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This the first 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. The external PC is also the source for the audio for the Elvis Alive speakers. This hack allows the Elvis Alive to either function in its original "Elvis Alive" mode...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Fri, 11/21/2008 - 09:25

Desk Pet Tankbots are small rechargable 'bots that can operate in 3 modes- Obstacle Detection (best for maze running), Light and Sound, or Controlled. The first two modes are autonomous, with Tankbot roving around and avoiding obstacles, or moving randomly and emitting various sounds. In Controlled mode, a smartphone can be used (with the...

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By: milw
Posted: Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:50

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

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

Received the latest manuals from WowWee for the Robopet, Roboraptor and Robosapien V2. These are the final versions ... complete with indexed tables of contents.

 

Robopet Manual (583 KB)

Roboraptor Manual (583 KB)

Robosapien V2 Manual (2 MB)

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 14:44


Your RoboSapien has some limited singing and dancing skills. Power on your robot, wait until he finishes his wakeup, then enter the following…

Press P
Select – Select - TALKBACK
Select – R>
Select – S>
Select – L>
Select – R>
Select – S>
Select – L>
Select – Select...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 14:38

There have been a lot of questions. A lot of speculation. A lot of video. RoboCommunity has learned the inside scoop on WowWee's latest foray into the world of robotic reptiles - the Roboboa.

The Roboboa will not be available in the US any time soon. In fact, the current release plan for their robotic snake takes it to the UK,...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 23:19


One last CES video! Yahoo held a quick contest called Last Gadget Standing where they picked 10 gadgets and then had the vendors do quick 5 minute demo/presentations. The judging was done by audience applause. I missed that show - maybe that's why RS Media only came in 2nd! Here is the last 90 seconds of the presentation which was done...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/27/2007 - 02:02

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

My RS Media is standing, very still, waiting patiently, in the corner as I write this. But after seeing the Transformers movie last night, everything about my robot seems charged with explosive potential.

For almost two hours I watched a dozen ordinary objects (especially cars and...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:12

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