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May 2016

Servo Magazine

Making Multi-Rotor Magic: From first steps to autonomous flight.



Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Wiper Motors: Prop Builder’s Workhorses

Wiper motors can provide the solution to many problems prop and/or robot builders face.

The ROV Manatee - Part 3

Build Your Own Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle — Part 3: The Software and Final Observations

ESP8266 Based Robot and Robot Controller

Utilizing the ESP8266 microcontroller/Wi-Fi module in robotic applications because of its capabilities and inexpensive price.

Motion Control Demystified

Getting the right kind of motion out of a motor can be tricky with power, engineering forces, and control all competing against your robot’s desire to go.

Serving Raspberry Pi — Part 5

Decide on the power source(s) necessary for your Raspberry Pi based robot.


Building the KReduCNC - Part 3

Next up in a series on building your own CNC machine, you’ll see how to attach the Y carriage to the frame.


The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Build Your Own Drone: Getting Started — Part 1
A new series on getting started in the drone hobby – whether you build your own or buy one.

Mind / Iron
by Bryan Bergeron
Noodle Chef Robots: Precursor to Pathogen-Free Fast Food?
Could robot chefs be a precursor to pathogen-free fast food? Robots — unlike humans — can be routinely sterilized, bathed in bacteriostatic UV radiation, autoclaved, or doused with bactericidal chemicals.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
The Popularity of Personal Robotics
What is it that makes folks love or hate robots?

by Jeff Eckert, Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits (05.2016)
Autonomous underground shipping; cargo parafoil that steers itself; being transported by a drone; a roach-inspired squashbot; and an upgrade to poll-dancing bots, Lexy and Tess.

Combat Zone

Morrigan: 30 lb Flail Spinner

See what all went into the design of this two-weapon 30 pounder.

EVENT REPORT: Franklin 2015

Coverage of the Franklin Institute 2015 event.

In Memoriam: Lee Reherman

Lee Reherman — better known to many as American Gladiator, ‘Hawk’ — died February 29th in California. He was 49.