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The WowWee Roboraptor has been around for a few years and has won a lot of awards. It contunues to be one of the more popular robots available.
The Roboraptor comes fully assembled and ready to roam the earth with his robotic dinosaur cousins. He has movable arms, a swiveling head, a sweeping tail, and a chomping jaw full of pointy teeth....

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2013 - 23:54

Another new application for controlling your WowWee Rovio has hit the scene.  Developer and community member Andreas, of ewe-software, has created his own application called RovioDirect.  RovioDirect is designed to be used on Windows based PC's, and is an excellent substitute for the web-based application - it even adds several features.

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 02/09/2010 - 17:24

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
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

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

The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44

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
Rovio Tutorial Video #1: Getting Started

Rovio Tutorial Video #2a: How To Set Up Rovio on a PC (Windows) Computer

Rovio Tutorial Video #2b: How To Set Up Rovio on a Mac (OS X) Computer

Rovio Tutorial Video #3: Rovio's Interface and Basic Options...
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By: WowWee Robotics
Posted: Thu, 06/11/2009 - 16:45

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

Here's my solution for the low-light sensitivity of the Rovio cam- take the 6 existing blue LEDs and remount them at the front of Rovio, so instead of uselessly beaming all those precious blue photons straight up onto the ceiling, the cool blue LEDs will help light the way.  After dark, driving with the blue lights on is a snap, and it looks...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2008 - 17:34

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