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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 17:04

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


What's in a mini? Does it pack the same goodness of its larger brother into a smaller package? Here's the lowdown on the minis.

Priced to move, the minis look just like their bigger brothers, but alas, they don't have the same features, particularly all of the motors, sensors, and programmability. What can they do? Here are some...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 21:01

For today, I’ve gone out and taken steps to give our future robot masters one more way to assert control swiftly and painlessly :)  In this case, my Rovio can turn anything on or off that plugs into the wall.  I'm using a lamp right now for fun, but I think when I go out of town I might add some speakers as well!

The general idea of the...

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By: Thel
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 15:32


A Review of the FlyTech Bat and FairyFly SlowFlake

I was given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a couple of WowWee Flytech products due for release soon. I have test driven the FairyFly SnowFlake and the Bat. These two products have more similarities than differences, so I am combining the review into a...

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By: MrScott
Posted: Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:10

The Roboraptor is WowWee's first biomorphic robotic dinosaur. The Roboraptor has infrared and stereo sound, and touch sensors. It has four different modes of behavior or moods: hunting, cautious, playful, and free-roam, and how it reacts to external stimuli will depend on what mood it's in.

This is a quick guide...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/17/2007 - 11:21

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

I just unpacked a ferocious little Roboreptile and thought I'd share my quick impressions. This is a very cool toy and most of my comments really lean towards a wish list.

Very fast, agile and responsive. Select button to get to the different functions of the buttons. It's a cool idea to have the Select button stay at a...
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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 10/31/2006 - 20:09

I'm posting this up here for my fellow FIOS subscribers, although this could really also serve as an example to anyone trying to set up the proper port forwarding on their router - despite the obvious difference in admin utilities.

*NOTE 12/28/08*

Up until the recent release of the Rovio 5.00b7 two way audio has only worked when...

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By: epyon
Posted: Mon, 12/08/2008 - 10:17

WowWee has announced the release of new tools for iPhone and Android developers with a full SDK available.

Their new WowWee:Labs service provides you with the latest WowWee SDKs to develop your own apps to control WowWee's Robots and Toys.

SDK for RoboMe

There is a new RoboMe SDK RoboMe is the latest app controlled Robot from...

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By: Brandon C
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:28

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