Robo News Articles

This is the second 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 layout of the microcontroller board to drive the interface that was detailed in the first article.  A link to the microcontroller C...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Fri, 01/02/2009 - 14:07

Robosapien X? is an update to WowWees iconic humanoid robot. 14 tall and designed by a NASA scientist, hes fast moving, full function and comes to life using either the included controller or via iOS or Android device with the new IR dongle.

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Fast, full function arms with two types of grippers. Real multi-speed, fast...
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By: Brandon C
Posted: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 15:19

[Reprinted with the kind permission of TechCast Network.]

Just two days before Christmas 2006, a big heavy box landed on the door step of the TechCast Network office. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as a small boy on Christmas day, I promptly yet carefully tore open the box to reveal the coolest toy I’ve ever come across...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 17:30

Back in the day, the WowWee Dragonfly was all the rage; and most likely still is in many circles.  It was a high quality ornithopter (airborne craft with flapping wings) and featured simple controls paired with a rugged, crash resistant design.  Folks loved their Dragonflies, creating everything from various hacks, to videos of in-flight...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:03

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Let me kick off this review by saying that when I received the Tri-Bot, my heart was pounding with excitement and joy just like when I was a kid on Christmas, opening up my most anticipated presents. Even now as I type this article, I am still smiling... as all of you will when you pick one up for yourself.

Unboxing Tri-Bot...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:44

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 to...

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

Basic Electronics and Robotics Training Course

Chapter 1 

Welcome again to another one of my articles. This article is part 1 of many and I will be teaching you basic electronics for robotics and hacks, plus mods for your own...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:28

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

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

Meet the Alive Lion Cub - the very first in a new series of super-realistic animal companions from WowWee!

Many of us, especially those with vivid imaginations, have wanted a wild animal for a pet at some point - but we all know that's not very likely. Wouldn't it be great to have your own pet lion, that responds to your every...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 15:09

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