SERVO Magazine - April 2012

Evolution Of The SpindleBot


Features

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Dynamixel and ROS: Towards Affordable Manipulators — Part 1
by Michael Ferguson
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. Page 40

Projects

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Creating a SpindleBot — Retro Turtle Robot Construction Tutorial

by Robert Doerr

Witness the birth of a whole new class of robots that can be affordably used for education and hobbyists. Page 44

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Sounding Off

by Gordon McComb

This time, build a music-controlled Arduino Tunebot. Page 54

Columns

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Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits. Page 08

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GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Roboticist Achieves Human-Aided Robot Hand-Eye Coordination. Page 10

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Ask Mr. Roboto
Your Problems Solved Here. Page 14

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The NXT Big Thing
by Greg Intermaggio
The NXT Big Thing
Chariot of Fire. Page 68

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery. Page 74

Combat Zone

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BUILD REPORT: Nyx, Sportsman, and Dragon*Con 30 lb Bot — Part 2
in Combat Zone: Features
With a fresh pile of parts and Motorama just over a month away, I got a quick jump on assembling Nyx. Page 32

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The History of Robot Combat: The Rise of the Insects — Part 1
in Combat Zone: Features
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). Page 35