View Full Version : Ebay: Lousy with HERO Robots

02-22-2012, 08:32 PM
That is to say, there are a lot of HERO robots on Ebay. Seller lrp2000 is clearing house! Might be some deals to be had. Hero 2000 is currently just $31! Hero Jr for $10! Might go up... :)



from the seller:

I am selling my entire inventory of Heathkit Assembled and Kit Robots. See the inventory below that I have listed on Ebay. The inventory below will include the item that is for sale for this auction so it is not an extra item.

Hero 2000 Heathkit ET-19 Robot - Assembled
Hero 2000 Heathkit ET-19 Robot - Unassembled Kit
Hero 2000 Heathkit ET-19-5 Robot Auto Dock Still Sealed
Hero 2000 Heathkit ETS-19-32 Robot Arm (in the store)
Hero 2000 Heathkit Arm ET-19-1
Hero 2000 Heathkit Charging Unit
Hero 2000 Heathkit Remote Console (look up back)
Hero 2000 Heathkit IO Board 85-2927-1 and CPU Board 85-2926-1
Hero 2000 Heathkit Static Memory Board 85-2925-2
Hero 2000 Heathkit Experimenter Card Board 85-3029-1
Hero 2000 Heathkit Arm Controller Card - Motor Controller Board P506
Hero 1 Heathkit ET-18 Robot Assembled
Hero 1 Heathkit ET-18 Robot Memory Expansion
Hero 1 Heathkit ETW-18-10 Serial Interface
Hero Jr Heath Assembled Robot RT-1

Duane Degn
02-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Robert would have been my guess too, but the seller is in the wrong state for it to be Robert.

Duane Degn
02-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Does anyone have an idea of how strong this Hero arm (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heathkit-Hero-2000-Arm-ET-19-1-/390393850281?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae54969a9)is?


I'm still wondering about a robot arm that can pickup and move filled (with water) quart bottles.

02-22-2012, 10:05 PM
Pretty strong. I have an H2000 with the same arm pictured (which is also the same as in the arm trainer, plus an extra turntable motor). There are some cables and are some exposed nylon bevel gears at the elbow & wrist and the nylon gears in the gripper can wear/break. Like anything, the whole arm will give/flex as the load gets heavier, so positional error increases. I wouldn't plan to heft much over a pound accurately, to be on the safe side.

I haven't yet Youtubed my H2000 bartending 20 years ago. It's still on a dusty VHS tape. Probably in the Corvair.

02-22-2012, 11:04 PM
I'm surprised nobody has posted a DIY hero using modern components. There's a mini RB5X using and Arduino http://letsmakerobots.com/node/31158 and the Hero was pretty popular.

02-23-2012, 12:02 AM
I haven't yet Youtubed my H2000 bartending 20 years ago. It's still on a dusty VHS tape. Probably in the Corvair.

Dude, don't keep it there! The floorboards may rust out and the tape will fall out onto the road! :lol:

-- Gordon

02-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Doesn't the Corvair need to be out on the road for that to happen, Gordon?? (just askin') :smile:

02-23-2012, 12:12 AM
To my Pals: May have some Corvair news to report after Friday...

02-23-2012, 01:20 AM
Corvairs don't need to be driven for the Big Two: Rusted-through floorboards and broken fan belts. In fact, fan belts have been known to break just *looking* at the right-angle turn they have to make. "McCahill, what were you thinking?!?" they say as they're slipped from their thin cardboard packaging.

-- Gordon

02-23-2012, 01:30 AM
Gordon: You missed the most obvious low-hanging fruit: oil leaks! :)

Roy Eltham
02-23-2012, 04:13 AM
You people better stop outbidding me :P

02-23-2012, 01:48 PM
S'not me; my house runneth over.