J.A.K.E. 1982 - (Just Another Kind of Engineering) was developed as a means of learning the 1980ís technologies. He was an idea of utilizing the latest available off the shelf products and combining them to produce a functional robot.
One (1) video camera, one (1) cordless phone, one (1) portable am/fm radio, one (1) portable TV, two (2) Clone robot arms and driver cards, one (1) stringy tape deck, three (3) Sinclair computers, one (1) expanded memory card, one (1) parrot voice recognizing card, three (3) DC/DC relay card, one (1) ultrasonic board, one (1) video interface card, three (3) relay banks, one (1) battery charger, one (1) dual fuse bank, two (2) drive trains, two (2) 12VDC variable speed two way motors, two (2) drive wheels, two (2) front wheels, one (1) freewheeling wheel, four (4) bump sensors, one (1) light sensor, two (2) lights, one (1) led monitor board.
Two (2) video input jacks, two (2) audio input jacks, two (2) voice recognizing input jacks, two (2) BNC computer input connectors, one (1) control input jack, one (1) master input charger fuse, two (2) antennas,
Input Pendent Console, Radio Shack Model III Computer, Telephone with tone input (online), Votrax Voice Recognizing System (type and talk), Stringy Tape Deck (preprogrammed), Cassette Tape Deck (preprogrammed).
Sinclair basic, Sinclair fourth, Radio Shack Basic, (PTIC - Predefined Tone Identifying Commands)
Robot area: 360 deg., moves forward, reverse, right, left and stop. Arm functions: 5 axes of revolution, load capacity 10 oz. Capabilities: Video, Audio, Speech Recognizing, Ultrasonic Ranging and Detection, Light Sensor Detection, Motion Detection, Touch Sensor Detection, Local TV reception, local AM/FM reception, online telephone connection, teetered cord control, local and long distance control. local monitoring limited to same room/area visibility. (online local and long distance monitoring outside visible area on local telephone lines in 1980's was not yet developed and in use), tone control only). Power:
Rechargeable 12VDC Lead Acid Battery with on board charger. Charger input 120 VAC.
"J.A.K.E. ran and performed all his functions. He did several functions together but with slow response to commands due to the integration of several different programs on multiple computers. Quick multiple commands confused him, and had to be reset after he locked up.
In the past 23 years I have moved and lost the controllers (You have heard that before), and some of the information. J.A.K.E. had to compete with my factory built Omnibot, and two (2) Heathkit® Hero® 1 Robots with remote control that I had built from scratch.
I still have J.A.K.E. and one Heathkit® Hero® 1 Robot. I have started work on reconditioning both of them.