Re: [mowbot] A heavy mower

Fred Thompson (fthompso nospam at
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 21:23:22 -0500 (CDT)

> > Just found a cheaper one. July 1997 Nuts & Volts Page 84 lists XT
> >motherboard for $9.95, AT motherboard w/1024K $29.95. They are not going
> >away, they are just getting cheaper.
> >
> That is incredible! Certainly beats the idea of designing a processor,
> provided the current drain is not too severe.
> Does anyone have figures on current requirements for the different
> voltages. I assume that some voltages could be eliminated as they would
> only be required for RS232 etc.

I'll check into this as I need to know this too, I have an XT
motherboard and an Amp meter so it shouldn't take much. I have the robot
club meeting tomorrow so it will be a couple of days before I can start.
(Takes a long time to pack and unpack for these things.)

Fred Thompson
fthompso nospam at