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4 SERVO 02.2017
Operated Vehicles: The Next
Big Thing in Robotics?
14 New Products
15 Events Calendar
65 Advertiser’s Index
66 SERVO Webstore
by Jeff and Jenn Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits
• Fish-Zapping ROV
• Astrobot Comes to Earth
• Bye-Bye Selfie Sticks
• Geriatric Puppy Bot
10 Ask Mr. Roboto
with Eric Ostendorff
Topics discussed this time include servo options, dealing
with a sonar range finder’s erratic responses, an
explanation for jittery servos, and to LEGO or not to LEGO.
54 Twin Tweaks
by Bryce and Evan Woolley
Building cool stuff out of junk you have laying around has a
proud and colorful history. We will continue that tradition
for our project this month by only scavenging stuff from
our garage and self-imposing a time limit.
60 Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Building a Robot? Just Go for It!
Constructing your own automaton doesn’t require a bunch
of fancy equipment or expensive tools. If you have a basic
mechanical aptitude and the desire to learn, you’re already
more than halfway there!
• Working on the
• PABI Offers Cost-Effective
• Self-Balancing GyroCycle
Soon to Hit the Big Slab
18 BUILD REPORT: My First Antweight — A Dark
and Dirty Disco
21 An Interview with Ed McCarron
24 EVENT REPORT: Pennsylvania College of
Technology SWORD Fights
26 EVENT REPORT: Robot Battles 61 at the Geek
The Combat Zone
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