In This Issue ...
22 Building the KReduCNC —
by Michael Simpson
We continue our new series, going step-by-step to build the
KReduCNC. You can either construct this particular version,
or take the information provided and design and build your
own CNC machine. This time, see how to cut out and
assemble the frame components.
26 How to Make Multiple
by Bob Davis
Using servos as building blocks, you can design a lot of
different robots using the same parts.
30 Serving Raspberry Pi —
by William Henning
Now that we’ve (hopefully) selected the chassis and motor
drivers for our Pi based bot, it’s time to choose which
sensors to use.
36 The ROV Manatee
by Theron Wierenga
In Part 2 of this mini-series on building your own remotely
operated underwater vehicle, we will cover the electronics
that read the joystick and linear potentiometer, and then
control the motors.
41 Animatronics for the
by Steve Koci
The Eyes Have It
One of our primary goals with animatronics characters is to
make them seem as lifelike as possible. One way to do this
is through the use of realistic eyes. Take a look at four
different designs to do this that run the gamut from basic
to advanced: three are mechanical in nature and one is an
exciting new electronic version.
48 A Neural Network
by John Blankenship
Animals have a parallel processing brain that is
programmed generally through interactions with their
environment. This article shows how an artificial neural
network can control a robot, but more importantly, it
explores ways of letting the robot learn by applying the
techniques used by animals.
14 BUILD REPORT: Wheel Guards: Maximum Exposure
16 EVENT REPORT: Robot Throwdown SoCal Makercon 2015
18 EVENT REPORT: HORD 2015: Con on the Cob
20 PARTS IS PARTS: Heavyweight Propulsion — A Trio of Power
The Combat Zone
07 MaxRoboTech Comics
Laser Engraving & Cutting
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