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December 2016

Servo Magazine


Features

Building the KReduCNC Tuning and Break-in

As we continue our CNC build, it’s time to go over the procedures to tune and break-in our machine.


Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Puppeteering Animatronic Characters

With the advancement and accessibility of technology to the garage builder, we continue to narrow the gap that separates us from the professional prop shops in being able to create a character that truly simulates a living, breathing creature.


What’s a Hacker Lab?

Learn about Sacramento’s pioneering maker space where there’s plenty of room to innovate.


Self-Diagnostics

Discover some concepts to help you develop an internal self-testing program for your mechatron.


Serving Raspberry Pi — Part 8

If a robot can tell where it is, it can be a lot more useful.



Columns

The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — Understanding and Balancing Propellers
Find out everything you need to know about propellers (but were afraid to ask) for your multi-rotors and how to balance them to have the best flight experience.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
All I Want for Christmas is a High Pressure Nitrogen Cannon
Before you say, “Oh, no! Not another chunker!” take a look at the special challenges of an extreme project that were conquered during the 12 days of Bot-mas.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robots of the Future
Automotons (especially drones) will make significant differences in our future lives as they are utilized in more and more different facets of society.

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert, Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits (12.2016)
Stimulating tidbits on the latest happenings in robotics for consumers, universities, professionals, and everything else in between.

Departments

3D Printing: Too Good?
by Bryan Bergeron
3D printed prototypes are outliving their usefulness and overflowing our landfills.