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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

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

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

A few knew ... or at least predicted ... that this would have to happen sooner or later. But who knew that it would be so soon ... and so fun ... and so many would GET DOWN AND BOOGIE!

Chicago's newest dance club features robots robots robots. And WowWee is center stage. I saw Roboboa, RSV2, and Robopet just in the short time...

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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 09:59

Look out Robosapien, there's a new girl in town...  And she's got the moves!  Of course, I'm talking about the Femisapien, the latest of the bi-pedal humanoid walking robots from WowWee.

Powering Femisapien:

Femisapien is powered by 6x AA batteries (3 in each foot).  You'll need a Philips screwdriver to install them.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:31

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

Previously, we dumped the original contents of the Elvis cartridge and constructed a custom cartridge in order to decode the animation script format.  In part one, I presented the theory that was proposed in discussion on the forums.  It turns out that this theory was correct.  I owe a fellow RoboCommunity member, Sevik, a great deal of...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Mon, 12/01/2008 - 12:10


Your robot has a secret that will allow him to wander about so that when he touches something with his heels, fingers, or toes, he will perform a reflex task, then carry on. Using this, he can push boxes, play simple soccer, karate chop anything in his path, or wander around picking things up when he finds them, without you having to...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 15:02

I am obviously not cut out to be a film director. I obviously don't have the slightest idea about the best light conditions, angles, perspective... pretty much nothing. I did like my choice of music though, so perhaps I can be a little like Tarantino. No? Ok, ok, I give. At any rate, hopefully you'll get a least 1 minute of enjoyment...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 02/27/2007 - 00:15

This article shows how I finially built a new compiler toolchain for RSMedia development.  It took a lot of trial and error to find a process that worked, so by documenting the results here I hope I can save someone some pain in the future!!

So these instructions maybe interesting to others wanting to build a cross compilers for other...

Helibot's picture
By: Helibot
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:37

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