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Meet the Alive Lion Cub - the very first in a new series of super-realistic animal companions from WowWee!

Many of us, especially those with vivid imaginations, have wanted a wild animal for a pet at some point - but we all know that's not very likely. Wouldn't it be great to have your own pet lion, that responds to your every...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 15:09

Here are 5 YouTube videos of demos of 5 new WowWee products: Alive Elvis, Dragonfly, RS Media, Roboquad and Robopanda. All of these videos were shot in WowWee's office in Hong Kong. The Roboquad demo is even presented by Mark Tilden himself, and shows...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 21:30

One of my dreams as a kid was to have a movie theater in my room.  I never expected to have a giant 300 inch silver screen, of course, but always wished I could lay down on my bed and watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right on my ceiling, or project my latest Nintendo game on the wall.

Now, about 20 years later...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 21:42

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RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation -...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

WowWee was one of about 50 companies at the CES unveiled press event last night. They clearly were one of the main highlights of the evening with the announcement of many new products and the large amount of press the hovered around their area. While the last entry focused on the two products that were shown on their table, here are ...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 17:40

Desk Pet Tankbots are small rechargable 'bots that can operate in 3 modes- Obstacle Detection (best for maze running), Light and Sound, or Controlled. The first two modes are autonomous, with Tankbot roving around and avoiding obstacles, or moving randomly and emitting various sounds. In Controlled mode, a smartphone can be used (with the...

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By: milw
Posted: Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:50

A few knew ... or at least predicted ... that this would have to happen sooner or later. But who knew that it would be so soon ... and so fun ... and so many would GET DOWN AND BOOGIE!

Chicago's newest dance club features robots robots robots. And WowWee is center stage. I saw Roboboa, RSV2, and Robopet just in the short time...

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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 09:59

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

Meet the newest additions to the Alive Cubs family of adorable youngsters: Seal Pup, Husky Puppy, Leopard Cub, and Koala Joey.

 

Playing with Seal Pup is as close as you can get to having the real baby animal to nurture and take care of in your home. ...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:50

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

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