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Roboraptor is a large (32") bipedal dino 'bot with several distinct moods. He can be aggressive and hunting, cautious, or friendly and playful. Roboraptor can roam in autonomous mode, play tug-of-war games, or be controlled by remote.

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

The Roboquad is the first truly robotic arthropod from WowWee, with unique multidirectional movement capabilities. The Roboquad can scan its environment using built-in IR sensors, and reacts by avoiding obstacles or noticing when something moves.

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Roboquad. There are many...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 08:39

Last Updated: September 26, 2006

Welcome to the Robot FAQ! This FAQ is intended to answer many of the common questions about WowWee's robots and other related products. Please check here, and in other articles and threads on the site to see if your question has been answered before posting in the RoboCommunity...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2006 - 10:25

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

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


I had been waiting impatiently for my J2 Robot -- which is a complete robot by J2R Scientific that is ready to run out of the box.

Its design is part of the REOP (Robotics Education and Out Reach program of The Robotics Club of Yahoo).

Justin Ratcliff's Vision

Justin Ratcliff designed this robot as a security robot...

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 17:06

Well, you just bought your first robot from EBay! Congratulations! You paid .99 for it, a real collectable called the Radio Shack Talking Robie. You may have bought it becasue you needed a cheap platform for testing your high tech ideas!

Of course, you already own all of the Wow Wee robots, right? So, you need a platform to...

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By: Electroboticist
Posted: Fri, 06/13/2008 - 11:54

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

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

Does the Robosapien V2 remote just have too many buttons for you to remember? Why bother?! Just check out this handy quick reference table that shows you how to activate every function your Robosapien V2 has without having to flip through long user-manuals! Better yet, click the image for a full size view, and print it out so you always...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 16:46


What's in a mini? Does it pack the same goodness of its larger brother into a smaller package? Here's the lowdown on the minis.

Priced to move, the minis look just like their bigger brothers, but alas, they don't have the same features, particularly all of the motors, sensors, and programmability. What can they do? Here are some...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Thu, 12/14/2006 - 21:01

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