Robo News Articles

The Roboquad (WowWee's new robot alien) is closing in.  The invasion isn't far off.  As you look to the horizon to see the ships landing and the armies preparing to take over, not only do you have flashbacks to Star Wars Episode 1, but you want to know where to preorder the little guy.  Until the release in the fall, here's where to...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/30/2007 - 13:13

Ever wanted a fun and genuinely interesting robotic companion?  How about your very own stand-up comedian?  Well, thanks to WowWee, you can have both!  Mr. Personality is a funny and cynical robotic buddy that you will surely enjoy having in your home.  He's got the jokes and stories to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained and...

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 10/13/2008 - 17:10

Another new application for controlling your WowWee Rovio has hit the scene.  Developer and community member Andreas, of ewe-software, has created his own application called RovioDirect.  RovioDirect is designed to be used on Windows based PC's, and is an excellent substitute for the web-based application - it even adds several features.

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 02/09/2010 - 17:24

A few days ago, we introduced our new "Image Galleries" feature, which allows you to upload images to a custom gallery of your own design. The possibilities are endless!

We've decided to kick off this awesome new feature with a "Robo Dance" contest - show off your WowWee bot's slick dancing moves. Is your WowWee robot the next...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 03/28/2008 - 13:41

It's official. The Flytech Dragonfly is hitting shelves in stores all over the world over the next few months. Here's a snapshot of where you can buy our favorite robotic insect and when.

In the United States...

Radio Shack (March) The Sharper Image (mid-April) Discovery Stores (mid-April) Toys "R" Us (...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sat, 02/24/2007 - 06:34

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

This is the electroluminescent wire mod that I'm doing on my Roboquad. We got the EL wire from VibeLights, in both blue and purple, along with a mini-inverter power supply. I have also changed the fore and aft animation LEDs to blue, and the outboard face LEDs to yellow.

After considering various options for anchoring the EL...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/31/2008 - 15:32

Spruce up that boring desktop with one of these great Roboraptor desktop wallpapers! Choose the size that's closest to your desktop size, and when the image loads, right click the image and choose "Set as Desktop Wallpaper". It's that easy!

 

 

 

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 17:19

As promised, another 'Evolution' pictorial article. The Robopet is next up. As you will see, for the most part, the Robopet went through a pretty smooth birth from ideas, designs, and prototypes to finished product. About the only thing that seemed in question was how to structure its head and probably what kind of sensors to use in it...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 11/16/2006 - 15:55

Longtime Rovio users are very much aware that the Rovio, while performing quite admirably in well-lit environments, struggles in low light due to the small size of its LED headlight.  Numerous Rovio devotees, many of them community members here, have created hacks and modifications to improve Rovio's lighting system.

However, what if you...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:52

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