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Possessing a "new robot" personality, the Tri-Bot is packed with character. His "pop-top" head and animated eyebrows tell you how he's feeling. His distinctive, three-wheel design allows for omni-directional movement, and he's quite agile. Tri-Bot can even tell you when he's fallen over and can avoid obstacles on his own.

He's...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 14:18


I had been waiting impatiently for my J2 Robot -- which is a complete robot by J2R Scientific that is ready to run out of the box.

Its design is part of the REOP (Robotics Education and Out Reach program of The Robotics Club of Yahoo).

Justin Ratcliff's Vision

Justin Ratcliff designed this robot as a security robot...

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By: RobosapienV2-4mem8
Posted: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 17:06

Robot Books   The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide by Dave Prochnow   Ultimate Robot, published by DK Publishing   The Robosapien Companion by Jamie Samans   How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson   Robot...
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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 01:15

Among many of the Rovio hacks that are out there making a great thing even better, it seems like either dimming or disabling the blue activity lights is at or near the top of the list.

This is because many Rovio owners feel the lights are either not useful, too bright, or consume too much battery power.  Thus, I've come up with a simple...

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By: muss
Posted: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:09

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

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RoboCommunity is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Rovio.  The mobile telepresence 'bot has generated quite a bit of excitement with the tech and robotics community... from super-geeks and Linux coders all the way to newcomers to the hobby.

Given the massive amount of interest, activity, and participation -...

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By: RoboCommunity Team
Posted: Mon, 01/26/2009 - 15:54

As many of you might know, I have a soft spot for R/C toys, including cars, planes, and helicopters.  However, the Hoverpod is a first for me... it's the first R/C hovercraft I've ever had a chance to play with, and it's a lot of fun.  Read on to discover what the Hoverpod can do.

Unboxing the Hoverpod

The...

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By: Peter Redmer
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:09


I got a chance to test out the Flytech Dragonfly recently and jotted down some of my first impressions after crashing... umm.. I mean playing with it for a while.

It's really light. LED light for the eye is a nice touch. Surprisingly crash-resistant. As advertised in the manual, easily susceptible to light wind currents. Very...
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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/16/2007 - 01:00

[Reprinted with the kind permission of TechCast Network.]

Just two days before Christmas 2006, a big heavy box landed on the door step of the TechCast Network office. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as a small boy on Christmas day, I promptly yet carefully tore open the box to reveal the coolest toy I’ve ever come across...

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By: Khalid J Hosein
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 17:30

Roboreptile is one 'bot with attitude. He is capable of rapid movement and a lunging attack. 'Feed' him with the remote and he'll become calm- for a little while at least!

This is a quick guide to finding support for your Roboreptile. There are many resources available to you, so read on!


Your First...
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By: milw
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 10:47

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