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38 CNC Part Creation
by Michael Simpson
The process of part design is covered this month.
43 Animatronics for the
by Steve Koci
In this second installment, we’ll get back to the
basics of animatronics discussing things like
vocabulary, tools and materials, resources, and the
physical construction process.
50 BattleBots is Back, Baby!
by Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin
The classic fighting robot tournament is back on
the air waves, and is bigger and better than ever!
58 The Robots of Maker Faire
by Camp Peavy
After 10 years, this annual event continues to
showcase some very cool automatons.
68 Analog Servos for Robotics
by Eric Ostendorff
In some ways, analog servos are the
“unsophisticated brutes” of the robotics
world. Thoroughly understanding their strengths
and limitations can help you identify which things
are better handled in hardware vs. software.
20 BattleBots is Back. Now What Do I Do?
23 Building Better Bots: The Power of the
26 Small Bot Masters — Peter Waller
30 BUILD REPORT
Renewing Old Iron
34 BUILD REPORT
Battle Hardening the Inside
of Your Bot
07 MaxRoboTech Comics
Moving & Robot Survival
The Combat Zone