SERVO Magazine - February 2011

PS2 Servo Controller Interface


Features

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The Robotis OLLO Explorer
by Tom Carroll
Take an indepth look at this great robot starter kit for kids of all ages. Page 34

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Intelligent Vacuum leaner Systems
by John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal
Explore advanced behaviors in robotic commercial products through simulation. Page 37

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Making Robots With the Arduino — Part 4
by Gordon McComb
Getting Feedback With Sensors. Page 67

Projects

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The NXT Big Thing #7

by Greg Intermaggio

Eddie 2.0 does Sumo. Page 40

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Build Your Own Big Walker

by Daniel Albert

If you’ve ever wanted to build a full size humanoid robot, here’s your chance. Part 1 will get you started with some basic ideas and concepts. Page 47

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Control Your Steel Army With the RPM3

by Fred Eady

The Radio Packet Modem 3 is not your average embedded radio. You can communicate with one steel soldier or a whole platoon. Page 50

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Playstation Servomotor Controller Interface

by John Iovine

This interface allows you to control six hobby servomotors using a PS2 controller. Page 57

Columns

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GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Simple Spine of Lamprey Leads to Complex Robot Limbs and Neuroprostheses. Page 10

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Ask Mr. Roboto
Your Problems Solved Here. Page 13

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Amazing Robots Arise From Junk. Page 76

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Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits Page 8

Combat Zone

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PARTS IS PARTS: DeWalt Drill Motor Mounting Solution
in Combat Zone: Features
The 18 volt DeWalt drill is used by many robots in the 30 pound and up category. Page 26

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MANUFACTURING: Closed Loop Lifter Solutions
in Combat Zone: Features
Ihave worked with embedded microcontrollers for many years. So, when I began building combat robots in 2001, I was tempted to automate something. Page 27

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Potpourri
in Combat Zone: Features
Lithium-Ion vs. Lithium-Polymer Page 30