In This Issue ...
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32 MF70 Micro Mill CNC Conversion
by Michael Simpson
In Part 5, we’ll wrap up our series by performing a
few tests and then tuning the machine, so you will
be able to put your new CNC to use.
38 Teaching a Robot to Play Catch With Minimal Mathematics
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
Discover an alternate method for teaching a robot
to predict the flight path of a ball.
42 Understanding the PIC Compare Module
by Thomas Henry
The ability to determine the frequency of a
waveform is key to modern robotics — think
quadrature detectors, ultrasound, IR, and laser
range finders. Learn how to use the compare
mode to generate accurate timing pulses or
repeat waveforms of a specific frequency.
48 A Look at the Arlo Robotic Platform System
by Chris Savage
As an Engineering Tech at Parallax, Chris is able to
give us a bird’s eye review of the company’s
newest robot offering.
53 Cal Alveras — the Making of a New Friend
by Steven Nelson
As projects often go, one simple idea can lead
down unexpected paths. See how the Microsoft
Kinect sensor, a book, and a stuffed animal led to
the creation of this boney beast.
58 Building the MD-1 Robot
by Robert Doerr
Get some inspiration from this robot build that
was created by using a lot of common items in a
22 EVENT REPORT:
Pennbots Downtown Dogfight 2014
28 BUILD REPORT:
A Wider Bite
The Combat Zone
21 MaxRoboTech Comics Getting Your Robot Ready This new feature is intended to be fun,
bring out robotics issues, and present info
in a memorable way.
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