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SERVO October 2016

SERVO October 2016
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Meet the Incredibots
by Dave Prochnow
A remarkable group of teenagers from Columbus, OH — dubbed the Incredibots — have earned themselves the coveted FLL Global Innovation Award with an amazing solution for recycling Styrofoam™. Page 25

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Building the KReduCNC Z Drive
by Michael Simpson
Install the Z drive assembly and reinstall the Z carriage in our CNC machine building series. Page 28

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Imitation Al
by John Blankenship
The goal of most robot hobbyists is to create a robot capable of doing something that demonstrates some degree of intelligence. Sometimes though, a robot just needs to look intelligent. Page 32

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Use VEX Parts to Modify an R2D2
by Daniel Ramirez
Take a simple replica toy of a favorite Star Wars character and make it able to move around in its familiar onscreen ways. Page 35

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Getting a Handle on Automatic Doors — Part 2
by Chris Savage
The essence of machine control in robotics is motors, mechanical systems, and sensors. This mini-series on automated doors will explore the fundamentals of robotic control systems. Page 40

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Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Conjuring Up a Revitalized Witch Scene
by Steve Koci
Learn the magic formulas for redesigning a previous animatronics display that will be sure to delight even the most discriminating of trick-or-treaters. Page 8

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The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Build Your Own Drone — Part 6: Review of Parallax’s ELEV8 v3
As an alternative to a scratch build, I’m going to assemble and fly the ELEV-8 v3 quadcopter kit from Parallax. Page 44

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Twin Tweaks
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
The Robotic Chunker Redemption
Designing something for a high pressure application has a unique set of challenges. Page 54

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Mind / Iron
by Bryan Bergeron
Pokémon GO — The Killer App for Augmented Reality?
The Pokémon GO mobile game may be a bright light that burns quickly, but it has brought augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream consciousness. Page 6

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Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Are Autonomous Cars and Robots Dangerous?
Due to recent in-the-news events involving autonomous cars and robots, people may be wondering how safe these technologies really are. Page 60

Combat Zone

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The Five Dimensions of Judd’s Law
in Combat Zone: Features
Details on the Five Dimensions of Judd’s Law written for robot combat event organizers. Page 18

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Creating the HORD Arena
in Combat Zone - Build Report
Details on what it took to construct a new arena for a robot event held at ColossalCon. Page 21

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