Tasman Turtles (3) educational robots and manuals, metal/acrylic/rubber/wood/electrical components, Flexible Systems, Tasmania, 1982.
Three educational/experimental robots, "Tasman Turtles", one full assembled model (-1), one partially assembled model (-2) and one non-assembled kit (-3), with information sheets and instruction manuals (-4).
The 'Tasman Turtle' robot consists of a casing of a clear grey acrylic dome, attached to a clear acrylic base with two wheels, inside the dome is a series of multi coloured cables and circuit boards, a small speaker and indication lights. The robot was designed to be connected to an "Apple" computer and was intended to operate "under the computer language logo". Around the join of the dome and the base is a ring of moulded plastic painted beige, it is free moving and activates one of the four peripheral sensor triggers if the 'turtle' runs into an obstacle, a small wooden knob on the base keeps the turtle balanced.