August 2012

Servo Magazine

3rd Annual Lunabotics Competition

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Features

The Third Annual Lunabotics Competition

A few hundred college students descended on Cape Canaveral to participate in this unique competition that encourages STEM education and helps NASA develop their own lunar rovers.


Meet the Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Join in on a teardown of this popular quadcopter.


FIRST Robotics Las Vegas Regional Competition 2012

This classic event continues to inspire both participants and spectators.


The Tale of TupperBot

Follow along one roboticist’s journey in robot design.



Projects

Reach Out and Touch Something — Integrating Touch Sensing With Your Robot

In this last installment, learn how to integrate touch sensors into a motorized robot base.


Virtual Sensors — Part 2

Last time, we looked at how virtual sensor techniques work. This time, we do the same for virtual motor interfaces.


Easy to Build Wireless Servo Controller

If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive, and easy to construct wireless remote control that can independently operate up to two servomechanisms, then this is the design for you.



Columns

Robytes
by Jenn Eckert, Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
Navy Orders Minebots, Drone ‘Copter Sets Record, Robotically Enhanced Exercise, Fowlbot Automates Deboning, and Breakthrough in Robutties.

GeerHead
by David Geer
Students Get a Bot Powered Kick Out of Mathematics
Something fun, robotic, and mathematical is happening in Gulf Stream, FL, located on the state's southeastern coast. That's where Shawn Harahush — sometimes referred to as RoboTeacher — uses robots, engineering, and rockets to teach math to students at the Gulf Stream School.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
Our resident expert on all things robotic is merely an email away. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Isaac Asimov — Inspiring Today’s Robots
This prolific writer has had more influence on the field and science of robotics than perhaps any other person on Earth.