Robo News Articles

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21

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

For all you fans out there who thought the legendary Elvis® "The King" had "left the building," Wowwee™ has brought him back to life. That’s right folks, Elvis is Alive!

With expert guidance from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, we have developed a new Wowwee Alive™ product - a realistic animatronic Elvis,...

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Tue, 10/09/2007 - 08:37

In this chapter, we will continue learning about resistors and how they are used in the following settings and laws:

Resistors in Series Resistors in Parallel How resistors are used Capacitor Basic

Before proceeding, please remember that working with electronics can be dangerous. Make sure to be careful and follow all safety precautions...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2011 - 17:07

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

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Let me kick off this review by saying that when I received the Tri-Bot, my heart was pounding with excitement and joy just like when I was a kid on Christmas, opening up my most anticipated presents. Even now as I type this article, I am still smiling... as all of you will when you pick one up for yourself.

Unboxing Tri-Bot...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:44
Project Overview

Welcome back! This project, as you can see, is a very complex one... but this is the fun part!  Are you ready to finally see your WowWee Alive Elvis transform into the "Elvinator"?  Then, read on...

Building a VR A/D board to replace the ELV-09 A/D converter board. Making the Elvinator Eye Making the Jaw Piston...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Fri, 10/31/2008 - 16:18

A number of people have asked me lately what the Robosapien V3 (sometimes also called "RSV3") is? When's it coming out? What features will it have? How much will it cost? Etc. I'm bored at work, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to talk about it. Unfortunately, I don't have the definitive answers, but I thought it'd be fun and...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 12/11/2006 - 09:09

Just after it landed from the depths of outer space, Wowwee introduced the Roboquad to the entire planet. With its unique movement based on rotating multi-jointed legs, it’s not quite a crab, not exactly a spider, but looks more like a 4-legged alien quad from another planet.

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 12:59

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

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