In This Issue ...
10 Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer
by Steve Koci
Jarvis — The Steampunk Robot
I’ve been inspired to build a new traveling companion to
accompany me when I do presentations on designing and
building animatronics displays.
32 The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Build Your Own Drone — GPS Guided Flight
Now that you’ve (hopefully) had time to practice your flight
skills, let’s take the next step in our drone journey: GPS and
telemetry. We’ll set up a radio telemetry link and configure
the GPS for future experimentation.
37 Pete and Tony: The Talking
by Steven Nelson
Wouldn’t it be cool to have real robots that listen to and
talk to us just like they do in the movies? This technology
does actually exist, but it’s not exactly perfect. Here’s one
example of how to begin implementing the gift of gab
42 Getting a Handle on
by Chris Savage
The essence of machine control in robotics is motors,
mechanical systems, and sensors. This mini series on
automated doors will explore the fundamentals of robotic
47 NASA Rolls Out Sixth Annual
Robotic Mining Competition
by Holden Berry
Teams from around the country compete for scholarships,
awards, and experience in an effort to help solve a very real
future issue: gathering raw materials while in space.
50 Plasma Cutter Basics
by Michael Simpson
We’re going to take a quick break from our KReduCNC
project and instead get an introduction to plasma cutting
with a CNC machine like the one we’ve been building.
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