Mobile Armatron Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

Member-Contributed Guide

Member-Contributed Guide

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A mobile robot developed in the 80s by Tomy and sold by Radioshack in the United States.

More videos and information can be found at the I Heart Robotics blog

This guide shows a tear down of the main arm.

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Edit Step 1 Mobile Armatron Teardown  ¶ 

  • Open up the remote control.

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  • Remove the screw as indicated.

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  • If someone spilled soda or apple juice over the controller it may be helpful to clean the board using contact cleaner.

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  • Remove screws where indicated.

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  • Gripper components can be removed for further disassembly.

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  • Use the knife to peel off stickers that conceal the screw holes.

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  • More screws can be removed to check the condition of gear teeth.

  • Admire the mechanical design.

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