SERVO Magazine - June 2009

Hagetaka: Trossen Robotics & Big Blue Saw Build The Ultimate Mech


Features

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Implementing A Low Speed, Low Cost Communications Protocol
by Fred Eady
LIN is a relatively young network topology used in automobile mechatronics. See how you can apply it to your robotic needs. Page 36

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A Virtual Laboratory
by John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal
Simulate mechanical systems to streamline the designing process. Page 47

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Computer Control And Data Acquisition
by David A. Ward
Part 4: Working with analog signals. Page 54

Projects

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The CheapBot-14 Robot Controller

by L. Paul Verhage

Add this controller to your robot base of choice for an efficent and cheap learning enviornment. Page 42

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How To Make Bi-Directional Flex Sensors

by John Frizell

Flex sensors have a lot of applications in robotics. Here's a simple approach to making your own. Page 50

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Hagetaka: Bipedal Combat Robot

by Andrew Alter

Follow the journey of designing and building your own MechWarrior inspired robot. Page 58

Columns

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Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes | June 2009
Wings Over Mars, Bot With An Appetite, UAV Employs Fuel Cells, String Climbing Bot, and More! Page 08

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GeerHead
by David Geer
First Robot For Cleaning Solar Cells
When the solar energy producer cannot bring the panels to the car wash, it is time to bring the car wash to the panels! Page 10

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Ask Mr. Roboto |  June 2009
Your problems solved here. Page 13

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Robotics Resources
by Gordon McComb
Blogging Your Way to Robotics Stardom
In this installment of Robotics Resources, we’ll discuss what you need to start your own robotics blog and how to keep your blog fresh and useful to anyone visiting it. Page 67

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Beginner Electronics
by William Smith
Build Your Own Atom Nano Board
In this month’s article, we’ll use the Atom Nano 28-pin chip and build our own Ultimate OEM Atom Nano development board. Page 72

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Automated Guided Vehicles
Automated Guided Vehicles or AGVs never seem to make the headlines in news stories these days, as they go quietly about their business on factory and warehouse floors around the world. Page 76

Combat Zone

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The Intro Ant
in Combat Zone: Features
Thanks to Travis Schmidt, Dan Wiseman, Donald Sung, and Dennis Beck who provided information for this article. Page 22

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RioBotz Combot Tutorial
in Combat Zone: Features
SERVO Magazine, as a service to the building community, is summarizing the tutorial in a series of articles beginning with part of Chapter 2, “Design Fundamentals.” Page 25

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Banebots P60 1:16 Gearbox Review
in Combat Zone: Features
My P60 gearboxes have arrived and so far, they look very promising. The overall machining quality is vastly improved when compared to the Chinese produced versions. Page 27

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Black Death
in Combat Zone: Robot Profile
Black Death has competed in: Motorama 2007, Motorama 2008, Motorama 2009. Page 29