SERVO August 2015

SERVO August 2015
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  • Beer2D2 — A Robot in a Can by Steven Nelson
    A chronicle of how an old lager was reborn as a loyal friend and show companion.
  • CNC Part Creation Workflow by Michael Simpson
    This time, see how to use G-code files to create actual parts.
  • The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2015 by Thomas Messerschmidt
    Get a bird’s eye view of this “Super Bowl” of robotics.


  • Little Arduino Robot Hand by Peter Ohlmus
    Although this wooden hand looks simple, it demonstrates some fundamentals of servo control, Arduino programming, and mechatronics for under $300.
  • Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer by Steve Koci
    Make your robotic characters more life-like by giving them a voice and some head movement with these simple-to-learn techniques.


  • Ask Mr. Roboto by Dennis Clark
    Your Problems Solved Here
    Adding vision to your automaton.
  • Twin Tweaks by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
    The Adventures of Bogie and Sprout
    Do some base “jumping” with Runt Rovers — Actobotics newest line of platforms.
  • Then and Now by Tom Carroll
    Police and Security Robots
    With the unrest in today’s society and the dangerous kinds of scenarios that are playing out, using robots to protect human life is becoming more and more prevalent. However, you need the right type of robot for the particular job.

Combat Zone

  • Back to Do Battle
    in Combat Zone: Features
    If you’re reading this magazine, you’ve probably spent hours watching BattleBots episodes full of mayhem and destruction.
  • Building Better Bots: The Weak Link
    in Combat Zone: Features
    In building any robotic system, every part of the system must be tuned to provide the maximum possible reliability and performance.
  • BUILD REPORT: The Build of Ash and Its First Event
    in Combat Zone: Features
    Ash was intended initially to be an improved version of the UK Beetleweight, RPM, although somewhere through the design process, my friend (the infinitely better than myself, Harry Hills) suggested I go for a four wheel drive vertical spinner.
  • EVENT REPORT: Freeside Robot Street Fight 2015
    in Combat Zone: Events
    A few years ago, the original Insect arena used for DragonCon Robot Micro Battles was retired and a new arena was built.

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