the blue activity lights is at or near the top of the list.

This is because many Rovio owners feel the lights are either not useful, too bright, or consume too much battery power.  Thus, I've come up with a simple...

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By: muss
Posted: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:09

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 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 also...

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

If you own a Rovio, you might be familiar with the Windows setup program.  It's designed to get you up and running with your Rovio without editing any confusing or cumbersome manual settings.  I've tested it and it works great, and WowWee is updating the application on a regular basis.  (See downloads area for more information on the Windows...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2009 - 13:08

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

Possessing a "new robot" personality, the Tri-Bot is packed with character. His "pop-top" head and animated eyebrows tell you how he's feeling. His distinctive, three-wheel design allows for omni-directional movement, and he's quite agile. Tri-Bot can even tell you when he's fallen over and can avoid obstacles on his own.

He's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:18

If you're a regular on the RoboCommunity forums, you're familiar with my own love of airplanes and models in general.  I'm no expert, being relatively new to the hobby, but I love to fly stuff... simple as that!  As such, I'm one of FlyTech's biggest fans and have logged many hours of flight time with my Dragonfly,...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2009 - 16:27

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