34 PR2Lite Grows Up — and So Do Its Makers
by Alan Downing, Matthew Downing,
and Frank Ou
Find out the latest evolution in this homebrewed
version of Willow Garage’s PR2.
40 Making Better Arduino Robots with the ArdBot — Part 1
by Gordon McComb
Originally debuted in 2010, ArdBot is back with a
more slim line design, plus lots of added Arduinos
for all kinds of new features and capabilities.
48 It’s All in Your Head
by Morgan Berry
More and more, scientists are looking to the
anatomy of the human body to maker smarter
and faster machines.
The Combat Zone...
24 BUILDER’S TIP:
You Can’t Take It With You:
What Tools to Bring
27 RoboGames Requiem: A Facebook Epic
29 EVENT REPORT:
Robots Battle at the County Fair
32 PRODUCT REVIEW:
33 TIPS FROM THE PITS:
In This Issue ...
52 Tibbo Trouble
by Fred Eady
With Tibbo, you can write a few lines of Basic code
and exchange data with peers and hosts via the
Internet. The Tibbo EM500 is perfect for retrofitting
devices with serial ports for use on the Internet.
How can you implement it in your next bot build?
58 3D Printers Part 4: Tuning
by Michael Simpson
This time, slicer software that is used to convert
3D models to instructions a printer can actually
understand will be covered, plus the MakerGear
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