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April 2012

Servo Magazine

Evolution Of The SpindleBot

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Dynamixel and ROS: Towards Affordable Manipulators — Part 1

Meet some of the cool technology that is available right now that you can use to build a sophisticated sensor-based robot arm for a reasonable price.


Creating a SpindleBot — Retro Turtle Robot Construction Tutorial

Witness the birth of a whole new class of robots that can be affordably used for education and hobbyists.

Sounding Off

This time, build a music-controlled Arduino Tunebot.


by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits.

by David Geer
Roboticist Achieves Human-Aided Robot Hand-Eye Coordination.

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

The NXT Big Thing
by Greg Intermaggio
The NXT Big Thing
Chariot of Fire.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery.

Combat Zone

BUILD REPORT: Nyx, Sportsman, and Dragon*Con 30 lb Bot — Part 2

With a fresh pile of parts and Motorama just over a month away, I got a quick jump on assembling Nyx.

The History of Robot Combat: The Rise of the Insects — Part 1

This article was difficult to put together, to say the least. Once again, the robot combat builders haven’t proven to be the most diligent record keepers (with one notable exception).