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This is the last of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Elvis Alive that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the use of MIDI sequencer software (Multitrack Studio) to create animations for the modified Elvis Alive which I am now calling "PC Elvis". Any...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 12:12

As promised, here are some better quality pictures of Roboquad, Roboboa, Robopanda and the Flytech Dragonfly. Missing are Alive Elvis and RS Media, but since you've already seen lots of images of RS Media, we'll just owe you Elvis. If you haven't seen any pictures of RS Media, just take a quick look around the site and you will find...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 15:59

You may have heard that the latest Dreamworks Animation film coming out November 2, 2007 is called the Bee Movie. It stars Jerry Seinfeld as Barry B. Benson - a bee who just isn't satisfied staying in the hive, but wants to see the world ... and hilarity ensues. He plays opposite Renee Zellweger, the dashing human female who befriends...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 09/27/2007 - 13:28

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

For those curious about what is inside of the Rovio TrueTrack beacon, and for those who are having problems, here's the inside scoop.

How To Hack Open The Rovio TrueTrack Beacon

Removing the beacon 'eyeball' from a dock or a room beacon is pretty simple- all you need is a medium phillips head screwdriver, and a 1.5 mm hex key to...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 11:33

Look out Robosapien, there's a new girl in town...  And she's got the moves!  Of course, I'm talking about the Femisapien, the latest of the bi-pedal humanoid walking robots from WowWee.

Powering Femisapien:

Femisapien is powered by 6x AA batteries (3 in each foot).  You'll need a Philips screwdriver to install them.

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By: Grandlarseny37
Posted: Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:31

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

If you own a Rovio, you might be familiar with the Windows setup program.  It's designed to get you up and running with your Rovio without editing any confusing or cumbersome manual settings.  I've tested it and it works great, and WowWee is updating the application on a regular basis.  (See downloads area for more information on the Windows...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2009 - 13:08

As more and more people own an RS Media, an increasing interest has been expressed in using the latest 'bot in the Robosapien line as an educational tool - especially to teach the Java programming language. These educational efforts are focused on RS Media's Java API, functionality made possible through a software package called the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:28


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

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 15:39

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