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April 2016

Servo Magazine

Flexible Robotic Systems - Make Multiple Robots from Reusable Components

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Features

How to Make Multiple Robots Using Servo Building Blocks

For more variety, you can make a lot of different robots using the same parts.


Serving Raspberry Pi — Part 4

Choosing sensors to use on a Raspberry Pi based robot platform.


The ROV Manatee - Part 2

Build Your Own Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle — Part 2: The Electronics Package


Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — The Eyes Have It

Focusing attention on the eyes of animatronics characters can really bring them to life.


A Neural Network Controlled Robot Without Backpropagation

Explore ways of letting a robot learn by applying techniques used by animals.



Projects

Building the KReduCNC - Part 2

Build a portable CNC machine. Part 2



Columns

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Tanks for the Memories
Robots with Tracks

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
When Technology Fails
When technology fails, it can have devastating results.

Mind / Iron
by Bryan Bergeron
Specifications: Believe Them or Not
I’m working on a sound localization project based on three microphones — each connected to an Arduino — and a fourth Arduino connected to a Mac running Processing.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Robot Problems Solved Here (04.2016)
Correcting buggy Arduino code for an Atari-style joystick, and the lack of a print function in UECIDE.




Combat Zone

Wheel Guards:  Maximum Exposure

Wheel protection is an often debated subject in the robot combat world. Let's take a close-up look.


Robot Throwdown: SoCal Makercon 2015

Action report and results.


HORD 2015: Con on the Cob

Action report and results.


Heavyweight Propulsion —  A Trio of Power

Of all that are out there, three motors have often found themselves the cream of the crop for combat robot drivetrains. But how do they stack up against each other on the large-scale bot circuit?