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This article shows how I finially built a new compiler toolchain for RSMedia development.  It took a lot of trial and error to find a process that worked, so by documenting the results here I hope I can save someone some pain in the future!!

So these instructions maybe interesting to others wanting to build a cross compilers for other...

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By: Helibot
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:37

Wow - is all we have to say! We're willing to bet that all of you robo-ravers out there can't wait to meet WowWee's new line of robots in person. Check out the buzz on all of WowWee's awesome new lineup, coming in 2008. You can also click here for estimated release date and pricing information!

Alive Cubs

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 01:42

When you buy an RS Media, you'll need at least 6 D- batteries, 4 AA batteries and a crowbar. Sarcasm aside, the RS Medias are packed in tightly and securely, and it takes some patience to get them out. A lot of the info in here apply equally well to other WowWee robots as well.

I swear that a roomful of engineers were hired to...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 11/28/2006 - 19:04

Part 2: Blinky Light!

Okay, now we're going to make this Arduino thing do something. Naturally, the first thing one is supposed to do with a microcontroller is make an LED blink (cause just making it turn on isn't that fun).

For part 2 you'll need the following;

An Arduino USB Cable Computer with Arduino software installed...
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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:53


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.

eToys 2007 Hot Holiday Toys   Ziff-Davis Digital Life Expo -...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

For all you fans out there who thought the legendary Elvis® "The King" had "left the building," Wowwee™ has brought him back to life. That’s right folks, Elvis is Alive!

With expert guidance from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, we have developed a new Wowwee Alive™ product - a realistic animatronic Elvis,...

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Tue, 10/09/2007 - 08:37

For those curious about what is inside of the Rovio TrueTrack beacon, and for those who are having problems, here's the inside scoop.

How To Hack Open The Rovio TrueTrack Beacon

Removing the beacon 'eyeball' from a dock or a room beacon is pretty simple- all you need is a medium phillips head screwdriver, and a 1.5 mm hex key to...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 11:33

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

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

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Q: What’s the difference between the various walking gaits?

A: In addition to 6 turning moves (walk-turns and turn-in-place)

your Robosapien™V2 has 5 different walking gaits. These can be selected by pressing the GAIT CHANGE button “y” when he’s walking...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:14

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