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Trekker Robot Vehicle from Clwyd Technics



Compared with other buggy designs, Trekker's makers concentrated on speed of roaming by swapping the usual stepper motors for dual, geared induction motors to help it get around.

As well as a pen slot, Trekker boasted obstacle sensing via 'bump sensors' that looked like an insect's feelers, an LDR light sensor, white line follower, beeper and nose mounted reed switch for magnet detection. It also looked racier than most of its contemporaries with its shape owing more to radio controlled cars than turtles or robots.

Its brain is a BBC Micro Computer which is attached by a long ribbonm cable. The cost in 1985 was £139.95

The Trekker 'robot vehicle' concentrated on speed of roaming by swapping the precision of stepper motors for geared induction motors to help them get around. As well as a pen slot, Trekker boasted obstacle sensing via 'feelers', an LDR light sensor, white line follower, beeper and nose mounted reed switch for magnet detection. It also looked racier than most of its contemporaries with its shape owing more to radio controlled cars than turtles or robots.

Our Trekker is complete with all the original packaging



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Trekker Robot Vehicle from Clwyd Technics

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