Re: Radio Shack Armatron Article

A few years ago Radio Shack sold an articulated arm as a toy. There was
> an article in either Radio Electronics or Popular Electronics magazine
> on converting it from a single motor to multiple motors.
> Does anyone know where I can get a reprint of that article?
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> Rocky Firth
Yes I built one for my final project at DeVry....I used a Vic20 and an 8 bi
t to 16 bit decoder and had to build gear boxes and motors to replace the s
ingle planetary gear...I still have whats left of it and I know I have the
magazine somewhere lol...It worked but kept popping transistors I tried to
switch to relays but the Vic had a pulsed output that wouldn't trip the re
lays.
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mudd-shark
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bit to 16 bit decoder and had to build gear boxes and motors to replace the single planetary gear...I still have whats left of it and I know I have th e magazine somewhere lol...It worked but kept popping transistors I tried to switch to relays but the Vic had a pulsed output that wouldn't trip the relays.
Ha...I made a PCB from that article for a university project too (around 19 95) and kept blowing transistors. I ran out of time in the term and never did get it debugged. There must have been a bug in the PCB layout. I thin k I have it around here somewhere too, but no idea where.
Win
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wheagy
It looks like it was Radio Electronics:
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That site:
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has a great collection of old magazines. They have Popular Electronics too.
BobH
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BobH

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