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September 2018

Servo Magazine


Features

Unified Robotics: Bringing Everyone Together

Bring STEM to the Special Olympics.


iRobot Create2 + Raspberry Pi = PiCreate

See how easy it really is to hack a Roomba.


A Self-Guiding Robot Build Using ROS and a Single-Board Computer

Build a functioning robot with ROS that knows how to follow humans.


The Biggest and Smallest 555 You’ll Ever See!

An up-close and personal look at the ubiquitous 555.


Controlling Robots Over the Internet

Controlling a robot from a remote location is easier than you think.


Ultrasonic Radar Refresher — Part 5

Tutorial on active sensing with ultrasonic radar.



Projects

The ROBOEAR

Sound direction detection for robots. How difficult could it be?



Columns

The Combat Zone
by Sarah Malyan
When a Community Comes Together
The birth of Bugglebots in the U.K.

Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Putting BattleBots in Double Jeopardy
The evolution of the punkin chunker to a BattleBot’s contender.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
A Robot in Every Home
The state of things with capable home robots.




Combat Zone

Can a little girl really build fighting robots?

in The Combat Zone

April is 11 years old and has been designing and building heavyweight fighting robots for two years.


Meeting your Heroes. Then fighting them to the death.

Fighting Team Warhead at BattleBots.


When a Community Comes Together

in The Combat Zone

The birth of Bugglebots in the U.K.


Fachan: A Dangerous Fairyweight — Part 2: Getting the Parts

in The Combat Zone

Designing a Fairyweight version of my Beetleweight and Antweight combat robot kits.


Departments

UFOs, Government Secrets, and the Unknown Laws of Physics
by Bryan Bergeron
Regardless of whether you believe in UFOs and regardless of whether they exist, I think it’s a useful exercise to envision a future and then work backwards to where we are today.

Improve Your Workflow with These Five Bots
by Donna Howard
Using chatbots to become more productive at work.