+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
Hardware Thread, Does anyone still have Roamers? in Technical; Hi, I wondered if anyone has seen any of the 'Classic' Floor Roamers recently in the school they're working in. ...
  1. #1
    skaterspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Does anyone still have Roamers?

    Hi,

    I wondered if anyone has seen any of the 'Classic' Floor Roamers recently in the school they're working in. They are/were made a company called Valiant and look something like this:
    roamer_01.gif

    We have a few of these and have found them to be really useful for introducing basic programming with Y3s. They are different from the Roamer Too which we looks something like this:
    Roamer Too_2.jpgpicroamer-too.jpg

    We would really like to get hold of some more and wondered how many (if any) had been lying around at the back of cupboards in ICT suites up and down the country. We would be willing to pay for them if you happen to come across any.

    Thanks,

    Skaterspoon.
    Last edited by skaterspoon; 4th March 2013 at 12:37 PM.

  2. #2

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,157
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,551 Times in 1,980 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    Have you got a picture of one? We have something which I don't know the name of in a box.

    EDIT: Is it one of these? http://www.valiant-technology.com/us...me.php?cat=1&1

    If so, we have one that's been sat in a box for ages. We have moved on to newer devices since then. I'd have to check with the powers that be though.
    Last edited by localzuk; 4th March 2013 at 12:26 PM.

  3. #3

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    9,472
    Thank Post
    632
    Thanked 2,117 Times in 1,453 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    882
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Have you got a picture of one? We have something which I don't know the name of in a box.



    We used to have one... but we chucked it. We use BeeBots now, BeeBots are cool.

  4. #4

    bladedanny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,297
    Thank Post
    191
    Thanked 309 Times in 230 Posts
    Rep Power
    170
    We have two surviving roamers. Use them from time to time.

    We also have BeeBots and it's big brother the ProBot.

  5. Thanks to bladedanny from:

    skaterspoon (4th March 2013)

  6. #5
    skaterspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Would you be willing to sell them or are they still used a fair bit?
    Thanks.

  7. #6

    bladedanny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,297
    Thank Post
    191
    Thanked 309 Times in 230 Posts
    Rep Power
    170
    If you want something similar I'd really recommend this
    http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts...23580/Pro-Bot/
    Does the same as a roamer and a lot more. Can be programmed on computer then uploaded to the ProBot to execute.
    Last edited by bladedanny; 4th March 2013 at 12:43 PM.

  8. Thanks to bladedanny from:

    skaterspoon (4th March 2013)

  9. #7
    skaterspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Yep, that's the one. If possible could you ask the powers that be if we could purchase it from you?
    Thanks.

  10. #8

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,234
    Thank Post
    1,457
    Thanked 2,524 Times in 1,757 Posts
    Rep Power
    756
    I have two of the ones pictured by X-13
    No idea if they work or not though. I couldnt really test them - presumably the batteries have gone?
    They are not used at all and I would have thought we would be happy to sell them.
    (one has the complete set of "face stickers" too!)
    Last edited by witch; 4th March 2013 at 01:41 PM.

  11. Thanks to witch from:

    skaterspoon (11th March 2013)

  12. #9

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,157
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,551 Times in 1,980 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    My boss has said you can have it. What sort of price are you thinking? I'll need to test it first though!

  13. #10
    skaterspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hmmm, I'm not too good with haggling. How does £30 sound? Obviously I'd need to check it with my bursar first too. To test you'd need to get hold of some 'lantern 6V' batteries. Not too pricy, we got ours from Handson: 6V Lantern - Active Learning - Art and Design
    they're £2.99 each and each Roamer takes 2:

  14. #11
    skaterspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks Witch,

    Would love to buy them from you but have just been told by the bursar that no purchases are being made at all at the moment. I don't suppose you'd like to donate them to a worthy cause?:

    Thanks again
    Last edited by skaterspoon; 4th March 2013 at 03:50 PM.

  15. #12

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,157
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,551 Times in 1,980 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    Quote Originally Posted by skaterspoon View Post
    Hmmm, I'm not too good with haggling. How does £30 sound? Obviously I'd need to check it with my bursar first too. To test you'd need to get hold of some 'lantern 6V' batteries. Not too pricy, we got ours from Handson: 6V Lantern - Active Learning - Art and Design
    they're £2.99 each and each Roamer takes 2:
    I have a technician who also works in a WEEE waste recycling place, so he has access to all manner of wondrous devices. No doubt he has one lying around!

  16. #13

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,157
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,551 Times in 1,980 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    Well, just tested it and it remembers its old program... And the box has the instructions from 1989 in it.

    So its an antique. A fully working antique!.

  17. Thanks to localzuk from:

    john (4th March 2013)

  18. #14
    Abaddon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    613
    Thank Post
    72
    Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    Back from the days of old, and programmable...

    Bigtrak: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games

    Come on - you know you want one...

  19. #15

    Little-Miss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,528
    Thank Post
    2,394
    Thanked 774 Times in 468 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    548
    I've got two.....don't they take mahoosive batteries?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone still have a fave old game ?.
    By Falshire in forum Gaming
    Replies: 135
    Last Post: 13th December 2012, 08:25 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th November 2011, 10:28 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 5th October 2011, 04:55 PM
  4. Does anyone have a rackmounted Dell 2800?
    By ChrisH in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23rd June 2006, 10:24 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •