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January 2017

Servo Magazine


Features

Building the KReduCNC Clamp Table

We’re getting closer to a finished CNC machine! This time, we are going to install the clamp table.


Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Power to the Robots

Although getting power to your props is not one of the most exciting parts of the building process, it is one of the more crucial aspects.


Symbiont Sensors

Here’s an easy way to add sensors to your robot with no battery, no wires, and no switches, plus you get Bluetooth.


NOMAD: The Evolution of an Autonomous Robot

This is an update to my March 2015 review of the Nomad chassis kit from ServoCity. The project is on-going, and I've learned a lot along the way.


Roll Your Own Turtlebot

What if you could easily build the equivalent of a Turtlebot for under $300? I’m going to show you how easy it is.



Columns

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Eric Ostendorff
Your Robot Problems Solved Here (01.2017)
Mr. Roboto returns to offer solutions to those issues plaguing our robot builds.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
The People Behind the Evolution of Robotics
A discussion on why the evolution of robotics occurred the way it did, and who drove the latest growth activity in robotics with newly-formed companies.

The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — Adding Telemetry to the ELEV-8
As multi-rotor pilots, we often have to operate by look and feel. So how about adding a telemetry kit to get real time aircraft data such as the altitude, air speed, and attitude sent back to our tablet in the field.




Combat Zone

The Art of the Bot

To robot fans and builders who still have some shred of non-metallic awareness, there is another form of art in our sport.


Builder Tip: Going to Events

Avoid showing up to your next competition with a handful of items you didn’t bring.


NERC’s Battle on the Parkway: 10 Years of Fighting in Philly

Find out the winners and losers at this 10th anniversary NERC competition.


Departments

The Robotics Cottage Industry is Alive and Well
by Bryan Bergeron
3D printed prototypes are outliving their usefulness and overflowing our landfills.