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Introduction

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

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This guide shows a tear down of the main arm.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Mobile Armatron, use our service manual.

Open up the remote control. Open up the remote control. Open up the remote control.
  • Open up the remote control.

Remove the screw as indicated. Remove the screw as indicated.
  • Remove the screw as indicated.

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

Gripper components can be removed for further disassembly. Gripper components can be removed for further disassembly. Gripper components can be removed for further disassembly.
  • Gripper components can be removed for further disassembly.

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

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

  • Admire the mechanical design.

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