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The Tekno robotic puppy was a popular robot released in 2000 by Manley Toys. Although since discontinued, it is still sought after. We wondered how the Tekno would compare to a Robopet, given the Robopet's more recent release. While there are other robotic dogs out there, the Tekno caught our eye due its popularity. Here's our quick...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 12/24/2006 - 01:26


Rovio by WowWee

I'm sure you've heard the buzz about WowWee's new robot, the Rovio. Billed as a "mobile webcam," the Rovio connects to your local network via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and is controlled via a web-based interface served directly from the robot. Rovio has the TrueTrack Navigation System built in, which allows you to save...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 10/06/2008 - 10:00

Fresh from the robot factory, Tri-Bot is ready to rock and roll, whether you're playing games, controlling him directly, or listening to him tell you jokes!

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...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 17:16

Here's a quick how-to for patching in to the Linux console port on the RS Media. Thanks to Nocturnal's careful dissection and documentation of the boards inside the RSM, we have easy access to a 3.3 V serial port on the media board, which is located under the panel behind RSMs head. Before you get started, you need to decide on what...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:39


9 word summary: It flies, it's fun, and the kids love it.

This is my hands-on review of the Flytech Bladestar, covering how to assemble it, charge it, and get it in the air.

WowWee FlyTech Bladestar: What It Is

Bladestar is a new type of rotary-wing flying toy, with onboard infrared sensors to allow avoidance of...

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 05/07/2008 - 11:39

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21

This is central command for Java and the RS Media. This is where Java developers and RS Media enthusiasts collide. It's your one-stop information shop for learning everything from "What is Java?" to "What's the Sun Java Robot Extension?" to "How does Java work with the RS Media?"

This is a resources page. It is already dense...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2007 - 09:01

In case you missed it, the Cinemin multimedia pico projector from WowWee Technologies is ready to hit the scene - it's up for pre-order now and is slated to be available in September.

Check out these new videos to get a peek at how Cinemin can change how you watch your media... and listen to some hot music tracks while you're at it!

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 07/30/2009 - 12:53

Part 2: Blinky Light!

Okay, now we're going to make this Arduino thing do something. Naturally, the first thing one is supposed to do with a microcontroller is make an LED blink (cause just making it turn on isn't that fun).

For part 2 you'll need the following;

An Arduino USB Cable Computer with Arduino software installed (...
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By: Rudolph
Posted: Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:53

Roboreptile is one 'bot with attitude. He is capable of rapid movement and a lunging attack. 'Feed' him with the remote and he'll become calm- for a little while at least!

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


Your First...
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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 10:47

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