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Welcome to the Java Lessons of RoboDuke, the Javarian. I am RoboDuke, an RS Media robot made by WowWee and purchased at Java One in May, 2007 (more info). I currently reside at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia where I will be used to teach the wonders of Java Programming to students of all ages. I got my...

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By: RoboDuke
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:30

A few days ago, we introduced our new "Image Galleries" feature, which allows you to upload images to a custom gallery of your own design. The possibilities are endless!

We've decided to kick off this awesome new feature with a "Robo Dance" contest - show off your WowWee bot's slick dancing moves. Is your WowWee robot the next...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Fri, 03/28/2008 - 13:41

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

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

The first 4 FlyTech BladestarTM designs were all different configurations of rotors and motors, but #5 and #6 (pictured here) used the configuration pictured here. It's very heavy at 18 grams (0.63 ounces), and also quite large, around 45cm (17.7 inches) in diameter.

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By: Michelle C
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2008 - 09:21

Just after it landed from the depths of outer space, Wowwee introduced the Roboquad to the entire planet. With its unique movement based on rotating multi-jointed legs, it’s not quite a crab, not exactly a spider, but looks more like a 4-legged alien quad from another planet.

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By: Tiffany W
Posted: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 12:59

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

This is a simple video that shows off some of the things that Robosapien V2 can do.  The demo is what is built-in to every Robosapien V2 and can be activated by hitting the "D" button on the remote control. 

Some of the things included in the video are movement of the head, arms, and torso as well as laying down on the floor...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 23:50

[Reprinted with the kind permission of TechCast Network.]

Just two days before Christmas 2006, a big heavy box landed on the door step of the TechCast Network office. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as a small boy on Christmas day, I promptly yet carefully tore open the box to reveal the coolest toy I’ve ever come across...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 17:30

Editor's note:

Here 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.

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

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Thu, 06/21/2007 - 17:58

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