July 2013

Servo Magazine

SPECIAL FEATURE - Inside The Robot Combat League

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Features

The Brain Behind Robot Combat League

Get some unique insight into the original series from Syfy from the man who created all the fighting robots.


Mead Gets the AXE

Ross Mead from Team AXE gives his perspective on the groundbreaking competition/TV series that aired recently.


Robot Combat League as Seen Through the Eyes of a Contestant

As a member of the winning Team Crash, Dave weaves a wonderful tale of his and his daughter, Amber’s life-changing experience on the show.



Projects

BarBot 2013 Serves Up Some Intoxicating Entries

Building a beverage-serving bot takes a fair amount of time and money. Learn how some of the entries came up with their creations for this popular annual event.


3D Printers Part 3: Software and Configuration

See what it took to get from a ready-for-action printer to a first print.



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• Touchy-Feely for Less • Prototype Power Line Inspector • The Future of Clothes Shopping? • Chewing Up the Mint?

GeerHead
by David Geer
Giant Robot Jellyfish
“Cyro” mimicks its real life counterpart’s ocomotive capabilities to make it useful in both research of thesea itself and ocean-based surveillance.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
Working out interfacing issues with servos other than the Robotis Dynamixel AX12s.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robots to Serve Man
Robots can serve humankind in many positive ways.