In This Issue ...
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42 How I Came to Design
by Ralph Lorenz
Part 1: Probing Saturn’s Moon, Titan.
Follow along with this NASA project that makes
you think twice about what oceans really are.
48 Rodney Junior:
by Camp L. Peavy, Jr.
Learning is random and hap-hazard at first.
Ultimately, you gain memories of what to do based
on prior experience, then use this info in similar
situations. This is basically how we learn ... and
how robots can learn too.
54 Build Your Own 3D Printer
by Dave Prochnow
After a failed experience with a low cost kit,
inspiration struck to design and build a custom
3D printer with some rock-solid construction
material and some simple hand tools.
62 The Robotics
by Anthony Nunez
This unique club takes kids (ages 8-12) and turns
them into robot-inventing moguls.
68 Servos the Right Way
by Myke Predko
Learn how to get the most out of servos in
your robotics applications.
26 Small Bot Masters — Dale Heatherington
29 A Brave New World
31 Opinion: Why Combat Robots?
33 PRODUCT REVIEW:
Finger Tech Robotics’ Viper Kit with Lifter Add-on
35 EVENT REPORT:
Motorama 2015 — Ice, Snow, and Beetles ...
Lots of Beetles
The Combat Zone