Pictures of Radio Shack Armatron
|Radio Shack Armatron|
|Toy Name|| Armatron
|Manufacturers Information|| Radio Shack
|Box Size|| (LxWxH)
|Availability||Radio Shack (If you are lucky, it's been discontinued)
|Overall Hackability Score|| (1-10) 1
|Room for Batteries Onboard?|| Yes
|Max. Obstacle Clearance||
|Runs on Carpet||NA
|Runs on Tile||NA
|Runs on Grass||NA
|Steering Mechanism|| NA
|Turning Radius|| NA
|Number of Drive Motors||1
|Total Number of Motors||1
|Body Compartment Size, Area 1a||
|Body Compartment Size, Area 1b||
|NOTE|| Internal sizes vary due to possible removal:
of internal structures, or placing boards above,
underneath or around obstacles.
Size "a" is for
the largest area without obstacles.
Size "b" is
for the largest area that includes obstacles that
may be moved or removed.
|Holds BS1|| Yes
|Holds BS2|| NO
|Holds BotBoard|| NO
|Holds Std. R.S. Breadboard|| NO
Here's the box as you might find it on the discount shelf at
Radio Shack. If you are a regular customer at your local Radio Shack,
you might be able to get the manager to try and track one down for you.
(Or better yet, track down the Mobile Armatron!)
Here the Armatron out of it's box.
The Armatron at it's full upward extension.
The arm bending at the elbow.
Closeup of the elbow.
Note the four lines going from the
upper arm to the lower arm. These are the mechanical linkages
from the motor to the elbow, wrist (rotate, and up/down) and the hand (open/close).
Closeup of the wrist/hand assembly
Note the three lines going from the
arm to the wrist assembly. These are the mechanical linkages
for the wrist (rotate, and up/down) and the hand (open/close).
Top view of the hand/wrist.
The base and the arm have been separated.
An oblique view of the underside of the top of the base. Note there
is a collection of gears (MANY gears) in the center of the picture. The two
red projections on the bottom of the unit are the joysticks. (Mechanical
This is a top view of the bottom of the unit.
The orange and
black bar in the center is the timer unit. (Remember, this is a kids
toy. The timer is to "time" how fast you can pickup and load the
include toys into their special box.
Created on Wed Feb 18 11:36:13 MST 1998 by ericw
Last modified on Wed Feb 18 11:36:13 MST 1998 by ericw
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Copyright 1996, 1997 by Eric Wedaa.