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You've probably already seen quite a number of videos of the Flytech Dragonfly already, but if you can't see it up close, it's hard to actually make out the wings flapping.

I filmed the following video at half speed so that you can see the flapping action a bit clearer. Unfortunately, I'm a rather poor videographer and I lost...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 19:25

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

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

Recently, I caught up with Sean Frawley, the creator of the FlyTech Dragonfly and got to ask him some questions. He was kind enough to take time with me, and excited to share his experience with the Dragonfly with all of us at RoboCommunity.  Check this out...

Jeff: Hundreds of dragonfly enthusiasts will read...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Fri, 04/20/2007 - 16:03

I'm sure that you have your own desktop companion, and if you don't - you should! They're fun and they often take on a personality all their own. If you have a wild imagination, like I do, even the inanimate ones can be pretty fun. In this photo you can see my tireless companion Piplup, my rotating trout, and my desktop Death Star...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Wed, 04/16/2008 - 11:57

Here's about a 2-1/2 minute video of the WowWee Alive! Elvis taken at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. We put the sunglasses on him to change it up a little from many of the other videos that were taken.

After his shortened rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel" at the beginning of the video, we edited in a summary of some of...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2007 - 00:38

This is the third of four articles about adding a "parasitic" microcontroller to the WowWee Alive Elvis that allows control of this device from an external PC via a serial interface. This article covers the implementation of the interface’s serial commands to control the Alive Elvis bust from a MIDI music sequencer. You should not be afraid if...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:17

The 2006 holiday shopping season is well upon us now and you may be starting to panic: "What do I get for everyone?" Well, don't worry too much, we've got a number of gift ideas for all of the robot and/or toy enthusiasts in your circle of family and friends. One useful thing about some of these bots is that you can get multiple ones...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sat, 12/09/2006 - 01:22

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

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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