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December 2015

Servo Magazine

There’s A New Chauffeur In Town and his name is Google.

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Features

Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer

TRIGGERS and SENSORS - There is a wide variety of options to choose from when selecting the best trigger mechanisms, but no single solution is best for every situation. Well have no fear, the answers are here!


Deluxe Servo Tester

Take the Trial and Error Out of Determining Servo Settings


Spain’s Robot Museum

If you ever find yourself in Madrid, Spain, you’ll want to be sure this attraction is on your bucket list


The Adventures of HitchBOT

Discover the fate of this endearing mechatron as he ventured out into worlds unknown.


BASIC Bots & PICAXE Processors — Part 4

RoboCar — The Self-Driving Car of the Future!



Columns

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Deck the Halls with Robots
Sometimes the greatest gift a roboticist can give themselves is to revisit a project and find ways to optimize it.

Mind / Iron
by Bryan Bergeron
BioGears — It’s Alive!
Getting to this stage of evolution involves a lot more than internal sensors of joint position.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robotics Lead the Way to Self-Driving Cars
Will we have totally autonomous cars by 2035? If Google, Uber, Apple, Robot Taxi, and others have their say in the matter — then yes!




Combat Zone

BUILD REPORT: Building High Inertia Weapons with Novel Materials

in The Combat Zone

My 12 lb Hobbyweight, Isotelus Rex lost to Attrition in the finals at this year’s Motorama.


Dear Santa: All I Want for Christmas is a Heavy Weight Bot

in The Combat Zone

Ho, ho, hold on a minute, there. People don’t just GET a combat bot. You have to BUILD it, if you want to have any respect among builders.


PARTS IS PARTS: Screws - Keeping It Together

in The Combat Zone

Picking the right screw or bolt can be an important decision you make early in your build. There are several elements to consider when selecting your hardware for a robot.