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36 Get Your Robotics On!
by Paul Verhage
One of the goals of the Boise Robotics Group (The BoRG)
is to teach folks how to make robots. See what they did
and some of the lessons they learned themselves.
42 Disability in the Modern Age:
How Rehabilitation Robotics is
Changing Lives Across the World
by Morgan Berry
After being in a severe accident, implementing robotics
into the recovery process took on a whole new meaning.
48 The Road to the DARPA Robotics Challenge — Part 4
by Daniel Albert
Dealing with the DRC qualifications, having to rebuild yet
again, and taking those first steps.
52 Turning Your Robot Off
by Dick Swan and Roger Tang
Here’s a nifty little solid-state switch that lets you
power-down your creations to help extend battery life.
54 Build the Plastic Bot of
Destruction — Part 2
by Michael Simpson
This time, we’ll go over the wheels, gears, and
chassis parts for our PBOD.
58 Windows 8 Tablets: The Ultimate
Robot Controller — Part 1
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
Most hobby robots are powered by small microcontrollers
with limited capabilities. Could using a tablet instead
with all its available features be the best way to rock
your robot’s world?