August 2011

Servo Magazine

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Features

Maker Breaker: The Scoop on Robotics at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2011

Take a quick look at some of the robots that made it to this year’s Maker Faire.


PennBots is Alive and Well!

See what happened when PennBots, Harrisburg University, and the National Electronics Museum hooked up to host some robot competitions.


Meet the Swiss Army Knife of Robotics: the Cerebot 32MX7 — Part 2

This time, you’ll tailor the Microchip TCP/IP stack to drive a PmodWiFi module. Plus, you’ll also customize the USB Host portion of the Applications Library to help persuade the Cerebot 32MX7 to host a USB thumb drive.


YT4 Human Robot

This robot build can interact, communicate, and utilize functional hands, arms, and elbows.


Using Advanced Sensors With VEX

“Hear Me, See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me ...” Learn about the dif ferent VEX sensors available that can give your projects a real “sense” of things.



Projects

Build This Beginner Bot (For Under $20) — Part 1

All robot builders need to begin somewhere. This expandable robot base gives you a great starting point at an affordable price.



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits

GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Covert Robots

The NXT Big Thing
The NXT Big Thing #13
Wii Wii!

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Unique Robots Helping Mankind