2027RE: [midatlanticretro] Off topic?
- Jan 4, 2006Great, let's install a battle ring in our museum for the vintage robots to fight. :)Bob Grieb wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joe Giliberti
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Off topic?
>Hi Evan,Just thought I would mention that I got the Hero robot
>working a whileago. New batteries, a bunch of re-soldering,
>etc. I think allof the fcns are working. Not sure what to do with it
>next. Icould maybe try to make some sort of demo that would be
>amusing at TCF orsomething. Not sure what is appropriate. It has an
>"auto-mode" ROM, which causes it to just wander around a room,avoiding
>objects and saying funny things.more space than last year's TCF room,
>That would require a lot
>and the batteries probably wouldonly last 1-2 hrs. I was thinking of
>something using the robot armand the speech.
>I've got something similar. Its an Omnibot 2000, and old Tomy from '85.
> Bob Grieb
One of the arms is missing, but the motorized arm is still intact. This
is one of the kinds that uses an audiotape to execute a program of
movement. It even has a tray which it can use to serve drinks. I'd have
to get a new sealed lead acid battery for the thing, but I could get it
running if it could make things more interesting.
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