Robot Restoration

August 4, 2015

I haven't updated in awhile. I've been practicing drone piloting and building a craptacular POV goggles set (pics soon). My current passion is restoring my vintage 1980's Heathkit Hero 1 robot.

 

A my friends mother saved it from going into a landfill because she knew of my hobbies. It's sat in my workshop for several years but I've decided that's it's finally time to bring it back to life.

 

The outer panels are all missing, but the chassis and motors are fine. The batteries are LONG dead and most of the origianl circuit boards aren't worth saving but I'm going to try and save what I can. Most likely it will be more reanimated than restored. I plan on replacing the CPU with a Rasperry Pi and outfitting it with modern sensors. Last night I actually got the main drive running and was amazed to see it actually drive under it's own power for the first time in who knows how long.

 

 

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