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December 2011

Servo Magazine

PR Lite - Four High School Roboticists Roll Their Own PR2

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Features

Experimenting With Unconventional Wheels

Put a new spin on your robot base with omni or mecanum style wheels.


Book Review The Arduino Cookbook

I would rank it five out of five stars for a reference book.


PR Lite — Build Your Own PR2 Running ROS

Discover how a motivated high school team and their mentor fathers combined resources to build their own version of the high-end PR2.



Projects

Extending the Beginner Bot With the PropBOE

In this final installment, discover how to use the Parallax Propeller to provide full autonomous control of your robot.


Pimp My Hexapod — Part 1

Follow the transformation from a Frankenstein mixture of parts to a full upgrade for this six-legged “freak.”



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits

GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
The KarmetiK Machine Orchestra

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

The NXT Big Thing
by Greg Intermaggio
The NXT Big Thing
Meet Isotope — a Custom Robot Chassis

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
A Robot in Every Home?




Combat Zone

PARTS IS PARTS: Kitbots Nutstrip

Nutstrip is a product Kitbots uses in several of their kits to allow easy assembly and reduce machining costs on the chassis components.


MANUFACTURING: Designing for Waterjet

When designing a robot, often the focus is on the weapon system or how much power you can cram into the drive system.


PRETZEL ROBOTICS — ROOKIE POWERHOUSE

September 2010. An unknown father-son robot team arrives unannounced and unexpected at their first competition (HORD 2010) with their new Antweight robot, Low Blow.


DRILL BABY, DRILL. OR, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

For about a decade or more, it has been possible to get cheap cordless drills from Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com).


EVENT REPORT: ORC Storms “The Gate”

2011 was a difficult year for the Ohio Robotics Club (ORC).