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Do you remember the road safety campaign from a number of years ago that involved Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and a small robot. The aim of the campaign was to to teach kids about road safety. The years have now passed and the small robot was forgotten, left in the back of a shed, until now. After all these years the Green Cross Code Robot is going to be reborn, given a full electronics make over and brought back to life.A massive thanks to Dave Prowse for giving me the opportunity to rebuild this iconic piece of television history.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Complete

"Its life Jim, but not as we know it"

The Green Cross Code Droid has come back to life.
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I had to go with 24v for the main drive system. Head is running at 12v as is the lighting system. The droid is a bit slow by todays motor standards but to keep it as original as possible the original motors for the main drive and head drive where rebuilt.  It is also a bit noisy as it uses old fashioned supermarket trolley wheels, but they have to say as they are part of the original design, should be ok on a nice smooth floor. i need to complete the back door and a few cosmetic bits and pieces need attention but on the whole, it is back.

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