SERVO May 2015

SERVO May 2015
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  • How I Came to Design Extraterrestrial Robot Submarines by Ralph Lorenz
    Part 1: Probing Saturn’s Moon, Titan. Follow along with this NASA project that makes you think twice about what oceans really are.
  • Rodney Junior: Continuing Education by Camp Peavy
    Learning is random and hap-hazard at first. Ultimately, you gain memories of what to do based on prior experience, then use this info in similar situations. This is basically how we learn ... and how robots can learn too.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer with Actobotics by Dave Prochnow
    After a failed experience with a low cost kit, inspiration struck to design and build a custom 3D printer with some rock-solid construction material and some simple hand tools.
  • The Robotics Inventors Club by Anthony Nunez
    This unique club takes kids (ages 8-12) and turns them into robot-inventing moguls.
  • Servos the Right Way by Myke Predko
    Learn how to get the most out of servos in your robotics applications.


  • Robytes by Jenn Eckert, Jeff Eckert
    Stimulating Robot Tidbits
    • Drag-Racing Octobot • Robotic Valet Saves Time, Space • And Your Little Dog, Too • You Say Tomato, I say “WTF?”
  • GeerHead by David Geer
    RoboSimian: Disaster Recovery Robot or Vaudeville Contortionist?
    With four arm-legs that walk, grasp, and bend every which way, this robot has some serious moves.
  • Ask Mr. Roboto by Dennis Clark
    Your Problems Solved Here
    Dealing with “blooming” on a 4D Systems’ uCAM-II serial camera.
  • Then and Now by Tom Carroll
    Robot Grippers, Claws, Hands, and Arms
    Get a leg up on adding “appendages” to your next robot, and what is currently being used.

Combat Zone

  • The Influence of Combat Robot Kits
    in Combat Zone: Features
    If you go to any robot combat event, you are bound to see at least one robot that comes from a kit.
  • Small Bot Masters — Dale Heatherington
    in Combat Zone: Features
    The pits at a DragonCon Robot Battles are full up with builder’s cruft and last-minute assembly frenzy.
  • A Brave New World
    in Combat Zone: Features
    This particular article chronicles my first leap into an all-custom competitive Beetleweight robot: El Destructo.
  • Opinion: Why Combat Robots?
    in Combat Zone: Features
    For a third of my life, I've been a competitor and champion in the world of combat robotics.
  • PRODUCT REVIEW: FingerTech Robotics’ Viper Kit with Lifter Add-on
    in Combat Zone: Features
    FingerTech Robotics has offered a "Viper" robot kit for quite a few years, but for a long time it was not really a great starter combat bot if you wanted something that would be competitive. It worked well enough, but without some extensive modifications it was difficult to turn it into a competitive combat robot.
  • EVENT REPORT: Motorama 2015 — Ice, Snow, and Beetles ... Lots of Beetles
    in Combat Zone: Events
    Winter was doing its best again to make life tougher on the East coast, but fortunately it did not have the same effect at Motorama (organized by NERC; as it had last year when only two-thirds of the competitors made it.

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