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Rarely do my impulse purchases deliver any sort of return on the investment. Even more rarely do they effectively hold my attention for longer than a day or two. This was definitely not the case this week when I was fortunate enough to obtain Wow Wee’s new FlyTech Dragonfly through Radio Shack’s limited early release. In fact I’m...

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By: jadams
Posted: Sun, 02/18/2007 - 15:24

He's got charm, he's got style - he's the new Mr. Personality from WowWee Robotics. The most distinctive feature of this mechanical comedian is his full color LCD screen, which is used to represent his face. He's got unique, synchonized facial expressions that will always keep you in stitches. Listen to him tell jokes, stories, or...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:56


My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 15:39

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

Desk Pet Tankbots are small rechargable 'bots that can operate in 3 modes- Obstacle Detection (best for maze running), Light and Sound, or Controlled. The first two modes are autonomous, with Tankbot roving around and avoiding obstacles, or moving randomly and emitting various sounds. In Controlled mode, a smartphone can be used (with the...

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By: milw
Posted: Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:50

Here's a quick how-to for patching in to the Linux console port on the RS Media. Thanks to Nocturnal's careful dissection and documentation of the boards inside the RSM, we have easy access to a 3.3 V serial port on the media board, which is located under the panel behind RSMs head. Before you get started, you need to decide on what...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 03/17/2008 - 11:39


I got a chance to test out the Flytech Dragonfly recently and jotted down some of my first impressions after crashing... umm.. I mean playing with it for a while.

It's really light. LED light for the eye is a nice touch. Surprisingly crash-resistant. As advertised in the manual, easily susceptible to light wind currents. Very...
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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 01:00

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

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Let me kick off this review by saying that when I received the Tri-Bot, my heart was pounding with excitement and joy just like when I was a kid on Christmas, opening up my most anticipated presents. Even now as I type this article, I am still smiling... as all of you will when you pick one up for yourself.

Unboxing Tri-Bot...
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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:44

A not-so long time ago... in a workshop far, far away...

Robosapien started as a vision, and became a reality. Here's a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the beloved Robosapien, from sketches on paper, to working prototypes, to the final design.

It can be mind boggling to actually think about what it takes to make...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:12

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