In This Issue ...
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30 Making Robots With the
Propeller Activity Board
by Gordon McComb
In this final installment, learn about proximity detection and
the way these low cost sensors are connected and used.
Plus, mount these sensors onto a rotating turret attached to
38 Mechanical Modularity
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
Modular assemblies are making it easier than ever to
42 ROS Indigo Meets the Neato
by Boris Kudryavtsev
This high school student gives a quick tutorial on how to set
up a Neato robot with ROS Indigo Igloo and use a simple
teleop program to control the unit with a keyboard.
46 The Evolution of the Jade Robot
As described by its creator, Myke Predko
Follow the journey that led to one of the most innovative
robot platforms for STEM education currently available
on the market.
55 Build the Diet Buddy
by Dave Prochnow
Afraid you’ll pick up a few pounds this holiday season,
or need help staving off those late night fridge attacks?
Then, you need the Diet Buddy!
58 Basics of Soldering
by Nick Brucks and Bob Wettermann
Roboticists need all kinds of different skills to construct
their automatons. Knowing how to solder is invaluable
in this process.
22 BUILD REPORT:
Nyx v2 Part 2: Platform
25 BUILD REPORT:
Scary! Scary! SCARY!
27 PRODUCT REVIEW:
Team Tiki Gearmotors
The Combat Zone
67 e-NABLE’s Open Source
3D Printed Hand
by Steven Nelson
Building robots isn’t
always about fun and
games. There’s a lot
projects that can be
developed. Take, for
example, the Raptor
hand that is bringing
functionality and joy
to all kinds of folks.