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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

So we already know the Roboquad can dance, but what else can it do? Here is a presentation of Roboquad's features as explained by WowWee employee, Michelle (no, not our blogger, Michelle C.). Because of the background noise, it's tough to make out Roboquad's almost R2D2-like sounds, but they do work for him and adds to the experience of...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 01/20/2007 - 02:38

With all the interest swirling around the recently-released Rovio Mobile Webcam, we have gone through the WowWee archives to offer you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of Rovio, the wireless mobile webcam that lets you be in two places at the same time!

The first release in our exciting new WowWee Technologies line,...

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Wed, 11/05/2008 - 14:07

Received the latest manuals from WowWee for the Robopet, Roboraptor and Robosapien V2. These are the final versions ... complete with indexed tables of contents.

 

Robopet Manual (583 KB)

Roboraptor Manual (583 KB)

Robosapien V2 Manual (2 MB)

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 14:44

There have been a lot of questions. A lot of speculation. A lot of video. RoboCommunity has learned the inside scoop on WowWee's latest foray into the world of robotic reptiles - the Roboboa.

The Roboboa will not be available in the US any time soon. In fact, the current release plan for their robotic snake takes it to the UK,...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 23:19

The Roboquad is the first truly robotic arthropod, with unique multidirectional movement capabilities. It has 40 program slots, direct control and autonomous movement, and has 72 pre-programmed functions. It also boasts 2 built in demos, a light sensor, and a sound sensor.

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Gold Seal Award  ...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00

There is a tremendous amount of information about Robots on the Internet and it can be confusing sometimes to find information that is relevant to you. We've assembled some of our favorite sites in this article which will hopefully be helpful to you.

NOTE: We are not affiliated nor do we have any editorial contol over any of...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 14:54

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

Here's a quick program to try out on your Roboreptile. If you put him in Guard Mode and he senses activity or hears a noise, he'll react angrily to it and then go back into Guard Mode.
Remember to listen for him to roar after you enter each command.

Enter Program Mode:

Select (red lights)

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 23:52

Editor's note:

In Part 1 of this incredible series, our fearless hacker RobosapienV2-4mem8 cracks open the Roboquad exoskeleton. Is this alien dissection from Area 51? Nah, but it sure looks like it.

Then in Part 2, the exploration continues -- complete with photo close ups of electronic innards.

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:23

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