Steven Nelson


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e-NABLE’s Open Source 3D Printed Hand
December 2014, Page 67
Building robots isn’t always about fun and games. There’s a lot of humanitarian projects that can be developed. Take, for example, the Raptor hand that is bringing functionality and joy to all kinds of folks.

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Cal Alveras — the Making of a New Friend
August 2014, Page 53
As projects often go, one simple idea can lead down unexpected paths. See how the Microsoft Kinect sensor, a book, and a stuffed animal led to the creation of this boney beast.

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Bran Dee’s Bar — A Drink Making Robot
February 2014, Page 44
Follow the journey of a pile of parts and inspiration to a drink serving Barbot.

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Team Kiss My Snake Tears It Up With a Barbie Jeep
October 2013, Page 38
When combat roboticists are in the off-season, they take some of that technology and build race cars. Find out what happened when Team KISS Robotics and Team Plumb Crazy joined forces at a recent event.

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BarBot 2013 Serves Up Some Intoxicating Entries
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July 2013, Page 58

Building a beverage-serving bot takes a fair amount of time and money. Learn how some of the entries came up with their creations for this popular annual event.

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Book Review The Arduino Cookbook
December 2011, Page 54
I would rank it five out of five stars for a reference book.

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The Safe Use of Lithium Polymer or Lithium-Ion Batteries in a Combat Robot
January 2011, Page 27
I recently got back from COMBOTS 5 where I was the arena wrangler. Basically, my job was to provide safety and also train several new wranglers in the procedures used in running an event. A wrangler’s job is not an easy one.

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The Evolution of Ethel
August 2010, Page 40
This enthusiastic bot builder chronicles his robot’s journey from a pile of parts to a well-dressed automaton.