David Weston, an inventor from Yorkshire, in 1966 created a remote controlled robot called Tinker. The robot was capable of various tasks such as washing cars, taking the kids for a walk, shopping and even hoeing gardens, but it could only work within 200 meters of David’s garage, where it was controlled via a control panel.
Tinker was equipped with 120 electronic engines, a camera, memory and 29 channels for receiving signals. However, due to lack of space in David’s home, Tinker was given to a family friend in 1974, who probably – and unfortunately – disassembled it and sold it as spares.
A visionary project of an inventor who in the course of his life has put countless other projects on paper, which however for the most part have never seen the light, unfortunately.
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The article Tinker, the domestic robot invented in 1966 by David Weston comes from ObjectsMag • Magazine of contemporary culture.