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I just unpacked a ferocious little Roboreptile and thought I'd share my quick impressions. This is a very cool toy and most of my comments really lean towards a wish list.

Very fast, agile and responsive. Select button to get to the different functions of the buttons. It's a cool idea to have the Select button stay at a...
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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 10/31/2006 - 20:09


I got a chance to test out the Flytech Dragonfly recently and jotted down some of my first impressions after crashing... umm.. I mean playing with it for a while.

It's really light. LED light for the eye is a nice touch. Surprisingly crash-resistant. As advertised in the manual, easily susceptible to light wind currents. Very...
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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 01:00

And here it is...  Part two!  I was having file size issues so I had to split the article into two parts.  Hope you enjoy the rest of the WowWee Alive Lion Cub dissection!

This is a shot of the back of the cub's skull.  You can see the head's touch sensor at the top.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:39

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

From Dreams to Dark Ages

When I was a kid in the late 60's early 70's I watched shows like Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet, the robots featured were pure science fiction. Personal computers were not here yet and they were huge machines with big tape reels. When computers like the Apple II came along it seemed...

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By: Robostuff
Posted: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:13

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

Attached are the Sell Sheets for the products that WowWee has released or is releasing in 2007. These 1191x844 sell sheets have at least one large picture of the product and many times, additional smaller pictures of the bots in different poses or zoomed in on certain features. They also list many, if not all, of the...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 01:20

Say hello to the Roboremote, the niftiest, handiest little contraption yet seen by WowWee enthusiasts! Roboremote is a universal infrared (IR) remote control designed for use with any of WowWee's past, present and future IR-controlled robots.

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:27

A not-so long time ago... in a workshop far, far away...

Robosapien started as a vision, and became a reality. Here's a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the beloved Robosapien, from sketches on paper, to working prototypes, to the final design.

It can be mind boggling to actually think about what it takes to make...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:12

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

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