November 2012

Servo Magazine

Rock And Rover! Adding An Arm Mechanism To The Minds-i Lunar Rover

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Features

REVIEW Talk is Cheap! New Low Cost Speech Chip for Microcontroller Projects

RoboVoice will definitely give your robots something to talk about!


Arduino Remote Control Robot

Meet Telebot — a convergence of ordinary robot with remote control abilities via Zigbee.


The ArduPilot 2.5 Autopilot Board and Mission Planner Software

If you’re an Arduino fan and want to build semi-autonomous planes, copters, or land vehicles, then this review is a must-read. This powerful plug-and-play graphical software is so much fun, it’s addictive!



Projects

Build the Kronos Flyer

Love quadcopters, but can’t af ford a kit? No worries! You can build your own by following along with this series. Part 1 offers an introduction to these increasingly popular multi-rotors.



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert, Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
Bionic Eye, Solar Efficiency on Track, Snake Bites with Laser, Bots to Adorn Your Fingers, and Bot Knows Squat!

GeerHead
by David Geer
International Climbing Machines Robots Go Places Humans Can’t
International Climbing Machines (ICM) robots use vacuum power to stay adhered to tall surfaces as they maneuver about, taking care of inspections and a variety of tasks.

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)

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Rock and Rover
Along with everyone else that cares about science, human progress, and things that are just plain cool, we have been awestruck and inspired by the incredible success of the Curiosity Rover and the entire Mars Space Laboratory mission thus far.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Servos
I wrote about servos in this column back in the beginning of 2008 when the Robotis Dynamixel rotary actuators had been available for a while for the robot experimenter.