In the Feb. ’10 issue, we covered the hardware components and assembly of the Bioloid Premium. This time, we’ll take a look at the vast capabilities of the RoboPlus software that comes with the kit.
Explore this simple method that lets you and your robot play together in a wireless world.
See how to perform surgery on a transmitter to gain more on/off switches and data from your rover.
Ben has nothin’ on our Zhu Zhu hamsters when it comes to working together in a pack.
Build a small robot to test and prove the theories discussed in Part 1.
This short series will cover the basics of designing a featherweight ComBot from the ground up using only tools you’d find in a home shop.
by David Geer
Penbo for Girls, Prime-8 for Boys
Penbo is an intuitive emotive penguin robot — complete with baby — for girls. Prime-8 is a macho, aggressive gorilla robot for boys. Together, they represent hours of playtime for kids of all ages.
Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
The single feature that distinguishes a robot from a computer or any other sort of electro-mechanical device is its ability to move — whether the movement is an appendage or a movable base. Most of us want our creations to move about our house, yard or in some location. To accomplish this, we have to select and build a method of mobility. For now, and I’ll concentrate on land vehicles only.