The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — FlyFi: Weather Data Telemetry

The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist — FlyFi: Weather Data Telemetry

Meteorologists have used weather balloons to measure and characterize the state of the atmosphere since about 1896, but technology has come a long way in the last 120 years. Multi-rotors can let us collect our own atmospheric data, and learn about the lower atmosphere and Wi-Fi in one project!


Analog Servos for Robotics

Analog Servos for Robotics

In some ways, analog servos are the “unsophisticated brutes” of the robotics world.Thoroughly understanding their strengths and limitations can help you identify which things are better handled in hardware vs. software.


Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer

This new series of articles will explore the many methods, materials, and innovative new ideas to bring your robotic creations to life.


The Turing Test: From Inception to Passing

The Turing Test: From Inception to Passing

Turing is often hailed as a father of modern computing and he played a pivotal role in breaking Germany's "Enigma" code, an effort that some historians say brought an early end to World War II.


Using Stepper Motors for Wheeled Robot Propulsion

Using Stepper Motors for Wheeled Robot Propulsion

Stepper motors have the ability to precisely turn a wheel at a calculated distance and also the ability to brake, which makes them an interesting choice for robot propulsion, but not without some some tradeoffs.


Robots - How We’ve Built Them Over The Years

Robots - How We’ve Built Them Over The Years

We take for granted all the motors, sensors, high power density batteries, and microcontrollers that are contained within today’s experimental robots. But, back in the day, some of the very best parts came from jukeboxes and pinball machines. Anything with parts that moved usually had something that was useful to robot builders.




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