Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sunday night's all right for picking

whoo-hooo my first post, Anyways back to business being a 13 year old I don't have a lot of cash lying around. Many first time robot builders don't want to invest alot of money into a robot until they are sure that is what they want. To reduce costs we do things like buy at discount outlets, garage sales and search trash heaps. Monday is our trash day so Dragonfly and I ride our bikes around the neighborhood on Sunday night looking for prime targets like fans, tape players, microwaves and old remote control cars. Besides getting the electronic components its amusing (and a heck of a lot of fun) to tear out the devices innards. Usually if you can get a microwave it has at least 3 switches, a circut board and display panel and a motor for the turntable. Robot parts are everywhere you just need to know where to look.


Nice ride huh? You might notice I've found a CPU and have it in the wagon. Lets hope it works.


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