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Was bidding at an online auction that timed out at 7:00pm today and won three out of four items I was bidding on. The primary item is a pair of giant Japanese robot arms. Actually, only about four feet tall fully extended but each of them have two nice big servo motors with encoders and a couple extra stepper motors. The control console doesn't run (the hard drive was removed and the software is not available) but it has an excellent power supply and the servo controllers are industry standard. I now have the drive systems for my milling machine and the plasma table that I'll be building this summer. The other two items? A guillotine paper cutter -- these are being phased out for safety reasons but they are still the best cutters out there -- just be careful. A bead blaster -- this is a free-standing cabinet with a sand-blaster built in. I have a small hand-held blaster but the sand gets everywhere. This way, everything is contained. I did loose out on one other item -- there was a lot of 22 assorted older microscopes. A lot of these were missing eyepieces and objective lenses. I was looking at getting two or three for people to use in our tasting room and then donating the rest to our local grade school. The bidding was really slow and then some sniper just racked it up to way over what I was looking to spend. Oh well... The robot arms will be cool to play with :-)

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