Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Killer Robot

This is a member of the Tube Bot army Claire and I put together earlier this year.  Components include:  two types of Jello molds, friction locking devices from unknown electrical parts, pieces of space heater element, various transistor era bits and a genuine vacuum tube which may or may not work.  Two part epoxy is our friend, but building season (the cold, dark months) doesn't allow enough ventilation.

At some point we will go back and add LEDs to make the tube glow.

1 comment:

  1. LEDs? That's kind of conservative.

    C'mon, just solder the pigtails from a trashpicked power cord to a couple of random pins on the tube, plug it in and see if it lights up!

    At least that's what I tried back when I was 12 or so....

    (er, didn't work so well then, have to admit...)



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