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Bought two Robosapiens but can’t get them to fight because the controllers are on the same frequency? Here’s a simple modification using household materials that allows your robot to fight, with a friend or against another robot in automatic mode.

1 - Take a standard toilet-roll tube and cut it down the middle.

2 – Squeeze...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 14:20

This is my report about the Lightstar and I have a suggestion for Wow Wee for the Bladestar and Lightstar.

Last weekend, (3-21-09) I was working at a rummage sale to benefit a local No Kill Shelter for Cats here in La Crosse, WI called "Tabby Town" and an unused, unopened Bladestar came in. I was the one to be sorting out that batch of...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2009 - 15:49

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a Lightstar?  Cheesy, I know, but that's what you'll say to yourself the first time you fire up this innovative flying wing and see its colorful neon lights spinning in mid-air.  It's definitely very UFO-like, and while it's a simple flyer with only vertical movement, the Lightstar is a blast to fly and play...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:28

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RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation -...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

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

Here is the next installment of our 'Evolution' articles. This time, we're featuring the hyperactive, ravenous Roboreptile. As you will see, some of the mock-ups don't quite look the eventual product, but always interesting to see what was going through the minds of the designers.

By the way, if you haven't seen them, here are...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:53

Get in touch with your inner private investigator with the WowWee Rovio - sure to take home and office surveillance to a whole new level!

The Rovio, at its core, is a Wi-Fi enabled robotic webcam that can move easily in any direction, and can also be controlled remotely. In fact, it's a revolution in home and office exploration...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 13:00


During master program P> playback, the robot can be set to "wait" for specific sensor inputs before advancing to the next program instruction. This works for all reflex sensors. When in Program Mode ("Beep, beep, beep"), you can press any of the reflex buttons (R>, S>, or L>), and that sensor will then be entered as a single...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 15:11

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Here in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards....

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:15

One of my dreams as a kid was to have a movie theater in my room.  I never expected to have a giant 300 inch silver screen, of course, but always wished I could lay down on my bed and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right on my ceiling, or project my latest Nintendo game on the wall.

Now, about 20 years later...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 21:42

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