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Re:More pictures of a Milton (internal)
« on: October 21, 2005, 08:44PM »
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Mike/Ismenio,

thanks for  all the great info so far! Would you guys or anyone else know more about the different strengths in levels 2-12. In level one Milton Never looses unless the only possible move is the check mate. I am a beginning level player (about 700 according to Chessmaster on PS2) I have not tried to play boyond level 3 yet. I can beat Milton 50-70% of the time in level 3 but not at all in level two??? Any ideas on the levels and their ratings?

thanks for your input

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 04:57AM »
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Mike/lukster,

I really don’t have much to add to all the great info Mike already provided. I actually learned a lot that I didn’t know before, from that post
When I went to NY state last time to pick up the Diablo I saw one open Phantom that John D. had and for the most part it looked like the inside of a Milton. There are differences between the 6100 and 6126 other than the voice + sensor circuitry but I think the head is pretty much the same.

I think the best option is really to try to find defective units that we can use for parts. I read somewhere once that in Japan you can have companies custom build stuff like that but I image the price may make the project cost prohibitive

The one thing I can confirm, since I have all three “Milton” models thanks to a trade with Mike, is that they are exactly the same.

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Re:More pictures of a Milton (internal)
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 01:55AM »
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Luckster

As I wrote on the other thread they are great photos.

There is some background on the Milton Bradley elsewhere on the forum. Look on page 2 for the thread - Another project for a Chess Playing Robot.

The machine was designed and manufactured by the Milton Bradley company of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA. The robot software and chess program was provided by Intelligent Software from the UK.
In Germany the Milton sold for 1598 Deutsche Marks (£600 approx?) and in the UK the MB Phantom sold for under £400.
There was a Milton Bradley company in Germany, so maybe the Milton was made there? The three types seem to be identical except for the name on the front.

As for spare parts I guess you need to keep asking until you find someone who wants to sell a defective MB, on which there are the bits you need. I cannot remember if the Fidelity Phantom parts are the same. Maybe Ismenio knows. If so that would increase the chances of finding the parts.

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Re:More pictures of a Milton (internal)
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 05:58PM »
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Can anyone provide more info on this beautiful machine?
Who designed it?
Was the German model build in the US?
What was the retail price in the US, Germany or the UK?
What would I have to look for to replace the motor?
Where else could I get parts for this unit, like the magnetic head?
Where is the is the basement located that contains all the spare replacement parts?

Help and your input would be much appreciated!

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More pictures of a Milton (internal)
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 12:36PM »
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Hi All,

Our newest Member, luckster, is also a Phantom fan and he's looking for more information on it. Including the original price it was sold in US and Germany.
He has opened his up and is sharing these great pictures with us: (it's a Milton Bradley unit)

















He also made a short video of the internals while the robot is playing: 8.3Mb - AVI - 14seconds
http://www.ismenio.com/DSCF3487.AVI

Thanks luckster! And welcome

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