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I found Femisapien's red wrist lights didn't quite suit her, so I decided to replace the LEDs with something a little more fashionable.  I decided on pink LEDs, as they are still quite unique, as well as being feminine. This tutorial will take you though the process of replacing the LEDs, including something on LED selection and purchase tips....

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By: SeanF
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:59

The up and coming Rovio by WowWee Robotics has certainly generated a huge amount of excitement. Everyone's wondering what the Rovio can do, how it works, if it's hackable, and much more.

The "big question" about Rovio is this: how exactly does it find its way through your home or office automatically? What technology enables...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 13:30

My RS Media is standing, very still, waiting patiently, in the corner as I write this. But after seeing the Transformers movie last night, everything about my robot seems charged with explosive potential.

For almost two hours I watched a dozen ordinary objects (especially cars and...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:12


My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just naturally...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 15:39

Among many of the Rovio hacks that are out there making a great thing even better, it seems like either dimming or disabling the blue activity lights is at or near the top of the list.

This is because many Rovio owners feel the lights are either not useful, too bright, or consume too much battery power.  Thus, I've come up with a simple...

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By: muss
Posted: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:09

Joebot is an animated, walking talking, robot buddy filled with quirky responses and hilarious chatter. Joebot walks with a smooth motion, detects and avoids obstacles, and knows when he has fallen down. Use Voice Command in Program Mode or his easy-to-operate joystick hands to interact with him! Packed with...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2009 - 17:13

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Here in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards....

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:15

Chatterbots are whimsical, highly stylized companions that hang out on your desktop. There are three distinctively different, collectable designs: The Fairy Godfather, Devil/Angel, and Dog/Cat. Each has its own unique personality, vocabulary, and "signature" animation.

Your chatty compatriots have no shortage of things to say...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:13

Robot Books   The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide by Dave Prochnow   Ultimate Robot, published by DK Publishing   The Robosapien Companion by Jamie Samans   How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson   Robot...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 01:15

Whoa, careful! That's a WowWee BugBot that just zoomed by - just try to catch it!

These ultra-slick little creatures are the newest edition to the Fun line of WowWee robots. Collectible and available in six different styles, you're sure to have a blast watching them buzz around in your living room.

There are two...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 12:04

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