In This Issue ...
42 Give Yourself a Wedgie!
by Zachary Lytle
A wedge robot is a simple and durable design,
and is the perfect platform for your first bot.
Follow these construction details to build
one for yourself.
50 Finding NEMO10
by Fred Eady
Every microcontroller that exists can be
instructed to produce an RS-232 data stream.
However, a microcontroller may not be robust
enough to handle a TCP/IP stack. If your robotic
device can speak RS-232, the NEMO10 can be
used to translate the resultant RS-232 data
stream into a TCP/IP packet.
58 Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks
How to Keep Things From Going
Wrong With Your Arduino-based Bot
by Gordon McComb
Not sure where to start when you need to
diagnose a problem? This guide will help!
64 The ASABE Student Robotics Competition
by R. Steven Rainwater
Each year, the American
Society of Agricultural
& Biological Engineers
hosts a student contest
which has a different
This year, participants
had to navigate a scale
model of a feedlot.
69 Parallax Elev- 8 Quadcopter — Part 2: The Electronics Setup
by Bryan Bergeron
Take a look at the testing and setup of this
flying robotics platform, including integration
with an R/C transmitter and receiver, the
selection and care of Li-Po batteries, plus the
never-ending task of maintenance.
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