Build The Kronos Flyer - Final Assembly And Setup
Santa SERVO Surprises Upstate New York
A storm of SERVO Magazines came down on spectators at a recent holiday parade.
Broadcasting Real Time Video With Your Robot
Learn how to add video to any robot — remotely controlled or not. Plus, also discover how to overlay textual data so you can get feedback, as well.
Build the Kronos Flyer - Part 4
Part 4: Setup. Program and calibrate the ESCs; set the direction of the motors; see step-by-step how to install the NAZA flight controller; install the props; and get ready to take your Flyer for a spin.
Using Digital Sensors with VEX — Part 2
Finish construction on the DIY VEX electro-mechanical compass, and get the I2C firmware necessary to make it work.
by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• UAV for Everyone • Flies and a Roll • Monopoly for Bots and Meatbags • The Future of Burgers? • Flipper Headed for Retirement
Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here
• Can cheap ESCs do the trick? • Working with a Digilent chipKIT MX3cK
Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robot Telepresence and Personal Assistants
I would like to begin our discussion of robots working around people with a look at some of the latest telepresence robots.
BUILD REPORT: Keres: 150 g Fighting RobotThe Combat Zone
Keres was built to test some prototype Mini-Spark gearboxes from FingerTech Robotics.
BUILD REPORT: Mini Bot Hockey Bots — Part 1The Combat Zone
Playing bot hockey is great fun, and it’s a big hit with the crowds at events. I have my own full team of 15 lb class bots.
EVENT REPORT: PennBots — The Second Annual Battle at Yellow BreechesThe Combat Zone
PennBots — the Robot Club of Pennsylvania — hosted their Second Annual Fall Fling on November 17, 2012 at the Yellow Breeches Middle School in Boiling Springs, PA.
PARTS IS PARTS: Product Beta Test: RageBridge from Equals Zero DesignsThe Combat Zone
Iwas lucky enough to get a chance recently to test the new RageBridge dual channel brushed DC motor controller from Equals Zero Designs (e0designs.com).
PARTS IS PARTS: Prototype Testing: FingerTech Robotics Mini-SparkThe Combat Zone
In the 150 g weight class, there are only a few options for drive systems.
Building a Large Scrolling DisplayThe Combat Zone
Ioften attend shows where I’m either demonstrating combat robots and bot hockey, or as a sponsor providing prizes of Kitbots products. In order to inform the public about the event or the products, I have several banners to hang up on the walls, plus I also hand out business cards and information sheets when I have the time. It would be useful, however, to have a more eye-catching and informative way of passing on the information.