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Here's a way to modify the package so you can store your remote control with the antenna still attached, and keep the dragonfly safe. Plus avoid sending more plastic to the landfill!

1) Cut a small hole for the antenna at the indicated spot using an Xacto or similar knife. This will change the angle that the remote rests in the...

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By: milw
Posted: Tue, 03/20/2007 - 12:34

For today, I’ve gone out and taken steps to give our future robot masters one more way to assert control swiftly and painlessly :)  In this case, my Rovio can turn anything on or off that plugs into the wall.  I'm using a lamp right now for fun, but I think when I go out of town I might add some speakers as well!

The general idea of the...

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By: Thel
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 15:32

We know that all of you aspiring private eyes out there have had your radar on the new Rovio from WowWee - a robot revolution in surveillance and telepresence. This impressive device, a WiFi enabled robotic webcam, allows you to keep a watchful eye on your home or office. You can stream video and sound from the Rovio so you're always...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 10:52

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

My RS Media is standing, very still, waiting patiently, in the corner as I write this. But after seeing the Transformers movie last night, everything about my robot seems charged with explosive potential.

For almost two hours I watched a dozen ordinary objects (especially cars and...

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By: Eric Brandt
Posted: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:12

At the Consumer Electronics show in 2006, Wowwee introduced the Alive Chimpanzee. The chimp completely mimics the look, feel, motions, and sounds of a real chimpanzee. The skin alone took over a year to develop.  The big question is - what to do with it? Why interview it of course

From i4U:

When WowWee introduced the Live...

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By: Ron Repking
Posted: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 22:44

The previous series of articles on this Robocommunity site on establishing a way to drive the Elvis Alive bust from a PC are useful but it becomes a peripheral which can do nothing without being attached to a PC with what amounts to a RS-232 umbilical. This also loads down the PC such that running any other other processes could affect the...

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By: Evilis
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:44

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

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a Lightstar?  Cheesy, I know, but that's what you'll say to yourself the first time you fire up this innovative flying wing and see its colorful neon lights spinning in mid-air.  It's definitely very UFO-like, and while it's a simple flyer with only vertical movement, the Lightstar is a blast to fly and play...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:28

When Innvo Labs adopted the widely known (but poorly sold) Pleo robotic dinosaur from Ugobe, they've made several appearances at trade shows with an improved version of the adorable baby Camarasaurus.

Dubbed "Pleo rb (re-born)", the new Pleo offers more and improved sensors, voice recognition, and an...

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By: Matt Whitlock
Posted: Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:21

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