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I found Femisapien's red wrist lights didn't quite suit her, so I decided to replace the LEDs with something a little more fashionable.  I decided on pink LEDs, as they are still quite unique, as well as being feminine. This tutorial will take you though the process of replacing the LEDs, including something on LED selection and purchase tips....

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By: SeanF
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:59

Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38

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

Robopet is WowWee's interactive biomechanical pet. Robopet can wander in autonomous mode and safely avoid edges such as stairs, or be controlled by remote.

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

Your First Line of Defense: RoboCommunity

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:21

Does the Robosapien V2 remote just have too many buttons for you to remember? Why bother?! Just check out this handy quick reference table that shows you how to activate every function your Robosapien V2 has without having to flip through long user-manuals! Better yet, click the image for a full size view, and print it out so you always...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 16:46

Many of you may already be aware that Rovio has a "built-in" client optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which allows you to take control of Rovio when you don't have access to a laptop or more powerful PC.  However, this built-in client is a bit limited and sometimes difficult to control; requiring multiple presses for continuous movement...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/14/2009 - 17:47

This is my first mod for the RoboQuad: a battery monitor. When properly adjusted, it will visually tell you when your batteries are geting low. This mod stays on at all times. The drain on the batteries is very minute; it's around 0.02uA. This mod requires soldering and making a circuit board for the monitor, but it is a very easy...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 09:17


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

Well, the big fuss from CES is over now, and I recently got a sell sheet from WowWee on Robquad, and it has some pretty good images of it and the remote. Here is my take of the features listed on the sheet. You may also download a copy of the sell sheet in PDF format.

4 leg motors 2 head and neck motors Lens focused...
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By: quitej
Posted: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 03:03

The Tekno robotic puppy was a popular robot released in 2000 by Manley Toys. Although since discontinued, it is still sought after. We wondered how the Tekno would compare to a Robopet, given the Robopet's more recent release. While there are other robotic dogs out there, the Tekno caught our eye due its popularity. Here's our quick...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 12/24/2006 - 01:26

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