In This Issue ...
08 Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer
by Steve Koci
Prop Builder’s Gift Wish List
Once again, it’s that time of year when the air turns cool
and our thoughts turn to the holidays and what the heck
we’re gonna buy for our DIYers. No need to panic! We’re
sure you can find an item or two on this gift list that even
the most persnickety builder will appreciate.
24 Serving Raspberry Pi —
Meet Berry Bot
by William Henning
Our series on using the popular Raspberry Pi platform in
robot builds is back, and with a new bot to introduce.
28 Getting Started with ROS
by Lentin Joseph
Ever wonder how to interface an Arduino to ROS (Robot
Operating System)? This tutorial shows you how.
38 Building the KReduCNC
by Michael Simpson
In this installment of building our own CNC machine, learn
how to connect the controller to the stepper motors to get
the CNC moving for the first time.
44 The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Training for Flight
We will go through the steps to train our flight controller to
our hardware and (finally) take our quadcopter on its
official maiden voyage!
50 Hobby Robotics — It’s
Really About Sensors and
by John Blankenship
Hobbyists new to robotics often wonder what sensors their
first robot should have, but seldom appreciate the role
programming plays when turning sensor data into a robotic
behavior. Simulators can make it easy to acquire this
knowledge before constructing or purchasing a robot that
does not meet your needs.
56 Getting a Handle on
by Chris Savage
As we continue our mini series on automated doors which
explores the fundamentals of robotic control systems, we’ll
cover stepper motors using magnetic switches and Hall-effect sensors.
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