Hero Robot on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Heathkit-HERO-1-Robot-ETW-18-needs-repair_W0QQitemZ6002813887QQcategoryZ19198QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    
You are bidding on a Hero Robot. The front of the case is marked "Heathkit Educational Systems: ETW-18". This machine appears to have all the original innards, except the battery. The arm and the hand are damaged; I tried to show more in the pictures.
This Hero has evidently seen some action. It is being sold AS-IS. The unit seems mostly intact although; the hand is broken, the case is a little loose on snapping together, three of the buttons are snapped off. I have never powered it up- It requires a battery (not included). There are circuit boards on each of the sides (underneath the gray snap-on covers). The circuit boards seem to be in good condition; overall the unit seems to be in fair condition. The hand and arm are the most obvious casualties. The circuit boards seem OK, there may be a dangling connection here and there, and possibly a broken component. Please see the pictures for the damage to the arm and hand. I'm sure this worked at one time, but it's possibly only good for parts/cannibalizing.
Also included:
17v charger Teaching pendant Serial Interface manual - I don't think the serial interface is included in this machine BASIC - Manual. Memory Expansion Manual. I have no reason to believe this unit actually has the memory expansion installed. Schematics (1 sheet) for some of the circuit boards for the robot
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.