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March 2017

Servo Magazine


Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — The Animatronic Body, Inside and Out

The process of building an animatronic character starts and ends with a strong body.

RoboGames in Retrospect

Don’t miss this year’s action at RoboGames — the world’s largest robot competition!

The Dobot Magician

If you've ever wanted a quality robot arm or a 3D printer, you should really consider the Dobot Magician. Its accuracy and easy-to-change end effectors give it multiple personalities that can easily satisfy a variety of needs.

System on a Chip Simplifies Servo Control

A programmable system on a chip (SoC) lets you quickly create pulse-width modulator (PWM) circuits as needed, and control them with only a few commands.

Building the KReduCNC Conclusion

In this final installment, we will finish the KReduCNC build by going through its operation and creating a part. First off, there are some upgrades to go over.


The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — Hacking the Cheerson CX-10
See how to take an old computer joystick and integrate it into the remote control of the Cheerson CX-10 quadcopter. It’s like having a flight simulator, but with something real flying around the room!

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
How do You Define a Robot?
Robots today take on so many different forms. It is even harder to determine just what is a robot and what is not.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Eric Ostendorff
Your Robot Problems Solved Here (03.2017)
Using a BASIC Stamp 2 in omni-wheeled robots, building a robot arm to move chess pieces, and ideas for keeping yourself entertained on long flights are all discussed this month.

Combat Zone

C. B. Radio: Garage Door Parts in a Garage Bot

in The Combat Zone

Repurposing garage door gears to build a combat bot.

From Nothing to Robot in Two and a Half Weeks

in The Combat Zone

Here’s how I “threw” a robot together in under three weeks to make a competition

New Year’s Resolution — Part 1

in The Combat Zone

Putting my 12 lb (Hobbyweight) combat bot, Isotelus Rex on a weight loss program to get better results at competitions.


What’s Your Robot Type?
by Bryan Bergeron
Just like with selecting your preferred dog breed, we each have our own robot preferences.