In This Issue ...
08 The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Build Your Own Drone — Part 4: Training for Flight
It’s that time! We will train the flight controller to our
hardware and take our quadcopter on its maiden flight!
14 Building the KReduCNC —
by Michael Simpson
This month, we are going to install both the X and Y drive
assemblies in our CNC machine building series.
40 Boston Dynamics’
SpotMini: A Robot Too Little,
That Could Be Too Late
by Dave Prochnow
While BD’s latest robot might be spot on for personal use,
its ability to keep the subsidiary company financially solvent
in the eyes of its parent corporate conglomerate might be
a case of too little, too late.
46 Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer
by Steve Koci
Create Order from Chaos with Prop Controllers
Whether you prefer to get your controllers complete and
ready to roll or you enjoy putting your own together, you
will find something to satisfy your needs here. We will take
a look at an assortment of options to bring your creations
24 BUILD REPORT: Denise: A Quick and Easy Fairyweight
26 BUILD REPORT: Thirty Pound Under Cutter “Glasgow Kiss”
Post-Event Analysis and Improvements
30 EVENT REPORT: Motorama 2016 — Teeth and Consequences
33 THE FUTURE IS BRUSHLESS: Using Open Source Drone
Firmware for Robot Drivetrains
36 BUILD REPORT: FingerTech Viper Kit
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