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Let me start this off bluntly: I love the RS Media.

When I joined the Wowwee two years ago, part of my job description was (and still is) to demo new products and give feedback to our R&D team. RS Media was the first item I explored. Although I do not have a technical background, I quickly became enamored with this...

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By: Gale Y
Posted: Fri, 05/18/2007 - 07:42

This is my first mod for the RoboQuad: a battery monitor. When properly adjusted, it will visually tell you when your batteries are geting low. This mod stays on at all times. The drain on the batteries is very minute; it's around 0.02uA. This mod requires soldering and making a circuit board for the monitor, but it is a very easy...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 09:17

Wrex the Dawg had me laughing hysterically; he's a crazy canine, and a little unpredictable - but he makes a great companion. You see, he's been "hot-wired" from junkyard parts, and who knows what that can do to a pooch!

You can let Wrex roam on his own, just like a real dog. Except, of course, that he might malfunction -...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 20:40

So we already know the Roboquad can dance, but what else can it do? Here is a presentation of Roboquad's features as explained by WowWee employee, Michelle (no, not our blogger, Michelle C.). Because of the background noise, it's tough to make out Roboquad's almost R2D2-like sounds, but they do work for him and adds to the experience of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/20/2007 - 02:38

Current Status:

The contest is closed, and the judge has made her determinations. The winners are...

Scariest

1st Prize (and recipient of a Roboreptile): Jaxster for PumpkinSapien
2nd Prize (and recipient of RSV2 Minis): a TIE between RobosapienV2-4mem8 for Borg-o-sapien and milw...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 10/16/2007 - 07:49

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

Longtime Rovio users are very much aware that the Rovio, while performing quite admirably in well-lit environments, struggles in low light due to the small size of its LED headlight.  Numerous Rovio devotees, many of them community members here, have created hacks and modifications to improve Rovio's lighting system.

However, what if you...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:52

Here is a simple mod for your Rovio, requiring no "hacking," that will help you get more light in dark rooms and hallways.  Basically, I found a bright battery powered LED flood light (motion activated) and mounted it to the rear end of Rovio with clear Super Velcro from Radio Shack.

The light needed some modification for Rovio to park...

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By: jimi
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 13:06

This video hopes to answer the question everyone has been asking - Which robot walks faster the Robosapien V2 or the newly released RS Media?

Sure the RS Media has way more functionality, but can it cross the finish line before Robosapien? Watch the video to find out.


Some disclaimers:

This is NOT a...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 00:01

Robosapien V2 is the next generation of Robosapien robots. It's nearly twice the size of the original Robosapien robot. Instead of the original caveman grunts the V2 can speak a reasonably large list of pre-recorded phrases. It has infrared and basic color recognition sensors, grip sensors in its hands, touch or contact activated...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 04/06/2007 - 09:28

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