Robo News Articles

After much searching, I finally located a RoboBoa more by chance than by diligent effort. A friend of mine, who was aware of my obsession with all things Wow Wee, asked me one day out of the blue, what is a RoboBoa? I immediately interrogated him as to why he was inquiring, and it was finally revealed that he had seen one in a store....

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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Mon, 03/24/2008 - 13:35

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

Basic Electronics and Robotics Training Course

Chapter 1 

Welcome again to another one of my articles. This article is part 1 of many and I will be teaching you basic electronics for robotics and hacks, plus mods for your own...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:28

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


Rovio by WowWee

I'm sure you've heard the buzz about WowWee's new robot, the Rovio. Billed as a "mobile webcam," the Rovio connects to your local network via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and is controlled via a web-based interface served directly from the robot. Rovio has the TrueTrack Navigation System built in, which allows you to save...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 10/06/2008 - 10:00

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

And here it is...  Part two!  I was having file size issues so I had to split the article into two parts.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub dissection!

This is a shot of the back of the cub's skull.  You can see the head's touch sensor at the top.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:39

The Roboquad is the first truly robotic arthropod from WowWee, with unique multidirectional movement capabilities. The Roboquad can scan its environment using built-in IR sensors, and reacts by avoiding obstacles or noticing when something moves.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Roboquad. There are many...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 08:39

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The Illumination of Rovio

Trundling down the uncharted vastness of the Dark Hallway our Hero, the Rovio, encounters an unknown, large, assailant. Rovio lifts its head to get a better view of this creature's face. Being in the Dark Hallway, the Great Operator instructs Rovio to turn on its headlight. The electrons flow, the LED...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 10/20/2008 - 11:10

Mr. Personality sadly came off the scene as quickly as he came on after he was announced at CES 2008.  I've seen quite a few people on our forums here who were quite passionate about this new jokester robot, but then disappointed, as no additional "official" personalities were released.  In addition, it didn't seem that there was any "official...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 02/05/2010 - 15:45

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