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The Robot You’ve Always Wanted by John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal Part 3 explains how to program navigation behaviors, so your robot can make it from Point A to Point B without crashing.
Using Desktop Machine Tools to Build Your Next Robot by Gordon McComb Historically, mills and lathes have been leviathan in size, making it unrealistic for hobbyists to have them in their workshops. However, desktop machine tools now make it possible to build more elaborate robots at home. Discover what’s available and what you can do with it.
Unwrapping a daVinci 3D Printer by Steven Nelson Robotics is well known for its camaraderie among competitors. Here’s a story of how that friendship led to the acquisition of a 3D printer.
CGTrader’s 3D Robot Challenge Many unique contests are popping up these days with all the AI grumblings in the spotlight and all the new cool tools currently available. Maybe this one can inspire you.
RoboGames Returns! by Ray Billings As the largest robotic event in the world, participants and spectators alike were sorely disappointed when RoboGames did not take place in 2014. This year is gonna be way better with the return of this popular event.
Actobotics’ Nomad by Jeff Cicolani Looking for an off-road robot chassis? Check out this review to see if Nomad’s four-wheeled frame is the right platform for your next build.
Make a MiP Hack Bac by Dave Prochnow In late 2014, WowWee Group Limited came out with another commercial robot success: MiP. So, of course, the first thing we want to do is hack it.
Getting Started with Pascal on a PIC by Thomas Henry Want to try advanced algorithms on your PIC-based robot? Pascal for the PIC provides a highly structured tool for your next robotics experiment.
A Veteran Builder Experiments with Brushless Drives in Combat Zone: Features Hal Rucker has lots of experience building combat bots using brushed motors. Over his 13 years in the sport, he’s built two super heavyweights, two heavyweights, and two lightweights.
EVENT REPORT: The Evolution of Slim Pickens in Combat Zone: Features In the February issue of SERVO Magazine, I talked about my first event and the creation of my first robot, Slim Pickens. This article will talk about how Slim Pickens has changed over the years, and what I’ve learned along the way.
PARTS IS PARTS: Product Review: AndyMark 7075 Aluminum Sprockets in Combat Zone: Features AndyMark (www.andymark.com) primarily focuses on providing components for the US FIRST Robotics Competition.
Testing a Theory ... in Combat Zone: Features It was just after Motorama 2014 that I bought a weapon disc that had been designed for use on the lethal 30 lb vertical spinner, Shaka.