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October 2011

Servo Magazine

Add A PICAXE To Your Beginner Bot

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Double Your USB Pleasure With Cerebot

What do you get when you throw a little USB, some SPI, and a PmodRF2 into a MiWi stew? If you cook up all of those ingredients in a Cerebot 32MX7 pot, you will end up with a mechanically inclined 32-bit RF-capable robotic controller. This month, Fred shows you how to use various Digilent Pmods and the Microchip MiWi stack to establish an RF data link between a pair of Digilent Cerebot 32MX7s.

Designing A Low Cost Laser Range Finder — Part 1

Joe takes us on his journey in developing a laser range finder, from beginning concepts to finished product.


Upgrading the Boe-Bot — Part 2

This last installment will show you how to add infrared remote control, line following sensors, a compass, and an infrared range sensor.

Getting Started With FPGAs — Part 2

For this last part, a more complex and useful digital design using the Basys2 FPGA trainer will be demonstrated.

Adding a Microcontroller to the Beginner Bot — Part 3

By moving up to a miniature computer to operate your Beginner Bot, you’ll be able to modify its action and behavior just by rewriting a few lines of code.


by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits

by David Geer
Kilobot Swarm Robots

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

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
How Robotics Has Changed Over the Years