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|Here is the selection of America's premier science and technology
magazines. Each of these magazines has had articles on robotics, plus
coverage of developments in other related fields.
is a unique publication that offers the "how to do it" for the robot
enthusiast and robot hobbyist, as well as the "what's going on" in the
expanding world of robotics for the interested layperson or technical
professional. It offer parents, teachers and kids guidance on using and
playing with the new generation of consumer, toy and hobby robot
products that serve as educational tools and recreational fun.
Robot features a "Spotlight on Education" section that
includes coverage of FIRST Robotics, FIRST LEGO Mindstorm and VEX kits
and competitions; this will be important reading for robotics educators
and involved students who wish to sharpen their competitive edge.
THE "HOW-TO DO IT"
* Include projects simple enough for the robot enthusiast to jump in and
become an entry level robot hobbyist, and projects advanced enough to
draw the attention of serious robot hobbyists up to a graduate school
* Emphasize robot kits that include all the pieces needed--to involve
the lay reader who wants an easily accessible, complete robot experience
without having to become an engineer
THE "WHAT'S GOING ON"
* Cover a spectrum of compelling, interesting stories
and news in robotics of the type that occasionally appear in Wired,
Discover, Popular Science, New York Science Times and Design News. This
will attract a general readership as well as industry specialists:
* Latest robot toys and how to best use and develop them.
* Lego Mindstorm projects and competitions
* FIRST competitions (1,000 teams, 24,000+ students)
* NASA robots such as the Martian Rovers
* Consumer robots (vacuum cleaners, computerized
* Fighting robots as seen on TV programs
* Science project robots
* Latest advances in artificial intelligence
* Industrial and military robots
MAKE: Technology on Your Time
Make: Technology on Your Time is a hybrid of a magazine and a book. It's
a magazine, but not a typical one.
If you like to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new uses for
technology, you'll love MAKE the new quarterly publication for the
Every issue is packed with projects to help you make the most of all the
technology in your life. Everything from home entertainment systems, to
laptops, to robots is fair game. If there's a way to hack it, tweak it, bend
it, or remix it, you will find out about it in MAKE.
This isn't another gadget magazine. MAKE focuses on cool things you can do
to make technology work the way you want it to. The publication is inspired
by the bestselling Hacks series of books but with a twist.
Whether you're a geek or hacker who delights in creating new uses for
technology, or a Saturday afternoon tinkerer who loves to get his hands
dirty, you'll keep every issue of MAKE on your bookshelf for years to come.
Each issue includes 224 pages packed with tips and tricks, including:
* How to turn a VCR into a pet feeding robot
* How to make a see-through potato cannon
* Extreme bot builders at home
* How to decipher the magnetic stripe on your credit card to find out what
your credit card company really knows about you
How to build a light-seeking robot from an old mouse
Every quarter, MAKE features a unique set of innovative ideas and creations
for a variety of new technologies, including mobile devices, in-car
computers, web services, digital media, wireless and home networking, and
The magazine has a homemade yet professional feel. The photos give the
impression they're taken by average people and not photographers, but
they're good quality and complement the articles. Even if you don't have time to create things,
you will find it an engrossing
read thanks to the personable writing and easy to follow instructions.
Make back issues also available:
Searching for practical, innovative design
Look no further than Circuit Cellar magazine. For over 15 years, Circuit
Cellar has enabled design engineers to share their success designing
real-world embedded systems applications.
From robotics to wireless communication, the in-depth articles provide
solutions for conquering design challenges and streamlining your next
project with ingenious product applications.
interest in science has a long history, and Science News has played a major
role in promoting and feeding this fascination for more than 70 years.
Science News is an award-winning bi-weekly newsmagazine
covering the most important research in all fields of science.
Its pages are packed with short, accurate articles that appeal to both
general readers and scientists. Published since 1922, the magazine now
reaches more than 1 million readers.
is the information source for the technology-minded consumer. It delivers
fast-breaking technological advances and in-depth reporting about pioneering
scientific endeavors, compelling research, and cutting edge products for
home and office.
Let Popular Science be your
guide to what's new, what's best, and what's next, in Science and
working scientists, Nobel laureates, and other specialists present the remarkable things
they do... Scientific American is a surprising, dynamic magazine. Its alive
with change and buzzes with speculation on what science can postulate, promise, and
With every issue you'll be brought up to date on the vital work that's
being carried out in medicine, technology, energy and the environment. This is a favorite
here at RobotBooks.com - highly recommended.
provides you with immediate access to startling developments in science,
technology and medicine with an emphasis on how those breakthroughs affect
The world is evolving faster than ever and new technologies are influencing
every aspect of our lives. Keep up with scientific innovation with Discover Magazine.
Invention and Technology
brilliantly written issue of Invention and Technology puts the amazing history of
American inventiveness in your hands. The magazine's clear writing and beautiful
graphics help to explain how the extraordinary ideas, machines, and inventions of great
inventors have changed the entire world over the past two centuries.
Read all about Edison, the Wright Brothers, Robert Fulton, and many other
notable inventors. Invention and Technology brings you the history making
successes and wild failures of the geniuses and eccentrics whose innovations have changed
our world. Published quarterly.