wall.” Her robot tattoo has earned her the name
“Gir Girl” among locals.
After a long day photographing cosplayers, I walked
across the street to find some dinner at the restaurants
surrounding the Plaza of the Americas ice-skating rink.
Along the way, a blue-haired catgirl complained that the
hotel never warns the restaurants of the impending A-Kon
crowds. Every year, nearby restaurants run out of food,
limiting the eating choices of hungry event participants.
As I sat at a table eating a fast food trans-fat burger,
I watched aliens, robots, and super-heroes wandering
through the crowds. A collection of space pirates skated
by on the ice. It’s a very different experience from the
average robot event I attend. There was no clear line
separating robot from human. A glimpse of the future
STEER WINNING ROBOTS
Perform proportional speed, direction, and steering with
only two Radio/Control channels for vehicles using two
separate brush-type electric motors mounted right and left
with our mixing RDFR dual speed control. Used in many
successful competitive robots. Single joystick operation: up
goes straight ahead, down is reverse. Pure right or left twirls
vehicle as motors turn opposite directions. In between stick
positions completely proportional. Plugs in like a servo to
your Futaba, JR, Hitec, or similar radio. Compatible with gyro
steering stabilization. Various volt and amp sizes available.
The RDFR47E 55V 75A per motor unit pictured above.
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