In This Issue ...
38 Enter the MATRIX: A Robust New Build System for FTC and Beyond
by Greg Intermaggio
MATRIX Robotics enters the “kit”
competition with a brand new 3D
metal construction system that is
perfect for use in events like the FIRST
Tech Challenge, as well as for
hobbyists and educators.
46 Creating a MiniBot
by Robert Doerr
Building robots with a great finished
look doesn’t have to be difficult or
expensive. This article will show you
how to construct a personable,
cost-effective robot out of a trash can.
58 3D Printers Part 1: Introduction
by Michael Simpson
There has been a great deal of hype
around 3D printers lately. If you are
planning on purchasing one, be sure you read
this article series first. What you find out may
The Combat Zone...
26 BUILD REPORT:
The Quest for a Different Kind of
Flipper: Inspiration and
30 Then and Now: A Decade Later
With Christian Carlberg
32 EVENT REPORT:
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