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Robopet is WowWee's interactive biomechanical pet. Robopet can wander in autonomous mode and safely avoid edges such as stairs, or be controlled by remote.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Robopet. There are many resources available to you, so read on!
 

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 17:21

Get in touch with your inner private investigator with the WowWee Rovio - sure to take home and office surveillance to a whole new level!

The Rovio, at its core, is a Wi-Fi enabled robotic webcam that can move easily in any direction, and can also be controlled remotely. In fact, it's a revolution in home and office...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 13:00

This is the third 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 implementation of the interface’s serial commands to control the Alive Elvis bust from a MIDI music sequencer. You should not be afraid if...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:17

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

Helicopter flight is often thought of as one of the more elusive and difficult forms of RC aerial endeavors. With the FlyTech Bladestar, WowWee has brought a new dimension into play - and makes helicopter flight enjoyable for everyone!

Bladestar is absolutely amazing - you have to see it to believe it. What makes Bladestar so...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 10:01

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 design allows for omni-directional movement, and he's quite agile. Tri-Bot can even tell you when he's fallen over and can avoid obstacles on his own.

He's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:18

Got a video camera? Got a WowWee robot? Then you have all you need to partake in

RoboCommunity Video Mania

Whether your robot loves to meet the neighbors or your prone to opening a new robot night club, this is your chance to show your robot's moves and win. Here's the scoop...

UPDATE: The winners of the...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 12/05/2007 - 12:26

From Dreams to Dark Ages

When I was a kid in the late 60's early 70's I watched shows like Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet, the robots featured were pure science fiction. Personal computers were not here yet and they were huge machines with big tape reels. When computers like the Apple II came along it seemed...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:13

I have to say, after some time playing with the new FlyTech Bat from WowWee today, I am impressed, and I'd like to get you a quick preview of what's in store.

You may be surprised to hear me say that, given that the Bat only has one control (speed/height) and is aimed towards a younger audience. That being said, I really...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 18:02

Welcome again to another "rip-down" article. This time, we will start with the Tri-Bot’s remote. In this article, I will not tell you how to use the remote -  but rather, give you pointers on taking it apart and showing you what the tilt sensor does.  As well, I will give you the wire color code for each movement....

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/16/2009 - 13:02

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