Robo News Articles

This is the second of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Alive Elvis that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface.  This article covers the layout of the microcontroller board to drive the interface that was detailed in the first article.  A link to the microcontroller C...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Fri, 01/02/2009 - 14:07

As more and more people own an RS Media, an increasing interest has been expressed in using the latest 'bot in the Robosapien line as an educational tool - especially to teach the Java programming language. These educational efforts are focused on RS Media's Java API, functionality made possible through a software package called the...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2007 - 13:28

Walter Elder (RoboCommunity member waldoppper), Brandon Murdock, Michael Lewis, and Sagar Pant recently finished their junior year at Louisiana Tech University on a high note.  Walter and his friends were enrolled in a Digital Design class at the university, and opted into every techie college student's dream...  A robot race!  The...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 08:25

Like the Robopet, the Robosapien V2 and the Roboraptor were created with built-in interactivity. We wanted to share this interaction with everyone who don't yet own both robots. Sit back and watch the interaction between the RSV2 and his ferocious friend, the Roboraptor in this homemade video. It looks like Robosapien is having more...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:59


During master program P> playback, the robot can be set to "wait" for specific sensor inputs before advancing to the next program instruction. This works for all reflex sensors. When in Program Mode ("Beep, beep, beep"), you can press any of the reflex buttons (R>, S>, or L>), and that sensor will then be entered as a single...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 15:11

I'm sure that you have your own desktop companion, and if you don't - you should! They're fun and they often take on a personality all their own. If you have a wild imagination, like I do, even the inanimate ones can be pretty fun. In this photo you can see my tireless companion Piplup, my rotating trout, and my desktop Death Star...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2008 - 11:57


The Robopanda works without a remote, interacting through touch and sound only. It uses cartridge-based content to change how it acts, talks, and plays. It has interactive stories and games, using input from the user to affect how they end up.

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

Here's a way to modify the package so you can store your remote control with the antenna still attached, and keep the dragonfly safe. Plus avoid sending more plastic to the landfill!

1) Cut a small hole for the antenna at the indicated spot using an Xacto or similar knife. This will change the angle that the remote rests in the...

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 12:34

If you don't know what the WowWee Lightstar is, well, you're starting in the wrong place. Please take a moment to get acquainted with the Lightstar, then come on back. I'll wait.

You're back? Good, glad to see you return. Now I need to give you some proper warning regarding what you're about to see. This article contains graphic...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 03/23/2009 - 11:54


A Review of the FlyTech Bat and FairyFly SlowFlake

I was given the opportunity to get a sneak peek at a couple of WowWee Flytech products due for release soon. I have test driven the FairyFly SnowFlake and the Bat. These two products have more similarities than differences, so I am combining the review into a...

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By: MrScott
Posted: Mon, 07/07/2008 - 20:10

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