June 2014

Servo Magazine

Make My Own Creation A Mad Rushin’

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Features

Using the PICAXE Microcontroller for Robotics

Sure, there’s a lot of different microcontrollers on the market to choose from. However, the PICAXE is an especially good choice if you’re on a tight budget. Plus, it’s great for first-time robot builders since it’s programmed with a flavor of BASIC.



Projects

MF70 Micro Mill CNC Conversion

This time, you will be taken step-by-step through the conversion process.


Make Mine a Mad Rushin’

Convert a stock LEGO kit into a crazed cat crushin’, monster truck drivin’ robot.


The Manta Ray — Part 1

This unique robot platform is easy to build, inexpensive, and flexible enough to support a number of options.



Columns

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here (6.2014)
Every once in a while, there’s a chance to look at new robot products coming from manufacturers. See the latest from ROBOTIS.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
How Troublemaker Got Its Weapon Back
As our favorite Tweakers continue to prepare their back-from-retirement bot for combat, they put a new spinning weapon design to the test.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robots Assist in Clean-Up of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Details on what really happened that day and why this particular site is so difficult to work at, making it perfect for robots to intervene.