Robots, robots everywhere!
By James Grahame
Ron Browne contacted us recently with a link to his quirky little corner of the Interweb: "The Old Robots Web Site is a collection of robots from the 1980's and 1990's. It is pictures rich for a collector, and of historical interest to many people." I'm familiar with the Heathkit Hero and Tomy Omnibot series, but was flabbergasted to discover literally dozens of other very nifty models lurking in the site's archives. Heck, there are nearly 60 Omnibots listed.
I asked Ron how the site came to be. He explained, "I have been always interested in robots and had to put them away to make a living. Now that I am retired the passion has re-emerged. The robot J.A.K.E. is my own design in and from the 1980's. The web site came about when I went looking for information on robots of that era and found very little had survived. My hope is that everyone copies as much from this site and uses it on their own. I have made it user friendly with ease to copy so that the information doesn't get lost again."
Definitely worth a visit, but don't blame me if it leads to obsessive collecting.