The Armatron, another Radio Shack distributed wonder of mankind,
was a little robot that could grip things and move them from one side of the table to
another. It had two little joysticks and a crane armature.
It would come with little objects that were supposed to be moved
from location to location within a given timeframe. Time
was measured by an energy level indicator, which was essentially
a timer. Wow. All sarcasm aside, at the time, this
was an awesome toy, and a huge envy for those of us who couldn't
afford one. Like us.