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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!

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

Imagine laying in bed, far too lazy to get up... but you're not ready to go to sleep either.  Wouldn't it be cool if you could watch TV or a movie on the ceiling, like some magical picture were to just appear out of nowhere?

Now, rather than just waxing poetic (or spending thousands of dollars on an expensive home theater setup)...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 10/05/2009 - 18:36

Roboboa is a unique snake-like robot from WowWee. Roboboa can be a smart desk light, wake-up alarm or room guard, to name just a few of his talents.

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


Your First Line of Defense:...
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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 08/18/2008 - 14:09

Like the Robopet, the Robosapien V2 and the Roboraptor were created with built-in interactivity. We wanted to share this interaction with everyone who don't yet own both robots. Sit back and watch the interaction between the RSV2 and his ferocious friend, the Roboraptor in this homemade video. It looks like Robosapien is having more...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:59

Everyone loves those cute cuddly black and white bears, especially here in Hong Kong. But, how about turning one into an interactive robot? Our in-house robotics experts, designers and panda-lovers have invented Wowwee’s latest feat of genius. They started with stuffed teddy bears -- then evolved the final product...
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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 15:05

Check out the evolution of the RoboRaptor from the first sketch in December of 2003 to completion in June 2005. Come get an exlusive, behind the scenes look at how a your favorite walking dinosaur buddy got to where he is today.

Included are comments from WowWee Robotics designer Mark Tilden at certain stages of development....

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:10

Part 3: More Blinky Lights!

Hello, and welcome to part three of Rudolph's foray into microcontroller fiddling. In this installment I'll hook up a bundle of LEDs and an infrared receiver to the Arduino to make a snazzy, remote-controlled, blinky light display of doom! To make this work semi-intelligently I used Arduino's handy...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 16:46

You cam use the WowWee™ Robosapien™ remote controller (included) to control Femisapien. 
The remote controller requires 3 x “AAA” size batteries. To install the batteries, do the following:

1.  Open the battery compartment located on
the underside of the remote controller using a
Phillips screwdriver (not included) to...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2009 - 12:51


At the Nottingham e-Learning Centre, Janet Simner has been introducing a group of year 8 pupils to a 60cm tall programmable humanoid robot called Robosapien V2.

Shortlisted for the ‘Primary & Secondary Hardware’ category of the 2008 BETT Awards is a rather intimidating humanoid robot called Robosapien V2. Intimidating for...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/12/2008 - 14:12
Project Overview

Welcome back! This project, as you can see, is a very complex one... but this is the fun part!  Are you ready to finally see your WowWee Alive Elvis transform into the "Elvinator"?  Then, read on...

Building a VR A/D board to replace the ELV-09 A/D converter board. Making the Elvinator Eye Making the Jaw Piston...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Fri, 10/31/2008 - 16:18

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