John Iovine


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So, What is a MakerCon?
January 2015, Page 48
This annual event “by makers, for makers” can give you the info you need to bring your cool robot build to market.

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Playstation Servomotor Controller Interface
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February 2011, Page 57

This interface allows you to control six hobby servomotors using a PS2 controller.

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EggBot
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March 2009, Page 50

Egg-Bot is an egg marking and decorating robot, just in time for Easter. It uses two standard Hitec HS-322 servos. The brain for Egg-Bot is the SMC-04 USB servo controller. However, if you have a programmable servo controller that can control two Hitec hobby servos simultaneously, you can use it instead. Graphic designs and/or text is programmed into Egg-Bot using the GUI interface of the SMC-04 USB controller...

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C-Bot
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May 2009, Page 48

If you would like an introduction into the world of artificial vision systems, this is a good starting point. We will build a mobile object tracking and following robot by first constructing a very simple robot base and then using the artificial vision camera developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to be our eyes...