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Axlon Andy Atari Robot

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Cute. What could these things actually do?

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I bought one this year of ebay aswell but this looks really good. Its even has the original disc and manual, mine came without I would love to have a scanned copy of that manual.

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WTF ? => I Will ship Internationally Only to UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia & NZ, or Japan for $50.

 

OOOOhhh, I will only ship to English speaking countries, because the rest of the world is evil !!

 

(And Japan, Japanese people are reliable too, but the rest of the world......all criminals !)

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Here is an Axlon Andy schematic.

 

It would be fun to recreate an Axlon Andy using the existing software and an Arduino as the brains.

 

Bill

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There are two manuals they look almost identical.

 

But ANDY was not made as version #1 or #2 correct?

 

I am very happy with this manual...

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The axlon schematic is hard to ready could you scan it please or take a better/high resolution picture.

 

 

I got this off the internet. Let me see if I can contact the website owner and get a better scan.

 

Bill

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I would love to own one of these. However, I have learned the hard way to avoid anything that is "Untested so Being Sold Used As-Is." 100% of the electronics and classic hardware I have purchased with that description has not worked. Including other robots :D

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I bought one when they were just released - I think I paid $125 for it. It had two motors - one for the left wheel and one for the right, a bump sensor and a red LED for each eye. It was powered by a few batteries, and you connected it to your Atari thru the joystick port. You could drive it around with a joystick. It's not a smart robot - your computer was needed to move it. I got tired of it pretty quick.

 

If you want to have fun with a robot, I recommend the Woowee MiP robot. I just got two for Christmas. It's a balancing robot that has about 8 built in programs, ultrasonic sensor and and you can also drive it around wirelesslessly (Bluetooth) with your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. I think it's amazing the MiP can balance so well - even works well on a carpet. The MiP typically sells for $90.

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^ I bought a MiP when they were released in August. It is awfully cute next to my working Verbot, 2 toy robots spanning 30+ years.

 

Thanks for the info about Andy. I thought it had more sophisticated features. I've read up on it a bit over the years, yet I must have missed that it was basically a remote control car with a robot body on it. I don't need one of those. Still, it would be neat to play with one if only for long enough to get bored with it. Not neat enough to spend hundres or thousands on it, though :D

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