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You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37


The Robopet has 2 modes that you can switch it on into: edge detection and non-edge detection. In case you're wondering why there is a non-edge detection mode when edge detection sounds like such a good feature, the reason is that on some surfaces, edge detection doesn't work as well and the Robopet may constantly think it's near an edge...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 15:27

The FlyTech Dragonfly is WowWee's radio controlled flying insect. Make him swoop and dive-bomb, his flapping wings and glowing eyes are sure to attract an audience. The Dragonfly comes in two flavors, Green (49 MHz) and Blue (27 MHz), so you can fly with your friends and have mid-air duels.

One of TIME Magazine's Best...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

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

I have to say, after some time playing with the new FlyTech Bat from WowWee today, I am impressed, and I'd like to get you a quick preview of what's in store.

You may be surprised to hear me say that, given that the Bat only has one control (speed/height) and is aimed towards a younger audience. That being said, I really enjoyed...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 18:02

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a Lightstar?  Cheesy, I know, but that's what you'll say to yourself the first time you fire up this innovative flying wing and see its colorful neon lights spinning in mid-air.  It's definitely very UFO-like, and while it's a simple flyer with only vertical movement, the Lightstar is a blast to fly and play...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:28

Check out the evolution of the RoboRaptor from the first sketch in December of 2003 to completion in June 2005. Come get an exlusive, behind the scenes look at how a your favorite walking dinosaur buddy got to where he is today.

Included are comments from WowWee Robotics designer Mark Tilden at certain stages of development....

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:10

This article shows how I finially built a new compiler toolchain for RSMedia development.  It took a lot of trial and error to find a process that worked, so by documenting the results here I hope I can save someone some pain in the future!!

So these instructions maybe interesting to others wanting to build a cross compilers for other...

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By: Helibot
Posted: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:37

I would like to introduce to all of you to the two robots that got me started on my studies of robotics, before I became fascinated with the awesome bots from WowWee! These two old boys have been doing down time since late 1997, due to the high cost of batteries these days - but I was recently able to get a great deal on some to get them back...

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By: Lady Royce
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2009 - 12:36


Q: What is the difference between each pick up and drop function?

A: Your robot is capable of over 20 different pickups with his full sized hands. These pickups can be combined together for a variety of programmed actions.

For example the following program allows the robot to ask for something and then...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 16:20

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