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9 word summary: It flies, it's fun, and the kids love it.

This is my hands-on review of the Flytech Bladestar, covering how to assemble it, charge it, and get it in the air.

WowWee FlyTech Bladestar: What It Is

Bladestar is a new type of rotary-wing flying toy, with onboard infrared sensors to allow avoidance of...

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By: milw
Posted: Wed, 05/07/2008 - 11:39

Helicopter flight is often thought of as one of the more elusive and difficult forms of RC aerial endeavors. With the FlyTech Bladestar, WowWee has brought a new dimension into play - and makes helicopter flight enjoyable for everyone!

Bladestar is absolutely amazing - you have to see it to believe it. What makes Bladestar so...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 10:01

Back in the day, the WowWee Dragonfly was all the rage; and most likely still is in many circles.  It was a high quality ornithopter (airborne craft with flapping wings) and featured simple controls paired with a rugged, crash resistant design.  Folks loved their Dragonflies, creating everything from various hacks, to videos of in-flight...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:03

This is the first step in transforming Elvis to "Elvis the Terminator," an ongoing project. This first article is about opening your Elvis to reveal some of its electronics. The next article will be about removing the skin and so forth.

So, are you ready to get started?

Support the Elvis upside down, either in an empty...

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By: GWJax
Posted: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 10:06

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The Illumination of Rovio

Trundling down the uncharted vastness of the Dark Hallway our Hero, the Rovio, encounters an unknown, large, assailant. Rovio lifts its head to get a better view of this creature's face. Being in the Dark Hallway, the Great Operator instructs Rovio to turn on its headlight. The electrons flow, the LED...

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By: Rudolph
Posted: Mon, 10/20/2008 - 11:10

Chatterbots are whimsical, highly stylized companions that hang out on your desktop. There are three distinctively different, collectable designs: The Fairy Godfather, Devil/Angel, and Dog/Cat. Each has its own unique personality, vocabulary, and "signature" animation.

They'll "listen in" to things you type in your computer -...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 01/18/2008 - 10:13

Here's my solution for the low-light sensitivity of the Rovio cam- take the 6 existing blue LEDs and remount them at the front of Rovio, so instead of uselessly beaming all those precious blue photons straight up onto the ceiling, the cool blue LEDs will help light the way.  After dark, driving with the blue lights on is a snap, and it looks...

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By: milw
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2008 - 17:34

Update: We have a winner!

Welcome RoboEnthusiasts. We know that you’re spending a lot time and effort to get gifts for your friends and family, and probably not much for yourself. Here’s your chance to win a Roboreptile just for you and just in time for the holidays!

Please be sure to check out the very...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 17:04

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

We know that you've been watching the new robots that WowWee has introduced at CES 2008. Never before has there been such an exciting new lineup, and so many new robots to follow!

To make your robo-tracking just a little easier, we've put together a list of the new WowWee robots, their estimated release dates, and suggested...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 14:55

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