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Roboraptor certainly didn't want to be left out. His pals, Roboreptile and the Dragonfly, got photo shoots, so why shouldn't he!? Enjoy!

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 04/27/2007 - 15:26

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?"

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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. ...

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

One of my dreams as a kid was to have a movie theater in my room.  I never expected to have a giant 300 inch silver screen, of course, but always wished I could lay down on my bed and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right on my ceiling, or project my latest Nintendo game on the wall.

Now, about 20 years later...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 21:42

This is my report about the Lightstar and I have a suggestion for Wow Wee for the Bladestar and Lightstar.

Last weekend, (3-21-09) I was working at a rummage sale to benefit a local No Kill Shelter for Cats here in La Crosse, WI called "Tabby Town" and an unused, unopened Bladestar came in. I was the one to be sorting out that batch of...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2009 - 15:49

Wrex the Dawg had me laughing hysterically; he's a crazy canine, and a little unpredictable - but he makes a great companion. You see, he's been "hot-wired" from junkyard parts, and who knows what that can do to a pooch!

You can let Wrex roam on his own, just like a real dog. Except, of course, that he might malfunction -...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 20:40

Here is a simple mod for your Rovio, requiring no "hacking," that will help you get more light in dark rooms and hallways.  Basically, I found a bright battery powered LED flood light (motion activated) and mounted it to the rear end of Rovio with clear Super Velcro from Radio Shack.

The light needed some modification for Rovio to park...

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By: jimi
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 13:06

Robosapien is the original (V1) humanoid bipedal robot from WowWee. He speaks fluent International Caveman, and is equipped with 3-finger gripper hands. He also comes in a variety of flavors including Homer Sapien and Spider Sapien.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Robosapien V1. There are many resources...

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By: milw
Posted: Sat, 12/29/2007 - 08:07

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

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

Let me start this off bluntly: I love the RS Media.

When I joined the Wowwee two years ago, part of my job description was (and still is) to demo new products and give feedback to our R&D team. RS Media was the first item I explored. Although I do not have a technical background, I quickly became enamored with this...

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By: Gale Y
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2007 - 07:42

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