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Radio Electronics Unicorn One robot article

Post by tymtravlr » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:52 am

During the early 80s R.E. ran several issues on building a robot called the Unicorn One. One of the issues gave drawings on building the arms, which were very detailed. I have been looking for this issue without any luck. If any one knows the or has an issue please let me know.

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Post by Eman » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:45 pm

If you are still looking for the RE issues with the arm details I have them. I will have to scan them. The 2 part series was in the August and September issues of RE.

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Post by tymtravlr » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:06 am

Eman wrote:If you are still looking for the RE issues with the arm details I have them. I will have to scan them. The 2 part series was in the August and September issues of RE.
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Yes PLEASE, I am still looking for them. I have searched eveywhere and have had no luck. Thank you

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Post by Eman » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:35 pm

I have scanned the pages, just need an email addy to send them to or if you wish I can snail mail to your address.

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Post by tymtravlr » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:58 am

Your the best
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Thanks again

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Post by Eman » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:24 pm

Just sent them your way. If you need anything else drop me a line. Glad I could help.

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Post by Karl Williams » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:30 am

Hi tymtravlr,

I've got almost all of the radio electronics Unicorn-1 articles scanned and put into a .pdf if you still want them.

It's too big to email so I'll put it on my webserver and send you the link...

Take care, Karl

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Re: Radio Electronics Unicorn One robot article

Post by VernGraner » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:58 pm

tymtravlr wrote:During the early 80s R.E. ran several issues on building a robot called the Unicorn One. One of the issues gave drawings on building the arms, which were very detailed. I have been looking for this issue without any luck. If any one knows the or has an issue please let me know.

Thanks
Joe
I found the cover:

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Post by Karl Williams » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:01 am

I've uploaded a PDF (36 pages) containing most of the scanned Unicorn-1 articles to the www.scribd.com website for everyone to view or download:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3231860/Unico ... ectronics-

There are a few more articles I need to scan to complete the series.

Take care, Karl

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Post by Michael Kaudze » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:43 am

That is TOTALLY AWESOME!

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Post by Mark Dusko » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:24 am

Karl Williams wrote:I've uploaded a PDF (36 pages) containing most of the scanned Unicorn-1 articles to the www.scribd.com website for everyone to view or download:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3231860/Unico ... ectronics-

There are a few more articles I need to scan to complete the series.

Take care, Karl
Wow, thanks Karl. I always wanted to read these. I remember seeing that Radio-Electronics published all of these in a book but I was 13 at the time and didn't have a way to order it.

BTW, Karl, Are you the author of the BERT robot that was published in BYTE magazine? That was a great article! I used to go to the library and read what ever I could find on robots when I was a kid and much of it was in computer magazines. There wasn't too much out there at first, but as the 80s rolled on, much more became available. It's awesome today to see so much interest.

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Post by Karl Williams » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:44 am

Hi Mark,

I was 13 years old too at the time of the Unicorn-1 articles and always looked forward to reading the next issue. I'd spend most of my time at the library going through the Tab robotics books too. I've got book cases full of all those old robotics and electronics books now but my favorites back then were the first edition of Gordon McCombs Robot builders bonanza, Apple II robot projects by Blankenship and How to build your own computer controlled robot by Loofbourrow. I still like flipping through those books once in a while...

I think the author of the Bert articles in Byte magazine is Karl Brown - there seems to be a few Karls writing robotics articles and books - LOL.

I've written 3 robotics books for McGraw-Hill and am working on something different for the next book. I wrote the 'Hexatron' robot article in the premiere issue of Servo.

Take care, Karl

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Post by Mark Dusko » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:00 pm

Karl Williams wrote:I think the author of the Bert articles in Byte magazine is Karl Brown - there seems to be a few Karls writing robotics articles and books - LOL.

I've written 3 robotics books for McGraw-Hill and am working on something different for the next book. I wrote the 'Hexatron' robot article in the premiere issue of Servo.
Oops. Karl is a popular name in robotic circles it does seem! I do remember and enjoyed the Hexatron article. Keep up the great writing.

I think my favorite TAB robot book was BUILD YOUR OWN WORKING ROBOT by David Heiserman. It was all done with logic chips. Robot builders have come very far and yet there is still so much more to reach for!

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Post by Pius » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:24 pm

I read David Heiserman's books when I was younger and they are still on my shelves for reference. He was one of the unsung heros for robot builders.

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Re: Radio Electronics Unicorn One robot article

Post by Robotjam » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:27 am

Hi, I am new here and I plan on building the mighty Unicorn-1 but would like to know if anyone has had any trouble with getting the 16 LED flasher to work, I cant figure what I did wrong.

Thank you

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