March 2013

Servo Magazine

Shake Hands With The MK2

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Talking With Light

Using light to provide feedback for your robot can be as simple as a single LED, or more complex using multiple LED colors. In this article, we’ll discuss simple techniques to communicate using light with your Arduino-based robot. The projects are simple to do, with only basic components and wiring needed.

Robotic Sensors

By giving your robot just a rudimentary ability to identify objects, you can increase its ability to cope with more complex situations.


Build the Kronos Flyer - Part 5

Read about some add-on items that hopefully will inspire your imagination.

The Neato Robot and ROS

This eighth grader shows us how to hack a vacuum bot to turn it into a TABLEBot for competition.


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by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• Beast of Burden Aces Field Tests • High Speed Book Scanner • Hovering Snoop Offers Endurance, Security • Fiddler on the Beach Page 08

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by David Geer
HDT Global’s Adroit MK2 Robot Arms
They may not be able to transform into cars, trucks, or aircraft, but there is a lot of stuff these manipulators can do. Page 10

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
The saga on getting control over your FrankenRoomba continues ... Page 13

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Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Robots in 4D
4D Systems is offering some new smart OLED and LCD display modules that will play well with your robots. Page 67

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Controlling Robots in the Air and on the Ground
Multi-rotor flyers are proving to be the next level of robotics. Page 74