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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

Wait! Don't throw your batteries away in your remote until you do this check! If this check doesn't work, the problem may be your IR LED.

If you didn't see that in your digital camera, then it just might be the IR LED, a transistor, or the CPU. Follow these simple tests, and we'll go from there...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:28

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

Here's part 3 of the "Elvinator" modification to the Alive Elvis: "Inside Elvis's brain!"

(How fun is that?)

In this part, we are going to look at the innards of the "brain cavity." First, let's look at the back of the head. There are 5 screws that hold the head in place and 4 screws that hold the wire harness together...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Tue, 02/19/2008 - 10:09

Ever wanted your own personal comedian? Or are you just looking for a robot with real comedy character? If so - look no further than this new personal robot from WowWee: Mr. Personality.

Everything he does and says is full of his unique charm and wit. This super-intelligent jester can do so many things: he can read your daily...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:55

Here at last is a nice high resolution image of Alive Elvis. Elvis isn't available at the time of writing yet, but he promises to be quite a unique robot. Elvis rounds out rest of the new products announced by WowWee at this year's CES 2007 show. Here are high res images of Roboquad, Dragonfly, Robopanda and Roboboa....

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 03:29

This article will show you how to modify your original WowWee Elvis cartridge to accept an xD picture card. If you want to retain the original files from your cartridge, you will need to do that on your own.  I cannot post the original files because of their copyrighted content. Please do not ask me or any other members for these files...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Wed, 09/10/2008 - 13:31

Check out the evolution of the RoboRaptor from the first sketch in December of 2003 to completion in June 2005. Come get an exlusive, behind the scenes look at how a your favorite walking dinosaur buddy got to where he is today.

Included are comments from WowWee Robotics designer Mark Tilden at certain stages of development....

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:10


I bought one of the chrome Robosapiens, and thought, "Hey this would make a cool Cylon!".



Robosapien V1 as Robo-Cylon (70's photoshoot edition!)


The circuit used to make the Cylon Eye can be found here on the Evil Mad...

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By: swebb51
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:15

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

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

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