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Mechanical Modularity
by John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal
Modular assemblies are making it easier than ever to construct robots. Page 38

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ROS Indigo Meets the Neato
by Boris Kudryavtsev
This high school student gives a quick tutorial on how to set up a Neato robot with ROS Indigo Igloo and use a simple teleop program to control the unit with a keyboard. Page 42

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The Evolution of the Jade Robot
by Myke Predko
Follow the journey that led to one of the most innovative robot platforms for STEM education currently available on the market. Page 46

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Basics of Soldering
by Bob Wettermann, Nick Brucks
Roboticists need all kinds of different skills to construct their automatons. Knowing how to solder is invaluable in this process. Page 58

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e-NABLE’s Open Source 3D Printed Hand
by Steven Nelson
Building robots isn’t always about fun and games. There’s a lot of humanitarian projects that can be developed. Take, for example, the Raptor hand that is bringing functionality and joy to all kinds of folks. Page 67

Projects

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Making Robots With the Propeller Activity Board

by Gordon McComb

In this final installment, learn about proximity detection and the way these low cost sensors are connected and used. Plus, mount these sensors onto a rotating turret attached to the PropBot. Page 30

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Build the Diet Buddy

by Dave Prochnow

Afraid you’ll pick up a few pounds this holiday season, or need help staving off those late night fridge attacks? Then, you need the Diet Buddy! Page 55

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Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here (12.2014)
Find out whether stepper motors or DC motors are better for two-wheel balancing bots, and how to get your Roomba recharging properly. Page 08

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Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
Defending the Holiday Cheer With Robots
It’s littleBits to the rescue again as the need for a present protector from a pesky pug comes into play. Page 70

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
The Design Process for Amateur Robot Builders
o, how does someone really get started in robotics? Page 76

Combat Zone

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BUILD REPORT: Nyx v2 Part 2: Platform
in Combat Zone: Features
With the design portion of the build completed, the next big step in the build is to fabricate the major structural components and build the drive platform. Page 22

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BUILD REPORT: Scary! Scary! SCARY!
in Combat Zone: Features
I have employed pretty much the same design for three pound robots since around 2002. Page 25

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Team Tiki Gearmotors Beta Tested
in Combat Zone: Features
When Micah from Team Tiki fame was searching for someone going to an upcoming event to test out his new gearmotors, I knew I had the perfect storm. Page 27

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