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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

As many of us were disappointed in the poor picture quality in low light situations when using Rovio, I decided to put a set of custom headlights on my Rovio.  I viewed some of the hacks posted on the community, but decided to have mine move in tandem with the camera.  With that design, the lighting would follow the angle of the camera.

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By: Michael Walsh
Posted: Mon, 03/02/2009 - 15:15

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

If you've misplaced your manual (or if your robot hid it from you), don't worry! We've gathered together all of the Robomanuals here. Click on the desired link below for either a PDF or possibly an HTML version of the manual.

Flytech Dragonfly

User Manual (PDF)

RS Media

Quick Start...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:09

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

Everyone has FlyTech Dragonfly fever, so I wanted to share a few photos the dragonfly sent me after his recent photo shoot with WowWee.  He said it was okay to share these with you all, some of his closest human friends. 

Click on each thumbnail image below to open the associated full-sized, high-quality image.  WARNING...

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By: Jeff Block
Posted: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 07:05

This article will show you how to modify your original WowWee Elvis cartridge to accept an xD picture card. If you want to retain the original files from your cartridge, you will need to do that on your own.  I cannot post the original files because of their copyrighted content. Please do not ask me or any other members for these files...

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By: RetroPlayer
Posted: Wed, 09/10/2008 - 13:31

The FlyTech Dragonfly is WowWee's radio controlled flying insect. Make him swoop and dive-bomb, his flapping wings and glowing eyes are sure to attract an audience. The Dragonfly comes in two flavors, Green (49 MHz) and Blue (27 MHz), so you can fly with your friends and have mid-air duels.

One of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:00


Here's a great introductory video to the Roboreptile. This is a pretty quick, entertaining video. I don't want to give it away so you'll have to watch the vid, but the videographer, who also runs the RobotsRule website, has a funny nickname for his Roboreptile. 

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 09:46

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

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