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If you're like me, you've been dying to take to the skies in WowWee's new FlyTech lineup for this year.  Just freshly released are some tantalizing previews of these innovative new airborne toys.

Skyhopper

The Skyhopper is very similar in construction to the Dragonfly, but features a "hybrid insect design"...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:29

Editor's note:

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.

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

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:15

Maybe everyone else has seen this, but I hadn't.  Cool video of two roboquad's (one normal white and gray, and one jet black), being demo'd by Mark Tilden to Shiny Shiny.  Video was taken just after CES this year.  Mark also gives some insight into how the robot was designed, and why it works the way it does.

Check it out......

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 18:10

If you're a regular on the RoboCommunity forums, you're familiar with my own love of airplanes and models in general.  I'm no expert, being relatively new to the hobby, but I love to fly stuff... simple as that!  As such, I'm one of FlyTech's biggest fans and have logged many hours of flight time with my Dragonfly,...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2009 - 16:27


I bought one of the chrome Robosapiens, and thought, "Hey this would make a cool Cylon!".



Robosapien V1 as Robo-Cylon (70's photoshoot edition!)


The circuit used to make the Cylon Eye can be found here on the Evil Mad...

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By: swebb51
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:15

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

A: He “sees” using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too “red” for humans to see. However, many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting emit I/R light which your robot can be attracted to, so he’ll just naturally turn...

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By: The Insider
Posted: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:35

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

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

I think that robot toys from older eras are awesome, in a retro-chic kind of way.  Who am I to talk... let the community speak for itself!  We have lots of fans here of older robot toys who are bound to be thrilled by WowWee's re-released Retro series of toys and robots.

WowWee T-Rex

Perhaps she's RoboRaptor's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:10

This video hopes to answer the question everyone has been asking - Which robot walks faster the Robosapien V2 or the newly released RS Media?

Sure the RS Media has way more functionality, but can it cross the finish line before Robosapien? Watch the video to find out.


Some disclaimers:

This is NOT a...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 00:01

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