ROBOTER 700 - AUGUST KNOCH
Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:46 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:02 PM
So, the time passed by, and thankfully, after another six years, the ROBOTER 700 crossed my path again. At a well known internet auction house in England – a nameless plastic robot was offered. The pictures were very bad – mostly black and white and very tiny. It had the correct shape of a ROBOTER 700 – so, I took the risk and placed a bigger bid on it. However, I was not the only lurker who had spotted that robot – and I had great luck to be the winner at the end of the auction. (SO SORRY XRIS!)
Edited by Dirk, 13 November 2010 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:09 PM
I didn’t expect such a big clockwork mechanism! The leg mechanisms were driven by that clockwork. It was necessary to move the arms back and forward, and the head could turn from the left to the right. The walking mechanism was amazing to me. The legs move back and forward, while little brass wheels were coming out of his feet. These are steered with a sort of eccenter inside his legs. I was very astonished upon opening his head to find a small battery compartment. Unfortunately, I never found the correct size of batteries to fit in that compartment.
Edited by Dirk, 13 November 2010 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:30 PM
Edited by Dirk, 13 November 2010 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:06 PM
I remember I followed the auction, it was a thrill to see it suddenly appear,
quite a historical moment, kind of like the 2 flower bots appear suddenly.
and for the rest, I have much good memories of this beautiful robot, first time we meet
Edited by martijn, 10 November 2010 - 05:07 PM.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:18 PM
I remember when it appeard on the auction site ,,I was lurking ,but as you said so were quite a few other collectors...
More stories like this please ,,all part of our robot collecting history.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time,like tears in rain.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:38 PM
Edited by Dirk, 13 November 2010 - 04:58 PM.