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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

This video, taken at WowWee, demonstrates the features of their latest humanoid robot, the RS Media. It includes a walkthrough of the movements, video capabilities as well as custom programming capabilities of the robot which was released in select parts of the world in late 2006.

The video also shows screen shots of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 00:37

Whoa, careful! That's a WowWee BugBot that just zoomed by - just try to catch it!

These ultra-slick little creatures are the newest edition to the Fun line of WowWee robots. Collectible and available in six different styles, you're sure to have a blast watching them buzz around in your living room.

There are two...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 12:04

Welcome back; I hope you have enjoyed the first part of this hack!

Now, it's time to remove the skin. This part is one of the most time consuming steps. First, DO NOT use a sharp razor blade. Instead, use the small flat blade screwdriver. This will prevent any slipups; you could potentially cut the robot skin in...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 09:30

As many of us were disappointed in the poor picture quality in low light situations when using Rovio, I decided to put a set of custom headlights on my Rovio.  I viewed some of the hacks posted on the community, but decided to have mine move in tandem with the camera.  With that design, the lighting would follow the angle of the camera.

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By: Michael Walsh
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2009 - 15:15

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

The Arduino is a microcontroller prototyping platform. This platform includes the hardware device, built around the Atmel ATmega168 microcontroller, and an easy-to-use cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) using a C-style programming syntax. Apparently intended for a Physical Computing audience, the Arduino should also...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 04/07/2008 - 11:57

The up and coming Rovio by WowWee Robotics has certainly generated a huge amount of excitement. Everyone's wondering what the Rovio can do, how it works, if it's hackable, and much more.

The "big question" about Rovio is this: how exactly does it find its way through your home or office automatically? What technology enables...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 13:30

Maybe everyone else has seen this, but I hadn't.  Cool video of two roboquad's (one normal white and gray, and one jet black), being demo'd by Mark Tilden to Shiny Shiny.  Video was taken just after CES this year.  Mark also gives some insight into how the robot was designed, and why it works the way it does.

Check it out......

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 18:10

Get in touch with your inner private investigator with the WowWee Rovio - sure to take home and office surveillance to a whole new level!

The Rovio, at its core, is a Wi-Fi enabled robotic webcam that can move easily in any direction, and can also be controlled remotely. In fact, it's a revolution in home and office exploration...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 13:00

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