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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

You cam use the WowWee™ Robosapien™ remote controller (included) to control Femisapien. 
The remote controller requires 3 x “AAA” size batteries. To install the batteries, do the following:

1.  Open the battery compartment located on
the underside of the remote controller using a
Phillips screwdriver (not included) to...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2009 - 12:51

I was recently able to get my mitts on an adorable new White Tiger from the Alive series by WowWee.  All those who have been looking for a well-made, cuddly, interactive toy for their kids, or are looking to add to their collection of stuffed animals, the Alive Cub is a perfect fit.

If you'd like a sneak peek at the elusive beast, and...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 07/21/2008 - 17:39

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...
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By: quitej
Posted: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 03:03

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

Spruce up that boring desktop with one of these great Roboraptor desktop wallpapers! Choose the size that's closest to your desktop size, and when the image loads, right click the image and choose "Set as Desktop Wallpaper". It's that easy!

 

 

 

1280x1024
1152x864
1024x768
832x624...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 17:19
Introduction

The WowWee Alive Elvis is an animatronic bust with very realistic facial and head movements utilizing 10 precision motors.  We're going to talk about how to hack and control the Alive Elvis, and to do that, we're delving deep into the inner workings of his cartridge.  Read on!

Eyes...
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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:21

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

Roboquad is WowWee's new robotic insect, to be released sometime in 2007.  He recently sat for a professional photo shoot, and asked me to share some of the pictures with you, some of his closest human friends. 

There has been some discussion recently about what he really looks like.  This is the final production version of the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 09:23

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Can I operate two Robosapiens at the same time?

Robosapien is not a radio control product. It works on infra-red light waves (just like a television controller) - so there is only one option for controlling him. Therefore, if multiple Robosapiens are...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 23:34

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