[sebhc] Heathkit Robots

Bill Loguidice bill at armchairarcade.com
Sun May 20 16:30:01 CDT 2007

I remember these "live" from when I was in middle school and of course
seeing the ads for them in magazines like "Family Computing" in my youth.  I
would love to acquire one, but they're quite expensive and often require a
good deal of repair--skills I probably don't possess.  Nevertheless, robots
and robotics have always fascinated me.  Modern hobby robotics I think have
finally caught up to the heady days of the early 80's when a seeming
personal robotics revolution never seemed to get off the ground like
personal computing did.  It remains to be seen if personal/hobby robotics
will get more into the mainstream though anytime soon, but it's definitely a
great time for the hobby.  I wish someone took up the old Heath mantle
though and created some of the more full-sized machines like the Hero for
relatively cheap.  As it is now, it's all smaller, programmable robotics
that are the norm (I have the Lego Mindstorms stuff myself)...

Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
(A PC Magazine Top 100 Website)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On
> Behalf Of Bill Beech (NJ7P)
> Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:14 PM
> To: sebhc at sebhc.org
> Subject: Re: [sebhc] Heathkit Robots
> Ziloo,
> I have a complete Hero 1 here.  I am in the process of scanning the
> manuals in to put up on the net.  I will have to look into this!
> Bill
> ziloo ... wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > This is a bit off-topic, but has any of the great people on this
> > email/forum been also a fan of Heathkit Hero series of robots? I like
> > to know your experience with the technical aspects and
> troubleshooting
> > of thses robots (No... I don't have one!).
> >
> > Some fellow has purchased the right to the remaining stock as well as
> > the manuals for these robots:
> >
> > http://www.robotworkshop.com/
> >
> > Is it the same fellow who has the right to Heathkit computer manuals?
> >
> > ziloo
> >
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