Re: [mowbot] test

adamdb nospam at
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 14:58:57 -0500

I am as well, although I think yours is the first message I have received
since subscribing.

Anyone out there have a working mowbot that they would like to share
specs on? I am currently working on one utilizing the following:

Power: 12v 5A battery
Drivetrain: Two car power window motors with worm gear.
Cutting blade: Nylon blade adapter intended for use on string trimmers.
Cutting motor: Not sure yet, but probably a car heater fan motor or
Brains: PIC Microprocessor
Grass cutting pattern: Random
Obstacle avoidance: ??? Suggestions??? Probably a combination of buried
wire for perimeter sensing and touch sensors to avoid obstacles in the
middle of the yard.

Seem reasonable?

On Fri, 30 Apr 1999 14:32:16 -0500 rick nospam at writes:
> At least a little I'm still listening
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-mowbot nospam at [mailto:owner-mowbot nospam at] On
> Behalf Of Jim Fiocca
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 1999 2:31 PM
> To: mailto:;
> Cc: Jim Fiocca-AJF001
> Subject: [mowbot] test
> Test. Is this group still active?

Adam Bryant (age 0x23)
abryant nospam at (work)
adamdb nospam at (home)
Parker, CO, USA
Robotics, RC Airplanes, anything using a PIC

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