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December 2013

Servo Magazine

Robot Builder’s Buyer’s Guide

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Features

Get Your Robotics On!

One of the goals of the Boise Robotics Group (The BoRG) is to teach folks how to make robots. See what they did and some of the lessons they learned themselves.


Disability in the Modern Age: How Rehabilitation Robotics is Changing Lives Across the World

After being in a severe accident, implementing robotics into the recovery process took on a whole new meaning.


The Road to the DARPA Robotics Challenge — Part 4

Dealing with the DRC qualifications, having to rebuild yet again, and taking those first steps.



Projects

Turning Your Robot Off Via Software

Here’s a nifty little solid-state switch that lets you power-down your creations to help extend battery life.


Build the Plastic Bot of Destruction — Part 2

This time, we’ll go over the wheels, gears, and chassis parts for our PBOD.


Windows 8 Tablets: The Ultimate Robot Controller — Part 1

Most hobby robots are powered by small microcontrollers with limited capabilities. Could using a tablet instead with all its available features be the best way to rock your robot’s world?



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits 12.2013
• So Long, Casey Jones • Bye Bye, Berry Pickers • Cheers! • Art for Art’s Sake

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here 12.2013
Critter Crunch.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
To Infinity and Beyond
Few things capture the imagination like robotics ... except maybe space elevators.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Bases and Structure for Mobile Robots
Tips, techniques, and types to consider when selecting the foundation for your bot.




Combat Zone

SPECIAL REPORT: Bot Builder’s Buyer’s Guide

Just in time for Christmas shopping, regular contributor Mike Jeffries has assembled a buyer's guide of three vital components for small sized bots.


Building Builders

This article is a mini build report from my perspective of getting the bots and boys ready for their first event with their own "real" combots at Battle at Maker Faire, which took place on October 5th at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire.