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Longtime Rovio users are very much aware that the Rovio, while performing quite admirably in well-lit environments, struggles in low light due to the small size of its LED headlight.  Numerous Rovio devotees, many of them community members here, have created hacks and modifications to improve Rovio's lighting system.

However, what if you...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:52

This is my first mod for the RoboQuad: a battery monitor. When properly adjusted, it will visually tell you when your batteries are geting low. This mod stays on at all times. The drain on the batteries is very minute; it's around 0.02uA. This mod requires soldering and making a circuit board for the monitor, but it is a very easy...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Wed, 01/09/2008 - 09:17

This is central command for Java and the RS Media. This is where Java developers and RS Media enthusiasts collide. It's your one-stop information shop for learning everything from "What is Java?" to "What's the Sun Java Robot Extension?" to "How does Java work with the RS Media?"

This is a resources page. It is already dense...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Thu, 05/17/2007 - 09:01

Wow - is all we have to say! We're willing to bet that all of you robo-ravers out there can't wait to meet WowWee's new line of robots in person. Check out the buzz on all of WowWee's awesome new lineup, coming in 2008. You can also click here for estimated release date and pricing information!

Alive Cubs

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2008 - 01:42

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

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

We got a chance to snap a few quick pictures at WowWee's booth at the CES Unveiled press event today (Sat 6 Jan 2007). Out of the 3 products they were allowed to bring in, I ignored the RS Media, as you RoboCommunity folks have seen many of those. Here are the other 2.

The Roboquad. Cute. And his movement makes him even more so...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 04:53

The WowWee Hoverpod is still shrouded in secrecy, but I have a little bit of information to pass on, RoboCommunity-ites!

The little-known Hoverpod is unique to the FlyTech line in that it doesn't soar through the air; rather, it glides across most smooth surfaces, including short carpets.  It's basically a micro...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:05

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

You all know him by his cryptic RoboCommunity nickname: RobosapienV2-4mem8 (or “4mem8” for short).

And we all admire his work as the ultimate Robo-hacker diarist. I felt like an eyewitness to an obsessively curious mind when I read his unique 3-part work: “How I Replaced Roboquad's Eyes and Mouth.”

4mem8 then followed...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Sat, 08/25/2007 - 18:37

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