The 80s Robotix sets didn’t last long, but their box art by Paul Alexander elevated them from toys into functioning models of stunning sci-fi vehicles from an alien world. 

via Spencer1984

Somehow, my school ended up with an Argus kit and a board that you could fit into an Apple II, so I took it home and made it work.

So when we went to a technology students conference that year, the other displays were xeroxes on posterboard and we brought a computer controlled arm.