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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

I think that robot toys from older eras are awesome, in a retro-chic kind of way.  Who am I to talk... let the community speak for itself!  We have lots of fans here of older robot toys who are bound to be thrilled by WowWee's re-released Retro series of toys and robots.

WowWee T-Rex

Perhaps she's RoboRaptor's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:10

Here's a quick how-to for patching in to the Linux console port on the RS Media. Thanks to Nocturnal's careful dissection and documentation of the boards inside the RSM, we have easy access to a 3.3 V serial port on the media board, which is located under the panel behind RSMs head. Before you get started, you need to decide on what...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:39

Attention RS Media lovers: this is the contest for you!!

We've already had a number of our members contribute some great personalities for use with the RS Media, such as good old C3-PO, the friendly DrNobot, and even Bugs Bunny.

So... are you hungry for more? Are you ready to flex your creative muscles and create your own...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 02/21/2008 - 08:44

Watch Roboquad bust a move in this quick video. This is just a small sampling of some of the movements that the Roboquad is capable of. Of course, this demo does not factor in his other capabilities like motion and sound detection, and autonomous wandering. Be sure to take a look at the other video demonstration (with narration) of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 01/18/2007 - 14:13

This is the first step in transforming Elvis to "Elvis the Terminator," an ongoing project. This first article is about opening your Elvis to reveal some of its electronics. The next article will be about removing the skin and so forth.

So, are you ready to get started?

Support the Elvis upside down, either in an empty...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 10:06

We got a chance to snap a few quick pictures at WowWee's booth at the CES Unveiled press event today (Sat 6 Jan 2007). Out of the 3 products they were allowed to bring in, I ignored the RS Media, as you RoboCommunity folks have seen many of those. Here are the other 2.

The Roboquad. Cute. And his movement makes him even more so...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 04:53

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

Back in the day, the WowWee Dragonfly was all the rage; and most likely still is in many circles.  It was a high quality ornithopter (airborne craft with flapping wings) and featured simple controls paired with a rugged, crash resistant design.  Folks loved their Dragonflies, creating everything from various hacks, to videos of in-flight...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:03

As many of us were disappointed in the poor picture quality in low light situations when using Rovio, I decided to put a set of custom headlights on my Rovio.  I viewed some of the hacks posted on the community, but decided to have mine move in tandem with the camera.  With that design, the lighting would follow the angle of the camera.

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By: Michael Walsh
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2009 - 15:15

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