A blog about all kinds of vintage technology from simple mechanisms of the late 1800s through electronics and robotics of the 1980s. Many posts will be typecast and some will be off topic bits from everyday life. The blog will wander and meander with my quasi-evolving and ever changing interests.
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.