Robo News Articles

That's right... the Roborover is now in stores inside the USA and can be found at Toys-R-Us, and soon at Target. The first sighting that I heard of was in California so I went the next day to check out the rumor here in Jacksonville, FL at one of our many Toys-R-Us stores. This was a bust so I checked out the web...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Thu, 10/15/2009 - 14:20

Walter Elder (RoboCommunity member waldoppper), Brandon Murdock, Michael Lewis, and Sagar Pant recently finished their junior year at Louisiana Tech University on a high note.  Walter and his friends were enrolled in a Digital Design class at the university, and opted into every techie college student's dream...  A robot race!  The...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 08:25

This video, taken at WowWee, demonstrates the features of their latest humanoid robot, the RS Media. It includes a walkthrough of the movements, video capabilities as well as custom programming capabilities of the robot which was released in select parts of the world in late 2006.

The video also shows screen shots of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 00:37
I've had my RoboPanda for a while now. As you may know, he has a little furry friend, who he recognizes using an RFID tag. What you might not know unless your up on your conspiracy theories, is that RFID tags are going to be the bane of our existence in the near future. At first I thought I could live with it, the teddy panda is so cute...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Tue, 06/03/2008 - 15:21

This is the second of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Alive Elvis that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface.  This article covers the layout of the microcontroller board to drive the interface that was detailed in the first article.  A link to the microcontroller C...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Fri, 01/02/2009 - 14:07

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

Fresh from the robot factory, Tri-Bot is ready to rock and roll, whether you're playing games, controlling him directly, or listening to him tell you jokes!

Possessing a "new robot" personality, the Tri-Bot is packed with character. His "pop-top" head and animated eyebrows tell you how he's feeling. His distinctive, three-wheel...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 17:16

It's official. The Flytech Dragonfly is hitting shelves in stores all over the world over the next few months. Here's a snapshot of where you can buy our favorite robotic insect and when.

In the United States...

Radio Shack (March) The Sharper Image (mid-April) Discovery Stores (mid-April) Toys "R" Us (...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sat, 02/24/2007 - 06:34

I would like to introduce to all of you to the two robots that got me started on my studies of robotics, before I became fascinated with the awesome bots from WowWee! These two old boys have been doing down time since late 1997, due to the high cost of batteries these days - but I was recently able to get a great deal on some to get them back...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2009 - 12:36

Wait! Don't throw your batteries away in your remote until you do this check! If this check doesn't work, the problem may be your IR LED.

If you didn't see that in your digital camera, then it just might be the IR LED, a transistor, or the CPU. Follow these simple tests, and we'll go from there...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:28

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