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This is my first mod for the RoboQuad: a battery monitor. When properly adjusted, it will visually tell you when your batteries are geting low. This mod stays on at all times. The drain on the batteries is very minute; it's around 0.02uA. This mod requires soldering and making a circuit board for the monitor, but it is a very easy...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 09:17

Roboreptile may not be able to fly, but he had his picture taken a while back too.  He asked me to share them with you all ... some of his closest human friends. 

Click on each thumbnail image below to open the associated full-sized, high-quality image. 

 

WARNING:  Full-sized images below are about 3MB in...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 04/18/2007 - 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

As many of you might know, I have a soft spot for R/C toys, including cars, planes, and helicopters.  However, the Hoverpod is a first for me... it's the first R/C hovercraft I've ever had a chance to play with, and it's a lot of fun.  Read on to discover what the Hoverpod can do.

Unboxing the Hoverpod

The...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:09

Here is a simple mod for your Rovio, requiring no "hacking," that will help you get more light in dark rooms and hallways.  Basically, I found a bright battery powered LED flood light (motion activated) and mounted it to the rear end of Rovio with clear Super Velcro from Radio Shack.

The light needed some modification for Rovio to park...

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By: jimi
Posted: Mon, 10/27/2008 - 13:06


Welcome to Part 4 of the "Elvinator" project, where we're converting the WowWee Alive Elvis into "The Terminator!" In this small article, we’ll see what those boards are and what they are for. A lot has changed in this design since I started this project, but all is still well and some really great stuff is on its way. You can...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 14:09

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Here in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards....

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:15

Allow me to introduce you to my RoboPanda, this is him, and thats more than a gleam in his left eye! but more on that later. You will be happy to hear that Wow Wee's resident deranged mental patient is still alive and well, designing packaging. So if you buy a RoboPanda, you won't be getting him out of the box in a hurry. The...
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By: Nocturnal
Posted: Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:29


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 Scientist...

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

Though it may be premature to claim that robots are taking over the world, it is safe to say that they're on the move to invade your living room and take a dominant place under the Christmas tree. Companies like Wow Wee Robotics are making innovative, fun robotic toys that are suitable for users of nearly any age. If you've decided to...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 10:02

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