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April 2015

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SPARC: Reigniting Robot Combat?
By Holden Berry
April 2015, Page 22
In April 2003, I was eight years old when I attended my first robot combat event as a driver.

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EVENT REPORT: masSACre Dethrones 15 Pound Powerhouse, OverLoad
By Richard Loehnig
April 2015, Page 25
The NTMA Training Centers Robotics League (TCRL) kicked off 2015 with a bang.

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Small Bot Masters — Mike Jeffries
By Brandon Davis
April 2015, Page 27
Imet Mike Jeffries in 2011. This new guy shows up at DragonCon with some serious hardware: a sweet 1 lb and a 12 lb that looked like it could stop a bullet.

March 2015

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A Veteran Builder Experiments with Brushless Drives
By Kevin Berry Hal Rucker
March 2015, Page 22
Hal Rucker has lots of experience building combat bots using brushed motors. Over his 13 years in the sport, he’s built two super heavyweights, two heavyweights, and two lightweights.

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EVENT REPORT: The Evolution of Slim Pickens
By Nate Franklin
March 2015, Page 25
In the February issue of SERVO Magazine, I talked about my first event and the creation of my first robot, Slim Pickens. This article will talk about how Slim Pickens has changed over the years, and what I’ve learned along the way.

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PARTS IS PARTS: Product Review: AndyMark 7075 Aluminum Sprockets
By Mike Jeffries
March 2015, Page 27
AndyMark (www.andymark.com) primarily focuses on providing components for the US FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Testing a Theory ...
By Pete Smith
March 2015, Page 29
It was just after Motorama 2014 that I bought a weapon disc that had been designed for use on the lethal 30 lb vertical spinner, Shaka.

February 2015

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The eBay Antweight Motor
By Jeff Gier
February 2015, Page 18
Gear motors from eBay are often appealing because of their price point, but lack a lot of detailed specifications.

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PARTS IS PARTS: Today’s Beetle
By Kevin Berry
February 2015, Page 20
Every few years, the Combat Zone surveys the builder community to help keep current with the state-of-the-art in destructive bot technology.

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EVENT REPORT: My First Event: A Personal Narrative
By Nate Franklin
February 2015, Page 21
Whenever I go to events, I love to chat with the other builders about their experiences.

January 2015

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