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June 2012

Servo Magazine

Team Dare And The Robot Band

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Projects

A Radio For Robots

This radio module can act as an RFID device, a key fob, and a wireless serial link. It also has 16-bit cyclic redundancy checking, motor noise tolerance, and networking capability, so it’s truly a robot’s radio.


Sounding Off - Part 4

Create a custom sound co-processor using the Parallax Propeller to augment the audio generation features of your Arduino-based robot.


Building Maxwell: The Software — Part 3

This time, focus is on the various components of the Robot Operating System (ROS) for our mobile manipulator.



Columns

GeerHead
by David Geer
Robot Band DARES to Sound Off in Contest
Robot Band DARES to Sound Off in Contest

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Robytes
Stimulating Robot Tidbits

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

Then and Now
Then and Now
Sensors for Mobile Robots — Part 2: Location and Object Recognition




Combat Zone

BUILD REPORT: Siafu and the Army of Ants — Part 1

I decided my first serious Ant would be a drum bot.


EVENT REPORT: Happy 10th Birthday for Motorama – Motorama 2012

This February 17th–19th, the Northeast Robotics Club (http://www.nerc.us) hosted the 10th annual combat event at the Motorama Motorsports Extravaganza and Custom Car Show in Harrisburg, PA.


EVENT REPORT: Havoc at Harrisburg University — The 2nd Annual Downtown Dogfight

Robotic enthusiasts with brainy and brawny bots converged on Harrisburg University in March to compete in multiple events at the 2nd Annual Downtown Dogfight.


EVENT REPORT: Gulf Coast Robot Sports Completes its 10th Event

January 2012 marked the 10th South Florida Insectweight combat event from Gulf Coast Robot Sports (GCRS).


INTERVIEW: Tool City Robobots Leverages Combat for Learning

For the past six years, middle and high school students from across Crawford County, PA have been building ever-increasing powerful 15 pound combat robots to compete in the annual Tool City Robobots competition hosted by the Crawford County School District and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) of North West Pennsylvania.


The History of Robot Combat: Rise of the Insects — Part 2

Beetleweights, although a few years younger than their Antweight counterparts, have risen to major prominence in the robot combat world. Weighing in at three pounds they have long been popular with new and veteran builders alike.


A Decade of Robot Fighting

The box is locked, the lights are on ... it’s robot fighting time!