Robot Cleaning

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Periodically the robot should receive a thorough inspection.

  1. Examine the exterior of the robot and make repairs as necessary. See the robot body repair instructions if needed.
  2. Remove the upper robot. Check all bolts and nuts for tightness.
  3. Examine electrical wiring and connectors for looseness and wear.
  4. Clean and lubricate mechanical parts of the robot such as the front wheel casters as needed. Inspect the drive belt and pulley system making sure that the motor pulley set screws are tight. You can use belt dressing on the drive belts if they are dry or squeaky.
  5. Clean the cassette tape system according to instructions in the Cassette Tape and Radio System pages.
  6. Wash the robot body with mild soap and water and a soft cloth and reattach the body. (Rubbing alcohol may be used on stains that won't come off with soap. If this causes the finish of the plastic to become dull, apply ARMOR-ALL brand protectant. Do NOT use alcohol on windows or pupils.
  7. Check the Radio Control System and Voice Transceiver for broken wires, controls, cases, etc. The metal clips that are in the voice units and contact the 9 Volt battery, should be bent out routinely to maintain good contact.
  8. Fully charge the battery and test all robot system functions. This must be done on a daily basis when the robot is in constant use. Remember, the robot battery should be brought to a full charge after each use of the robot so that it always has a full charge on it.

To prolong the life of your robot system, always store in a safe place away from light, dust, moisture, and excessive heat. To keep dust and light away from the robot, a robot cover should be used. The robot and Radio Control Transmitter batteries should be stored fully charged. Transport and store the robot standing up. (Never upside down!)


General maintenance of your robot should include caring for the robot’s fur. After each use, clean and brush the robot’s fur and clothing so the oils and dirt do not become permanent. This may be done with a cloth or brush. Keep the robot covered when not in use to keep dust and dirt off and to protect the fur and clothing.

A good idea is to have two people operate the robot, one to operate it and the second to help people interface with the robot. This person can protect the robot from sticky fingers, dirty shoes, ball point pens, etc. This person can pass out stickers, coloring books and help give your safety presentation.

The following is a list of specific ways to care for the fur:

  1. Brush the fur regularly with a soft brush, or white terry cloth towel to avoid matting over time. This will help to keep it clean and looking fresh and new. Be careful to be gentle, excess friction may cause excess wear.
  2. For regular cleaning maintenance use a damp soft cloth and warm water. A drop or two of mild liquid detergent in the warm water before applying it with a damp cloth should remove most skin oils and other dirt buildup. Do not get the robot wet! There are certain foam carpet & upholstery cleaners that work good also such as Armor-All or Woolite upholstery cleaners. Typically you spray the foam on the area, wait for about 3 minutes and then wipe off with a damp white terry cloth. Finally rub gently with a dry towel and brush the fur if needed


  • Fuses- 1, 3, 5, 15, 20, 30 Amp (AGC Type)
  • 4" cable ties
  • #53 Miniature bayonet bulbs (automotive panel type)
  • Precision regular Phillips screw drivers
  • Screwdrivers (flat head and Phillips)
  • Socket and ratchet set
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Crimper/Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters (diagonal cutters)
  • 7/16" & 3/8" wrenches
  • Set of Allen wrenches (Especially 3/32" and 1/8" sizes)
  • Extra 9 Volt alkaline batteries
  • Small soldering iron and solder
  • Small can all purpose lubricant
  • Digital Multimeter (Volts/Ohms)

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