May 2011

Servo Magazine

Meet The New Lunar Rover From Minds-i.

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Features

Making Robots With the Arduino — Part 7

Putting It All Together.


CPLDs — Part 3: Simulating a Digital Design

This installment shows you how to simulate your digital logic design in Xilinx Isim.



Projects

A Single Axis Robotic Arm With End Effector

Arm your robot with this Space Shuttle inspired version that uses a snare for picking up objects.


A UART/SPI Monitor for Your Micro

Need to see what’s going on inside your controller or what it is saying to its peripherals? This SPI/UART snooper might be just the ticket. It is done in surface-mount on a universal SMT prototyping board, just for fun.


Build Your Own Big Walker

Part 4. This final article will focus on the algorithm used to create a simple walk.



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits

GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Robonaut 2: The First Robot on the International Space Station

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

The NXT Big Thing
by Greg Intermaggio
The NXT Big Thing #10
HiTech Fetch!

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Twin Tweaks
Mars Needs Motherships: Meet the MINDS-i Lunar Rover

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
The Next Step in Robotics