In This Issue ...
36 MATE ROV 2012 International Competition
by Morgan Berry
Wrap-up of this year’s event held in Orlando, FL.
40 Far Eastern Federal University’s ALIEN ROV Revealed!
by Kevin Berry
Learn more about “Primorye Coast’s” first place
entry in this year’s MATE ROV event.
44 Parallax Elev- 8 Quadcopter — Part 1: Mechanical Build
by Bryan Bergeron
Ready to take your robotics experiments to
new heights? Then follow along with this
helpful kit build that will have you up and
flying in no time.
54 Electronic Messaging With Your Robot
by Fred Eady
Water and things electrical normally don't
mix. That's probably why you never see a robot
lick a stamp. Electronic messaging is the safer
solution for a robot that wants to put a note in
your mailbox. This time around, we'll explore
what it takes to have your mechanical animal
put an electronic note in your inbox.
60 A Robot Operating System On a Chip
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
Building a robot from scratch can be a daunting
task for both beginning and advanced
hobbyists. The newly available RobotBASIC
ROS on a Chip makes the whole process easier
and faster by providing a physical interface from
simulations to the real deal.
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