SERVO Magazine - March 2011

Mimicking the Black Ghost KnifeFish


Features

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Harvest Energy for Your Robots With the EnerChip
by Fred Eady
Once you understand how energy harvesting works, you can apply this knowledge to your own low power robotic projects. Page 38

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CPLDs — Part 1: An Introduction
by David A. Ward
Anyone involved with digital electronics should become familiar with complex programmable logic devices. This tutorial will take you through the paces, culminating with a demonstration of how to incorporate a CPLD to control a mobile robotics platform. Page 52

Projects

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Making Robots With the Arduino — Part 5

by Gordon McComb

Adding sensors to explore the world. Page 43

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Build Your Own Big Walker

by Daniel Albert

Part 2: Mechanical Design. Page 56

Columns

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Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits. Page 08

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GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Knifefish Research Robot Models Undulating Fin Wave Propulsion Page 10

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Ask Mr. Roboto
Your Problems Solved Here Page 14

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The NXT Big Thing
by Greg Intermaggio
The NXT Big Thing #8
Stay on Course! Page 62

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Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Twin Tweaks
Little Robot Shop of Adventure Page 70

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Telepresence Page 76

Combat Zone

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BUILD REPORT: Building Combat Arenas: A Guide to Staying Safe
in Combat Zone: Features
Combat robots are dangerous; we can all agree about that. Page 28

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RioBotz Combot Tutorial Summarized: Brushless DC Motors
in Combat Zone: Features
Original Text by Professor Marco Antonio Meggiolaro; Summarized by Kevin M. Berry Page 31

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MANUFACTURING: Hobbyweight Weapon Blade and Hub
in Combat Zone: Features
Hobbyweight Weapon Blade and Hub Page 32

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