Robo News Articles

It's official. The Flytech Dragonfly is hitting shelves in stores all over the world over the next few months. Here's a snapshot of where you can buy our favorite robotic insect and when.

In the United States...

Radio Shack (March) The Sharper Image (mid-April) Discovery Stores (mid-April) Toys "R" Us (...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sat, 02/24/2007 - 06:34

The Alive Chimpanzee is the first entry in WowWee's animatronic personality line. This life-sized bust is equipped with IR, touch and vibration sensors, and endowed with mood, expression and personality.

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

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 16:17

Walter Elder (RoboCommunity member waldoppper), Brandon Murdock, Michael Lewis, and Sagar Pant recently finished their junior year at Louisiana Tech University on a high note.  Walter and his friends were enrolled in a Digital Design class at the university, and opted into every techie college student's dream...  A robot race!  The...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 08:25

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

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

As more and more people own an RS Media, an increasing interest has been expressed in using the latest 'bot in the Robosapien line as an educational tool - especially to teach the Java programming language. These educational efforts are focused on RS Media's Java API, functionality made possible through a software package called the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:28

Helicopter flight is often thought of as one of the more elusive and difficult forms of RC aerial endeavors. With the FlyTech Bladestar, WowWee has brought a new dimension into play - and makes helicopter flight enjoyable for everyone!

Bladestar is absolutely amazing - you have to see it to believe it. What makes Bladestar so...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 10:01

If you are a long time Robo Reptile user or if you just opened the box, this free tutorial is for you. This video is a simple step-by-step guide that will provide and inspire you to renovate Robo Reptile's appearance.

My inclination to keep a large living lizard as a pet has always been tempered with the...

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By: Apophenianow
Posted: Mon, 03/16/2009 - 11:40

For today, I’ve gone out and taken steps to give our future robot masters one more way to assert control swiftly and painlessly :)  In this case, my Rovio can turn anything on or off that plugs into the wall.  I'm using a lamp right now for fun, but I think when I go out of town I might add some speakers as well!

The general idea of the...

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By: Thel
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 15:32

This is the last of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Elvis Alive that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the use of MIDI sequencer software (Multitrack Studio) to create animations for the modified Elvis Alive which I am now calling "PC Elvis". Any...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:12

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