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Terry Yager
September 29th, 2006, 05:41 PM
I know they're not vintage (1997), but I've got two new babies, courtesy of my semi-daughter, who was cleaning closets (again). I've named them 'Pedro' and 'Mann'... I've already modded one, post pix as soon as I can get hold of a vid cam & a host. Watch this space for future mods.

--T

ziloo
October 3rd, 2006, 09:53 AM
Come on Terry, the suspense is unbearable! What are these two? ...
monkeys in space suits? Or is that heat protection suits?

Erik
October 3rd, 2006, 10:08 AM
Those are from the old Intel cleansuit campaign way back when. I've got one or two lying around myself.

Terry Yager
October 3rd, 2006, 01:14 PM
They're plugging the Pentium II. Got one of 'em rigged-up to dance...just need a vid cam.

--T

chuckcmagee
October 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
I recognized them right away. I have had to wear those stupid suits when I worked in the health care industry. Even little booties to put over your shoes.

atari2600a
October 3rd, 2006, 10:18 PM
My step father works at Intel, so there might be a chance there's one around here...somewhere... (there's also some shwag from when my step father worked at Apple)

ziloo
October 18th, 2006, 07:47 AM
They're plugging the Pentium II. Got one of 'em rigged-up to dance...just need a vid cam.

--T

Is that the rig that you find in dancing soda cans?

Terry Yager
October 18th, 2006, 07:53 AM
Is that the rig that you find in dancing soda cans?

Nah, home-brewed, with a motor ripped out of a cassette recorder. Just gotta figger out how to slow it down some, cause he keeps rattling apart.

--T

Chris2005
October 18th, 2006, 03:58 PM
I don't see what the big deal is...those thingz are nowhere near as cool as my Viewsonic stuphed puffin. Won him in one of those crane things at the supermarket! Insert 2 buckerooz and you play til ya win! Woohoo!

chuckcmagee
October 18th, 2006, 09:12 PM
A cassette recorder? A " belly up CCR-82" perhaps?

Terry Yager
October 19th, 2006, 06:34 AM
No, I didn't butcher the Tandy. The donor machine was a Panasonic, IIRC. BTW, did ya see the CCR-82 that came up on daBay yesterday? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330040525939&rd=1&rd=1

--T

kb2syd
October 19th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Wandering further off topic...
What is special about the CCR-82. I have several.

Terry Yager
October 19th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Wandering further off topic...
What is special about the CCR-82. I have several.

Just the fact that it 'matches' the Tandy 102, etc. The one I need is actually the CCR-81, to go into the custom-fitted case with my Model 100. Ya got any of them layin around?

--T

chuckcmagee
October 19th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Re: ebay ccr-82
Yes I did see it. I went for the better looking one at around $24. That one looks like old war veteran in the pic, prolly just the pic, hard to tell.

ziloo
October 19th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Hello Terry

You know, there are two ways to control the speed of that mowtor:

A) using gear mechanism, like the assembly inside the recorder
B) using PWM (pulse width modulation)

Being a topgun mechanic that you are, Method (A) needs no explanation.
However, there may not be enough space around the doll to make it
practical.

Method (B) is a practise in robotics that might be fun for you, if you
haven't done it already. You can use the parallel port on one of your
many computers, and write a small program to send pulses to the port
at various durations (frequecy). You need only couple of the pins on the
parallel port to run it to the DC mowtor. The wire goes to a driver,
such as a transistor, and it controls the flow of juice to the mowtor.
You can also control the direction of rotation. The driver also protects
the parallel port from accidental damages.

There are many many schematics of the design on the net. If I find my
own references, I will post them for you.

In no time you will be an expert in animatronics. This way you can
program your monkeys to dance at our command... :biggrin: