SERVO Magazine - May 2012

Meet Quadpod


Features

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Building Maxwell: Mechanics, Electronics
by Michael Ferguson
Take a trip back in time to witness the development and evolution of the mechanical and electrical side of a mobile manipulator. Page 48

Projects

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Sounding Off - Part 3

by Gordon McComb

Learn how to add recorded effects to your robot using MP3 digital audio files. Page 38

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Roll Your Own Turtlebot

by Alan Federman

With a little ingenuity and some recycled parts, you can get your own homebrew Turtlebot up and running. Page 52

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Using Advanced Sensors With VEX — Feel the Heat

by Daniel Ramirez

Did you know you can use VEX Robotics kits in chemistry or biology labs? Check out these experiments using the temperature sensors. Page 56

Columns

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Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits. Page 08

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GeerHead
by David Geer
GeerHead
Boca Bearing’s Robot Contestants — Part 1. 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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Twin Tweaks
by Evan Woolley, Bryce Woolley
Twin Tweaks
The Sensor Olympics 2 — Going the Distance. Page 67

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Then and Now
Sensors for Mobile Robots. Page 74

Combat Zone

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PARTS IS PARTS: Product Review
in Combat Zone: Features
Product Review: Turnigy Simplex 1 - 4 Cell LiPo/ LiFe AC/DC Charger. Page 30

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Product Review: Spektrum DX5e 2.4 GHz Transmitter
in Combat Zone: Features
The 2.4 GHz spread spectrum transmitters and receivers have transformed the R/C market. Page 31

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TGIF at Motorama
in Combat Zone: Events
President’s Day weekend in Harrisburg, PA means only one thing: Motorama! Page 32