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MAKE 39: Robotics

M39 Cover ImaharaThere’s never been a better time to get excited about DIY robotics! In this issue Mythbuster, model maker, and combat roboticist Grant Imahara talks about hacking everything from a giant spiderbot to R2-D2. Check out the latest in humanoid robots and open-source robotic platforms. Then, build your own bots that follow the sunlight or scuttle about in a hamster ball and delve into biorobotics by hacking a venus flytrap to close on command.

Plus, build a super-efficient backyard oven, launch a compressed air rocket with wings that snap open to glide back to Earth, pick up the basics of Intel’s new Arduino-compatible Galileo board, and learn to paint on leather using the classic Lego Space logo. These projects and much more in Make: Volume 39, on newsstands May 27, 2014.


Projects

Springboard

Springboard

A great transition from simple circuits to solderless breadboards, the springboard is a 50-year-old relic that’s difficult to find commercially these days, but easy and cheap to make.

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SunBEAM Seeker Bot

SunBEAM Seeker Bot

BEAM robotics is about getting the most complex and interesting behaviors from the simplest circuits and components. The SunBEAM Seeker is a very simple LM386-based light-seeking robot based on Randy...

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Categories: Robotics

Articles

Buzz Booth

Buzz Booth

Bees are clearly the makers of the insect world. And just like humans, some bees prefer working alone to working amongst the distracting buzz of social collaboration.

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Categories: Art & Design Makers

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