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August 2017

Servo Magazine


Interfacing an FPGA PMOD Sensor with the Digilent Arty™ Board

In robotics, where concurrent processes need to take place (servo movement, sensor interfaces, communication, navigation, etc.), an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) implementation can have advantages over a microprocessor approach.

Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Legacy Effects

A rare behind-the-scenes tour of Academy Award nominated special effects company, Legacy Effects


The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — Taking the Earth’s Temperature with Aerial Infrared Mapping
Knowing the temperature of the earth’s surface can tell us a lot of things. So, we’ll build an infrared/color sensor package and install it on a multi-rotor to collect our own ground temperature surveys.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Crazy Drive Train
What do you build to support a 120 lb high-pressure steel air cannon?

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
So, You Want to Design a Marketable Robot
Bringing a robot design to market can be a tedious process if you don’t have a good strategy from the start.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Eric Ostendorff
Your Robot Problems Solved Here (08.2017)
Mr Roboto shows how to add Bluetooth control to the widely available (but poorly documented) D2-6 Smart Car

Combat Zone

Atrocious: The $200 Hobbyweight — Part 2

in The Combat Zone

Taking on a challenge presented by Kyle Singer to build a 12 lb Hobbyweight robot.

Warwick Robotics STL Travels to Colorado

in The Combat Zone

I knew with the lack of events in the Midwest, someday I would have to travel for a robotics tournament.

A 3 lb Full-Body Spinner

in The Combat Zone

After looking at several designs and weapons, I chose to design a full-body “shell” spinner.

InsaniTi: When Overkill is Just Enough — Part 1

in The Combat Zone

The design and build process of my Beetleweight, InsaniTi.


Extending Your Life as an Embedded Intelligence
by Bryan Bergeron
Is living forever really an option?