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I was recently able to get my mitts on an adorable new White Tiger from the Alive series by WowWee.  All those who have been looking for a well-made, cuddly, interactive toy for their kids, or are looking to add to their collection of stuffed animals, the Alive Cub is a perfect fit.

If you'd like a sneak peek at the elusive beast, and...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 07/21/2008 - 17:39

Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38

Attention RS Media lovers: this is the contest for you!!

We've already had a number of our members contribute some great personalities for use with the RS Media, such as good old C3-PO, the friendly DrNobot, and even Bugs Bunny.

So... are you hungry for more? Are you ready to flex your creative muscles and create your own...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 02/21/2008 - 08:44

You may have seen a product called the Robotyrannus being peddled out there recently and wondered how WowWee managed to quietly slip in yet another robot. As it turns out, Robotyrannus is essentially a Roboreptile in sheep's clothing. Well actually, more like dragon's clothing. Take a look at the included pictures. Notice the horns on...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2006 - 11:52

Well, you just bought your first robot from EBay! Congratulations! You paid .99 for it, a real collectable called the Radio Shack Talking Robie. You may have bought it becasue you needed a cheap platform for testing your high tech ideas!

Of course, you already own all of the Wow Wee robots, right? So, you need a platform...

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By: Electroboticist
Posted: Fri, 06/13/2008 - 11:54

This is the last of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Elvis Alive that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the use of MIDI sequencer software (Multitrack Studio) to create animations for the modified Elvis Alive which I am now calling "PC Elvis". Any...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:12


One last CES video! Yahoo held a quick contest called Last Gadget Standing where they picked 10 gadgets and then had the vendors do quick 5 minute demo/presentations. The judging was done by audience applause. I missed that show - maybe that's why RS Media only came in 2nd! Here is the last 90 seconds of the presentation which was done...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/27/2007 - 02:02

Part 3: More Blinky Lights!

Hello, and welcome to part three of Rudolph's foray into microcontroller fiddling. In this installment I'll hook up a bundle of LEDs and an infrared receiver to the Arduino to make a snazzy, remote-controlled, blinky light display of doom! To make this work semi-intelligently I used Arduino's handy...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 16:46

You know how sometimes the Robosapien V2 sometimes has trouble identifying cirtain colors, especially human colors? Well, your solution is here!

Switch him to "sunlight". Take him near a window so he is exposed to significant natural light. Face his camera toward the window, and change his color setting to "...
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By: roboboy
Posted: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:18
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

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