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December 2016

Servo Magazine


Building the KReduCNC Tuning and Break-in

As we continue our CNC build, it’s time to go over the procedures to tune and break-in our machine.

Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Puppeteering Animatronic Characters

With the advancement of technology, garage builders have the ability to create a character that truly simulates a living, breathing creature.

What’s a Hacker Lab?

Learn about Sacramento’s pioneering maker space where there’s plenty of room to innovate.


Discover some concepts to help you develop an internal self-testing program for your mechatron.

Serving Raspberry Pi — Part 8

If a robot can tell where it is, it can be a lot more useful.


The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — Understanding and Balancing Propellers
Find out everything you need to know about propellers (but were afraid to ask) for your multi-rotors and how to balance them to have the best flight experience.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
All I Want for Christmas is a High Pressure Nitrogen Cannon
Before you say, “Oh, no! Not another chunker!” take a look at the special challenges of an extreme project that were conquered during the 12 days of Bot-mas.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Robots of the Future
Automotons (especially drones) will make significant differences in our future lives as they are utilized in more and more different facets of society.

by Jeff Eckert, Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits (12.2016)
Stimulating tidbits on the latest happenings in robotics for consumers, universities, professionals, and everything else in between.

Combat Zone

Low Money 220

in The Combat Zone

Don’t be afraid to start big in combat robotics! I built this heavyweight using mostly simple tools in my small shop.

Robot Battles 60 at Dragon Con

in The Combat Zone

This robot fighting competition continues to grow in size each year, and this time was no exception.


3D Printing: Too Good?
by Bryan Bergeron
3D printed prototypes are outliving their usefulness and overflowing our landfills.