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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

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

Here is an interesting interview with WowWee's Mark Tilden. Dr. Tilden discusses the progress that has been made since the first Robosapien up through the brand new RS Media. Apparently his house is infested with robots but no harm has come to him or his guests!

Originally posted on September 6, 2006
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By: Steven Jones
Posted: Tue, 10/03/2006 - 09:47

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

Robosapien is perhaps the most famous robotic toy in the world. Over 4 million units sold makes our intrepid friend a legend in his own time - the dawn of the age of robotics. But now, Robosapien is not just a toy, not just famous, not just your favorite bot to modify... Now he's a movie star!

And not just any movie, by any...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 13:00

Welcome again to another "rip-down" article. This time, we will start with the Tri-Bot’s remote. In this article, I will not tell you how to use the remote -  but rather, give you pointers on taking it apart and showing you what the tilt sensor does.  As well, I will give you the wire color code for each movement....

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/16/2009 - 13:02

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

As many of you might know, I have a soft spot for R/C toys, including cars, planes, and helicopters.  However, the Hoverpod is a first for me... it's the first R/C hovercraft I've ever had a chance to play with, and it's a lot of fun.  Read on to discover what the Hoverpod can do.

Unboxing the Hoverpod

The...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:09

The FlyTech Dragonfly is WowWee's first radio controlled flying insect. Make him swoop and dive-bomb, his flapping wings and glowing eyes are sure to attract an audience. Flytech Barry B. Benson is another version of the Dragonfly based on the character from Dreamwork's Bee Movie

This is a quick guide to finding support for your...

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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 02/15/2008 - 14:15

Say hello to the Roboremote, the niftiest, handiest little contraption yet seen by WowWee enthusiasts! Roboremote is a universal infrared (IR) remote control designed for use with any of WowWee's past, present and future IR-controlled robots.

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:27

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