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43 BooBits: Three Ghoulish
by Dave Prochnow
It’s time to add some tricks to those treats with
these three fun projects to do with kids (of all
ages!) that will also teach some basic electronics.
48 BASIC Bots &
by Eric Ostendorff
Ready to try a different microcontroller in your
robot builds? Well, this new series will show you
how to work with a PICAXE 08M2+.
54 NASA’s 6th Annual Robotic
by Holden Berry
Teams from all over the country meet up
again to compete in another out-of-this-world
57 BattleBots 2015 —
That’s a Wrap
by Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin
Take a closer look at some of the details of how
this classic event was run and who ultimately took
home the Giant Nut.
62 Let’s Talk Bots
by Chris and Tiffany Olin
Team Wrecks and Team Witch Doctor and Shaman
open up about their experiences with the recently
televised BattleBots competition.
69 Animatronics for the
by Steve Koci
Run Away! It’s ParkerBot!
Spiderman’s got nothin’ on this robotic arachnid
that will add a whole new dimension to this
year’s Halloween displays.
28 BUILD REPORT
A New Weapon for Spanky
31 PARTS IS PARTS
HobbyKing CAR-45A Brushless
Reversible Speed Controller
33 BUILD REPORT
Viper Fighter Mark-2a
36 BUILD REPORT
Splatter: The Evolution of a
38 EVENT REPORT
Clash of the Bots 2015
The Combat Zone