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The WowWee Hoverpod is still shrouded in secrecy, but I have a little bit of information to pass on, RoboCommunity-ites!

The little-known Hoverpod is unique to the FlyTech line in that it doesn't soar through the air; rather, it glides across most smooth surfaces, including short carpets.  It's basically a micro...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:05

Fresh from the robot factory, Tri-Bot is ready to rock and roll, whether you're playing games, controlling him directly, or listening to him tell you jokes!

Possessing a "new robot" personality, the Tri-Bot is packed with character. His "pop-top" head and animated eyebrows tell you how he's feeling. His distinctive, three-wheel...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 17:16

The Arduino is a microcontroller prototyping platform. This platform includes the hardware device, built around the Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller, and an easy-to-use cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using a C-style programming syntax. Apparently intended for a Physical Computing audience, the Arduino should also...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 04/07/2008 - 11:57

Here is an interesting interview with WowWee's Mark Tilden. Dr. Tilden discusses the progress that has been made since the first Robosapien up through the brand new RS Media. Apparently his house is infested with robots but no harm has come to him or his guests!

Originally posted on September 6, 2006
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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2006 - 09:47

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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Q: What’s the difference between the various walking gaits?

A: In addition to 6 turning moves (walk-turns and turn-in-place)

your Robosapien™V2 has 5 different walking gaits. These can be selected by pressing the GAIT CHANGE button “y” when he’s walking...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:14

So you have explored all the personalities that come with your RS Media, and now you're looking for something new. Well look no further! Your RS Media was designed with imagination, innovation and creativity waiting to be unlocked ... by you! Through this guide, you will learn how to write your own Macros using the RS Media Software...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 13:17

Here's part 3 of the "Elvinator" modification to the Alive Elvis: "Inside Elvis's brain!"

(How fun is that?)

In this part, we are going to look at the innards of the "brain cavity." First, let's look at the back of the head. There are 5 screws that hold the head in place and 4 screws that hold the wire harness together...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2008 - 10:09


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

I've always admired WowWee Technologies for the creativity and the thought and detail that goes into their products. The newest 'bot to hit the block, RoboMe, encapsulates WowWee's devotion to its fans and borrows some of the best ideas they have had in past robots to combine it all together.

I feel as if RoboMe is the distant upgraded...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:10

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