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[DPRG] Hero 1

Subject: [DPRG] Hero 1
From: David P. Anderson davida at smu.edu
Date: Sun Jan 5 23:58:45 CST 2014


Transplant.  Could be very cool.

I just returned from the MicroCenter where it turns out they now have a 
robotics section, and came home with a BeagleBone Black ($49.)
complete with Linux.   Also bought a spare PING))) sensor.  Bricks and 
mortar at it's best.

Haven't done anything with it yet but hooked up a USB cable, connected 
to it's httpd server and browsed thru the onboard documentation.   Not 
sure what I'm going to do with it, but you might take a look.


On 01/05/2014 06:36 PM, ed at okerson.com wrote:
> I picked up an old Heathkit Hero 1 today.  Trying to figure out what to do
> with it now.  It is in rather sad shape, missing all the side panels, and
> the entire wiring harness.  Looks like all the drive motors are there, arm
> is there, but the motors are hanging off the end, looks like the wrist
> mechanism is broken.  Is it worth trying to restore, or should I do a
> complete electronics transplant to more modern stuff, Raspberry Pi,
> Arduino?
> Ed Okerson
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